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Sognefjord in a Nutshell (3 days)

50 Degrees North

Oslo, Norway To Bergen, Norway

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018

Sognefjord in a Nutshell (3 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Oslo, Norway
Kviknes Hotel Dinner

Day 1: Travel from Oslo via Flåm to Balestrand


Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal, and continue by the Flåm Railway to Flåm, and express boat to Balestrand. Check into Kvikne´s Hotel in a historic room with fjord views.


Dinner is a Scandinavian buffet style in a large room with glorious fjord views from many tables. Be sure to have a wander after dinner to enjoy this incredible historic hotel and it's reflections on the water at night.

Day 2
Balestrand, Norway
Kviknes Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2: Explore Balestrand and the Fjærland Fjord


This morning, wake up to a classic Scandinavian buffet breakfast in the restaurant with fjord views.


Explore the village of Balestrand, or just laze around the this beautiful historic hotel. Or take an optional full day glacier trip up the Fjærland Fjord by ferry and bus. Hiking up in the mountains is also possible or you can visit the museums, aquariums and churches of Balestrand.

Day 3
Bergen, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 3: Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen


Take the morning or afternoon express boat out of the Sognefjord and south towards Bergen. With 5 - 6 hours on the water, you have plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere and the fresh air. There is a cafe on board with simple options. You can sit out on the deck on the upper floor with room to move. The boat moves pretty quickly and there are several stops along the way.


Precipitous mountains, thunderous waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides are the framework of this boat tour.


Be sure to ask for assistance for your hotel booking in Bergen if desired.

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Description



The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of Jotunheimen mountains. The area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. The tour combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord, with an impressive train journey on the Flåm Railway.


The trip by express boat offers views of majestic mountains along the Aurlandsfjord where you can see small Norwegian farms on the mountainsides. On the way out to the fjord the boat stops at the beautiful village of Balestrand. Enjoy the amazing coastal landscape and small islands before arriving in Bergen.


Independent and easily modified to suit your needs.


Day 1: Travel from Oslo via Flåm to Balestrand


Day 2: Explore Balestrand and the Fjærland Fjord


Day 3: Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

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By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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