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Is there a Sognefjorden Cruise Company?

In the Rick Steve's Scandinavia book, he recommends the Sognefjorden Cruise company's round-trip cruise between Flam and Gudvangen but I cannot find any information about this company. Is there such a company or did it become a different company or is there some other company that runs boats round-trip from Flam and Gudvangen and back to Flam?

Really appreciate any advice here!
Susan

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Thanks, Edgar. From Norled's website, it does not appear that they go to Gudvangen. I was hoping that I could schedule/reserve the various pieces and parts of the tour myself through the Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord with an overnight in Balestrand, but I am finding this very difficult. My initial plan was to start in Oslo and do the train to Myrdal to Flam and then the fjord cruise. Do you have any suggestions for me?

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Could something like this from the Norway in a Nutshell people be what you are looking for?

http://www.norwaynutshell.com/en/explore-the-fjords/sognefjord-in-a-nutshell/

It looks like you can choose to stay overnight in Balestrand. I did the Norway in a Nutshell with them just for ease of having everything booked at once. However, you can book it all on your own and save a bit of money, since it is just public transport. I'm pretty sure Norled was the ferry company that went from Gudvangen to Flam, though I'll have to check my ticket.

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Try the Fjord1 ferry:
http://www.fjord1.no/turistruter/flam-gudvangen2?dir=1&from=Flåm&to=Gudvangen&date=08.01.2015&time=7

It's part of the Nutshell route.

Edit Addenda: above link was for a specific route & date which will not display post travel date. Use english page for Fjord1:
http://www.fjord1.no/eng

Then enter Flåm and Gudvangen in the from/to and desired date for travel.

http://www.fjord1.no/eng/tourist-services/flam-gudvangen2

Flåm - Gudvangen Dizzying Mountaintops and Deep Fjords.

The boat tour between Flåm and Gudvangen winds around precipitous
mountains, mighty waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the
mountain sides. Along the way you can see Aurland, the centre of the
municipality with the stone church from the 1200's. You pass by the
village of Undredal, which hosts one of the world's smallest churches.
Way up on the mountain side lies the Stigen homestead, whose name
comes from the fact that people had to use ladders (Nor. stige) to get
there. Soon you will also reach the Nærøyfjord, a minor fjord
branching off from the Sognefjord, which is the world's narrowest
fjord at only 250 metres at its narrowest point. The Nærøyfjord was
also added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005. From here you can
view the majestic Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the
world. The fjord is framed by mountaintops of up to 1800 metres. In
the early summer the waterfalls roar over the mountain sides and
breaks in a white foam when the water hits the fjord. In Gudvangen you
may also get off the boat and look around before returning to the boat
on your way to Voss, Bergen or Oslo.