Summer in the Norwegian Fjords

Duration 10 days
Ideal time to visit June – September
Price guide
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Visit the Norwegian Fjords in the summer and you’ll be treated to beautiful skies, glowing green hills, lush forests and vibrant cities waiting to be explored. This action-packed trip will introduce you to the beauty of Norway‘s countryside and rich culture and history. Discover the highlights of Bergen, cruise to Flåm and wander the naturally beautiful area around Solvorn. Then, onto Hjorundfjord for glaciers and museums before spending time in the beautiful city of Ålesund. Finally, Oslo to find viking ships, sculpture parks, cosmopolitan culture and a buzzing culinary scene.

Trip highlights

  • Ride Fløyen funicular
  • Climb the Folgefonna Glacier
  • A scenic Fjord cruise to Flåm
  • Visit the stunning Jotunheimen National Park
  • Private boat trips in Hjorundfjord
  • A wildlife at sea safari in Alesund

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Days 1–3 Bergen
  • Days 3–5 Solvorn
  • Days 5–6 Hjorundfjord
  • Days 6–9 Alesund
  • Days 8–10 Oslo
Summer in the Norwegian Fjords
Price guide
  • Days 1–3 Bergen
  • Days 3–5 Solvorn
  • Days 5–6 Hjorundfjord
  • Days 6–9 Alesund
  • Days 8–10 Oslo

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Three days of exclusive experience in Bergen

Spend your time exploring the city of Bergen, Norway‘s UNESCO gateway city to the fjords. Filled with history and tradition, this big city enjoys a small-town charm and is easily explored on foot. Stroll around the fairy-tale-like old cobbled streets and small wooden houses and discover the Hanseatic wharf, Bryggen, with its unique architecture that saw this area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

On your explorations be sure to stop at the city’s fish market for a little bit of local hustle and bustle in a picturesque setting before taking a trip up the funicular to Mount Floyen for remarkable views back across Bergen.

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Folgefonna Glacier hike

Situated on the southern shore of the beautiful Hardangerfjord and in the heart of the National Park is the breathtaking glacier of Folgefonna — the third largest on mainland Norway. Folgefonna actually consists of three glaciers: Nordfonna, Midtfonna and Søfonna, as well as numerous tiny glaciers, altogether covering a total of 207 square kilometres.Today you can choose to hike or remain on land to marvel at the incredible hulks of blue ice.

Hardanger and Hardangerfjord

Hardanger’s  thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and fruit trees in bloom make this a naturally stunning region. There are few places on the planet where you can experience summer by the fjord and winter on the blue ice of a glacier all in one day, or learn about folk music and traditional costumes, followed by a visit to contemporary art galleries and modern industry museums.

Explore Flåm

Fjord cruise to Flåm with a cultural and culinary farm experience in Aurland

Discover the Nærøyfjord, a 17 kilometre longbranch of the Sognefjord, as you cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm. This fjord is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and boasts some of the most extreme and spectacular scenery in the world. There are 100 species of birds and animals in the area, including golden eagles and harbour seals. Pass tiny villages, goat and sheep farms and the smallest post office in the world. Once on land you will get to learn about farming and food culture in Aurland. Take an easy walk to a summer farm where you will enjoy a traditional lunch.

Days 3–5 Solvorn

Two nights in Solvorn

Spend two days exploring the beautiful area of Solvorn and visiting its most interesting and naturally astonishing attractions. Discover traces of Celtic art, Viking traditions, and Romanesque architecture at Urnes Stave Church, one of the oldest stave churches in the country and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing in the Sogn og Fjordane, it was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is a good example of traditional Scandinavian wooden architecture.

Jotunheimen National Park is part of a large mountain range including some of the highest mountains in northern Europe. With numerous huts and marked trails the park is one of the country’s most popular hiking areas, and you will get to go on a guided walk to admire its natural beauty.

Explore glaciers and delve into history, on your way to Hjorundfjord

Enjoy a scenic transfer to Hjorundfjord

Hop into your luxury vehicle and make your way to your hotel in Hjorundfjord, with a photo stop along the way at the Bøya Glacier. A branch of the Jostedal Glacier, Bøya is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. You will also visit a handicraft centre in Skei, stop for lunch in Sandane and pop in at the Nordfjord Folk Museum, followed by an easy walk in Nordangsdal.

Days 5–6

Spend a night in Hjørundfjorden

Like so much of this part of Norway, Hjørundfjorden is a place of complete natural beauty. This fjord is 20 kilometres long, belonging to the larger Storfjorden. Part of the dramatic appeal of this fjord is the surrounding Sunnmørsalpene mountain range, where some peaks reach as high as 1,700 metres into the bright blue sky and are covered in dense green forests. There are several small villages along the fjord that possess a true charm and a wonderful insight into Norwegian culture.

One of the best ways to explore the area is to hop aboard a boat to sail the twinkling waters or perhaps try your hand at kayaking or fishing. There will also be an opportunity to take a walk along the beautiful shoreline.

Days 6–8

Two nights exploring Alesund

You will spend two glorious days in the fantasy-like port town of Alesund, considered the most beautiful city in Norway, where sparkling fjords tower above turrets and ornate facades. Lined with art nouveau properties, Alesund owes its famously elegant architecture to a devastating fire in 1904. Having destroyed the entire city, the streets were re-built with Jugendstil design, creating a romantic, ornamental character.

Wander these pretty streets that stretch out to the sea and dine on local seafood before delving into a land of fjords and high peaks for epic adventure. With the jaw-dropping Hjorundfjord and Sunnmore Alps surrounding the city, there’s plenty of opportunity to hike, sail and explore the natural splendour.

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In the town

Out of town

Private sightseeing tour of Alesund

Meet with your private guide today to wander the quaint streets lined with art nouveau buildings and learn about Alesund’s fascinating history. Your guide will explain how a fire decimated the town centre on 23 January 1904 and how this disaster and the subsequent rebuild is what led to the distinctive architectural styles and colourful buildings that can be found today. Your guide will lead you to the popular sites such as the museum of Norwegian Art Nouveau and the aquarium.

A fascinating wildlife sea safari at Runde

Enjoy an exciting, private wildlife sea safari today to ‘bird cliffs’ at Runde where you’ll find the widest variety of seabirds in Scandinavia. Nesting season is from February to August and over this period 500,000 sea birds take over the island. Keep an eye out for the 100,000 pairs of nesting puffins. A guided hike or kayak tour can be arranged as an alternative if you’d prefer.

Days 8–10

Two nights in Oslo

Spend two nights enjoying exclusive private excursions tailored to suit you perfectly in the capital of Oslo. The geographical location, at the head of a fjord, surrounded by forests and deep blue waters gives Oslo a special atmosphere and easy access to activities in the great outdoors, whilst being immersed in cosmopolitan city life. Oslo has the highest population of any city in Norway, however, this means it’s really not that big and is the perfect size for exploring on foot the eclectic mix of old and new architecture, world-class museums, animated nightlife and outdoor activities.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park is the perfect place for a stroll and skiing is possible on the snow clad slopes of the Tryvann.

Explore Oslo

A private tour of Oslo

This privately guided tour of Norway’s capital will be structured with your interests in mind. Your local guide will introduce you to some of the city’s most important and interesting sites. You could take a tour of the Viking Ship Museum and learn all about the Scandinavians who explored Europe by its seas and rivers. Stop in at the open-air Norwegian Folk Museum, the country’s largest museum of cultural history, where there are a variety of exhibitions of folk art, costumes, toys and Sami culture. Or spend some time in the Vigeland Sculpture Park which boasts more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron, all crafted by Gustav Vigeland. You can also take a turn past Holmenkollen ski jump hill and the Ski Museum below it. The museum’s exhibitions outline 4000 years of ski history.

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