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    3 days - An active twist on the classic.

    Take the less trodden path and experience the Norway in a Nutshell® the active way with a cycling trip along the famous Rallarvegen from Finse to Flåm. The construction route known as the ‘Rallarvegen’ is a 100-year-old man-built transport road designed for the conveyance of men and materials during the building phase of the most mountainous sector of the Oslo - Bergen Railway Line.

    Note; due to snow conditions on the mountain plateau this itinerary can run in the late summer and early autumn months only from mid July until snowfall in mid September.

    Day 1
    Train Oslo to Finse, one of Norway's most popular walking and 'outdoors' spot.
    Day 2
    Cycle to Flåm across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau then downhill through the valley.
    Day 3
    Boat trip on the narrow Aurland & Nærøyfjords
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    3 Days
    Suitability
    Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups
    Code
    NNUT02

    Details

    Transportation

    Train, bike, local bus and fjord ferry. Optional Flåmsbana trip.

    Included
    • All accommodation in shared double/twin room with fjord views, single supplement available
    • Meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Norway in a Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen
    • Bicycle hire and one way drop off Finse to Flåm
    • Luggage transfer between Finse and Flåm
    • Luggage transfer between Oslo and Bergen
    • 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 - Train Oslo to Finse, one of Norway's most popular walking and 'outdoors' spot.

    Depart Oslo by train to the highest point on the Bergensbanen (Oslo to Bergen railway) at Finse; 1222 meters above sea level. At Finse you will disembark the train and stay at the mountain lodge for the night. If you take the morning train from Oslo you have time to enjoy Finse for local walks in the area. Finse is situated on the edge of Hardangervidda (the Hardanger Mountain Plateau) and offers great views of the Hardangerjøkulen (glacier).

    Hardangervidda is one of Norway's most popular walking and trekking areas, and if you are an active walker we recommend to extend your stay at Finse for more extended walks in the area.

    We have included a luggage service between Oslo and Bergen, meaning you do not have to bring your main luggage for the trip. Your luggage will be picked up from your hotel in Oslo and transferred to your hotel in Bergen. You will take an overnight rucksack only for your trip to Finse and Flåm.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Finse 1222 Mountain Lodge

    Day 2 - Cycle to Flåm across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau then downhill through the valley.

    After breakfast you will pick up your bicycle at Finse and start the cycling trip along the railway construction road (Rallarvegen) to Myrdal and on to Flåm. The trip follows a well maintained gravel road through the Hardangervidda. Take your time to enjoy the fabulous scenery, and if you are lucky you might even spot wild reindeer in the area. You will pass by the Fagervatn Lake, which is the highest point of Rallarvegen at 1310m. In the summertime, a café is run in the Fagernut Dwelling, where you can buy freshly made waffles and coffee.

    The terrain is reasonably flat with some up and down between Finse and Myrdal (38km). Then at Myrdal you will take off towards Flåm and follow the very steep downhill switchback path to the bottom of the Flåm Valley. These last 20km from Myrdal to Flåm offer stunning views down the valley following the Flåm Railway. Doing the trip by bike allows you to plan a leisurely trip with lots of photo opportunities that those travelling by train will miss.

    On reaching Flåm you will check into your local hotel. Make sure you keep your bikes for the afternoon in Flåm to do local bike rides.

    Alternative walking itinerary
    If you are more of a walker than a cyclist you can chose to take the train between Finse and Myrdal, and then walk from Myrdal down the Flåm Valley to Flåm (20km) instead of biking.

    Travelling with different activity levels
    If you travel as a party of 2 or more, and only one (or a few) of you want to do the active Norway in a Nutshell version, then we are more than happy to arrange those who do not want to bike to do the ’standard’ Norway in a Nutshell version of the itinerary. You will still be staying at the same hotels each night, and follow the same general itinerary, just using different modes of transport. Just ask us for details.
    Lunch is a packed lunch.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Flåmsbrygga Hotel or similar

    Day 3 - Boat trip on the narrow Aurland & Nærøyfjords

    Spend the morning at leisure in Flåm before taking the mid morning ferry along the Aurland and Nærøyfjords to Gudvangen. Once again many photo opportunities will present themselves with steep mountain sides on either side of the fjord and beautiful tumbling waterfalls.

    In Gudvangen switch to a local bus taking you up the hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva and back up to the main Oslo to Bergen rail line at Voss. In Voss you have a few hours available to enjoy this village before boarding the train to Bergen. Arrive Bergen in the early afternoon and make your own way to your hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices
    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Jul 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    1 Jul 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 875
    Available
    Standard
    1 Jul 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    1 Jul 2019
    30 Sep 2019
    EUR 189
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    If you are travelling with a partner, you can alternate your activities - for instance, one can ride down and the other train down (Flåmsbana) to the Flåm hotel.

    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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