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A family of three snowshoeing at Aurlandsfjellet
The Viking season.
Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Visit Flåm
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Go viking in the fjords

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It’s raw, rough, and full of contrasts. It’s the time of year when Fjord Norway shows its mystical and magical self. Autumn, winter and spring are what we call the Viking season.

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Stegastein, Aurland
Stegastein, Aurland.
Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik / Visit Flåm

Explore some of the highlights

Bergen, Ålesund, and Stavanger are ideal starting points when you want to explore Fjord Norway. Because they are the largest cities in the region, they are well-connected with the rest of Europe through direct flights. A short ride by train, boat, or bus is all it takes to go from urban life to quiet countryside or prime wilderness.

Weather conditions can cause roads and mountain passes to close during heavy snow and strong wind. When visiting Fjord Norway at this time of year, we therefore highly recommend that you use public transportation.

Starting point: Bergen

Duration: 2–7 days

Combine bustling city life and peaceful nature in Bergen – the city between the seven mountains. Take the train from Bergen to the charming fjord village of Flåm, which is surrounded by steep mountains and frozen waterfalls. Join a fjord cruise, a rib safari, or a guided snowshoe tour. The Flåm railway – named the world’s most incredible train journey by Lonely Planet – is an attraction in itself.

Myrkdalen ski resort, situated less than a two-hour drive from Bergen, offers a wide range of courses, terrain parks, and off-piste slopes.

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Loen Skylift, Stryn
Loen Skylift, Stryn.
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Stavanger
Stavanger.
Photo: Eduardo Grund

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From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
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Nordfjord
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Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. Read more
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Lærdal
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Molde
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Northwest
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Ryfylke
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Røldal
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Stryn
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Sunnfjord
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Sunnhordland
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The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
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Åndalsnes
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Bergen - Flåm / Flåm - Bergen
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Trolltunga
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Furedalen Alpin
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Trolltunga Active
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Folgefonni Glacier Team
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Snønuten
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Special midweek offer in Myrkdalen
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Brekko Recreation Centre
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Guided hikes on Folgefonna glacier
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Fjellhaugen Ski Centre
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Røldal Ski Center
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Food and drink
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Fløien Folkerestaurant
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Restaurant Sørom - Thon Hotel Kristiasnund
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Westerås Restaurant
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Restaurant Olebuda
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BARE Vestland
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Brasserie Brakstad
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Nama Sushi & Noodles serves quality Sushi and Asian food. Sushi Bar and Asian warm dishes from à la carte menu. Read more
Nama Japanese Fusion
Attraction & culture
Europe’s highest fjord view from a road. The spectacular platform, Geiranger Skywalk, guarantees you an airy experience. It is quite possibly… Read more
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
Welcome to a science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits. Read more
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National Tourist Route Trollstigen
Experience the spectacular Stegastein viewing platform, 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord. An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flåm. Read more
Stegastein Viewpoint
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Aurlandsfjellet - National Tourist Route
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Varden - the Molde Panorama
The wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord. The Naeroyfjord the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord is on the UNESCO World… Read more
The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
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Ryvarden Lighthouse - Where horizons are wide
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Sognefjellet National Tourist Route
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Vøringsfossen - Måbødalen
Family friendly maritime museum emphasizing activities and open workshops. You will experience ropemaking, forging and wooden boat building. You can… Read more
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Geiranger Art Gallery - A troll free zone
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Sunnfjord Museum
The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991, and is an award-winning hands-on museum, situated in Fjærland at the head of the Fjærlandsfjord. The… Read more
Norwegian Glacier Museum
The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism is a unique, digital and modern museum that delves into the history and development of leisure travel in… Read more
The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism
Experience the magic Norwegian winter fjords with us! On this 2,5 hours’ safari you will experience both the Aurlandsfjord and the Unesco listed… Read more
Winter FjordSafari
Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches… Read more
Borgund Stave church
Explore the mystical marble caves at Bergtatt! The caves are a result of mining operations since 1938. In other parts of the mountain, the mining… Read more
Visit the marble mines of Bergtatt
Astruptunet is situated in idyllic surroundings on the soth side og Jølstravatnet. Here vil you find he home of painter, illuatrator and graphic… Read more
Astruptunet
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Baroniet Rosendal manorhouse and gardens
If you are looking for an exclusive experience, a visit to the authentic old farm Møllstunet from the 16th century is a rare option. This… Read more
Møllstunet Courtyard - A steep treasure of culture
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen was the home of composer Edvard Grieg for 22 years. He composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Read more
Troldhaugen Home of composer Edvard Grieg
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Gamle Lærdalsøyri
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Basic FjordSafari
Extensive collection of art and design. Masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, J. C. Dahl and "the Silver Treasure". Read more
KODE – Art museums and Composer Homes
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National Tourist Route Atlanterhavsvegen
Collections ranging form the Age of antiquity and the Middle Ages right up to the present day. West Norway is particularly well represented.… Read more
The University Museum of Bergen - wonder and science
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The Aursjøvegen Road round trip on mountain bike
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