Trips

Cruise on Sognefjord and excursion to Jostedalsbreen glacier

Discover the King of the Fjords and the glaciers which shaped it
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woman sitting on bench looking at the Boeyabre glacier as it runs into the ocean

Overview

Explore Sognefjord and Jostedalsbreen glacier. The biggest and the best of the Norwegian fjords
  • Season
    June 1th - 15 th Sept.
  • Departure point
    Bergen Strandkaiterminalen
  • Duration
    13 h

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

Prices

From Bergen




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

Departures

From Bergen


08:00 from Bergen Strandkaiterminalen



Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Balestrand

    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. 

    Sognefjord lanscape in Balestrand, Norway.
  • Fjærland

    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.  

    Clouds hanging low over the village of Fjaerland in Norway
  • Sognefjord

    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.

    A reflection shot of the majestic sognefjord. The mountains a mirrored in the water.
  • Jostedalsbreen glacier

    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.  

    A woman sitting on a bench looking at the Boeyabre glacier as it runs into the ocean

Practical information

Top tips and advice

 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. 

Additional Information 

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.