Bergen lies on Norway’s southwestern coast and it is a spectacular place. The city is surrounded by stunning mountains and fjords. If you’re into the great outdoors this is a must.
Bergen is commonly referred to as the gateway to the fjords which were formed by ice age glaciers carving out mountains and rock formations. Bergen is a perfect starting point for travellers looking to experience one or more fjords trip on their holiday. There are a range of fjord tours to take from Bergen.
The country’s largest fjord, Sonefjord, is a big draw for tourists to the area, it’s the longest (204 km long) and deepest fjord and is an incredible trip on a cruise ship. The area is steeped in history and flanked by colourful houses, an old wharf, and trading port and the town of Vik.
Another great trip is the trip which takes in The UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord
The tour includes a ride on the Flåm Railway, fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
A third fjord tour option is to experience the second longest fjord (179 km) called the Hardangerfjord or Queen of the Fjords. This cruise ship takes passengers along the Hardangerfjord, from Ulvik to Eidfjord. Travellers will see the Vøringsfossen Waterfall and Steindalsfossen Waterfall whilst on this epic trip.
A smaller yet still impressive fjord is Lysefjord (42 km) and along this fjord cruise look out for Preikestolen aka Pulpit Rock which towers over the cruise ship. Camera at the ready.
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