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6 days - Independent tour with Norway in a Nutshell
Western Norway is famous for its beautiful and easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area in and around Stavanger offers numerous amazing nature experiences. From steep mountains and lovely fjords to long, wild beaches: everything is within easy reach of the city of Stavanger.
The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is one of the best-known tourist attractions in Norway - a magnet for tourists for hundreds of years. The characteristic mountain shelf with a 25 metre squared plateau stands 604 metres over the magnificent Lysefjord.
- Explore Oslo, Voss, Bergen and Stavanger
- Norway in a Nutshell full day-tour, including Flåm village and Flåmsbana scenic rail
- Cruise fjords, the most notable being Lysefjord with Pulpit Rock
- Day 1
- Oslo to Voss
- Day 2
- Voss to Bergen
- Day 3
- Travel to Stavanger by local ferry
- Day 4
- Discover Lysefjord and see Pulpit Rock from the fjord
- Day 5
- Train to Oslo
- Day 6
- Depart Oslo
- Start/End Place
- Oslo, Norway tours
- Country Visited
- Norway tours
- 6 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Local rail and ferry.
- All accommodation in a shared twin room, single supplement available
- Daily breakfast, and 1 dinner
- 2nd class rail ticket and seat reservations, where possible
- Norway in a Nutshell scenic rail ticket
- Coach ticket from Bergen to Stavanger
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and Service fees
International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.
Day 1 - Oslo to Voss
Catch a train from Oslo to Voss, where you will experience the famous 'Norway in a Nutshell' rail tour. This sensational excursion by train, ferry and bus will take you through some of Norway's most dramatic landscapes.
Day 2 - Voss to Bergen
Catch the train to Bergen and spend the remainder of the day discovering this pleasant port city at your leisure.
Day 3 - Travel to Stavanger by local ferry
This morning travel to Stavanger by ferry. Explore the lovely winding streets and admire the colourful wooden houses of old Stavanger, visit the beautiful Stavanger Cathedral or one of the museums in town.
Day 4 - Discover Lysefjord and see Pulpit Rock from the fjord
Enjoy a full-day optional sightseeing tour of the Lysefjord. Experience magnificent aerial views of the fjord from the bus before boarding your boat for a breath-taking cruise. The highlight of the trip is Pulpit Rock, which towers 604 meters above the waters of the fjord.
Day 5 - Train to Oslo
Day 6 - Depart Oslo
The tour ends after breakfast.
Interactive Tour Map
Practical information about Scandinavian Hotels
- Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are normally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles, and are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be a double room with an extra bed, with correspondingly less space to move about in.
- It is also unusual to have a porter at hotels to carry your luggage.
- There is free wi-fi in many hotels in Scandinavia.
- Unexpectedly, all forms of Scandinavian accommodation rarely provide tea and coffee facilities in their rooms. If you are lucky, a kettle will be supplied but nothing else. Please ask at reception for some provisions when you arrive or just carry a small selection from home.
- Please also note that in Scandinavia - in particular, during winter - the included lunch will often be a hearty warm soup with bread.
- More remote hotels in Lapland will offer dinner at an additional cost. In some spots, there will be limited choices else where. Generally, you get a very nice home-cooked Scandinavian dinner. However, you may sometimes find only one or two choices only for your main course.
- In Scandinavia, it is normal for washing and laundry facilities to be in the basement. If you are staying in apartment type accommodation, check downstairs or ask for assistance.
Practical budgeting information before your departure to Norway
Norway has a few items that typically surprise travellers when visiting Norway for the first time. Alcohol and luxury items are heavily taxed and therefore prices are higher than you would expect. On the other hand, necessities such as bread and milk, are taxed low and therefore are great value.
We recommend that you bring all the alcohol you’re allowed to bring into the country when you arrive. There are many lovely parks and balconies where you can enjoy your duty free. However, be sure not to bring more than you’re allowed!
As of May 2014, the allowances according to Visit Norway are:
Minimum age: 18/ 20*
1 litre of beverages with more than 22% up to and including 60% alcohol per volume as well as 1½ litre with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume or three litres with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume
2 litres of beer with more than 2.5 % or other beverages with more than 2.5% up to and including 4.7% alcohol per volume.
This means that you may for example bring with you five litres of beer provided you do not have any other alcoholic beverages with you.
*For importing alcoholic beverages with more than 22% alcohol per volume the minimum age is 20.
It’s illegal to bring extra alcohol into Norway and can end up costing you. Another thing you should bring and not buy in Norway is razor blades. Good razor blades in Norway are expensive.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/