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Your guides will show up, bright and early on your ships pier to give you a small group tour of a autumn coloured Bergen and its surroundings in a tour that is commenced by Minivans to access the areas where larger vehicles simply can't navigate. This means you will also see some of the secret spots, -normally available only to locals and single travelers.
After the pier pick-up we head out on the road for the mandatory city core views like the Fløibanen funicular, and we travel up the narrow cobblestone streets of Sandviken. As you go up the mountainside, the city harbour and your cruise ship is unveiled in all its beauty far below you.
After a intro to the city itself, it is time to move on to what most cruise tourists are not able to see: The Fjords surrounding the town. You will travel the largest floating bridge in Europe, before choosing to which way to go further based on your groups preferences.
1. Golden Circle - Fjords & Mountains
As you pass the large white Nordhordland bridge, you aim into the far and deep end of the Osterfjord. A fjord that traditionally is the area of the people referred to as "Stril's". A "Stril" is a man who in one day could row to Bergen by boat, and this local name is still used to describe where your origin is. You make your way along the fjord side, and as you travel - you notice the fjord getting more and more narrow while spectacular steep mountains are like growing in the landscape. At the small village of Mo, you make a stop to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, and to soak in the views that thrilled the Netflix producers to use it for the TV Show "Innocents" that is airing this spring. After the break you make your way into the area that produce a large amount of the west coat hydroelectric power.
2. Golden Circle - Coast & Fjords inlets
The coast is different and you make your way along the small farms area of Radøy in the Nordhordland region. Here you see how history have unveiled and where people lived hand to mouth in older times. The views are a contrast to what you see half a hour later, when you stop at the modern Mongstad Oil Refinery. Here you will have a splendid overview of how the economy has developed since 1969 when Norwegians so to say, won the lottery. And here oil is processed and sent of to all corners of the world. A modern facility - but built into nature in a way that many guests find thrilling. Did you know that the Mongstad Refinery has its own tribe of deer that actually lives alongside the petrochemical pipes? It has, and shows the close bond between nature and modern life.
One or the other route - you will see more of interest than any other tour in Bergen • All Guides used on this tour is born and bread Norwegians
that are experienced with Norwegian driving conditions
Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from all hotels and cruise piers in Bergen City centre
Tour departs shortly after ships arrival in Bergen.
To ships departure pier.
Port pickup as ships arrive in Bergen
Transport by private Minivans (7 seaters) to access unexplored areas
Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for a overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent wil be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!
The listed price does not include a EUR 80 / USD 100 facility fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. Fee is pr group/car
Entrance fees - Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide : ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
A moderate amount of walking is involved in this trip, and wheelchair is available for seniors
A maximum of 6 people per car / 12 per booking.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Response from NorwayFjordTravel | Property representative |
The Radisson are very service minded, and normally don't hesitate to keep your luggage stored when you as guests need to. In addition, we have a storage facility where this can be held until you are... More
The Radisson are very service minded, and normally don't hesitate to keep your luggage stored when you as guests need to. In addition, we have a storage facility where this can be held until you are back.
As we serve a lot of Viking Cruise participants for the tour "The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the fjords by private van" (Operating in both directions) - all our vehicles have weatherproof luggage trailers where large items is stored to optimize the space in the Van for you.
I am sorry for the delayed answer, but the tours migration to the TripAdvisor platform (from Viator) has given the result that we don't have an alert when someone posts a question directly under a tour. Kind regards, Bjorn - Owner and Guide