The ferry sails twice a day towards Selje from the quay in Bergen city centre. Most of those on board are local coastal inhabitants heading north along the coast. The boat soon starts calling at beautiful harbours where passengers hop on and hop off like it's the most natural thing in the world. The few tourists who boarded at Bergen that morning are guaranteed a day trip that shows Western Norway in all its maritime splendour – and close contact with friendly locals.
After passing Alverstraumen, Gulen and the charming guest harbour Skjerjehamn, the boat crosses the inlet to the Sognefjord. The mouth of this enormous fjord that winds its way far into the heart of Norway is one of the highlights of the journey. Thousands of islands and skerries are scattered around the mouth of the fjord. The landscape is no longer characterised by the fjord and the mighty mountains , but by the sea and sky. The landscape is light and open, the currents swirl between islets and islands, and occasionally a fisherman greets the captain of the ferry.