"Fjords & The Flåm Railway" Fjords Tip by AnnS

Fjords, Bergen: 11 reviews and 27 photos

  The Beautiful Aurlandsfjord
by AnnS
  • The Beautiful Aurlandsfjord - Bergen
      The Beautiful Aurlandsfjord
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  • Flåm Railway Train at Myrdal Station - Bergen
      Flåm Railway Train at Myrdal Station
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  • Scenery from the Flåm Railway - Bergen
      Scenery from the Flåm Railway
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  • Flåm - Bergen
    by AnnS
  • The Fjord Cruise Boat at Flåm - Bergen
      The Fjord Cruise Boat at Flåm
    by AnnS

Most fjord trips only run during the summer but there was still one operating in November - 'Norway In A Nutshell' and I booked it in the Tourist Office. It was expensive - £62 for me - but I particularly wanted to see the fjords and an organised tour is the best way of doing so if you're not renting a car.

The journey started from Bergen's main railway station with a train to Myrdal. It was a very scenic ride and the countryside became snow-covered a short way outside Bergen. At Myrdal Station, we changed onto the historic Flåm Railway which winds its way through the mountains for 20km to Flåm Station, at the start of the Aurlandsfjord. There we boarded a small boat and set off for a wonderful cruise up Aurlandsfjord into Naeroyfjord, which is the narrowest fjord in Europe. Although the light was fading fast, it was a magical trip and probably more so because it was so deserted at that time of year. Our little boat was the only craft on the fjords and there were absolutely no sounds around us as we made our way through the still water, with high mountains on both sides.

The journey ended at Gudvangen where a bus picked us up and took us back to Bergen. In summer, the bus takes a more scenic route but the tour is shorter in winter because the mountain roads are too perilous.

It was very, very cold on the water and I would have liked more daylight time to admire the stunning scenery, but the trip was still well worth taking.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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