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    3 days - Independent tour by rail, bus and ferry.

    The Norway in a Nutshell® tour takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery that includes the breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva road (May-September). In the comfort of your train and cruise boat, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.

    The trip is available all year round and can be taken as a day tour or with one or more overnight stays. Take your time and enjoy the scenery by hiking, kayaking or biking. Or a longer stay beside the fjord. This tour can be custom-built for you depending on your budget and style of travel. We have lots of little extras that can be added to make it even more special.

    Read our Destination Specialist, Asko's recommendations about activities around Flåm.

    Day 1
    Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm.
    Day 2
    Experience the Flåm village and surrounds
    Day 3
    Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen.
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    3 Days
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    NNUT01

    Details

    Transportation

    Train, boat and bus. Kayak and Bikes are optional.

    Included
    • All accommodation in shared double/twin room with fjord views, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast
    • Norway in a Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
    • Luggage porter transfer
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm.

    Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular.

    In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains. In the afternoon, you check into the hotel in Flåm.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Price based on Director's choice hotel: Flåmsbrygga. There is a choice of several lovely hotels in Flåm, subject to availability. You can also vary your stopover point and stay at the historic Stalheim Hotel or the Fleischer's hotel in Voss.
    Flåmsbrygga

    Day 2 - Experience the Flåm village and surrounds

    Explore the village and surrounding areas by kayak or go for a short hike in the mountains. In the evening enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant and have a beer at the local microbrewery.

    If you want to visit the famous Aurland Lookout which puts you perched above the Norwegian fjords, we can organise this as an optional tour which takes about 2 hours.

    Gourmet food lovers, head off for the Fjordsafari Heritage Taste tour. Explore the breathtaking Unesco listed Nærøyfjord by guided RIB boat. We make a stop in the goat cheese village Undredal (known for having five times as many goats as people and the smallest stavechurch in Scandinavia dating back to 1147) for cheese tasting and other local produce.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Flåmsbrygga
    Optional Add Ons
    Heritage Taste Fjord tour
    Hiking trip from Flåm
    Winter Fjord Safari
    Flåm Snow Shoe Hike - Winter

    Day 3 - Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen.

    The day starts with a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September). In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen.

    Travel times for the complete journey:

    Train Bergen-Myrdal: approx. 2 hours
    Flåm Railway: approx. 1 hour
    Fjord Cruise Flåm-Gudvangen: approx. 2 hours
    Bus Gudvangen-Voss: approx. 1 hour
    Train Voss-Bergen: approx. 1 hour
    Train Oslo-Myrdal: approx. 5 hours
    Train Voss-Oslo: approx. 5.5 hours
    Train Bergen-Oslo: approx. 6.5 hours

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Add another night in Bergen, we have a lovely selection of historic hotels on offer on the waterfront.
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 May 2018
    30 Sep 2018
    1 May 2018
    30 Sep 2018
    EUR 765
    Limited availability
    Standard
    1 May 2018
    30 Sep 2018
    1 May 2018
    30 Sep 2018
    EUR 300
    Limited availability
    Extra for Single
    1 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    1 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 765
    Available
    Standard
    1 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    1 May 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 300
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    There are many different options for this tour and it is advised that you contact us to discuss what suits you best.

    The tour can be run from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa. You could also change your stopover point, and stay at the historic Stalheim Hotel or the Fleischer´s Hotel in Voss instead of Flåm.

    The Norway in a Nutshell®** itinerary runs in a variety of alternative ways;**

    • Bergen-Voss-Gudvangen-fjord cruise-Flåm Railway-Myrdal-Oslo
    • Bergen-Myrdal-Flåm Railway-fjord cruise-Voss-Bergen
    • Voss-Gudvangen-fjord cruise-Flåm Railway-Myrdal-Voss
    • Oslo-Myrdal-Flåm Railway-fjord cruise-Voss-Bergen-Oslo

    Please note these suggestions regarding how the trip runs:

    • In Bergen the train departs from the Bergen Railway Station and in Oslo from Oslo Central Railway Station.
    • There is no guide on the tour. You travel on your own. The connections are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer and the stops are always announced over the speakers.
    • There are places to store your luggage on all transport. Please note that you need to carry your luggage between the vehicles. If you book hotels in combination with the tour, we include a porter luggage transport between the hotels on some legs on route (Oslo-Voss/ Bergen or vice versa)

    We keep updated on local conditions to benefit your holiday. This may include; a) knowledge on which areas of town have building works taking place which may affect your good nights sleep; b) knowledge of which cruise ship may be docking in small fjord villages when you happen to be there seeking peace and quiet; c) alternative transport options taking you away from the crowds.

    Read more about the Flåm Railway here.

    Norway in a Nutshell luggage porter service:

    We include a porter service which offers a safe and secure transportation of your luggage between Oslo and Voss/Bergen (the Norway in the Nutshell component of the tour). The luggage service allows you to travel between Oslo and Bergen with just a small day/overnight bag. If you have an extended stay in the fjord region, you will only have this overnight bag. Please note that 1 piece of luggage per person is included unless otherwise specified.

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