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This fjord trip takes you through beautiful landscape on the Sognefjord. Includes visit to Bøyabreen Glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum.
The journey starts in Bergen every day at 8am sailing northbound with express boat along the coast before heading into the great Sognefjord on your way to Balestrand. On arrival at Balestrand at 11.50 – a village that is a favorite among artists, you will go direct from the express boat and change to a smaller boat that will take you further into the beautiful Fjærlandsfjord before arriving Fjærland.
The narrow Fjærlandsfjord with its steep and forested mountainsides leads you to the edges of the majestic Jostedal Glacier. Along the fjord, there are many hamlets and farms. Most of these farms are deserted, and they now serve as reminders of people's toil and challenges in former times.
The water in the fjord is frequently colored light green because of the glacial melt water. At the head of the fjord, you find interesting attractions such as The Norwegian Glacier Museum and The Norwegian Book Town.
Formerly the only way to travel to Fjærland was by boat, but now highway 5 connects the village to Sogndal and Skei/Førde. There are few roads along the fjord and most of the small farms and hamlets have been deserted.
From the pier in Mundal where the boat arrives, a bus will take you to the Norwegian Glacier Museum where you will have the time to learn about the history of the Glacier. From the Norwegian Glacier Museum the trip continuous with the bus to Brevasshytta Cabin where you get a view of Bøyabreen Glacier from the cabin. There will be a stop at approx. 45 min where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the glacier and buy some local food. We recommend you bring some extra food, as there is not too many options to buy along route.
The bus returns to Fjærland quay, and the sightseeing boat takes you back to Balestrand. Upon arrival at Balestrand, the express boat will take you back to Bergen.
There is no guide on the tour, but the tour is very easy to follow!
08:00: Departure from Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen
11:50: Boat exchange in Balestrand
13:40: Bus from Fjærland harbour
13:45: Arrival The Norwegian Glacier Museum
14:30: Bus from The Norwegian Glacier Museum to Bøyabreen
15:05: Bus return from The Norwegian Glacier Museum
15:20: Boat from Fjærland harbour
16:55: Boat exchange in Balestrand
20:45: Arrival Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen
Departure from Strandkai terminal in Bergen located next to the Tourist Information.
The tour must be booked minimum 2 days before departure.
You will receive a new email from booking@visitBergen.com within 2 working days with your tickets attached. That is your valid ticket and must be shown when boarding. Your order is then 100% confirmed. If you do not receive this email, please contact us on e-mail booking@visitBergen.com as soon as possible.
Cancellation must be made minimum 2 days before departure and should be made by email to booking@visitBergen.com. If cancelled, you will receive a full refund less NOK 100 cancellation fee per order.