What to do and see in Norway, Norway: The Best Day Trips from

May 22, 2022 Harland Bartelt

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1. PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR: Queen of the Fjords - tour from Bergen, 6 hours

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Experience the majestic beauty of the Western Norway on this is a short 6-hour round-trip by car from Bergen. In a comfortable private minivan, with a private driver-guide, you will travel to the Hardangerfjord, the second longest fjord in Norway. On this tour, you will see 3 gorgeous fjords, stop at 2 fresh waterfalls, experience the amazingly beautiful nature of the Hardanger region. The driver-guide provides interesting commentary to the sights and general information about Norway. This tour includes a ferry ride across a fjord on your way back to Bergen. The car and the driver-guide is with you during all of the tour. The tour ends in Bergen centre. Car on this tour is one of our Mercedes minivans. When only 1-3 people are going on this tour, we may use our Tesla Model X. All of our cars have Passenger Transport Licence.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Local taxes, Driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Local guide, Hotel/port pickup, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Bottled water

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Reviewed By sonkoppie

We got Vlad as our driver/guide and had the best time ever. Our group was late and he patiently waited for us, and then gave us one of the best experiences ever. We were a group of yarnlovers and he took us to 2 yarn factories, arranged a small tour for us there, showed us some waterfalls outside the city, stopped for toilet breaks and chatted and laughed with us. He was so knowledgeable and this was an excellent way to see the sights of Bergen. We can highly recommend him and this tour to anyone.

2. Private shore excursions Ålesund Trollstigen-Trollroad in small (5-8)groups

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• This tour is all about Nature. Tour is made shorter more for those who travelling with cruise ships and have a limited time. 6-8 hours tour. You will feel like Fairytail and Nature will become one. The drive along Trollstigen is undoubtedly more dramatic than most people are used to, but what is special about driving in Norway is that in fact, people live just about everywhere. Even on the narrowest mountain ledge or small crag, there will be a house.This roundtrip will bring you to the Valldal, also famous for their delicious strawberries.The tour brings You to one of Norway's National Tourist Routes, Trollstigen . With the spectacular viewpoint. Remember your camera!

Inclusions: Local taxes, Fuel surcharge, Afternoon tea, Beverages, Bottled water, Buffet lunch, All activities, Local guide, Live commentary on board, Tour escort/host, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Snacks, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Reviewed By vacationlady

Took this tour while on cruise. Roads had turned snowy and the Troll road was closed off. We went as far as we could then our guide took us a different way and we saw a lot of Viking things not on the tour. She did her best to make up for weather disappointment t. Enjoyable day and tour.

3. Folgefonna glacier yacht cruise + VIP car transport

See the Fjords - Private Fjord Cruise Hardanger
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Glacier cruise to the Folgefonna glacier, with fjord cruise and VIP car transportation. Typically we start around 10:00, you are picked up on in the hotel garden, next to the swimming pool. We cruise out the Hardanger Fjord to the village Jondal, where our VIP car (BMW X5) is waiting for you. We continue up to the Folgefonna glacier, about 19 km. Up at the glacier, we can either just walk over to the glacier for a look, touch and feel, or hire a (VIP) guided tour on the glacier for typically 3 hours. When finished on the glacier, we drive back down to the village. We can have lunch at the local Jondal hotel, or continue to Odda city by car for lunch, with some more options. After lunch we drive to the Låtefoss waterfall 15 minutes up the valley from Odda, spectacular waterfall. Return to hotel by car, and we should be back around 18:00. With this you have a full day Hardanger excursion with yacht and VIP car, and will explore many of the villages and attractions along the fjord.

Inclusions: Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks, Bottled water, Soda/Pop, Private transportation

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Reviewed By William_Smith662

We arrived in Eidfjord by car from Oslo around 3 PM, and our travel agent had booked this boat for a fjord cruise to Ullensvang. It was planned to do a detour via Fyksesund, which should be a good spot. Boat was ready in Eidsfjord when we arrived, and after a short stroll in the streets with some lovely icecream from a small shop, we went onboars the boat. We had no rush at all, and agreed with the captain to take it easy most of the time, slow cruising to enjoy the fjord. After a while we arrived Fyksesund fjord, and as the rumors said- it was a lovely place. We cruised in the fjord towards several small waterfalls, and have never seen something like this. Captain manouvered the boat into the waterfall, and my wife got on the foredeck to have a shower under it, even though it was a little cold it was an amazing experience. We opened a bottle of wine and njoyed the rest of the cruise, heading for our hotel at Lofthus. We must say that this cruise made the day for us, and the fjords live up to its rumor, LOVELY!!

4. Fyksesund cruise with waterfalls

See the Fjords - Private Fjord Cruise Hardanger
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We take you from Hotel Ullensvang to the long and narrow pristine fjord Fyksesund, and back to Ullensvang. Cruising time to Fyksesund is about 1 hour at full speed, but we prefer to go slow to enjoy the nice nature, fjord and view. We have no rush, we want to give you the best possible experience. Nice nature, beautiful fjords, high mountains. In the pristine Fyksesund fjord, you will explore the narrow and undiscovered fjord with only untouched nature, waterfalls and silence. No cruise-ships, and not many people. We enjoy the waterfalls directly down to the boat, where you can have a shower if you want, or taste the fresh mountain water. Enjoy the silence, or go for a swim in the fjord. Always snacks and refreshments included in the cruise, or enjoy the food you bring along on our panoramic-view Flybridge. Lunch onboard if ordered, or we can stop at a restaurant along the route. When finished, we slowly cruise back to the hotel. We guarantee a nice day on the fjord :)

Inclusions: Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks, Soda/Pop, Bottled water

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Reviewed By WilliamSmith66

After some days at Hotel Ullensvang we were heading back home, and got to know about this fjordcruise company. We sent a mail two days before departure, and was lucky they had a spot available just the day we were leaving. So we got picked up in the garden in front of the hotel after checkout, where the hotel staff carried our luggage over to the boat. Captain helped us bring it onboard, and guided us up to the top deck for the best view of the fjord. We started slowly, and we got a brief of the cruise, and also some coffee and tea served, and available the whole trip. Boat was nice, and so was the captain. Lovely nature during the cruise, and about half way we had lunch at a restaurant, this was arranged by the boat company for us. Near the airport it was ordered taxi for us, and we were picked up by the driver directly from the boat. Great service all the way from hotel to airport, and a lovely fjordcruise with all the scenery all the way. We reccomend it, absolutely. You can also do the cruise the other way, from Bergen to Ullensvang. Great day at the fjord!!

5. Private day tour to Hardangerfjord - incl Voss Gondol And 4 Great Waterfalls

Guided Fjord Tours - Bergen
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A scenic journey with private car and a local guide. A breathtaking landscape of mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming fruit gardens during a full-day tour along Norways second longest fjord. Travel through pretty villages such as Norheimsund, Øystese and Eidfjord, and admire panoramic views over the serene Hardangerfjord. At Fossli Hotel viewpoint there is also an amazing view to Måbødal valley and the Vøringsfoss waterfall which has a total fall of 182 meters (597 feet) Voss Gondol, (opened in July 2019) that takes us from the town and up to the Mount Hanguren (820 masl) in less than 9 minutes. At the top you will have a panoramic view to many of the mountains surrounding the town of Voss. Hiking tour starts just outside the top station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller. The trail is around 800 meter and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes and part of the town centre.

Inclusions: Lunch at Hangurstoppen Restaurant (Voss Gondol), Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Pick up from your hotel, Drop off at your hotel, Private English speaking local guide

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Reviewed By _Y4576XB

We took this gorgeous tour even without any info, but it was the best part of our trip! Well-Organised, fast and comfortable. Every point was perfectly organised with the help of guide, who told us facts about sights all the way, he pointed the best views for making photos, this is very important for me as tourist. All transport tickets were sent to us, we didn't have any problems. Next time in Bergen we obviously would take these tours. Recommend! Recommend! Recommend!

6. Summer Full-Day Guided Tour of the Lofoten Islands

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With this excursion, we would like you to discover a part of these amazing islands; our guide won't show you only some of the most characteristic fishing villages which have made these islands famous, but she/he will also make you explore unspoiled nature, genuine and extraordinary parts of these fantastic corner of the world, the Lofoten archipelago. You will admire the Arctic landscape and fishing communities where you can breath the history and the atmosphere of the past when the fishermen used to gather up here to participate to the cod fishing season. Gimsøy island and its old church , Eggum and its wild landscape and white sandy beach, Henninsgvær, the Venice of the north and Kabelvåg are just some of the places you will admire and discover. With this 5 -hour Lofoten guided tour, our knowledgeable guide will show the highlights of the northern side of the archipelago.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks, unless specified

Reviewed By soorajc920

We reached Svolvær on a very bad weather , it was raining and cloudy weather in December and I had booked 2 day photography tour with Lofoten Lights. My wife and I were worried on missing out on places in Lofoten as we had only 2 days with us. Next day we got picked up by Eric for our tour,he is a very warm and very friendly guide.He started out our tour by taking to a mirror art installed next to the mountain landscape it was very good, in 2 days he covered all the places which are listed in tour ,he is extremely knowledgeable ,he gave us so many facts,he is an amazing photographer and each and every framing of shots is very good.Even though it was a bad weather he made sure that we waited for getting good light and then he helped us taking many memories in form of photos . We will definitely come back in summer and book a photography tour with Lofoten lights for Eric our guide. He is very professional and an awesome tour guide.

7. Small Group up to 8 people Aurora Borealis - Northern lights - Night Tour.

The Aurora Tour - Day Tours
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Enjoy this 6-hour night small tour with the maximum of 8 people to the northern light. The trip starts at 7pm from Tromso and takes between 5 to 6 hours. Sit by the campfire and enjoy regional snacks, grilled marshmallows, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee. Throughout the tour admire the clear sky. Shortstops are planned to check the visibility of the northern lights.

Inclusions: Light refreshments, Snacks, Driver/guide, Professional photographer guide, Winter clothing, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Coffee and/or Tea, Private transportation

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Reviewed By alneebari

This is somthing so uinqe to see the aurora is amazing in tromso Grean light in the sky You have to come to tromso to see it

8. Full Day Guided Roundtrip From Bergen To Sognefjord With Flam Railway

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With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it? By train, bus and boat — in one hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm and more. Important information: • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby, please don't forget to share your hotel details with us. The guide will have all tickets, you do not have to worry about that. • Your tour itinerary will be issued and sent via VIATOR email, please don't forget to check it. • This is a private guided tour, you travel with guide all the way

Inclusions: Hotel pick-up, Bergen Railway, Myrdal - Bergen, Bus trip through beautiful scenery (including Stalheimskleiva in May-September), Fjord cruise on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, Flåm Railway, Private guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Lunch, Hotel drop-off

Reviewed By dudleybecky

I booked a this tour from EuroRail and it was scheduled for 9/7/20. I paid €633 euro .. and NO one will help me. Euro Railways: Booking Confirmation # 1172ZM - Order # 6583897 - ETICKET PRINT AT HOME. It states on its terms & Conditions that it will refund all monies if government actions prevent it from happening. As AUS was in lockdown so was Norway. Please be responsible and refund my $900 AUD that we paid before Covid interrupted the world . Norway in a Nutshell was the advertised tour via train travel from Oslo to Bergen

9. Roving Whale and Seabird Safari from Tromso

Polar Adventures

Take to the waves and take in Norway’s native marine life by boat on this roving whale and seabird safari from Tromsø. Buses take you to the most currently active whale watching site to join your boat and get up close with the whales. Enjoy the magnificent mountain and seascapes while listening as a guide sheds light on the different fish and whale species thriving in the nutrient-rich waters. Spot inquisitive humpback and killer whales, look out for bird life such as sea eagles, and frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board your boat, enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife.

Inclusions: Beverages, Bus transfers, Guide, Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks

Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By Rayan_Kargar

Thomas and Keneth made a great effort to take us for Northern Lights observation spots. We stopped at several places. The tour provided us with photos and videos. I found them pretty professional and friendly, something you need in Arctic Circle. We managed to see Northern Lights, I took plenty of photos. Recommended.

10. Private shore excursions Ålesund Trollstigen-Trollroad in small(9-15)groups

Calm Giant Private Tour

• This tour is all about Nature. Tour is made shorter more for those who travelling with cruise ships and have a limited time. 6-8 hours tour. You will feel like Fairytail and Nature will become one. The drive along Trollstigen is undoubtedly more dramatic than most people are used to, but what is special about driving in Norway is that in fact, people live just about everywhere. Even on the narrowest mountain ledge or small crag, there will be a house.This roundtrip will bring you to the Valldal, also famous for their delicious strawberries.The tour brings You to one of Norway's National Tourist Routes, Trollstigen . With the spectacular viewpoint. Remember your camera!

Inclusions: Local taxes, Fuel surcharge, Afternoon tea, Beverages, Bottled water, Buffet lunch, All activities, Local guide, Live commentary on board, Tour escort/host, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Snacks, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Reviewed By Kumivez

Igvars is a great guy ! its service Starts, waiting for us at the airport, to introduce us to the city and the driver Renars, who was fantastic! all the time showing us great places, the communication with them was clear and they took us everyplace we asked before and giving us the time to take pictures and walk around so it makes our trip the most Beatiful experience. thank you so much! 100% recomend. He took us to the airport next day for the same price and it’s place is very well located and comfortable.

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