This classic and incredibly scenic itinerary checks off several key Norwegian highlights in the span of a week after the summer crowds have left. Start off in Europe's fastest growing capital with a day in Oslo. From here, travel via the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest trains in the world, and stay a night in Aurland before taking a cruise through the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. You'll then travel to Bergen and spend a few days exploring this colorful wharf city surrounded by seven mountains before returning to Oslo for one more night on the town.
Stegastein Viewpoint & Nærøyfjord Cruise, Aurland
Now that you've enjoyed the fjord from above, it's time to explore it from the water. First, your guide will take you to Flåm, where you'll board a fjord cruise. The Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains, cascading waterfalls, and snow-covered peaks reaching up to 5,905 feet (1800 meters) high. The Nærøyfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Besides the incredible scenery, enjoy views of tiny fishing villages filled with traditional Norwegian wooden houses.
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Itineraries with Stegastein Viewpoint & Nærøyfjord Cruise
This slow road trip—concentrating on Norway's two longest fjords—gives travelers the opportunity to become part of local life. Starting in Bergen, you'll explore the city before renting a car and heading to the Hardanger region for hiking and mountain biking. Then make your way to Aurland and explore two spectacular arms of the Sognefjord before circling back to Bergen for one more night on the town.
After arriving, you can explore the cobblestoned wharf city of Bergen, hike to the top of Mount Fløyen for views over the city, and enjoy a fjord cruise to Balestrand. You'll then take a ferry, with fjord views, to Flåm, where you'll spend two nights in a Riverside Farm Lodge in the Norwegian countryside before enjoying a Nærøyfjord cruise. You'll then take the steep and scenic Flåm Railway to Oslo, with a stop in Myrdal, and spend your final two nights in Oslo.