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Flam, Norway

Fjord Escape to Bergen & Balestrand

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,055 pp incl. flights


Short description

Travel from Bergen to Balestrand in the heart of Norway's beautiful fjords


  • Explore the coastal city of Bergen, famed for its fish market and its UNESCO-listed Hanseatic wharf, Bryggen
  • Experience the beauty of the Western Fjords as you journey along spectacular Sognefjord to the picturesque village of Balestrand
  • Enjoy a journey on the scenic Flåm railway, one of the steepest standard gauge railways in the world

In Brief

  • 1 Night Bergen
  • 3 Nights Balestrand
  • 1 Night Bergen


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world

Experience the sheer beauty of western Norway on this seven-day tailor-made holiday connecting Bergen, famed for its setting and old Hanseatic wharf, and Balestrand. Tucked away on the edge of the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the country, it's one of the most picturesque villages in Norway. You'll also visit the charming village of Flam where you'll join the popular Flåm Railway for an unforgettable journey past plunging waterfalls and across dramatic mountain landscapes before returning to Bergen.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Bergen, gateway to the fjords, and check into the Clarion Havnekontoret, a centrally located hotel by the wharf in one of the city's most historic buildings and perfectly placed to explore the highlights of what was one of the major Hanseatic cities in Europe. Spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring on foot, visiting the fish market, the city's famous aquarium and the historic Bryggen district, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. A light dinner, served at the hotel is included in your stay.

Stay: Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen (Superior)

Meals: D

Days 2-4

Leave Bergen behind as you head into Norway's beautiful fjords. Take an express fjord boat and head along Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway, toward the town of Balestrand, arriving around midday. Check into Kviknes Hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The next two days will be spent exploring the magnificent countryside around Balestrand, a region that has welcomed tourists since as far back as the early 1800s when artists would come here with their sketchbooks and paintbrushes to capture the beautiful light and breathtaking nature for which this part of Norway is famed. There are plenty of activities available during your stay, including hiking, cycling, RIB boat safaris and fjord excursions that allow you to experience the region at its best.

Stay: Hotel Kviknes, Balestrand (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 5
Flåm & Bergen

Depart Balestrand this morning after breakfast and head by express boat to the pretty village of Flåm. Located in Aurlandsfjord, an arm of Sognefjord, Flåm is best known for its scenic railway, one of the steepest standard gauge railways in the world that will take you through an incredible 20 tunnels, 18 of which were built entirely by hand, past the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall and to the town of Myrdal where you'll change trains for the journey to Bergen. The section of railway from Myrdal to Bergen is truly spectacular, taking you across wild mountain terrain and the dramatic Hardangervidda plateau. On arrival in Bergen you'll make the sort walk to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying a light evening meal as part of your stay.

Stay: Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 6

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Bergen airport for your onward flight to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,055 incl. flights

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