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Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - From Bergen

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Elegant Bergen to famous fjords and beyond

This 7-day tour, starting in Bergen, takes you along the popular Norway in a Nutshell® train journey over the mountains to Oslo, along with a visit along Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. Enjoy an exciting ride on the scenic Flåm Railway, catch fantastic fjord views and explore historic cities Bergen and Oslo. The leisure pace of this tour allows you to time for optional activities and the chance to soak in the scenery and stay two nights in each accommodation selected for you.

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7 days / 6 nights

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Approx 1380 EUR

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
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Tour Highlights

  • Board the Norway in a Nutshell® tour to experience breathtaking landscapes
  • Experience the legendary Flåm railway, one of the world’s steepest railway line
  • Enjoy a short bus ride trough the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva
  • Marvel at the impressive Kjosfossen waterfall, listening to the water thrash and tumble
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord, branches of the spectacular Sognefjord
  • Explore the colourful, charming city of Bergen
  • Enjoy a leisure day in each location so you can enjoy optional activities or relax
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen

Interest

Culture and History i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO BERGEN

    After arriving at Bergen - Flesland Airport, make your way to Bergen’s city centre, where your hotel for the night is located. For those arriving early, we recommend a visit to Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as stopping by the Edvard Grieg museum and the KODE art museum.

    For a relaxing afternoon, downtown Bergen is a fabulous place to grab a seat outside at one of the bustling restaurant-pubs. There are also plenty of boutiques and shops nearby, along with the lively Fisketorget (fish market) that sells the catch of the day, fresh flowers and other artisanal goods.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 2: THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS

    Today, you can get close to Bergen‘s breathtaking nature. We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The ride takes only about 8 minutes each way, and on top of Fløyen you will find several hiking paths.

    Other options include hiking up Mt. Ulriken or boarding the cable car up the mountain and walking down, or enjoying the fastest zipline in Norway from Mt. Ulriken on an epic 300m experience - suspended from the top of the Bergen mountains .

    Spend another night in Bergen.

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  • Day 3: NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL BY LAND AND SEA

    Today will be an especially scenic day with a lot of travel. From Bergen, the early Bergensbanen train transports you to Voss, where you’ll be transported by bus down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. After a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends, you will continue to Gudvangen. There, you will embark on a scenic 2-hour fjord cruise to Flåm, including a trip through Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in all of Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site is perhaps the most breathtaking part of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, with its mighty peaks, tumbling waterfalls, and small farms dotting the mountainsides. Finally, the boat sails up Aurlandsfjord to Flåm, a charming village,

    where you will spend the evening.

    Spend the night in Flåm.

    We recommend booking luggage transfer for the travel between Bergen and Oslo.

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  • Day 4: EXPLORE SCENIC FLÅM

    Spend the day exploring the beauty of the Flåm and its surroundings. There are many well-maintained hiking paths for those want to explore the beauty of the region by foot. You also get free admission to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre, where you can learn about the construction of this railway, which has earned the title of one of the world’s steepest railway lines. An optional activity to Stegastein viewpoint is recommended. The viewing platform extends about 30 metres from the cliffside and 650m above the fjords, to offer unbeatable views. For those who want to explore the fjords even further, you can enjoy an optional fjord safari or a kayaking tour.

    Spend another night in Flåm.

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  • Day 5: THE FLÅM RAILWAY EXPERIENCE

    Spend the early part of your day exploring the village of Flåm by following one of the many hiking trails in the mountains around the village. Later in the afternoon, you’ll get to experience the famous Flåm Railway firsthand as it climbs 900 metres over a span of 20 kilometres up the winding track to the Myrdal Station. Here you will switch to the Bergensbanen train that carries you over the mountainous rooftops of Norway. This ride will take you through the charming villages of Geilo and Gol before concluding in Oslo.

    Once in Oslo, we recommend exploring the capital of Norway by foot, spending the afternoon at sights including the Munch Museum, Akershus fortressOslo Opera, and the Aker Brygge area.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 6: EXPLORE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OSLO

    This morning, get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital. We recommend booking a guided bus tour that will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. Highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal PalaceAkershus fortress, and Oslo City Hall.

    Another option is to tour Oslo on your own visiting some of the above attractions, or others like the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Polar Ship Museum and Karl Johans street. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    Spend another night in Oslo.

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  • Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or book a private transfer through Nordic Visitor that will deliver you to the airport directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s museums or just relax at a café reflecting on your Norway holiday.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

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. 

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.

The Tour was even better than i had envisaged

The Tour was wonderful. We spent 4 days with no luggage and yet we had a marvellous time! The Tour was even better than i had envisaged. The scenery was amazing and the people we met on the Tour were very friendly. Thank you so much

Wonderful experience

This was a wonderful experience and we have only only good things to say about our tour. Thank you!

It was fabulous

Thank you for Sindre'scefficiency,communication and flexibility in adding an extra person to our trip. The three of us had a memorable journey through Norway, stayed in great accomodation and enjoyed great breakfasts. The travel was well spaced with plenty of time to move to the next step of the journey. It was fabulous.

Helpful, friendly attitude

Due to unforeseen landslide we had some initial uncertainty as regards our travel arrangements but with the help of the Nordic visitor helpline we were able to continue and enjoy our trip minus the Flam train journey and fjord cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed our Norway in a nutshell trip with Nordic visitor and found them very easy to work with and really appreciated the helpful, friendly attitude of all involved.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Price per person from

Approx 1380 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

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 Bergen to Oslo,  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 Bergen Central Station: 08:39 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:30
·        Duration: 5 Hours & 30  minutes

Journey to Oslo
·        Departure from Flåm: 12:20 - Arrival in Oslo: 19:05
·        Duration: 6  Hours & 45 minutes

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.

WHAT TO PACK

  • If booking the additional luggage transfer - An overnight bag in Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

CURRENCY RATE
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.

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