Vision of the Fjords to the Festival Street harbour

If you are planning a customer event during the Nor-Shipping week we will recommend that you have a look at the Vision of The Fjords. This unique vessel will be available for booking for sightseeing and events in the Festival Street harbour.

Please contact Helle K. Bakkeland for booking and information (, tel. +47 90 17 68 67).

Green Technology
Vision of The Fjords transport tourists from all over the world along the spectacular fjord between Flåm and Gudvangen, using its battery power to silently cruise between the precipitous mountainsides at the leisurely pace of 8 knots. The vessel will complete around 700 voyages a year, running in all seasons, including winter, when the area is at it quietest yet arguably most spellbinding.

Vision of The Fjords is unique vessel. Built from carbon fibre, with a 399-passenger capacity, the vessel has been designed with lines that resemble a twisting mountain path, complementing the scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Nærøyfjord it will voyage along. Passengers can literally climb the vessel as they watch the 1800m mountains rise from the water, or enjoy the outside from inside thanks to sweeping panoramic lounges and windows.

Its dual fuel solution allows it to run diesel engines up to the entrance of the protected Nærøyfjord, where it then switches to silent running, emission free electric power. In addition, the vessel features a special hull designed to minimise wake and thus reduce impact erosion on the area’s vulnerable shoreline.

Brødrene Aa AS, a world leader in the construction of carbon fibre fast ferries, won the contract for the vessel in 2015 after presenting its strikingly innovative design to The Fjords, Fjord1 and Flåm AS.

Vision of The Fjords features ABB’s acclaimed Onboard DC Grid system, managing and controlling the power between its diesel engine, propeller and charging station. Jorulf Nergard, Head of Short Sea Shipping at ABB says “ABB is at the forefront of electric and hybrid power in the maritime industry with a number of key contracts across the passenger and offshore sectors. We are delighted that ABB technology is at the heart of the magnificent Vision of the Fjords”

Vision of The Fjords 

Helle K Bakkeland
+47 90 17 68 67

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