|Season (1 May 2020 - 24 Sept 2020)|
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, a cycling trip down the Flåm valley, a fjord safari with a local guide from Flåm to Gudvangen, and whitewater rafting on a river near Voss.
The Full Pack 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 embarking on the fjord safari.
Afterwards, you rendezvous at the quay at 11.50 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.
We have a hot lunch in the restaurant when we arrive at Voss Rafting Centre at 14.20. At about 15.00, you are given information about the rafting trip and are then issued all the equipment you need for rafting. Bring along your swimwear and perhaps also extra underwear to wear underneath the wetsuit, and a towel for the showers afterwards. Because of the whitewater rafting, the lower age limit on this tour is 15.
(For families with younger children, we may be able to replace the whitewater rafting with family rafting on request.)
The rafting is at level 3+ to 4, depending on the water level. The trip finishes at approx. 18.15. You return to Voss Rafting Centre, where you can shower and look at and buy photos from the rafting trip.
From there, you head back to Voss station and return to Bergen by train at 19.37, arriving in Bergen at 20.58
The Full Pack Fjord Tour lasts about 14 hours and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery Norway has to offer.
Timetable 1 May to 24 September 2020:
06.51 Train from Bergen
09.08 Arrival Myrdal station
09.40 Departure on the Flåm Railway from Myrdal station
10.10 Arrival Berekvam station
10.20 Start by bike down to Flåm
11.30 Estimated arrival in Flåm
11.50 Rendezvous at the quay for the fjord safari
12.05 Start of fjord safari
13.20 Arrival Gudvangen
13.30 Transport from Gudvangen to Voss Rafting Centre
14.20 Arrival Voss Rafting Centre
14.30 Hot lunch in the restaurant
19.20 Transport to Voss station
19.37 Train from Voss to Bergen
20.58 Arrival in Bergen
There is a lower age limit of 15 years on this tour.
The tour is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users.
Online booking – must be booked at least one day before departure:
Once the order is completed, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email. Then you will receive a new mail with your tickets attached as pdf. On that email you also get a reference number for the train tickets. Bring this reference number and collect your tickets at the ticket machine or at the ticket office at the train station. We recommend picking up train tickets the day before departure. If you do not have the opportunity the day before, please make sure you allocate enough time.
Should you not receive mail from us after completing your order, please check your spam filter and junk mailbox.
The Tourist Information in Bergen also sells tickets for this tour. Must be booked latest the day before departure, depending on availability.
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.
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The local tourist offices can give you good and useful information.