Balestrand Fjord Sightseeing


800 kr Adult
500 kr Child (15 and younger)


  • 13:00 and 15:00 daily from mid-April to mid-October
  • Available to private groups by appointment all year


  • 80 minute RIB tour
  • Stops at major attractions
  • Life Jacket
  • Insulated Suit
  • Goggles
  • Safety Briefing

A crashing waterfall. A medieval church. The salt spray behind you.

Did you know Balestrand’s sights are best seen from the fjord? Do you enjoy the wind in your hair? I have just the tour for you!

As we speed into the Esefjord you may feel we are entering an oil painting—this view was (and still is) a favorite motif for artists from all over the world, and it is said that the light here is unique. We continue to the base of the waterfall Kvinnafossen, descending 120 meters from her mountain source. In spring she is a thundering fury, and in winter a silent beauty.

We change course and pass an enormous statue of the Viking hero Fritjof, who lived here and fell in love with a princess from Balestrand. We round the island of Kvamsøy, with its stone medieval church (the oldest building in the village). Here we pass my farm, Målsnes, where I take my name from. Here we grow plums, apples and rasberries in Balestrand’s fertile climate. My family is proud to be the ninth generation to live here.

On the return we slow down and cruise alongside the elaborate facades of the Balestrand’s dragon-style villas, which can only truly be experienced from a boat.

Why not join us?

-Lars Arne Målsnes


  • There are small compartments under the seats for personal belongings
  • There are lockers for clothes and valuables in our office

Bring Along: Warm layers, Camera

Meeting point: Balestrand Adventure, Holmen 3, 6899 Balestrand, Norway

Conditions: Full refunds are given if cancellation is made more than 72 hours before start time. Tours are not cancelled for rain.