Winter Adventure in Fjord Norway - Norway Insight

Winter Adventure in Fjord Norway

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A 3-day winter trip to Myrkdalen Mountain Resort, two days skiing, fjord cruise on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, winter fjord safari and the Flåm Railway.

On this trip you will experience the winter in Fjord Norway. We start in Bergen, the Capital of Western Norway. Two days alpine or cross country skiing in Myrkdalen, a fjord cruise and fjord safari on UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. The trip ends by a train ride from Flåm to Myrdal - on the spectacular Flåm Railway.

Bergen-Myrkdalen-Flåm-Bergen

Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/www.fjordnorway.com, Paul Edmundson, Andrea Giubeli, Espen Haagensen/visitBergen.com

 

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Day 1: Bergen-Myrkdalen – ski in Myrkdalen (Sunday)

The tour starts at the Railway Station in Bergen Sunday morning at 08:43. In Bergen, it’s the city itself that is the attraction – and of course the old Hanseatic Warf “Bryggen”. This is a live cultural treasure that’s on UNESCO world heritage list. 

The trip will go from Bergen to Voss by train and from there further on to Myrkdalen by bus. Myrkdalen is the largest ski resort in Western Norway - with family-friendly ski areas, slopes with all levels of difficulty, terrain parks, ski cross slopes and great off-piste terrain.

2-day lift pass is included in the price. Ski rental (alpine or cross country) and instructor is additional.
Accommodation: Myrkdalen Hotel

 

Day 2: Ski Myrkdalen – Flåm (Monday)

After breakfast we will go skiing in Myrkdalen again. You can choose between down hill and cross country.

In the afternoon there will be a bus ride to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen to Flåm you will travel by boat on the UNESCO- heritage fjord - Nærøyfjord.
The narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord is surrounded by steep mountains with snow covered tops that stretch up to 1800 meters above sea level. Waterfalls cascade down the mountains and picturesque villages dot the landscape. This is an area that is featured on the UNESCO world heritage list and is considered one of the world's most beautiful fjord landscapes.
Dinner will be served at Ægir. Here it will be served Ægir Vikingdinner with a 5-course beer- and food menu.
Accommodation: Flåmsbrygga Hotel

 

Day 3: Winter fjord safari – the Flåm Railway – Bergen (Tuesday)

After breakfast it’s possible to do some shopping on your own in Flåm.

From Flåm we will go on an impressive winter fjord safari through the Aurlandsfjord and into the world heritage fjord Nærøyfjord. The knowledgeable guides will tell local stories about the life by the fjord. On the way back from Nærøyfjord we will disembark in the small goat cheese village, Undredal.
The next highlight this day will be the Flåm Railway - an amazing train journey that will take you 20 precipitous kilometers between the fjord-village Flåm and the high mountain of Myrdal. The Flåm Railway is one of Norway’s largest tourist attractions and the journey will take approximately one hour.

The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest standard-gauge railway lines in the world and have a height difference of 865,5 meters. The train runs through spectacular scenery.

The Lonely Planet Traveller rated the Flåm Railway number one in the ranking of “The World’s most incredible train journeys in 2014”.

From Myrdal we will go by train back to Bergen. We will arrive Bergen in the afternoon at 6 o'clock.

 

Included in the price:

  • The tour starts and ends in Bergen. Train tickets from Bergen to Voss and from Flåm to Bergen.
  • Breakfast day 2-3.
  • Dinner at Ægir day 2. Ægir Vikingdinner with a 5-course beer- and food menu.
  • Transport on the tour, except bus from Vinje to Gudvangen.
  • Lift pass for the ski slopes in Myrkdalen – 2 days.
  • Winter fjord safari through the Aurlandsfjord and into the world heritage fjord Nærøyfjord.
  • Boat trip on the UNESCO-fjord Nærøyfjord.
  • Accommodation: Two nights in a standard room (double or single) with bathroom.

 

Not included in the price

  • Plane tickets to and from Norway.
  • Alcohol and drinks.
  • Bus from Vinje to Gudvangen, about NOK 80 (to be paid on the bus).
  • Ski rental.
  • Ski guide.
  • Lunch and dinner.

 

What to bring

  • Warm winter shoes
  • Small day-trip backpack.
  • Warm winter clothes
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wool leggings and wool pullover.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski googles

 

Winter Fjord Safari - attire and equipment

We will provide flotation suits,hats, gloves, goggles and pullover boots. We do wish to point out the necessity of dressing warm with wool and fleece and warm, comfortable shoes. If you are not dressed warmly enough you will get the option of hiring extra clothing so that you will have a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Highlights

  • Myrkdalen - the largest ski resort in Western Norway
  • Boat trip on the UNESCO-fjord Nærøyfjord
  • Winter fjord safari through the Aurlandsfjord and into the world heritage fjord Nærøyfjord
  • The Flåm Railway / Flåmsbana
  • The Bergen Railway /  Bergensbanen

Route

  1. Bryggen
  2. Myrkdalen
  3. Flåm
  4. Bergen