Highlights of the Norway in a Nutshell Tour from Oslo
From Oslo, your journey starts with a train ride on the Bergensbanen (Bergen Line), taking you over the rugged Hardangervidda mountain plateau. From the Myrdal junction, situated 866 metres above sea level, your tour continues on the famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana).
This popular train trip offers breathtaking scenery as its vintage rail cars weave their way down the mountains on a 20-kilometre journey to the idyllic fjord village of Flåm, with a stop for a photo at the dazzling Kjosfossen waterfall.
Another of the best Norway in a Nutshell tour highlights is the 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. Sailing on an open-deck ferry, you’ll glide between the steep mountainsides of the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.
From Gudvangen, you’ll transfer from boat to coach bus for the next leg of the journey, a thrilling ride around the 13 hairpin bends of the Stalheimskleiva mountain road. In Voss, you’ll reconnect to the Bergen Railway for the final part of your scenic journey to Bergen.
Customised fjord tours including Norway in a Nutshell
The Norway in a Nutshell journey can be done in one day, but of course you will want to have extra days in your tour so you can enjoy the vast array of attractions in Oslo and all the historic sites in Bergen. In as little as 4 days you can enjoy an express round-trip from Oslo on the Norway in a Nutshell tour, with an overnight in Bergen, but for the best experience we recommend around 6 days for the classic round-trip, with a night in Flåm added to your itinerary.
Want to book a Norway in a Nutshell tour with some side trips or other customisations? Nordic Visitor specialises in creating bespoke tour packages in Norway, so our local travel experts can easily modify an itinerary to your interests.
For example, we can start your Norway in a Nutshell tour from Bergen instead of Oslo or, with at least 11 days to travel in Norway, we can combine a trip to Geirangerfjord and a Norway in a Nutshell tour in one package for you. Another popular addition we offer is an extended train journey south to Stavanger, with the possibility of a day tour to the famous Pulpit Rock.
Why not add a cruise to your Norway in a Nutshell itinerary and see even more fjords? A Hurtigruten cruise along the west coast from Bergen is a wonderful extension to any train tour package in Norway.