This is a very popular round trip that lasts about 14 hours and takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway. The tour includes the Bergen Railway, Flåm Railway and a cycling trip down the Flåm valley, kayaking on the Aurlandsfjord with a guide, and a fjord safari with a local guide from Flåm to Gudvangen.
The Standard Extra Fjord Tour starts at the railway station in Bergen with the scenic railway journey from Bergen 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 going kayaking on the fjord.
At 11.50, you meet up with the guide at the boathouse where the kayaks are kept. There, you will be given information and you team up two and two in each kayak. You will be issued all the equipment you need, and you do not need much prior kayaking experience. Children can also participate. You now have three hours to enjoy kayaking on the Aurlandsfjord. The guide will tell you some local history and you can enjoy the silence out on the fjord, with steep mountainsides rising straight up from the water.
After the kayaking and a break, you rendezvous at the quay at 16.45 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.
You arrive in Voss at about 19.30, from where the tour continues by train to Bergen This stretch takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The Standard Extra Fjord Tour lasts about 14 hours and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery Norway has to offer.
Timetable 1 May 27 Sept. 2015:
06.51 Train from Bergen
09.18 Arrival Myrdal station
09.39 Depart on Flåm Railway from Myrdal station
10.10 Arrival Berekvam station
10.20 Start by bike down to Flåm
11.00 Approx. arrival in Flåm
11.50 Rendezvous at the boathouse for kayaking
12.00 Info about the trip and preparation of the kayaks
12.15 – 15.00 Kayaking on the Aurlandsfjord with local guide
16.45 Rendezvous at the quay for the fjord safari
16.55 Start fjord safari
18.20 Arrival in Gudvangen
18.30 Transport from Gudvangen to Voss
19.30 Arrival Voss station
19.41 Train from Voss to Bergen
21.00 Arrival in Bergen
Children 12 - 14 years = child price
From age 15 upwards = adult
There is a lower age limit of 12 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 Bergen. 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 Bergen 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.
Tours run daily from 1 May to 27 Sept.