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The Ultimate Viking Tour by Boat from Bergen to Skjerjehamn

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A proud man in Viking costumeRené Bjerregaard, Broadstone

Overview

Explore ancient history and culture in western Norway
  • Season
    Tue, 3 Jul - Sun, 22 Jul
  • Departure point
    Strandkaiterminalen Bergen
  • Duration
    6 hours

Step back in time and head to medieval Norway at the gateway to Sognefjord. Take a boat cruise from Bergen through the North Sea as you escape busy city life in exchange for a historical and peaceful adventure to Skjerjehamn and Gulatinget.

Your trip begins and ends at Strandkaiterminalen port in Bergen which is centrally located in the city and easy to find. Make the most of your time in Bergen either before or after your trip as you soak in the beautiful coloured buildings or take a trip up the mountain. There is also a tourist information centre close to the departure point and places to buy food and drink.

When you cruise further north, enjoy the beautiful landscape of western Norway as the cool sea breeze surrounds you. You will stop off in two beautiful villages where you have time to explore the rich history and stunning landscape surrounding each area.

The fjord cruise stops at the island of Skjerjehamn and Gulatinget, just east of the small village of Eivindvik. When you reach the remote and beautiful island of Skjerjehamn, you can really appreciate the unspoilt Norwegian coast. Find the statue of King Olav V or visit the Blue Garden to learn about coastal traditions and enjoy the new sculpture walk. The local restaurant is widely known for its fish chowder, filled with delicacies from the sea, which provides a backdrop for the restaurant.

You will also visit Gulating Millennium Site which was the site of western Norway’s parliament for over 400 years. The trip includes a guided tour at each stop, lunch at Skjerjehamn and ends with a relaxing cruise back to Bergen.

Slow down the pace and sail back in time to explore Norway’s rich history on this fjord cruise to Skjerjehamn and Gulatinget.


Skjerjehamn and Gulatinget Cruise Itinerary

10:00 - Depart from Bergen

16:00 - Arrive in Bergen


Prices and departures

Prices

From Bergen


Adult NOK 990
Child (4-15NOK 790


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

Departures

From: Bergen


The boat cruise departs from and returns to Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen at 10:00



Return


Arrival in Bergen 16:00

Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Gulatinget Viking Parliament

    Gulating, in the village of Flolid, is one of the oldest Viking parliaments in the world. The site was once known as the ‘thing,’ which was the most renowned assembly site for annual parliamentary meetings in medieval Norway from 900 to 1300 AD. Gulating was the name of one of the first assembly spaces and is also the name of a present-day law court in Norway. Gulating Millennium Site was built to symbolise the Gulating and the rich history surrounding the area. It has become a meeting place once again for learning and political debate. Explore this stunning area of historical significance and discover the monumental sculptures by Bard Breivik.

    Tingveggen at Gulatinget is an art instalation created by famous artist Bård Breivik.
  • 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.
  • Bergen

    Whether you choose to begin or end your cruise in Bergen, you should definitely spend at least a day here. As Norway’s second largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Bergen has plenty to offer. Known as the gateway to the fjords on the southwestern coast of Norway, Bergen is surrounded by fjords, mountains and Norway’s traditional colourful wooden buildings. Take the funicular or cable car to the top of one of Bergen’s mountains, visit the fish market or immerse yourself in culture in one of many museums.

    A view of Bergen waterfront shot from the water. Old merchant buildings and wooden buildings line the waterfront. Behind is Mount Floyen with houses dotted up the mountain side.

Practical information

Top tips and advice

Facilities at Bergen

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • ATMs
  • Supermarkets

Facilities on the boat

  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Indoor seating
  • Outdoor deck

Facilities in Skjerjehamn

  • Restaurant
  • Small hotel
  • Bar/lounge
  • Toilets

Facilities in Gulatinget

  • Cafe
  • Toilets

What to wear

This trip doesn’t involve any strenuous hiking so you will not need any special clothing or equipment. Casual, everyday clothing will be appropriate and we recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes with good grip as it can be slippery on the boat deck if it rains. Take a waterproof jacket and some extra layers to keep you warm and dry as the weather can change quickly in Norway. The best way to dress appropriately is to check the weather forecast before departure and be prepared for any changes.

You may also need:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen

Where to eat or buy food and drink

There are plenty of cafes and supermarkets in Bergen where you can purchase drinks and snacks for your trip. You can also purchase drinks on board the boat. The trip includes lunch at a restaurant in Strandkaiterminalen and there is another cafe in Gulatinget where you can buy more refreshments if needed. When you return to Bergen, there are lots of restaurants in the city centre where you can enjoy a delicious evening meal.

Additional information

As part of your trip, you can enjoy a guided tour of both Gulatinget and the new Blue Garden at Skjerjehamn. Make sure your phone or camera is fully charged with lots of memory to capture Norway’s magnificent scenery and historical sites.

Please note: Friday 13 July 2018, departure from Bergen will be at 9am and you will arrive back in Bergen at 3pm.


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