Norway in a Nutshell

009290 - W20

Considered as one of the most beautiful journeys in Europe, the Norway in a Nutshell tour between Oslo and Bergen highlights the rugged and breathtaking beauty of this Nordic country. This tour can be taken in reverse, beginning in Bergen and ending in Oslo.

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Highlights
  • Explore the Viking city and capital of Norway, Oslo: Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with ships from the 9th century
  • Breathtaking views from the Flåm Railway journey between Oslo and Flåm
  • Cruise on Aurlandsfjord and Naerøyfjord, Europe's narrowest fjord
  • Stalheim road with 13 steep bends and stunning views
  • Beautiful Bergen: Bryggen colourful wooden houses on the old wharf; Fløibanen Funicular up Fløyen Mountain; composer Edvard Grieg;s house
Details

2019 Dates:
Daily, on request

2019 Prices:
US$1,340 – twin
US$1,655 – single

Prices are “starting from” prices, in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. CA$ rates are also available, please inquire.

Tour Code:
009290 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive Oslo

Arrive to Oslo by your own arrangements and transfer from the airport to the hotel on your own. Public transit and taxis are available or ask us to add in a private transfer (additional cost). Oslo is the Viking city, the culture city, the winter capital, the city of rolling green hills and spectacular fjords and the capital city of Norway. Since 1814, then called Kristiania, when Norway was declared independent of Denmark, Oslo has been the capital. The city is situated at the northernmost point of the 100 kms long Oslo Fiord. Accommodation at a centrally located, moderate category hotel in Oslo.

Day 2: Oslo - Flåm

After breakfast make your way from your hotel to Oslo’s central train station and depart for one of the most beautiful trips in Europe; the Norway in a Nutshell tour. Depart from Oslo by train in the morning, at the latest by noon. This unique and popular day-excursion takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery to be found on the west coast of Norway. Today skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels and snow tunnels make the railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of travelling between Oslo and Bergen. The journey on the Flåm Railway is regarded as one of the high points on the Norway in a Nutshell tour. The 20 km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal and down to Flåm, located beside the fjord, takes around 55 minutes. On the journey you have views of breath-taking scenery with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and thundering waterfalls. The Flåm Railway train moves slowly or stops at the best views. Down at the idyllic town of Flåm you will walk to your hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this lovely place. Dinner and accommodation at Fretheim Hotel, or similar.

Day 3: Flåm - Bergen

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then continue your journey on the Norway in a Nutshell tour by boat (morning and afternoon departure times, depending on the day of travel and availability). The journey goes out from Aurlandsfjord and into the Naerøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, and included on UNESCOs famous World Heritage List. Surrounded by mighty mountains of up to 1,800 metres high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. On the journey there are views of the small traditional farms. The following coach journey, with beautiful views of the Nærøydalen valley from Stalheim, has for nearly 200 years been one of the highlights of many a traveller’s visit to Western Norway. There will be a short stop at Stalheim Hotel. The road down from Stalheim has 13 steep bends, and on this trip you can enjoy wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before the journey continues to Voss. From Voss continue the journey by train to Bergen. Arrive in Bergen and transfer to your hotel on you own. Accommodation at centrally located, moderate category hotel in Bergen.

Day 4: Bergen

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and departing Bergen as you have booked. We can extend your stay in beautiful Bergen, giving you more time to explore this city. Or, we can book you on a Norwegian Coastal Voyage cruise up the stunning coastline to the northern tip of the country or you may choose to start a self-drive tour here. Talk to us about what you would like to do and we can arrange it for you.

Included
  • 3 nights of accommodation, moderate category
  • 1 dinner at hotel in Flåm
  • 2nd class train travel Oslo-Myrdal, Flåm Railway Myrdal-Flåm and Voss-Bergen
  • Cruise Flåm - Gudvangen
  • Coach transportation Budvangen-Voss
Not Included
  • Transportation to Oslo and return from Bergen
  • Transfers in Oslo
  • Transfers in Bergen
  • Meals not specified
  • Luggage handling from hotel in Oslo to hotel in Bergen, EUR47 per bag one-way
  • Gratuities to local staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and/or visa fees, if required
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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