This is a popular two day trip that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway.
The tour includes the Bergen Railway, Flåm Railway, a cycling trip down the Flåm valley, a fjord safari with a local guide from Flåm to Gudvangen, and whitewater rafting on a river near Voss.
Program day 1:
The tour starts at the railway station in Voss with the scenic railway journey to Myrdal station. From Myrdal station, the tour continues on the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. The Flåm Railway is very easy to find at Myrdal station.
When the Flåm train arrives at Berekvam station, you are halfway down to Flåm and have seen the steepest and most spectacular sections of this famous railway line.
You leave the train at Berekvam, where a guide is waiting for you with bikes and helmets. After a short briefing, you are ready to cycle the last 11 km down to Flåm. It is an easy route to cycle, mostly either downhill or flat. There is a lower age limit of 12 years for the cycling trip. If you have luggage with you, it will be taken down by car.
You can also stop and take photos en route. Once down in Flåm, you have about an hour to explore on your own. Flåm is a charming small village surrounded by steep mountainsides, cascading waterfalls and narrow valleys. It is lovely just to stroll around, but you can also visit the Flåm Railway Museum. It is also a nice place to catch a bite to eat before embarking on the fjord safari.
Afterwards, you rendezvous at the quay at 11.50 to get dressed, equipped and register for the fjord safari. There are maximum 12 passengers and a guide in each RIB boat, so it almost feels like you are on a private tour. The boat stops at several places en route and the guide tells interesting stories about the local history of the fjords. You will also have a good chance of seeing some marine wildlife and birds in their natural element, for example seals, harbour porpoises and eagles. On this safari, the boat heads out the Aurlandfjord and up the Nærøyfjord.
The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The safari takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes and ends in Gudvangen.
In Gudvangen, your guide is waiting for you with a minibus to take you to Voss. On the way there, you will be driven down the hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva, one of the steepest roads in Europe, with a gradient of 24% at its steepest. Since 2010, this has been a one way road, and it is only possible to drive down it.
At Voss there will be a overnight stay. Please book your own accommodation. The accommodation is not included in this trip.
Program day 2:
Pick up at Voss train station at 9.30. The minibus takes you to Voss Rafting Center. At Voss Rafting Center you will be given information about the rafting trip and issued with all equipment needed. Bring along your swimwear, extra underwear to wear underneath the wetsuit and a towel for the showers afterwards.
Because of the whitewater rafting, the lower age limit on this tour is 15. (For families with younger children, we may be able to replace the whitewater rafting with family rafting on request.) The rafting is at level 3+ to 4, depending on the water level.
After rafting, there will be served a warm lunch in the restaurant before returning to Voss train station where the trip ends.
Timetable 1 May to 24 September 2017:
08.29 Train from Voss
09.18 Arrival Myrdal station
09.39 Departure on the Flåm Railway from Myrdal station
10.10 Arrival Berekvam station
10.20 Start by bike down to Flåm
11.20 Estimated arrival in Flåm
11.50 Rendezvous at the quay for the fjord safari
12.05 Start of fjord safari
13.15 Arrival Gudvangen
13.25: Transport from Gudvangen to Voss Rafting Centre
14.15 Arrival at Voss
Overnight stay in Voss. (Not included)
09.30 Pick up at Voss train station. Mini bus to Voss Rafting Centre.
09.45 Arrival at Voss Rafting Centre
10.00 Rafting until 13.00
13.15 Lunch at Voss Rafting Centre
14.00 Mini bus to Voss train station
14.10 Arrival Voss train station
There is a lower age limit of 15 years on this tour.
The tour is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users.
Online booking – must be booked at least one day before departure:
When the booking is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. You will then be sent a new email where we ask where you are staying in Voss. We deliver your tickets to your hotel marked with your name. If we do not have the information we need, you can pick up an envelope in your name at the ticket office at Voss Railway Station.
The Tourist Information in Bergen also sells tickets for this tour. They give you all your tickets and a timetable. You can buy tickets for the tour up until the day before if there are still places.
If you cancel up to 72 hours before departure, 95% of the amount paid will be refunded. If you cancel less than 72 hours before departure, no refund will be given.