Majestic Sognefjord - Explore Balestrand’s Serene Beauty

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1 night/2 days. From historical surroundings with the UNESCO's heritage in Bergen through the majestic fjord landscape of the Sognefjord to the historic Kviknes Hotel - experience the best of Sognefjorden in this short break with boat transportation included.

Balestrand, a gem along the shores of the majestic Sognefjord, invites you to immerse yourself in an idyllic blend of history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty. Embraced by snow-capped mountains, lush hills, and the tranquil waters of the Sognefjord, Balestrand offers an atmosphere of peace and inspiration.


This package includes:

  • Accommodation at Kviknes Hotel with breakfast
  • Aperitif & dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Tickets with the express boat roundtrip to Balestrand from either Bergen or Flåm

Kviknes Hotel - Hospitality in four generations


The family Kvikne has welcomed guests in Balestrand since 1877 in a hotel with roots back to the 18th century. The hotel with it's characteristic Swiss chalet style has always offered a modern level of comfort while still keeping the historic and distinctive profile. Throughout the history the hotel has collected an impressive collection of art and treasures, which together with the impressive view over the fjords and mountains creates a unique and romantic setting. Here, you can enjoy dinner with a panoramic view of Sognefjorden and have a drink surrounded by the artistry of some of Norways most famous painters through history.


The hotel is placed in beautiful Norwegian romantic scenery where you can stroll through streets of wooden houses, apple trees, and even an English Church. For the hikers there is several hiking routes in the mountains surrounding Balestrand, both guided and unguided tours are available for those who want to experience the natural beauty of Sognefjorden from above. If you want to experience even more art, there is even an art gallery located in Balestrand. We highly recommend you stay several nights here in Balestrand, you can choose your departure date in the booking above. Welcome to the small village with the big experiences!

Balestrand: A Symphony of Nature and Art


In the heart of Norway, cradled by the ancient fjords, lies the picturesque village of Balestrand. Here, time dances to a serene melody, and every cobblestone whispers tales of history. Balestrand has always welcomed a big variety of guests, ranging from the those wanting a calm holiday, and those looking to brave the mountains, both getting their time here filled with impressions.


The streets of Balestrand cradle wooden houses, their facades painted in hues of ochre and moss. Apple trees sway, their branches heavy with fruit. And there, amidst the quietude, stands St. Olav’s Church—a refuge for contemplation. Lose yourself in the dance of light and shadow in the Balestrand Art Village, and absorb the history at The Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism. Beyond the village, Ciderhuset invites you to taste the essence of Balestrand. Sip on locally crafted ciders, the fjord stretching before you like an open canvas. Each drop carries the spirit of this land.


Ascend the serene Raudmelen, where each step unveils a canvas of nature’s masterpieces, from the deep blues of Sognefjorden to the lush mountain flora. Here, the trails are not just paths, but gateways to breathtaking panoramas and tranquil moments above the fjord. Whether you seek solitude or the thrill of exploration, Balestrand’s peaks offer an escape into the wild, beckoning you to forge unforgettable memories amidst the clouds.


Welcome to Balestrand—a sanctuary where fjords meet art, and time waltzes to the rhythm of eternity.

By boat through Sognefjorden - Timeless secrets 


The travel from Bergen is a unique journey from a bustling cultural hub to the tranquil historic village of Balestrand, each important parts in the history of Western Norway. Sit back and relax while you see picturesque small islands, villages and forests sail by. Enjoy a cup of coffee with panorama views over the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. And let feel the history and serenity as waterfalls cascade down the mountains.


Traveling by boat through Sognefjorden offers views of what perhaps is one of the most breathtaking fjords in Norway. The landscape here is characterized by steep, majestic cliffs, lush hills and pristine waters - in other words, the landscape that has inspired Norwegian painters for centuries.


In this package you can choose if you want to travel from Bergen (travel time 4 hours) or Flåm (travel time 1,5 hours), each presenting their own perspectives on Sognefjorden. You can also choose to travel from Balestrand to both of these locations, making this short break the perfect part of a round trip.