Norway In A Nutshell Tour

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From $275 USD
January 1 - December 31, 2019
1 Days / 0 Nights

Norway in a Nutshell tour features Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, as well as a trip on the scenic Flåm Railway.

Overview

The Norway in a Nutshell® Tour takes you through fascinating scenery in Fjord Norway. Travel the mountains by rail, the fjords by boat, and take a breathtaking bus journey down the steep Stalheimskleiva. Experience the Bergen Railway line, a rail journey over the beautiful mountain plateau of the Hardangervidda. The Flåm Railway is a spectacular rail journey taking you within a one-hour period from the mountains at Myrdal down to the fjord in Flåm.

Operation

January 1 - December 31, 2019

Departure

Daily, all year 2019

Price

  • from $ 275 per person

Included

  • The scenic Bergen Railway, train Oslo to Myrdal
  • The breathtaking Flåm Railway, Myrdal - Flåm
  • Fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord
  • Bus trip on the steep Stalheim canyon
  • The Bergen Railway, Voss - Bergen/Oslo

Not Included

  • upgraded Seat reservation
  • Transfers
  • Personal insurance / personal items

Please note

  • The services are based on public transportation and are on an individual basis
  • No tour leader is provided, this is a non-escorted tour

Tour Options

  • One-way itinerary from Oslo - Bergen
  • Reversed itinerary from Bergen to Oslo
  • Bergen-Myrdal-Flam-Gudvangen-Voss-Bergen
  • Additional nights in Bergen and/or Oslo
  • Flaggruten Cruise, Bergen - Stavanger

Day 1 OSLO - BERGEN

The Norway in a Nutshell tour takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and a bus trip through the beautiful scenery of Western Norway. From May - September, the bus trip includes the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.

The trip is available as a day tour or as a tour with overnight stays en route. You can start the tour in Oslo, Bergen, Voss or Flåm, all seasons, in winter, spring, summer or fall.

Starting from Oslo, you first set out on a westbound train journey through scenic mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway. Upon arrival in Myrdal, you disembark and change trains to the legendary Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway offers spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.

Your journey continues from Flåm with a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the and dramatic and narrow Nærøyfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a picturesque fjord that offers stunning views, while the Nærøyfjord is a dramatic fjord surrounded by high mountains. Nærøyfjorden is one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

After your fjord cruise you arrive in the small village of Gudvangen, nestled in the innermost part of Nærøyfjorden. From here the journey continues with a bus trip through Nærøydalen, with its charming villages and scenic nature landscape. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. The bus will arrive in Voss, where you continue the tour by train on the Bergen Railway to Bergen, or back to Oslo on round trips.

Note that there are several different ways of completing this tour, both as a round trip or as a one-way trip. You can for instance choose to travel all the way to Bergen the first day and continue the tour as described above in the opposite direction back to Oslo.

The tour is self-guided, no guide on this tour, transfers and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced.

This trip includes

The scenic Bergen Railway from Oslo

The breathtaking Flåm Railway

Fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord

Bus trip through beautiful scenery (including Stalheimskleiva in May-September)

The Bergen Railway, Voss - Bergen/Oslo

 

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