Looking for a holiday that immerses you in the beauty of a new culture and stunning natural surroundings—but is still fun with really little kids? A trip to the land that inspired the hit kids' movie "Frozen" is just the thing! Leisurely in pace but jam-packed with memorable experiences, you'll explore the settlements of Bergen and Balestrand and their surrounding fjords as you cruise by ferry and private boat, hike scenic family-friendly trails, and get a taste of Norwegian history, architecture, and cuisine.
Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland, Balestrand
A unique private tour with a true local - Captain Tor.
Thor was a fascinating guide and we loved being on the boat with him. It was pretty magical to be on the water in the fjords.... Read more
This was a private trip for just 3 of us with a captain --Tor -- whose family hails from Balestrand for generations. As a result he... Read more
Captain Tor was fantastic. He made sure each of us was able to see or do something we wanted or didn't even know we wanted. My... Read more
- Embark on a private trip with a Balestrand local
- Learn about the region's history, culture, and people through engaging storytelling
- Get up close to natural wonders such as fjord waterfalls
- Explore off-the-beaten-track homesteads only accessible by water
- Visit the quaint village of Fjærland
Know before you go
What you'll do
Your fjord exploration starts in Balestrand, where your captain, also your guide, will accompany you throughout the day. With roots deeply embedded in Balestrand for generations, your captain is a wealth of captivating stories and insider knowledge about the area. All dressed up in warm jumpsuits provided by him, you'll embark on an off-the-beaten-track private boat adventure along the Fjærlandsfjord.
As you cruise along the fjord, immerse yourself in the tranquility and stunning beauty around you. Your guide will ensure each passenger's interests and preferences are catered to, making stops at specific points of interest or even letting you drink from a waterfall without leaving the boat or getting wet—a truly unique experience. He'll share tales about the places and people from the area, adding a depth of understanding to the beautiful landscape around you.
The journey along Fjærland is marked by breathtaking waterfalls and homesteads that are only accessible by water, providing a glimpse into the secluded and serene lifestyle of the fjord dwellers. The captain will slow down at these points, allowing you to take in the sights and learn about the unique characteristics and history of each place.
Upon arrival in Fjærland, you'll have ample time to explore the charming village. Walk around the picturesque streets, visit the local shops, and make sure to try some authentic Norwegian food. You can choose to spend the night here and experience the village life, or you can return to Balestrand in the evening. The boat ride back will be arranged, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the journey.
Whether you're a lover of nature, history, or adventure, this excursion offers a unique experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the local culture and natural wonders of the region.
- Private guide