Private tour: Nærøyfjord Cruise, Undredal Stave Church & House of Cheese Day Excursion

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An adventurous day with a Premium Fjord Cruise, beautiful scenery and local traditional cuisine. The tour goes by private vehicle from Bergen to World Heritage site Nærøyfjord and the old Viking village of Gudvangen. On the way we pass the town of Voss, make a stop at Tvinde waterfall, and we drive via the spectacular Stalhemskleiva with 13 hairpin bends to get down to Nærøy valley. In Gudvangen we board the electric passenger ship "Future of the fjord" and a two hours Premium Fjord Cruise on the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. After landing in Flåm and a visit to Stegastein viewpoint the tour continues to Undredal, a charming little village on the shore of Aurlandsfjord. With a population of only 100 people, but also 500 goats, Undredal is famous for the goat cheese that is still produced the traditional way. In «ELDHUSET – house of cheese» we will be served a lunch menu with white and brown local goat cheese, salami goat, sour cream, cloudberry jam, crisp bread and local fruit juices. In Undredal we also visit the old Stave church from 1147. The church is only 12 by 4 metres (39 by 13 ft) and has 40 seats, making it the smallest stave church still in use in all of Scandinavia. On this private day tour with a local English speaking guide you will experience beautiful western Norwegian nature, sea, mountains, premium fjord cruise and local food made in the traditional way.  

What´s Included

  • Pick-up in Bergen
  • Private vehicle, Bergen - Gudvangen
  • Premium Fjord Cruise, Gudvangen - Flåm
  • Private vehicle, Flåm - Stegastein Viewpoint - Undredal
  • Lunch, Eldhuset "House of Cheese" in Undredal
  • Private vehicle, Undredal - Bergen
  • Drop-off in Bergen
  • Local English speaking guide

What to bring

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Voss
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Voss

Voss is a municipality in Vestland county and the administrative center is the village of Vossevangen. Voss is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and fast-flowing whitewater rivers. This has led to its development as a notable center of skiing, watersport, skydiving, paragliding and other adventure sports. Every year in the last week of June the area hosts the Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week), which is regarded as the world's premier extreme sport festival. Bømoen, the local airstrip, is home to Skydive Voss, one of the largest dropzones in Norway, as well as a gliding club. The rivers provide various levels of white water, attracting kayaking, rafting and river boarding. Kite surfing and para-bungee may be seen on lake Vangsvatnet. The ski area, to the north of the town, is accessible via a cable car, Voss Gondol.  

DAY 2
Tvindefossen Waterfall
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Tvindefossen Waterfall

Tvindefossen is a waterfall near Voss on the road to Flåm. The many-stranded 110 meters high waterfall is formed by a small stream, the Kroelvi, tumbling over a receding cliff. It is famous for its beauty and many stop here to admire it.

DAY 3
Stalheimskleiva
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Stalheimskleiva

The small village of Stalheim lies along the highway in the northeastern part of the Voss municipality. The village sits at a high point in the inner part of the Nærøydal valley which leads northeastwards towards the Nærøyfjorden. The highway runs through a series of tunnels to descend into the valley, but in the summer months we drive the old road Stalheimskleivi that was built in 1850 and can still be used with its hairpin turns and 18% grade. The Stalheimsfossen waterfall is the most notable sight in the area and the view from Stalheim hotel is well-known from several paintings.   

DAY 4
Nærøyfjord
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Nærøyfjord

The Nærøyfjord is a narrow fjord in the municipality of Aurland and is a branch of the large Sognefjord. The 18-kilometre (11 mi) long fjord is only 250 metres (800 ft) wide in some parts. The river Nærøydalselvi flows down the valley Nærøydalen into the fjord at the village of Gudvangen. Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it has also been rated by National Graphic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site.  

DAY 5
Aurlandsfjord
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Aurlandsfjord

Aurlandsfjord is a fjord in Vestland county. The fjord flows through the municipalities of Aurland, Vik and Lærdal. The 29-kilometre (18 mi) long fjord is a branch of the main Sognefjorden, Norway's longest fjord. The fjord is deep and narrow, reaching a depth of about 962 metres (3,156 ft) and its width is generally less than 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide. About 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) south of the mouth of the fjord, the Nærøyfjord branches off from it to the west. The village of Flåm sits at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord; other villages along the fjord are Aurlandsvangen and Undredal. Most of the fjord is surrounded by up to 1,800-metre (5,900 ft) tall, steep mountains with little habitation along the fjord except for in a few small valleys.

DAY 6
Stegastein Viewpoint
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Stegastein Viewpoint

Experience the spectacular Stegastein viewing platform with panoramic view 650 metres (2132 ft) above Aurlandsfjord. This structure, which juts out 30 metres from the mountainside above the fjord, offers an unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding landscape is hard to imagine. A sight to take your breath away and a perfect place for memorable holiday photos. Stegastein is one the most photographed viewpoints in the region. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the National Tourist Road that runs from Aurland to Lærdal, popularly known as “The snow road”. 

DAY 7
Undredal
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Undredal

Undredal is a unique Norwegian fjord village where people still have a strong connection to the land and their traditions. Undredal is famous for its goat cheese, stave church, architecture and breathtaking scenery. We'll explore the Undredal village with a walking tour and enjoy magical fjord views. At "Eldhuset - House of cheese", the local restaurant situated at the dock, the host will tell us about the historical goat cheese production and we will be served a local goat cheese lunch.

DAY 8
Undredal Stave Church
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Undredal Stave Church

Undredal Stave Church is a church in Undredal. The church is only 12 by 4 metres (39 by 13 ft) and has 40 seats, making it the smallest stave church still in use in all of Scandinavia. The church was built in the middle of the 12th century, probably the year 1147. Around 1850, the building was extended to the west with the addition of a belltower and porch. In 1913, there were plans to dismantle the church and move it to a museum in the village of Kaupanger but this never happened. Instead it was reconstructed in 1984 and underwent extensive maintenance work. Inside the church, the ceiling is decorated with biblical figures and angels.

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