|Season (10 Aug 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Tuesday||08:00||- 19:00|
|Wednesday - Sunday||Closed|
This tour is filled with impeccable nature, and you really get to see a lot in one day on this round trip from Bergen. Prepare yourself for the longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjorden. Not to mention the amazing viewpoint at Gaulartoppen mountain, where you have an astounding look at the valleys and mountains. Last, but not least a visit to Balestrand where we will have cider tasting and lunch at the famous micro cidery Cider house.
This tour is a great option for everyone who hasn't experienced Sogn yet. We will make stops at charming locations such as Sognefjorden, Vadheim, Gaularfjellet, Balestrand and Balholm.
The tour starts by minibus at the Tourist Information in Bergen, before heading to our first sight Tvindefossen. This waterfall is 110 meters high, and is very popular amongst everyone travelling to Western Norway.
After a stop at the waterfall, we continue towards to ferry crossing the Sognefjord. The ferry ride offers great views of the sea, mountains and fjord.
Sognefjord - the longest fjord in Norway:
Sognefjorden is one of the most popular destinations in Western Norway. The fjord is 203 kilometer long, which makes it the second longest fjord in the world. The landscape is filled with steep mountains, powerful rivers and a large amount of vegetation. We can safely say that Sogn has it all, and on this roundtrip you will leave with many new memories and impressions.
Balestrand and Balholm cider house:
Around 12.30 we arrive at Balestrand. This is a fjord village with a lot of history, surrounded by mountains and green vegetation. In Balestrand we will visit the local cider producer Balholm. They have been working with apple and fruit for over 20 years, and won the food award 2018 for the best producer. All tehri produce are ecological, and they produce 300 000 liters a year of different beverages!
At the Balholm cider house will enjoy an ecological produced lunch and ecological produced cider-, lemonade- or juice tasting. We are very excited to give you a cultural experience on this tour.
The Cider House is a family run micro cidery (winery). They live in an organic orchard with a range of different fruits. We produce ciders, fruit wines and brandy. We get to meet with one of the family members and learn about the process of growing and fermenting fruit for cider or brandy. They will also talk about the traditional Champagne method of making sparkling cider. If you want to bring home a taste, you will have time to visit the farm shop with ciders, juices and food souvenirs. At Balholm we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cider Restaurant with tapas style dishes, vegan and vegetarian options.
The viewpoint "Utsikten" at Gaular mountain:
After the tasteful lunch, we continue our tour up the high mountains to Gaular. The road up is a national tourist road, and the scenery is outstanding to watch from the minibus. Here you will see a lot of rivers and waterfalls as we pass along. When we reach the top of Gaular mountain, we stop at an architectural viewpoint where you can get the best view of the majestic landscape.
After the amazing scenery of mountains and rivers, we start our return with the ferry across Sognefjorden and continue our drive back to Bergen. Expected arrival in Bergen is 18:30 - 19:00.
The high quality minibus can take maximum 20 persons.
It is also possible to book the car only for your family or group. (Price on request)
08:00: Departure by mini bus from the Tourist information in Bergen
10:00: Arrival Tvindefossen waterfall
11:45: Ferry across Sognefjorden
12:30: Lunch and cider tasting at Balholm
14:45: Gaularfjellet viewpoint
16:50: Ferry across Sognefjorden
18:30 - 19:00 Arrival Bergen by the Tourist Information
The ferry rides, lunch at Balholm and cider tasting is included.
Driver / guide:
Your driver and guide speak English and Norwegian. The guides at Balholm speak English.
ONLINE BOOKING OF TICKETS:
The tour must be booked no later than 22:30 the day before departure.
If cancelled up to 2 days before date of departure, the full amount will be refunded. Cancellation after this will not be refunded. Cancellation is made by sending an email to email@example.com.
Your email confirmation is your ticket for this tour. The tickets for the ferry rides will be provided by the driver.
For children under 135 cm remember to book a child seat as an extra (no additional cost).
Car cushions for older children are available in the car
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (from 16 years)||NOK1,850.00 tickets|
|Children (4-15)||NOK1,100.00 tickets|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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