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Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Ride the Rails in Spectacular Norway

A trip you’ll be talking about for years! Starting in Oslo, take the popular Norway in a Nutshell® train journey over the mountains to Bergen. Enjoy the tranquility of the winter season during a ride on the scenic Flåm Railway, catching fantastic fjord views along the winter landscape. In addition to towering mountains and picturesque fjords, you will also have a chance on this tour to explore the historic cities of Bergen and Oslo.

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5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 1006 EUR

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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
  • Sail through dramatic fjords like Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord, branches of spectacular Sognefjord
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bryggen
  • Explore the colourful, charming city of Bergen
  • Marvel at the impressive Kjosfossen waterfall, listening to the water thrash and tumble
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo and visit charming Bergen
  • Enjoy a flexible travel experience with a tailored self-guided tour

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

City Break i, Culture and History i, Fjords i

Season

Oct - Apr

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

    When you arrive at Oslo‘s Gardermoen Airport, make your way into Oslo‘s city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Oslo Central Station, but we can arrange a private transfer for you (at additional cost). For those arriving early, we recommend exploring Oslo by foot, spending the afternoon at sights including the Royal Palace, Akershus fortress,Oslo City Hall, Oslo Opera House, and the Aker Brygge area. Other notable attractions include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and Karl Johans street.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: Norway in a Nutshell in Winter - The Flåm Railway

    Get an early start and head to Oslo Central Station, where you’ll begin the Norway in a Nutshell® railway journey towards Bergen, with an overnight stop in Flåm. This train ride takes you over Norway’s “mountainous rooftops”, through charming villages like Gol and Geilo.

    In Myrdal, you’ll switch trains to the famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) for an incredible ride to the beautiful village of Flåm. Enjoy a relaxing day in Flåm, where you can follow one of the many hiking trails in the mountains around the village. In the evening, we recommend stopping by Ægir brewpub for dinner and a great local beer.

    Spend the night in Flåm.

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

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  • Day 3: Norway in a Nutshell to Bergen

    In the morning, you’ll board a boat to sail through Aurlandsfjord into the World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in all of Europe. This is perhaps the most beautiful arm of Sognefjord, with its mighty waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides, which is especially beautiful in the winter months. The boat docks in Gudvangen, and from there the journey continues by bus through Nærøydalen, with its charming villages and scenic winter landscape. The bus will arrive in Voss, where you continue the tour by train on the Bergen Railway to Bergen.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 4: The Capital of the Fjords

    Despite being an international city, Bergen, “The Capital of the Fjords”, has all the charms of a small town. Here you’ll find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more.  We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy the panoramic view of the city or a cable car up Mt. Ulriken to survey the winter landscape. Bergen is also known for its museums dedicated to history within trade and fisheries, architecture, musical art and contemporary art. 

    Spend another night in Bergen

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  • Day 5: Departure from Bergen

    When it’s time for your trip to come to an end, make your way to Bergen Flesland Airport. You can either take the airport bus from one of the many departure points in Bergen’s city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit one of Bergen‘s many museums or relax at a café, enjoying the last few moments of this amazing journey.

    For those departing from Oslo, we can arrange for a direct train transfer back to Oslo. Please keep in mind that you might need to book an additional night if your flight is early in the morning.

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Map

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

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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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 1006 EUR

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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 ferry departure points by the specified times.

WINTER TRAVEL IN NORWAY
Travelling in the winter season in Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape, and it‘s not as cold as one would think. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide. Please be advised that northern lights can only be seen from northern Norway, which is not part of this tour package. Also, please note that there are limited opening hours during the Christmas and New Year‘s season throughout the country. If you have any questions about this, please contact your travel consultant for further information.

SPRING TRAVEL IN NORWAY
If you are travelling to Norway during the spring (end of March - end of April), please be advised that many attractions and museums still have winter opening hours during this time. Also, the weather is much milder in the spring and you will get to experience warmer temperatures and more sunlight compared to the winter months.

NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL® WINTER TOUR
Included in this package is the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour, from Oslo to Bergen,  where you will travel by train, bus and ferry among scenic landscapes and charming villages which are especially lovely in the soft winter light. Transfer points and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. 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: 08:25 - Arrival in Flåm Village: 13:55   
·        Duration: 5 Hours & 30 minutes

Journey to Bergen
·        Departure from Flåm: 09:30 - Arrival in Bergen: 14:57
·        Duration: 5 hours & 30 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 for Flåm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Thermal base-layers
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera

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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