Best of Værlandet

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Værlandet
Remote Værlandet is accessible only by ferry, so make sure you spend two or three nights here to soak in the quiet island culture. Fishing and fish farming are still the most important industries in this town of just a few hundred residents, which is also known for its greenstone breccia rock formations.

Previous kimkim travelers have done self-guided bicycle tours around the archipelago to see Værlandet and Bulandet at their own pace. Take a boat trip to the majestic cliff island of Alden, where you can hike to the top of the cliffs before you return to catch the boat back. A guided sea life safari will help you spot white-tailed eagles, sea eagles, and other seabirds and aquatic animals, or visit the nature reserve on Sørværet to do your own birdwatching amid the unique wetland environment.
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A fjord-side road near Solvorn
Map of Western Norway Self-Drive Tour - 8 Days
Western Norway Self-Drive Tour - 8 Days

This relaxed road trip includes peaceful islands, fjord-side villages, and hiking trails in Western Norway. After exploring Bergen with a local guide, rent a car and make your way to the remote island of Værlandet and stunning branches of the Sognefjord for your choice of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. Finish the adventure with two nights in a historic family-run hotel before looping back to Bergen.

Sail through the Sognefjord to get to Fjærland
Norway Fjord & Island Tour - 8 Days

Travel like a local on this 8-day adventure through some of Norway's most iconic and historic landscapes. Starting in Bergen, set sail for fjord-side villages, fishing towns, and remote islands where you can dive into pristine and peaceful environments. Urban and rural pursuits like hiking, birding, and cycling are also daily highlights. 

End your multi-day trek at the base of the Aurlandsfjord
Map of Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days
Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days

This active adventure kicks off in Oslo where you'll explore Norway's capital on your own and with a guide, followed by a train ride to the starting point for a multi-day trek. Once you reach the Aurland Valley (by foot), you'll ferry to Bergen's lively wharf surrounded by fjords and mountains. Finish with additional boat transfers to a lesser-known—and bike-friendly—archipelago, known for authentic island culture.

Take in Norway's stunning coastline from the water.
Map of Southern Norway's Fjord Coast - 8 Days
Southern Norway's Fjord Coast - 8 Days

Trace the impact of the sea and the country's maritime heritage across Norway's fjord coast on this weeklong journey. From charming Bergen, set sail for modern-day fishing villages and remote islands where you can not only sample the day's catch, but also dive into pristine environments now home to diverse aquatic wildlife and numerous seabirds. Urban and rural outdoor pursuits from hiking to cycling to kayaking are daily highlights of this active trip.

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