Into the Wild: Norway’s Western Fjords

Bergen to Ålesund. Weave in and out of hidden bays, taking in majestic views and incredible culture in Norway’s Western Fjords.

Into the Wild

Norway is a country of breathtaking natural beauty, and there's no better way to experience it than on a yacht charter. This itinerary embarks in Bergen, cruising through the western Fjords, an area renowned for its stunning scenery and UNESCO World Heritage status, to the vibrant town of Ålesund. On the way, as you weave in and out of hidden bays, you'll have the chance to explore charming coastal towns, hike through majestic mountains, and see some of the world's most impressive waterfalls.



Experience the wonder of Bergen as soon as you touch down at the airport only 25 minutes away from the harbor. As the second largest city in Norway, Bergen is a culture-packed oasis filled with attractions ranging from architecture to museums. Once a hub for international trade, the harbor is now home to the famous fish market which welcomes visitors from all over the world. After embarking the yacht, take a hike up to Mount Fløien to get a breathtaking view of the entire city, or indulge in some of the best seafood in the country at the Cornelius Seafood Restaurant located on a remote island off the coast. Get ready to embrace the history and traditions of Bergen, the gateway to the Fjords.



Discover the magic of solitude at Finden, a destination untouched by the bustle of modern life. Here, you'll encounter a world of peaceful quiet, with only one resident and no roads in sight. But don't let the serenity deceive you - the surroundings here are simply breathtaking.

Just a stone's throw from Finden lies the enchanting Fjord arm of Findebotten, a haven for kayaking and snorkeling. Go ashore for a guided hike through the area to uncover hidden gems and fascinating stories from the locals.



In the afternoon we'll head to the picturesque and vibrant village of Flam, as bustling as Finden is quiet. Hop on the iconic Flam Railway for a one-of-a-kind journey to the top, where you can bask in breathtaking views of the valley. Dial up the adventure with a thrilling combo of zip-lining and biking on your way back back down to the Fjord. Before heading back on board, Stop by the local Ægir brewpub, built like a stave church, and try their signature beer.



Prepare to be awestruck as you cruise into the majestic Nærøyfjord - a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most breathtaking Fjords on the planet. The views here are unbeatable. There are countless possibilities for adventure here, so explore with the yacht's kayaks or hop ashore for a hike. For those interested in history, a visit to the Viking village of Njardarheim can be arranged, where you'll immerse yourself in Viking culture and indulge in some mouthwatering traditional Viking cuisine. This itinerary promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you forever.



Nestled on the north side of the Sognefjord lies Kaupanger, a historic harbor that once thrived as a trading mecca. Wander its charming streets and you'll stumble upon Norway's most magnificent stave church, a masterpiece that's sure to impress even the most jaded traveler. We'll do it better - with a private tour that includes a soul-stirring song performance.

In the afternoon, we'll shift gears and head up to a private estate for salmon fishing and a private BBQ. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and relish in the peaceful atmosphere as you test your angling skills against agile salmon. A local chef will prepare a mouth-watering BBQ of a whole deer, hunted from the forest right outside the farm. This special meal will be served in the "House of Spirits", an open cottage built with local mountain pine and overlooking the tranquil pond. As you sit by the crackling fireplace, taking in the views of the mountain and pond, you will feel like you've entered a true oasis.



As the yacht pulls into Fjærland, disembark for a once-in-a-lifetime "Glacier tour". A local guide will whisk you away on a thrilling excursion exploring the two stunning glaciers that surround the charming village, by van. After taking in the breathtaking sights, a visit to the Glacier Museum is an absolute must. Or, for those who prefer to hike, Fjærland offers an array of trails that cater to all levels of expertise. All of this excitement and discovery is just a short 10-minute distance from the yacht.



Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Sognefjord lies the picturesque village of Balestrand. A true hidden gem, this charming village has captured the hearts of travelers for centuries. But Balestrand is not just a pretty face - it's also known for its lush apple orchards that produce some of the finest cider you'll ever taste.

Hidden among the apple trees is The Ciderhouse, where you'll be able to enjoy a private tour of their production process before being treated to a special dinner that celebrates the bounty of this fruitful region.



Embark on a picturesque morning cruise from the Sognefjord to the serene Dalsfjorden, with its stunning natural beauty and awe-inspiring waterfall. Take the opportunity to disembark and meet a welcoming local who will guide you on a lovely hike to witness the stunning beauty of the waterfall up close.

At the Fjord, relax and unwind in a captivating boat house, surrounded by the tranquil sound of waterfalls. Savor a delicious BBQ picnic lunch that the crew can prepare for you, while you soak in the mesmerizing scenery of the Fjord. It's guaranteed to be a magical experience that will leave you rejuvenated and inspired.



Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the picturesque fishing village of Kalvåg. The charming sea houses lining the bay will transport you to a bygone era full of history and intrigue. But the real magic lies in the breathtaking hike over the mountain to the hidden gem of Vetvika beach. Not for the faint of heart, this challenging trek is rewarded with a luxurious beach picnic and bubbly champagne. For those seeking a more exhilarating experience, deep sea fishing is a must-try activity in Kalvåg, with your expert guide taking you to the best-kept secret spots. End your day at the legendary Knutholmen Restaurant, where you can indulge in the freshest local seafood.



Escape to the secluded Hyenfjord, a breathtaking arrow arm of the majestic Nordfjord. Surrounded by soaring peaks 1000m above you, here you can revel in the privacy of having the entire fjord to yourself. Enjoy watersports, hiking, or simply enjoying the breathtaking views.



Set anchor in the breathtaking fjord of Sandane, the hidden gem in the heart of the Fjords. Head off on a challenging hike of the surrounding mountains, or take it easy with a stroll to a picturesque viewpoint right from the pier. Feel the wind in your hair as you conquer the best mountain biking terrain in the fjords, taking in spectacular panoramic vistas as you go. Try your hand at salmon fishing in one of the area's great rivers, or swing your way through a stunning golf course. Looking for a truly unforgettable experience? We can arrange a private event at an "Operafarm" for an exclusive night of enchanting music and decadent local cuisine.



Today, cruise to Loen, a breathtakingly beautiful place located at the end of Nordfjord. Here you'll find incredible landscapes and endless opportunities to explore them. Lace up your hiking boots and tackle the vast array of trails, or explore the valley by e-Bike. To truly take in everything that Loen has to offer, we highly recommend you join the Skylift to the top of mount Hoven, soaring 1011 meters above sea level. The view from the top is stunning, and what better way to enjoy it than with an aperitif in the mountaintop restaurant, before heading back on board for dinner.



Nestled at the end of the picturesque Norangsfjord is the charmingly tiny village of Øye. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, this hamlet is a hotspot for mountain climbers. Enjoy a cocktail at the charming hotel in the village, or explore the stunning Norangsdalen valley on a bike excursion or hike.



Situated at the end of the renowned Geirangerfjord, Geiranger is a charming little town that has been acclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just sitting on deck here proves a feast for the senses with majestic views all round, including the stunning Seven Sisters waterfall on your left and the Suitor waterfall, which is equally captivating, on your right. Explore by tender or kayak, or head ashore to hike up to one of the high-altitude farms overlooking the fjord. If you're in the mood for something more sedate, a drive to Mount Dalsnibba will prove to be a rewarding experience. A nearly one and a half thousand metres, you can still spot your yacht floating in the Fjord below. But for the best views, allow us to arrange a helicoper sightseeing tour of the whole area.



Disembark in Ålesund, the city known for its thriving cod fishing industry and delicious bacalao production. Satisfy your appetite by visiting a local restaurant and indulging in the local cuisine. Before your onward travel, take in the sights of the city with some shopping and a quick walk up to the famous viewing point, Aksla, nestled on the city's rooftop. Depart from the convenient Ålesund International Airport with memories to last a lifetime.