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Norway in a Nutshell®- Express

(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, 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 the historic cities Bergen and Oslo.

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5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1048 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Tailored tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Specialists in cruise & train tours
  • Great customer reviews

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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 
  • Enjoy a bus ride through the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva
  • 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

May - Sep

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 – 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, or participate in an optional activity, such as kayaking, fjord sightseeing or visiting the Stegastein platform.

    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

    Spend the early part of the day at leisure, either relaxing at the hotel or taking a walk along the fjord.  

    At noon, 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. The boat docks in Gudvangen, from where you’ll be transported by bus up Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road. After a thrilling ride around 13 hairpin bends, you will continue to Voss to board the train for the last stretch of the journey 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 and flower 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. 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.

Reviews

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

More than lived up to my expectations

I cannot rate this tour highly enough... Nordic Visitor was recommended to me by my travel agent (a personal friend) who had received very good reports from another client. I will most certainly advise her that it more than lived up to my expectations. Please pass on my thanks to Sara. If it had been possible, I would have liked to do that myself while in Norway. Kind regards.

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience & we will definitely make a come back! Great service despite a last minute booking by us. :)

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 1048 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

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 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: About 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.

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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