Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
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Tommy our Bergen guide was delightful! He emailed beforehand to ask what we wanted to do on our 2 hour tour; he also rang on the day to check we’d arrived safely & would we prefer to start a little earlier which suited us well. He offered the use of his car but we went everywhere on foot - good choice as most places are within walking distance (we stayed at Scandic Ørnen = convenient & good). He gave us a little history of Norway, the city, places of interest; a most enjoyable & useful overview, prior to spending 2 further days exploring. He suggested places to eat & also pointed out best coffee house in town (DLK) & certainly best bakery for a sandwich stop! Day 2 was wet (it’s wettest city in Europe apparently) but enjoyed the day & planned a full following-day when weather was sunny. Be sure to take (1)Funicular (2)3-hour boat trip up the fjord (3)bus to cable car up to Ulriken mountain (4) ask at Clarion Collections reception for elevator pass to view city from their turret tower!
We had an amazing experience in Bergen with ILZE. She picked-up us from the airport and showed all the best location and must see attractions in just a few hours from city walk to a short hike. We experienced Bergen as per our comfort and Ilze shared a lot of stories about the city's history and its culture. She helped us in taking some beautiful pictures too. We highly recommend Ilze and this tour.
When we arrived at the ship dock, we had our bar code and pass ready. But they did not have us on their list. At first they refused to let us on. We spent 10 minutes talking and finally we could board. This bad communication was disturbing and started the trip in a poor way. The sites were beautiful and interesting. Half way through the ship lost one engine, it our return was delayed 50 minutes.
This tour is a great way to see the diverse landscape of Norway in a complete package; Fjords, Mountains, coastal villages. Given that we took the tour in February meant no large crowds with plenty of space to roam around the boat for viewing and pictures. Just had some weather to contend with but was to be expected. Our guide Sonia was great. Very knowledgeable, personable and informative.
Tommy was a great guide and offered to drive us instead of doing the tour on foot due to the poor weather. Even though it came with extra charges, we felt it was worth it as we would not have been able to go to the very many places that he brought us to. He was also a great photographer for us and gave us good tips on places to eat.