08:00 from Bergen Strandkaiterminalen
- SeasonFri, 1 Jun - Sat, 15 Sep
- Departure pointBergen
- Duration12 hours 45 minutes
Explore Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and be inspired by majestic glaciers! As you depart from Bergen by boat, take some time to appreciate the unbelievable beauty of the serene fjord and the landscape surrounding it. On this tour, you’ll get to experience the sights and attractions surrounding Sognefjord.
The first stop is Balestrand, where you will swap to the express boat. Balestrand is a beautiful travel destination. Its breathtaking nature inspires artists from all over the world. Make sure you capture the stunning architecture of the buildings as you approach the shore.
The fjord cruise continues to the village of Fjærland where a bus will be waiting to transport you to The Norwegian Glacier Museum and visitor centre. The museum is located in Jostedalsbreen National Park and uncovers Norway’s natural and cultural history. After you’ve visited here, you’ll want to experience a glacier up close, which takes us to the next stop on the Sognefjord tour!
The bus will take you to a small cafe called Brevasshytta Cabin, which has amazing views of Bøyabreen glacier. Here, you can enjoy a bite to eat and admire the awe-inspiring views before heading back to Fjærland by bus.
Once at Fjærland, it’s time to swap the bus for a boat and begin the return journey back to Bergen.
Sognefjord boat cruise and Jostedalsbreen glacier itinerary
08:00- Boat departs from Bergen Strandkaiterminal
11:50- Boat arrives at Balestrand kai
11:55- Sightseeing boat departs from Balestrand kai
13:20- Sightseeing boat arrives at Fjærland kai
13:40- Bus departs from Fjærland kai
13:45- Bus arrives at The Norwegian Glacier Museum
Visitors have 45 minutes to discover the museum.
14:30- Bus departs from The Norwegian Glacier Museum
14:40- Bus arrives in Bøyabreen
15:05- Bus departs from Bøyabreen
15:20- Bus arrives at Fjærland kai
15:20- Sightseeing boat departs from Fjærland kai
16:55- Boat exchange and departure from Balestrand kai
20:45- Boat arrives at Bergen Strandkaiterminal
Prices and departures
Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.
Sights on the trip
Nestled at the foot of an impressive mountain range, the idyllic village of Balestrand is surrounded by inspiring nature and magnificent scenery. Balestrand appeals to tourists, painters and creatives for over a hundred years. As you approach the shore you can see brightly painted houses and the impressive Kviknes Hotel.
The area of Fjærland is where fjord and glacier come together. With around 300 inhabitants it is part of the Sogndal municipality. From Fjærland you can easily explore The Norwegian Glacier Museum, the Norwegian Book Town and Bøyabreen glacier.
Norway's longest and deepest fjord stretches for more than 200 kilometres. The inner part of the fjord is located at the lower part of Jotunheimen, and the area is cited by many as being one of the most beautiful in the world. That isn't hard to believe.
Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in mainland Europe. It covers an area of 487km2 and is 80 km long. Huge areas of the glacier are covered in ice layers over 500 m thick. On the tour, you’ll get to see Bøyabreen, a glacier arm of Jostedalsbreen. Bøyabreen is accessible from Fjærland and is a popular location for glacier hikes.
Facilities on the boats
· Toilets are available on board
· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks
Facilities at The Norwegian Glacier Museum
· Toilets are available on board
Facilities at Bøyabreen and Brevasshytta Cabin
· Toilets are available at Brevasshytta Cabin
· Cafe serving refreshments
What to wear
While this tour doesn’t include hiking, we recommend that you wear sensible shoes. Afterall, you’re going to be on your feet all day! The top-deck of the boat can get a bit chilly, even in the height of summer. Bring an extra layer so that you don’t feel the cold. The weather in Norway can be very unpredictable, so bringing a waterproof jacket along is a good idea.
Where to eat
It’s worth noting that there are a limited number of places to purchase food on this tour. The kiosk on the boat sells light refreshments. And, although there is a stop at Brevasshytta Cabin, we have limited time here. We don’t want you feeling hungry, which is why we’d recommend bringing food and drink with you.
There’s a lot to see on this tour! As you’ll be hopping on and hopping-off at various stops, you need to pay attention to the person announcing the next departure time. It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re busy having fun.
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.