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Waterfalls to mountain tops: 6 scenic tours and day trips in Norway

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Norway’s stunning landscapes are the stuff of dreams – imposing fjords, majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls.

Whether you’re looking for a serene fjord cruise, a rail journey with views or an adrenaline-pumping hike, there’s a scenic tour for everyone.

We’ve pulled together some tours and day trips that offer a taste of Norway’s unparalleled natural beauty…

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 DAY TRIPS AND TOURS FROM BERGEN, NORWAY

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Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

Price: from £60.45
Duration: 4 hours

Starting in the charming city of Bergen, this fjord cruise is a must for nature lovers. Sail through the breathtaking Osterfjord, navigating the narrow Mostraumen strait with cliffs towering above. The highlight? Getting up close to a natural waterfall where you can fill a bucket with icy mountain water. It’s a perfect blend of tranquillity and excitement.

Itinerary highlights:

Osterfjorden: This fjord stretches 27 km, offering dramatic views as it winds through rugged terrain. At its deepest, it plunges to 639m below sea level.

Mostraumen: Navigate this narrow, 600m-long canal and marvel at its powerful, canalised waters.

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Premium Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

Price: from £267.83
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Explore the stunning Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on an electric boat before boarding the famous Flåm Railway. This tour combines serene fjord cruising with one of the steepest and most scenic rail journeys in the world.

Itinerary highlights:

Tvindefossen: A beautiful, multi-stranded waterfall near Voss, renowned for its rejuvenating waters.

Stalheimskleiva: Offers stunning valley views and the towering Stalheimsfossen waterfall.

Flåm Railway: A 20.2km railway with spectacular views and steep gradients.

Kjosfossen Waterfall: Famous for its powerful cascade and scenic beauty.

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Bergen Day Tour to National Park Folgefonna and Glacier Lake

Price: from £163.84
Duration: 10 hours

This tour combines hiking and ferry rides to explore the Folgefonna National Park and the turquoise Bondhusvatnet glacier lake. It includes a unique experience of walking behind the Steindalsfossen waterfall and scenic fjord views.

Itinerary highlights:

Steinsdalsfossen: Walk behind this iconic waterfall for a unique perspective.

Bondhusvatnet: A serene glacier lake surrounded by lush forests and towering mountains.

Folgefonna National Park: Hike through stunning landscapes with glacier views.

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DAY TRIPS AND TOURS FROM STAVANGER, NORWAY

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Lysefjord RIB Safari from Stavanger

Price: from £98.71
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

For an adrenaline-filled adventure, hop on a RIB tour to explore Lysefjord’s rugged beauty. See the famous Pulpit Rock from below, learn about local wildlife, and enjoy the thrill of speeding through the fjord’s clear waters.

Itinerary highlights:

Lysefjord: Discover this dramatic fjord with its steep cliffs and deep waters.

Pulpit Rock: Marvel at this iconic cliff face from a unique water-level perspective.

Hengjanefossen Waterfall: Get a refreshing shower as you sail close to the waterfall.

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Stavanger: Waterfalls, Caves and Rock Tour by Sea

Price: from £104.62

Duration: 3 hours

This boat tour from Stavanger takes you deep into the heart of Lysefjord. Visit Vagabond’s Cave, see goats in the summer pasture and taste pure mountain water from Hengjane Falls. It’s a perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

Itinerary highlights:

Vagabond’s Cave: A cove surrounded by dramatic cliffs with a rich history.

Pulpit Rock: View this natural wonder rising 1981ft above the fjord.

Hengjane Falls: Taste the pristine mountain water.

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Pulpit Rock Hiking Adventure

Price: from £212.70
Duration: 9 hours

For those who love hiking, this tour takes you to the top of Pulpit Rock. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lysefjord from 604m above. The hike is moderately challenging, but the views from the top are utterly rewarding.

Itinerary highlights:

Ryfast Tunnel: Travel through the world’s longest undersea road tunnel.

Pulpit Rock: Hike to this famous viewpoint for incredible panoramic vistas.

Lysefjord: Relax and take photos of this spectacular fjord from above.

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