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Two people standing on a boat enjoying the view of the Nærøyfjord in winter
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A winter journey from Bergen to Flåm

“You haven’t seen the fjords until you’ve seen them in winter.” – National Geographic

It is raw. It is rough. Go Viking and discover some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes without the crowds.

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A winter cruise on the Nærøyfjord .
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Ice age upon ice age has shaped the majestic landscape that stretches out in front of you.

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Flåm in Fjord Norway .
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Fløyen, Bergen
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Bergen

It is no challenge for Bergen’s restaurants to put plates of world-class seafood and other delicacies in front of you, as natural ingredients can be found just outside their doors – both on land and in the sea.

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Trendy Vogue Travel is far from the only expert magazine raving about restaurants like Lysverket and the vibrant traditional fish market Fisketorget.

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Lysverket restaurant in Bergen .
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Bryggen, Bergen

When your belly is well fed, discover why the historical wharf of Bryggen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous attraction in the city.

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Bryggen, Bergen .
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View from Mount Fløyen in Bergen, Fjord Norway, in winter

Catch the Fløibanen funicular to Mount Fløyen to get a drone-like panoramic view of the city and the fjords.

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Mount Fløyen in Bergen .
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Flåmsbana, Flåm
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Flåmsbana, Flåm

Numerous experts have even described Flåmsbana as the world’s most beautiful train journey.

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Flåmsbana, Flåm

Make sure to look out on both sides to see the untouched white fairy tale landscape with frozen waterfalls that resemble giant glass sculptures, like the Kjosfossen waterfall which provides the Flåm Railway with electric power.

No surprise that these surroundings were part of the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen.

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Flåm

Or get even closer to the forces of nature on a RIB. Some tours even include a stop at Undredal Stølsysteri where you can taste delicious handcrafted goats’ cheese.

There are also numerous other activities to try in and around Flåm.

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Hungry for more?

The brewery Ægir in Flåm has several times been awarded “The best brewery pub in Norway”.

Their highly acclaimed handcrafted beer is brewed with roots in true Norse traditions. What they serve here is representative of the new enthusiasm for local food and drink in Fjord Norway – heaven for foodies.

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Stegastein, Flåm
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Stegastein, Flåm

The bold lookout point was shaped by architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of the 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes in Norway. This is just one of many highlights where raw nature meets cool architecture in Fjord Norway.

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Aurlandsfjellet

Step it up! Put on your snowshoes and follow the safe tracks of your guide – and maybe even a local fox – up the hillside to get a bird’s-eye view of the fjords.

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Njardarheimr, Flåm

Meet a Viking

Are you up for a challenge?

In the Viking village Njardarheimr you can explore the old Norse way of living and participate in typical badass Viking-like activities. The village is situated in Gudvangen, in the innermost part of the famous Nærøyfjord which is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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Myrkdalen

Hit the slopes

Less than an hour’s bus ride from Gudvangen, close to Voss and Bergen, you will find the skiing paradise Myrkdalen – the largest ski resort in Fjord Norway with 21 slopes.

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Smalahovetunet, Voss
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Kraftkar, Tingvoll

Taste the World’s best cheese

74 kinds of Norwegian cheese received medals in the World Cheese awards in Bergen in 2018. The overall winner was Fanaost from the producer Ostegården, just south of Bergen.

In 2016, the cheese champion of all time turned out to be Kraftkar from Tingvollost, also in Fjord Norway.

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Fretheim Hotel, Flåm
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Flåm

 

Explore more highlights and reasons why you should visit Fjord Norway in winter.

 

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Flåm .
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