This is a very popular round trip from Voss that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway. The tour includes parts of Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway and a fjord safari with a local guide from Flåm to Gudvangen.
The Basic Fjord Tour starts at the railway station in Voss with the scenic railway journey from Voss 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.
The 20-km-long train ride is a fantastic journey that offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent mountain scenery Norway has to offer, including the famous Kjosfossen waterfall. The train ride lasts for roughly an hour.
When you arrive down at Flåm, you have about 1 hour and 20 minutes to explore the village.
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 embarking on the fjord safari.
You then rendezvous at the quay at 11.55 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.
Provisional timetable for 2016:
08.29: Train from Voss
09.18: Arrival Myrdal station
09.39: Departure on the Flåm Railway from Myrdal station
10.35: Arrival in Flåm
11.55: Rendezvous at the quay for the fjord safari
12.05: Start of fjord safari
13.25: Arrival Gudvangen
13.35: Transport from Gudvangen to Voss
14.30: Arrival at Voss station
Children 0 - 3 years = free
Children 4 - 14 years = child price
From age 15 upwards = adult
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 Voss. 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 Voss 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 18 April to 25 September 2016.