Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland, Balestrand

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Immerse in rich culture and local insights on a private boat tour led by a knowledgeable Balestrand guide.

Overview

Embark on a private boat tour with an expert guide who is a Balestrand local with generations of insider knowledge. During your journey, you'll make stops at picturesque locations, and listen to the captivating stories your guide will share along the way. Explore fjords adorned with breathtaking waterfalls and remote homesteads, concluding your journey in the charming village of Fjærland. You can decide whether to return to Balestrand in the evening or spend the night in Fjærland, based on your preference.

Highlights

  • 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

Duration
3 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Private

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.

What's included

  • Private guide

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Traveler reviews

7 total ratings, 6 with reviews
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Maureen F.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2024
Loved our guide Tor! Geared trip to 4 year old. Made it so fun for her! Read more

Loved our guide Tor! Geared trip to 4 year old. Made it so fun for her!

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Sky S.
Calabasas, CA | Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024
This was so much fun..lovely having a local guide who had grown up there! Thor was a delight! Read more

This was so much fun..lovely having a local guide who had grown up there! Thor was a delight!

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Anita H.
Batavia, NY | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2023
A unique private tour with a true local - Captain Tor. Read more

A unique private tour with a true local - Captain Tor.

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Catherine B.
Huntington, VT | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023
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. Thor pointed out places he had been as a child - so interesting to hear about the history from someone who has lived it. We loved this experience! Read more

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. Thor pointed out places he had been as a child - so interesting to hear about the history from someone who has lived it. We loved this experience!

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Margaret S.
Bethesda, MD | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022
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 was a wealth of info throughout the trip about places and people. Tor was really fun and intersting, slowing at certain places to talk or let us drink from a waterfall (without leaving the boat or getting wet--very impressive). Extra info: he has great warm jumpsuits for all his clients. He also does fishing trips, though we did not do that part. 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 was a wealth of info throughout the trip about places and people. Tor was really fun and intersting, slowing at certain places to talk or let us drink from a waterfall (without leaving the boat or getting wet--very impressive). Extra info: he has great warm jumpsuits for all his clients. He also does fishing trips, though we did not do that part.

Tips for future travelers

Small group was especially good for this trip

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Jen S.
Machesney Park, IL | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022
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 son had a special request to fish and he let him cast a little bit even though we weren't on a fishing cruise. He let my daughter drive - something she was nervous about at first but ultimately loved. 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 son had a special request to fish and he let him cast a little bit even though we weren't on a fishing cruise. He let my daughter drive - something she was nervous about at first but ultimately loved.

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