Balestrand, Norway - Firebird City Guides

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Balestrand, Norway
Balestrand Norway is a pleasant tiny fjord town renowned for its spectacular breathtaking views from the highest peaks. Most travelers arrive here on the express boat from Bergen or Flåm to stroll down its petite harbor and enjoy the surrounding nature.

The town has a unique aquarium which is worth visiting for a look at the marine life in the Sognefjord. The Norwegian Travel Museum (Norsk Reiselivsmuseum), featuring photos showing this part of Norway over the past 150 years, interactive exhibits, and souvenirs is also a must-see. Balestrand has long history as a tourist resort and it was one of the favorites of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. The peaceful atmosphere of uniting with nature attracts people from all over the world as cycling and hiking in this magnificent fjord and mountain landscape is a truly wonderful experience.

As for the attractions of Balestrand Norway, travelers can witness a couple of peculiar structures such as Kvikne's Hotel, built in the 19th century and popular among visitors, and St. Olaf's Church, a small and nice Anglican church built as a memorial to an English lady, Margaret Green.

See it on following tours

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
Jun 01, 2019

9 days

5 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Balestrand | Alesund | Bergen

Enjoy the best of Norway's treasures - Viking heritage in the overwhelming natural beauty of fjords. Travel in a small group to its most remote corners, authentic towns & capitals with a comprehensive Norway tour.

4+ star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

4 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Alesund

Sail up to the Arctic Circle on one of the most beautiful scenic cruises in the World. An amazing experience, paired with a detailed land tour of the Norway most famous cities and sights.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

3 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Bergen

Experience the magnificence of Norwegian fjords from land and water during the 9-day private tour to the most sought after destinations from Oslo to Bergen, including a hike to the famous Troll's Tongue.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

5 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Balestrand | Geiranger | Svolvaer

Venture off to the 68th parallel to enjoy the exuberant beauty of Norway's best hidden treasure, the Lofoten Islands. Experience the Midnight Sun & marvel at the fjords with our private tour of Norway.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

7 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Balestrand | Geiranger | Alesund | Tromso | Longyearbyen

Discover a beautiful part of Scandinavia with its jaw-dropping fjords, glaciers and unique cities during your tailor-made 12-day tour to Svalbard and Norway.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

6 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Balestrand | Geiranger | Alesund | Bergen

Traverse the most sought-after destinations of Norway in one fully customizable private tour. Ride on the picturesque Flamsbana railway, enjoy city tours with professional guides, have a day trip to the Briksdal Glacier, take the Hurtigruten cruise to Alesund and more.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

6 days

4 cities

1 country

Oslo | Flam | Balestrand | Bergen

Set off on an all-embracing insightful 6-day exploration of Norway. Take in the beauty of the fjords and towns, and ride on the world's most scenic railway.

E.g., Sep 25 2018