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Discover Idyllic Skjerjehamn on a Half-Day Boat Trip from Bergen

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A man playing with two children by the water. In the background you see houses and boat mirrored in the water.

Overview

Enjoy a magical boat trip to historical Skjerjehamn
  • Season
    Mon, 16 Apr - Sun, 14 Oct
  • Departure point
    Bergen, Strandkaiterminalen
  • Duration
    Approx 4 hours

Join us on a half-day trip from Bergen. This popular fjord tour sails through mystical whirlpools to Skjerjehamn.

This historical island gem is located on an islet of the far tip of the island of Sandøy in the municipality of Gulen. Skjerjehamn is a beautiful little island and is situated just off the gate to the Sognefjord- the king of the fjords! It is frequently hailed as the destination of the year and it's no wonder so many people take the boat tour from Bergen.

The excursion departs from Bergen Strandkaiterminalen. From here you can relax and enjoy the incredible views from the catamaran. The boat has plenty of comfortable chairs in the second deck lounge. If you’re wanting to try out your photography skills, head to the open top deck and feel the wind through your hair. Feeling a little peckish? Satisfy your hunger and visit the boat’s kiosk which sells a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Once the boat arrives on the shores of Skjerjehamn, it’s time to explore. It’s a small island with a great atmosphere. Once an important trading centre and hub for shipping traffic in Western Norway, the tiny island is steeped in history. Today, Skjerjehamn is a popular relaxation spot for those who love art, culture and good food. It also hosts the colourful Utkant music festival which is held every summer. When you’re exploring make sure you take a moment to take in the stunning scenery. Don’t forget to visit the local grocery store. It’s here that you can claim your delicious warm waffle and coffee!

Bergen to Skjerjehamn Itinerary

There are two trips by boat to Skjerjehamn everyday during high season. One departs from Bergen in the morning and the other, later in the afternoon.

Morning Departure

08:00- Depart by boat from Bergen

09:20- Arrive by boat at Skjerjehamn

Passengers will have 50 minutes to explore the village of Skjerjehamn. The price of the ticket also includes a coffee and a waffle on board the boat.
10:15- Depart by boat from Skjerjehamn

11:50- Arrive by boat at Bergen

Afternoon Departure

16:30- Depart by boat from Bergen

17:50- Arrive by boat at Skjerjehamn

Passengers will have 50 minutes to explore the village of Skjerjehamn

19:15- Depart by boat from Skjerjehamn

20:45- Arrive by boat at Bergen

Prices and departures

Prices

From Bergen


Adult NOK 560
Child (4-15NOK 400
Student NOK 430
Senior (+67NOK 430


Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From: Bergen


From Strandkaiterminalen:

Monday - Saturday: 08:00

Monday - Friday 16:30



Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Alverstraumen

    The express boat journeys through a sound. A sound is a narrowing body of water that passes through two bodies of land. As the boat glides across the narrowing waters it passes the village of Alverstraumen. It’s at this point that you’ll behold the magical tidal whirlpools, which is a fascinating and beautiful sight. This route has experienced lots of sea traffic over thousands of years. Kings, nobility, fishermen and war fleets have sailed this exact route. Although for many, navigating the tidal whirlpools of the sound proved much more challenging than it is today.


    A mirror reflection of trees and islands in still water in the narrow streams between Bergen and Skjerjehamn.
  • Statue of King Olav V

    In the early 2000s, a Norwegian sculptor named Knut Steen was given the task of creating a new statue of King Olav V. King Olav V was a highly respected monarch, fondly referred to as ‘folke konge’ or ‘king of all the people.’ The statue was intended for Oslo, however, it was rejected by Oslo City Council. Now, it stands proud on the highest point of Skjerjehamn and salutes the seafarers passing by.

    A statue of King Olav V standing on top of a hill in Skjerjehamn.
  • Blue Garden

    A permanent outdoor exhibition on aquaculture that opened at Skjerjehamn in June 2018. Through analogue nature installations, you can learn about modern salmon production in Norway and its importance for the entire world in the future.

    A girl looking into an outdoor mirror  reflecting herself in nature at Blue Garden in Skjerjehamn i Western Norway.

Practical information

Top tips and advice

Facilities on the boat

· Toilets are available on board

· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks

Facilities at Skjerjehamn

· Toilets are available at Skjerjehamn Hotel

· The restaurant at Skjerjehamn Hotel

· Convenience store serving waffles & coffee

What to wear

The weather in Norway can be very unpredictable! That’s why it is always best to bring a waterproof jacket and some additional layers with you. We are sometimes blessed with sunshine in the summer months, so if you’re forecast good weather bring your sunscreen. It’s easy to get sunburn when you’re relaxing on the top deck of the boat.

Where to eat

As this is trip is 4 hours long, you don’t really need to worry about bringing enough food. The kiosk on the boat serves cold and hot snacks and drinks. The price of your ticket also includes a coffee and a waffle at Skjerjehamn. Looking for something more substantial? You can always check out the Skjerjehamn Hotel, which has a restaurant and a bar.

Additional Information

Skjerjehamn is a remote coastal village and is the perfect get away from the busy city. Unfortunately, the pier at Skjerjehamn is not wheelchair accessible and for this, we apologise. However, there are other boat trips from Bergen to experience, such as our boat trip to Flam! Please note that this round trip does not run during the period 26-29 July when the Utkant festival is held.

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