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Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

(7 days / 6 nights)

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From elegant cities to famous fjords

This 7-day tour, starting in Oslo, takes you along 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 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

Price p.p. from

Approx 1380 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
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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

Travel style

Independent Train i

Interest

Best Seller i, Culture and History i, Family 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 Munch Museum, Akershus fortress, Oslo Opera House, and the Aker Brygge area.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: Explore the Highlights of Oslo

    This morning, get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital at your own pace. 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 Palace, Akershus 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 the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 3: 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.

    Spend the night in Flåm.

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

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  • Day 4: Explore Scenic Flåm

    Spend the day exploring the beauty of Flåm and its surroundings. In this tour package, you get free admission to the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre, where you can learn about the construction of this railway. It is also recommended to join an optional tour to the Stegastein viewpoint. The viewing platform extends about 30 metres from the cliffside and 650 metres above the fjords, offering extraordinary and unbeatable views. For those who want to explore the fjords even further, you can enjoy an optional fjord safari or kayaking tour.

    Spend another night in Flåm.

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  • Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 the Bergen city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel to Bergen-Flesland 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 offer direct train transfer back to Oslo. Please keep in mind you might need to book an additional night if your flight is early during the day.

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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

Very impressed

We were very impressed with the whole trip. The hotels were great. Travel documents all ready at the train station for us. Really enjoyed the trip and look forward to doing another one in the future.

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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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 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.

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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