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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.

 

— WHY US?

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

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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Norway
Train

7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock

1471EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock

1471EUR

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Cruise & Train

5 days / 4 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

1048EUR

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5 days / 4 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

1048EUR

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Cruise & Train

5 days / 4 nights

Oct - Apr

Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter

1006EUR

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5 days / 4 nights

Oct - Apr

Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter

1006EUR

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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
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Cruise & Train

7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1737EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

1737EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train

13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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Norway
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Train

7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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Norway
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Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3654EUR

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10 days / 9 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Norway

3654EUR

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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, 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.

 

— 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 the 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 — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten 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.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalized 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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  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • 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.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Norway travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us..

Our main phone number is
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What do our customers say?

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

Clare, United Kingdom

Scenic Fjords of Norway, April 2018

Excellent service

Second time we've used Nordic Visitor and they will continue to be my first choice for booking tours. Excellent service from travel consultants, value for money and the information provided make it an excellent company. 

Jeanette, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

I did not realize how easy the travel would be

I did not realize how easy the travel would be, it was a great blend of being on your own and the privacy, but having a back up and someone to organize the transportation was great. I felt like I saw the most I could in 5 days. 

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Swapna, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock, July 2017

Truly was a trip of a lifetime!

All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Carolyn, United States

Highlights of Norway, July 2017

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Carla, United States

Highlights of Norway, June 2017

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Ron, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, July 2016

Memorable experience

Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.

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