We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, journey durations, deposit payments, what to pack for your holiday and more!
OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation, train and cruise tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.
NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® TOUR
Included is the famous Norway in a nutshell tour, from Oslo to Bergen, where you will be travelling by train, bus and ferry among scenic landscapes and charming villages. This journey is a combination of train, cruise and bus. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a ticket with information about transfer points and timing with your final travel documents. Here is the information regarding the estimated departure time along with the approximate duration of the journey.
Journey to Flåm
Departure from Oslo Central Station: 08:11 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 14:25
Duration: 6 Hours & 15 minutes
Journey to Bergen:
Departure from Flåm: 11:00 - Arrival in Bergen: 17:00
Duration: 6 Hours
There are places to store your luggage whether you are travelling by bus, train or ferry. Be aware that if you do not book in advance optional luggage transfer, you have to carry your luggage yourself from train to bus to boat etc.
BUS TO STAVANGER
The coastal bus route takes about 4.5 - 5 hours, transporting you along the rugged west coast of Norway, through fjords and islands to Stavanger. The bus ride includes two ferry crossings, where you can stretch your legs, visit the cafeteria and enjoy the view from the passenger deck.
THE PULPIT ROCK HIKE
Included in the trip package is a self-guided hiking tour by boat and bus to the Pulpit Rock. The terrain is hilly with an altitude difference of about 350 metres. The hike takes approximately 4 hours back and forth, with a total distance of approximately 6 km. Transportation to the starting point of the hike and back takes a little over one hour each way. Please note if you instead prefer going on a boat tour and skipping the hike, you can choose so during the booking steps online (see our optional activities).
We recommend that you bring enough food and drink for the duration of the self-guided tour. Please note that the tour requires sturdy hiking shoes and appropriate hiking clothing.
You will travel by boat from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger to Tau. From Tau, the trip continues by bus to the Pulpit Rock cabin. The bus returns to Tau and Stavanger several times a day. You have an open return journey. The bus driver can also inform you about the return hours from the Pult Rock cabin. From Tau, you take the ferry back to Stavanger.
WHAT TO PACK
If booking the additional luggage transfer - An overnight bag in Flåm
Light gloves, hat and scarf
Lip balm and moisturiser
Sunglasses and sunscreen
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.