Guided Fjord & Glacier Tour from Voss
Enjoy a beautiful cruise on the Fjærlandsfjord, see the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the viewpoint Storesvingen, the Stave church of Vik and Tvindefossen Waterfall on this guided tour from Voss.
On this amazing tour, attractions are coming as beads on a string. So keep your camera ready!
This tour is a fully guided tour, and the bus takes a maximum of 16 passengers. Your driver and guide speak English and Norwegian.
Departure from Voss Bus station:
The tour starts by minibus outside the Tourist Information in Bergen, before heading east. After about 1,5 hours we make short stop in Voss to collect passengers starting from Voss at 09:00.
From Voss we continue towards the village Vik. We drive across the Vikafjell passage, high up in the mountains, through stunning landscapes. On these hights there might be snow close to the road, even in the summertime.
On the decent from Vikafjell mountain to Vik, the bus will stop at the viewpoint “Storesvingen”(about one hour from Voss). The viewpoint offers excellent photo opportunities with magnificent views of Vik Village and Sognefjorden.
Vik village and Hoppesrstad Stave Church:
Back on the bus we continue down to Vik. The village of Vik has a rich cultural heritage. The main attraction in Vik is the richly decorated stave church “Hopperstad Stavkirke”. Hopperstad was built in 1130 and is, together with Urnes, the oldest stave church in existence. There will be a 30 min. stop to visit the Church. You can join a guided tour of the church or explore at your own pace. The local guide speaks English and Norwegian and the tour is included in the price.
Fjordcruise across the Sognefjord and into the Fjærlandsfjord:
From the church we take a short drive to the harbour in Vik where the tour continues by boat to Fjærland. The fjord cruise last about 2 hours and the ticket is included. The boat has indoor seating as well as the possibility to stand outside on deck and take in the beautiful scenery. There is a café on board that offers light dishes like pasta, baguettes, soup, toast, and various beverages. (food and drinks at your own cost).
The Sognefjord is the deepest and longest fjord in Norway and we will cross over Sognefjorden and enter the Fjærlandsfjord, one of the many fjords leading off Sognefjord. The beautiful Fjærlandsfjord is about 25 kilometre and has high mountains on both sides.
The beautiful village Fjærland:
Right at the end of Fjærlandsfjorden we reach the charming village Fjærland. The village is perfect to explore by foot and until 1986 it was only possible to arrive to the village by boat. You can choose to explore the village on your own or join the guided tour to the glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. We have two hours at our disposal in Fjærland.
Norwegian Glacier Museum and Bøyabreen Glacier:
The Norwegian Glacier Museum is an interactive museum which offers something for the whole family. The entry ticket is included in the price. The museum shares knowledge about glaciers and climate in new innovative ways.
From the Norwegian Glacier Museum, the tour continues by bus up to Bøyabreen glacier - a branch of Jostedalsbreen glacier. Here we have dedicated some extra time to take some photos and see up close how the glacier presses itself into the landscape. For safety reasons it is not possible to walk on the glacier, but you will see the glacier from up close and take some nice photos.
The bus then returns to Fjærland quay.
Back at the pier in Fjærland the same boat will take you back to Vik. From Vik the tour continues by bus to the spectacular Tvindefossen waterfall.
Tvindefossen waterfall is 110 meters high and popular among tourists. There are many myths related to Tvindefossen waterfall and we will leave it up to the guide to tell you about some of them. Most visitors find the waterfall impressive as you can walk close to the water.
Return to Bergen:
From the waterfall we continue by bus towards Voss. We take a short stop in Voss to let off any passengers before we head back to Bergen. We arrive in Voss at 19:00.
09:15: Departure from Voss Bus Station
10:20: Arrival at Storesvingen Viewpoint
10:35: Departure by bus from Storesvingen Viewpoint
10:40: Arrival at Hopperstad Stave Church
11:10: Departure by bus from Hopperstad Stave Church
11:15: Arrival at the pier in Vik
11:20: Departure by boat from Vik. Fjord cruise across the Sognefjord and into the Fjærlandsfjord.
13:25: Arrival at Fjærland
13:30: Bus to the Norwegian Glacier Museum
14:20: Bus from the museum to the glacier
14:30: Arrival at the glacier
15:15: Departure by bus from the glacier
15:29: Arrival at the pier in Fjærland
15:30: Departure by boat from Fjærland back to Vik.
17:20: Arrival in Vik
17:25: Departure by bus from Vik pier
18:30: Arrival at Tvindefossen waterfall
18:45: Departure by bus from Tvindefossen waterfall
19:00: Arrival at Voss Bus station.
Driver / guide:
Your driver and guide speak English and Norwegian.
Included in the tour price:
All transport (bus and boat) is included as well as all the guided tours and entry to all attractions we visit. Food and drinks are not included. We strongly recommend that you bring your own packed lunch as we have limited possibilities to buy lunch along route.
The bus and the boat have a ramp suitable for both electric and non-electric wheelchairs. The same goes for the bus in Fjærland and the entry to the Glacier Museum. Please note that the Hopperstad Stave Church is not accessible with a wheelchair. If you need to use our handicap ramps the booking must be done minimum 48 hours prior to departure and is on condition that the tour is not already fully booked as we then remove two seats from the bus.
If you travel in a group of 10 or more passengers you can request to reserve the bus exclusively for your group. Please call us to make sure there is no other reservations done before making the booking. The price per person will remain the same.
ONLINE BOOKING OF TICKETS:
The tour must be booked no later than 16.00 the day before departure.
If cancelled up to 2 days before date of departure, the full amount will be refunded. Cancellation after this will not be refunded. Cancellation is made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your email confirmation is your ticket for this tour. The tickets for the cruise will be provided by the driver.
For children under 135 cm remember to book a child seat as an extra (no additional cost).
Car cushions for older children are available in the car. Minimum age is 4 years old.
Last updated: 09/06/2023
Source: Visit Bergen
Guided Fjord & Glacier Tour from Voss