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Fjord Tours Articles / 24 Jun 2019

Visiting Norway

Known as the land of the midnight sun, Norway is a country that offers outstanding experiences all year round. Culture and cosmopolitan cities nestle alongside some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, creating a location which is unlike any other.

When visiting Norway, there’s an overwhelming number of options; with activities that vary from dog sledding, a fjord cruise and culinary explorations to seeing the Northern Lights, it can be hard to fit everything in. 3-day tours can be an excellent way to see as much as possible while still enjoying every moment of your trip.

Below are some ideas of places to visit to help plan your trip, and some 3-day tours of Norway which are simply unforgettable.

Stunning locations

Visiting Norway provides so many alternatives, with towns and cities that are incredibly diverse. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most popular destinations:

Bergen

The second largest city in Norway, it’s often referred to as the gateway to the fjords. Despite its size Bergen retains a local atmosphere, assisted by the seven mountains which surround the city centre. With historic museums, cultural events and a vibrant mood, Bergen is a lively city that really celebrates Norway. See our Bergen hotels.

Hardanger fjord - ship

Hardangerfjord region

Glaciers, apple orchards and one of the largest fjords in the world are just some of the standout features of the picturesque Hardangerfjord region. With lots of traditional heritage and breathtaking waterfalls, it’s an area which is exceptionally beautiful.

Sognefjord area

Sognefjord is the deepest fjord in the country and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With tiny villages dotted throughout the valleys, Sognefjord is a sustainable destination and one where you can enjoy delicious local produce. Hiking in the towering mountains, summer skiing, rock-climbing and rafting are all activities available in the area.

Vision of the Fjord - electrical ferry

The 3-day tours that are unmissable

The above locations represent some of the very best of what Norway has to offer and allowing yourself a few more days on a trip lets you to enjoy a region to the fullest. Some of the best tours include:

Norway in a nutshell®

Traveling on the Bergen Railway and then the Flåm Railway, you’ll be able to take it easy as you ride right across Norway. Magnificent mountain scenery leads onto a gentle journey over the fjords. Relax in a local village stopover before returning to Bergen where you can explore the city at your leisure.

Sognefjord area

Experience the Flåm Railway as you journey to the King of the Fjords, Sognefjord. Cruise down the peaceful waters and enjoy an overnight stay in Balestrand, giving you lots of time to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the Sognefjord area.

If the idea of a tour filled with fruit, flowers and waterfalls is your idea of heaven this one is for you. Visiting the Hardangerfjord region you’ll see the largest waterfall in Norway as well as the many blossoming fruit trees in the famous orchards in this area.

Taking in towns such as Bergen and Voss, the tour finishes with a tranquil tour through the fjords, with more waterfalls along the way.

The best way to visit Norway

When visiting Norway, 3-day tours take away the hassle of organizing everything yourself. Traveling through some of the most beautiful regions you can choose which activities to add, or customize the experience for the ultimate Norwegian adventure.