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Sognefjord in a nutshell - The king of the fjords

Norway’s longest fjord and the world’s greatest railway journey will astound you
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The train between Myrdal and Flaam is passing by green landscape with tall mountains and a small village with colorful red houses.

Overview

Fantastic experiences on Norway's longest fjord
  • Season
    Apr. 16th - Oct. 14th
  • Departure point
    Bergen or Oslo
  • Duration
    Approx. 12 h

The beauty of the Sognefjord has the potential to bring out the inner poet in all of us. Sognefjord is Norway’s deepest and longest fjord, stretching over 200km. The stunning mountainous landscape is a popular hiking destination at over 1700m high. Experience the Sognefjord by boat and train on this epic adventure on the king of the fjords and enjoy some beautiful villages along the way.

You can start your trip from either Bergen or Oslo and it includes the Bergen railway, Flåm railway and an express boat along the second longest fjord in the world. The Flåm railway is regarded as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, with extraordinary views of the stunning Norwegian landscape. Meanwhile, the Sognefjord is home to the narrow fjord arm of Nærøyfjord which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at just 250m wide at its narrowest.

Why not customise your journey and spread your trip over a few days to spend some extra time in Flåm or Balestrand? There is so much to see and do along the way that you won’t want to miss a single thing

Balestrand is the perfect place for picturesque landscapes and has inspired artists all over the world. You can also take part in a number of activities such as kayaking or a fjord safari to add an extra spark of adventure to your trip. Alternatively, stop over in the beautiful village of Flåm where you can visit the Stegastein viewing platform, or head to Undredal village with only 72 residents and a stave church from the 1100s.

No matter how you choose to discover the king of the fjords, the best part of this trip is that you can customise it to suit you. Whether you just want to sit back and take in the stunning landscape or explore the beautiful villages surrounding the Sognefjord, make this experience truly one of a kind on a breathtaking trip of a lifetime.

Sognefjord in a nutshell Itinerary

(From Oslo)

08:25 - Depart from Oslo on The Bergen Railway

12:58 - Arrive in Myrdal

13:27 - Departure from Myrdal on The Flåm Railway

14:25 - Arrive in Flåm

15:30 - Depart from Flåm on Express Boat

20:45 - Arrive in Bergen

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.

Price includes:

  • Bergen railway
  • Flåm railway - Norway's most beautiful train journey
  • Express boat trip on the Sognefjord

Departures

From Bergen


Depart from either Bergen or Oslo. You can also choose to stay over in some towns or villages along the way.

See Norway in a nutshell for more information



Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Sognefjord

    The Sognefjord is the second longest fjord in the world, and the longest in Norway, at over 200km. It is right in the middle of Fjord Norway, surrounded by wild and beautiful scenery and breathtaking landscapes. There are around 30,000 people living in small villages along the fjord and the area is popular for food including berries, lamb, goats cheese and mountain trout. At the end of the fjord is the stunning Jotunheimen National Park which is popular for mountain climbing, glacier hiking and summer skiing.

    A reflection shot of the majestic sognefjord. The mountains a mirrored in the water.
  • Flåm Railway

    Named as the world’s most beautiful train journey, the Flåm Railway is an exhilarating train journey with views from out of this world. The train journey takes around 2 hours and climbs almost 900m, making it one of the steepest train journeys in the world. It passes through some of Norway’s most beautiful landscape with stunning views of snow-covered mountains, smaller rivers and cascading wilderness flowing down the mountainside. The train stops along the way at the breathtaking Kjosfossen waterfall and is often busy as there is no other train journey like it in the world.

    Flaamsbanen offers one of the most scenic train rides in Norway.
  • Flåm

    Flåm sits at the end of the Aurland fjord and is in a prime position for many of Norway’s great attractions. Capture some stunning photographs of the area or take part in fun activities like sea kayaking. Stegastein viewpoint is around a 30-minute drive away from Flåm and is 4m wide, 30m long and hangs over 650m above Aurland fjord with magnificent panoramic views. Flåm is also close to Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in the world, which is 17km long with dramatic views. If you are a keen cycler, you could cycle along the Rallarvegen next to the Flåm railway or if you enjoy craft beer, head to Ægir local brewery.

    Beautiful summer view of Sognefjorden fjord. Green morning scene of Flom port, Norway.

Practical information

Top tips and advice

Facilities in Oslo

  • ATMs
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Shops

Facilities in Myrdal

  • Cafe

Facilities in Flåm

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Hotels
  • Coop

Facilities in Bergen

  • ATMs
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Shops

Facilities on the boat

  • Toilets
  • Luggage storage

What to wear

This trip doesn’t involve any strenuous hiking, so no specialist equipment is required. You will be fine in casual, everyday wear but you should wear comfortable shoes with good grip in case it rains and the boat deck gets slippery. It is a good idea to take a waterproof jacket, as the weather can change quickly in Norway, and pack some extra layers in case it gets cold later in the evening. The best way to prepare for the weather is to check the forecast before departing on your trip.

You may also need:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen

Where to eat or buy food and drink

If you want to spend more time exploring at each stop on the trip then you will be best taking a packed lunch and enough snacks to last for the whole day. Whether you choose to begin your trip in Oslo or Bergen, there are lots of supermarkets in both cities so you can purchase food and drinks for your trip before you travel. However, if you’d prefer to eat along the way, there is one small cafe in Myrdal and a number of cafes and restaurants in Flåm, but remember you don’t have a great deal of time if you are completing the trip in 1 day.

Additional information

There are lots of lovely little villages along the Sognefjord and some amazing attractions. To fully appreciate the magnificent scenery and explore the area more, you can complete this trip over a few days. You should select the option for the ‘tour with overnight stay’ if you want to spend more time in different places. If you are travelling with luggage, there are lockers available on all legs of the trip and at the Flåm railway station.

This trip is provided in partnership with Fjord Tours, and travel, hotel accommodation and activities can therefore be booked via the Fjord Tours website