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Norway in a Nutshell® Tours from Oslo

Experience the fjords on a travel package that includes the Norway in a Nutshell® tour from Oslo to Bergen. Have all your accommodation and other local travel details arranged by our experts.

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Visit the fjords on a Norway in a Nutshell tour

Want to see the Norwegian fjords on one of the world’s most scenic train journeys? The Norway in a Nutshell® tour from Oslo to Bergen combines travel by train, coach and ferry, offering panoramic scenery of snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, fjords and small goat farms nestled in the mountainsides. The best part? You can enjoy this journey year-round!

Nordic Visitor offers this popular journey as part of many of its nearly all-inclusive tour packages in Norway, which come with accommodations, train reservations and other local services arranged by our Norwegian travel experts.

For the best Norway in a Nutshell tours and suggestions for things to see and do on your journey, keep browsing below.


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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

Tours including Norway in a Nutshell

Visit the Norwegian fjords and the charming cities of the west coast by train on one of these popular Norway tour packages including Flåm Railway and more.

Norway
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Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.6
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights Express

Fjords & Tromsø

2660EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

2660EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Express Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

2749EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
Train
5 days / 4 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

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Other ways to explore the fjords

Take a trip by car, train or cruise - or a combination of travel modes - to experience the sheer scale and beauty of the Norwegian fjords. These tours showcase the best of western Norway.

Norway
Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.5
May - Sep

Lofoten & the Fjords

Coastal Cruise & Flåm Railway

4841EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
7 days / 6 nights
4.7
May - Sep

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

3103EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Classic Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

3078EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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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. 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 cruise along the west coast from Bergen is a wonderful extension to any train tour package in Norway.

 

— TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Norway in a Nutshell® fun facts

  • Lonely Planet called Bergen Railway one of the world’s best train rides
  • The Oslo to Bergen train crosses Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau
  • Flåm Railway is one of the world’s steepest train lines, with 11 mountain tunnels en route
  • The Nærøyfjord is among Norway's eight World Heritage Sites

Norway Travel Experts

As a travel agency founded in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. We offer a variety of tours – both independent and guided – that include must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Norway travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you – accommodation, activities, rental car, train tickets, cruise reservations and other specialist services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Michael, Australia
Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic, July 2023

Fantastic trip

An absolutely fantastic trip to a beautiful country.

Richard, United Kingdom
Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, July 2023

Excellent tour

The service and communication before the trip was very good, and the tour itself excellent. Hotels were very well-chosen. They were a good standard and ideally situated.

Gary, United States
Scenic Norway - Express, July 2023

Exceeded expectations

Great choice of accommodation! They exceeded expectations with first-class hotels and more.

Dana, United States
Express Norway, July 2023

Great way to plan a vacation

Nordic Visitor is a great way to plan a vacation to Scandinavia. They offer multiple options in each country, then you can customise as you want by adding a day in a city, or adding excursions. They know all the best options to make available and do a thorough job of preparing every leg of your journey. It was great to have a personal driver meet us at the airport to take us to our hotel in Oslo. Saved lots of concern about navigating public transportation in another country.

Mary, United States
Norway Road Trip - Classic, July 2023

Amazing

This was the most amazing opportunity to experience different parts of the country. We experienced "different seasons" with the changing climate throughout the locations travelled. We experienced the different cultures of city vs. country living. We were able to talk with locals and learn about the history of Norway. It was a packed holiday between the driving, tours and exploring, but we felt we got a full immersive opportunity by choosing this package.

Aaron, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, July 2023

The itinerary was perfect

We booked the Best of Norway Fjords Express Tour. The itinerary was perfect and well-organised. All accommodations were very close to train stations or cruise ports. The transfers involved minimal wait time between bus and train on the same day. The accommodation, transportation and tours would have been very difficult to book on our own. Nordic Visitor did a great job putting everything together.

Diane, United States
Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, July 2023

The trip of a lifetime!

This was the trip of a lifetime. Norway is unbelievably beautiful and this trip with Nordic Visitor was amazing! The fjords were spectacular and the Norwegian towns and landscapes were charming. Our small group of 14 (plus the driver and tour guide) was perfect. Our group included people from the USA, Hong Kong and Australia, and all were very friendly and interesting. A perfect tour!

Barry, United States
Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, July 2023

Well-organised

From start to finish, well organised. Good communication pre-travel and all reservations on the trip went smoothly.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Norway travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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Do you have a question about our Norway tours? Or maybe you want to customise a travel package. Whatever you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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