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    4 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 journey to Bergen. 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 detailed explanation about how the Norway in a Nutshell tour works here.

    Day 1
    Arrive Oslo, Europe's greenest capital
    Day 2
    Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
    Day 3
    Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen
    Day 4
    Depart Bergen
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway tours
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway tours
    Country Visited
    Norway tours
    Duration
    4 Days
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    50DN0645

    Details

    Transportation

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

    Included
    • All accommodation in shared double/twin room, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast and one dinner
    • 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.

    We can upgrade your room to one with a fjord view in Bergen.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Oslo, Europe's greenest capital

    Arrive Oslo and transfer into the city via the airport train. Oslo is a nature centric city, with greenery and wooded areas never far away. Besides enjoying these spaces, it is recommended to take the ferry down to the island Bygdøy to see the many museums there and stroll through Vigelandsparken, the largest single artist sculpture garden in the world.

    Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallen food hall for local specialties. Lastly, visit the new National Museum of Norway down by the harbour before finding a spot in one of the local fish restaurants for dinner.

    Pack a small bag for tomorrow night and leave the rest of your luggage with hotel reception. Porter service will be by early tomorrow morning to transport it directly to your Bergen hotel.

    Accommodation
    Comfort Hotel Grand Central

    Day 2 - Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

    Depart by train this morning, a spectacular journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau. Arrive into the small, mountain station of Myrdal and after a short layover, transfer to the famous Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway). This hour-long historic train ride will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of western Norway, slowing down and even stopping at the most scenic spots. Arrive in the well-known fjord village of Flåm where you will be spending the night. Walk the short distance to your hotel for check in and enjoy your evening in the fjords.

    Optional afternoon activity: Join a Heritage Food Tasting 3-hour rib boating safari.

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

    Use your morning to hike and explore Flåm on your own before your boat departs. Cast off from Flåm for a two hour fjord cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful scenery and the magnificent Nærøy valley. In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen. Transfer independently from the train station to your hotel, meeting up again with your luggage.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Admiral

    Day 4 - Depart Bergen

    Before departing, head out for some sightseeing in Bergen. A hike or Fløibanen Funicular journey up to the top of Mount Fløyen is a must for first-time visitors to the city. There is great shopping in the old Hanseatic wharf Bryggen, as well as numerous fascinating museums and historic sights.

    Independent transfer to the airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 2023 prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Apr 2023
    31 Oct 2023
    1 Apr 2023
    31 Oct 2023
    GBP 756
    Limited availability
    Standard
    1 Apr 2023
    31 Oct 2023
    1 Apr 2023
    31 Oct 2023
    GBP 241
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    There are many different Norway in a Nutshell itineraries and it is advised that you contact us to discuss what suits you best. If you are travelling in April or October, the weather will be colder and snow might be on the ground.

    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:

    Porter service offers safe and secure transportation of your luggage, allowing you to travel through the fjords between Oslo and Bergen with just an overnight bag. Please pack your overnight bag according to the number of nights you will be away from your main luggage. Bring any valuables and medications with you.

    You leave the luggage at the hotel reception before 6:30AM and the Porter Service will pick it up and deliver it to your hotel in Bergen by 9:00PM that same day. It will be stored safely until you arrive in Bergen (up to three to four nights later as required).

    Please note that 1 piece of luggage per person is included unless otherwise specified.

    Optional activity in Flåm:

    Experience the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage sight by RIB boat and taste local goat cheese from the charming fjord-village Undredal, that inspired the Disney movie Frozen. Join us from Flåm in the Aurlandsfjord and all the way in to Gudvangen, home of the vikings and end of the Nærøyfjord.

    Optional Tour on Day 2: Experience the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage sight by RIB boat and taste local goat cheese from the charming fjord-village Undredal, that inspired the Disney movie Frozen. Join us from Flåm in the Aurlandsfjord and all the way in to Gudvangen, home of the vikings and end of the Nærøyfjord. Leaves at 4.30pm, back at 7.30pm.

    Main image credit: Moreten Rakke, Visit Norway

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