Where are the best fjords in our planet? The answer is simple: Norway!
The breathtaking Sognefjord sceneries are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Landscape! Many world leading magazines including National Geographic rate Sognefjord fjord as the world best unspoiled nature.
Welcome to the Fantastic Fjord!
Day 01: Arrive in Oslo.
Day 02: Oslo City (1040).
Visit the Historical Landmarks and Cultural Masterpieces.
Day 03: Oslo - Flam (315km, 4 h 45 min)
Day 04: Flam - Gudvangen.
The Most Famous Sognefjord Cruise.
Day 05: Voss - Bergen (107 km, 1 h 37 min).
The UNESCO World Heritage Landscape Route.
Day 06: Bergen.
The UNESCO World Heritage Bryggen.
Day 07: Departure Bergen.
Frogner Park (1940) (The Vigeland Park)
Frogner Park is fantastic park installed with more than 200 amazing sculpture masterpieces by Gustav Vigeland - the greatest Norwegian sculptor. It is the world largest sculpture park from one single artist. That is the reason that Frogner Park is also called Vigeland Park.
Oslo City Hall (1950)
The Oslo City Hall the one of the Oslo’s symbolic buildings, and it is the venue of the famous annual Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.
Royal Palace (1849) (Det kongelige slott)
Oslo Royal Place is the residence of the King Harald V and the royal family. It is one of the most significant buildings of Norway.
Viking Ship Museum (Original Viking Ships from 800 AD)
This museum displays three Viking ships dated from the 9th century. They are the only Viking ships people can see nowadays. Valuable Viking age relics such as sledges, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets and other goods are displayed in this museum.
Oslo Opera House (2008)
Oslo Opera House has won many international architecture awards. The fantastic 38,500 m2 opera house sits at the Oslo fjord water front and it is the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the National Opera Theatre.
Nobel Peace Centre (2005)
Nobel Peace Centre was opened by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in 2005. Here you can find the stories about the great donator Alfred Bernhard Nobel and the famous Nobel Prize Laureates.
Flam is an amazing fjord village. It is the most important hub of Sognefjord. Flam has both fjord cruise terminal and Flam Line train station.
Sognefjord, the World Most Famous Fjord
Sognefjord is the longest, splendid and most popular fjord in Norway!
Sognefjord stretches 205 kilometers (127 mi) from the ocean coast to inland. The 1000 meters deep Sognefjord is flanked by more than 1000 meters high cliffs and surrounded by Europe’s largest glacier – the Jostedal Glacier. The Jostedal Glacier is 487 square kilometres (188 sq mi) large with the highest point in Hogste Breakulen at 1,957 meters.
The Flam Line (1941)
The flam line is a 20.2 kilometers long miracle. In this 20.2 kilometers’ train ride, it goes up from a few meters above sea level at Flam Station to 863 meters at Myrdal Station. It makes the flam line one of the steepest gradient trains in the world. Along the route, it is Norway’s fantastic nature - snow capped mountains, deep valleys and amazing waterfalls (especially the 225 meters long Kjosfossen waterful).
This is one of the best parts of the Sognefjord. The fjord here is narrow, deep and calm. It is flanked by snow-covered mountain of 1,800 meters above sea level, with thundering waterfalls and picturesque villages along the whole cruise route.
Voss is lovely Norwegian town situated between Flam and Bergen and is very near the beautiful Sognefjord. Voss is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and fast flowing white water rivers. The little town is famous place for skiing, water sports, skydiving, paragliding, kayaking, rafting, kite surfing, para-bungee, river boarding and other adventure sports. Voss hosts the Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week) every year in the last week of June, which is regarded as the world's premier extreme sports festival.
Drive along the Sognefjord Fjord! The sceneries of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Landscape Route are breathtaking. Many world leading magazines including National Geographic rate Sognefjord Fjord as the world best unspoiled nature.
Bergen, a World Culture Heritage City.
Bergen was founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070. In the 13th century, Bergen became a very important trading hub of the Hanseatic League. Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture. It is the gateway to the amazing fjords of Norway.
Bryggen is one of Bergen's and Norway's main attractions. In 1360, the German Hanseatic League established one of its import and export offices at Bryggen, dominating trade between Norway and the rest of Europe for almost 400 years. Bryggen is listed as a famous UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
Hakon’s Hall (1261)
Hakon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Hakon Hakonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway. Hakon’s Hall was the site of major national events, for example the drawing up of Norway’s first complete set of laws. As a national cultural monument, Hakon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions.
Bergen Cathedral (1150)
Bergen Cathedral is situated in the city center of Bergen. It has a history of nearly 900 years. It started as a church dedicated to Olav the Holy, Norway’s patron saint, around year 1150.
Bryggens Museum (1350)
Bryggens Museum is built over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen. In the museum, a huge numbers of objects excavated from the medieval ages are exhibited.
Fish Market (1350)
Since the 12 century, the Bergen Fish Market has been a meeting place for merchants and fishermen. Now, the busy Bergen Fish Market becomes Norway’s most visited outdoors markets. In the Bergen Fish Market, fresh seafood, fruit, vegetables, souvenirs and handicrafts are sold. There are even unique restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the Fish Market while you can have a bite of the Norwegian gourmet.
Why not fly to Reykjavik (Iceland) from Bergen and continue your Scandinavia Holiday? From Bergen, the air route is the shortest to Iceland from Europe.
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