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Norway in a Nutshell®

Norway in a Nutshell® | Scandinavian American World Tours

Oslo | Flåm | Bergen

Available All Year Round*

This independent tour combines a visit to Oslo, the Viking Capital, with a trip through the fjord country to Bergen, the Hanseatic capital of Western Norway. The itinerary includes a ride on the Bergen Rail line and the famous Flåm Railroad, a 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen, a bus to Voss, and an overnight with dinner at the historic Fretheim Hotel plus two nights each in Oslo and Bergen. Can also be done in reverse.


Day 01: Oslo

You'll arrive today in the Norwegian Viking capital of Oslo in the late morning or afternoon. Transfer on your own via express train from Oslo Gardermoen Airport arrival hall to Central Station. Your four star hotel is located in the heart of the city and next to Oslo Central Station. Remainder of day free.

Hotel Opera or similar

Day 02: Oslo

After a good Scandinavian buffet breakfast, we suggest a 3-hour Oslo city sightseeing tour (not included), visiting landmarks and attractions such as the City Hall, the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and more. In the afternoon, a visit to the medieval Akershus Fortress and the World War II Resistance Museum on your own is highly recommended. Evening at leisure.

Hotel Opera or similar

Day 03: Oslo - Flåm 

After an early breakfast, transfer on your own to the Central Station. You are now embarking on an expanded version of the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour starting with a 5-hour train ride towards Bergen, via the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Myrdal. In Myrdal you will change trains to the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railroad, descending for 13 miles via 20 tunnels before reaching the fjord town of Flåm.

Tonight you’ll enjoy dinner and stay overnight at a fjordside hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore this resort town on the world-famous Nærøyfjord.

Fretheim Hotel

Day 04: Flåm - Bergen

Enjoy a buffet breakfast this morning at your hotel before embarking on a leisurely morning in Flåm. Stroll along the pier to catch an afternoon fjord cruise amidst the peaks and deep crevices of the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, reaching the breathtaking harbor town of Gudvangen in the midafternoon. In Gudvangen, you’ll wind your way through the striking Stalheim Canyon by bus on the path to Voss, and then head onward to Bergen by train.

After an hour and a half train ride, you’ll arrive at Bergen Station and disembark in the stunning gateway to the fjords. Transfer on your own to your three star hotel, located in Hanseatic-era Bryggen Harbor—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and enjoy an overnight in the city.

Hotel Rosenkrantz or similar

Day 05: Bergen

Scandinavian buffet breakfast at hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Bergen city and harbor on own. Evening at leisure to enjoy dinner on own at one of the many harbor or Bryggen restaurants.

Hotel Rosenkrantz or similar

Day 06: Bergen Departure

After your final Scandinavian buffet breakfast, check out and transfer on own to Bergen Airport.


Additional Information

Price includes:

  • Two nights in Oslo at 4* Hotel Opera or sim. (upgrades possible)
  • Standard class rail Oslo to Myrdal, the Flåm Railway, and Voss to Bergen, or v.v.
  • Two hour fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen, or v.v.
  • Trip by scheduled bus from Gudvangen to Voss, or v.v.
  • Overnight with dinner at the 4* Historic Fretheim Hotel in Flåm (or at Historic Fleischer’s Hotel in Voss if Fretheim Hotel is closed during Christmas season)
  • Two nights in Bergen at 3*+ Rosenkrantz Hotel or sim. (upgrades possible)
  • Full Scandinavian breakfast daily
  • All applicable land taxes & service charges
  • Information packet and all required seat reservations

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Departure Dates and Information
All departures are in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Tour can be done in reverse; please contact us for more information. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Train upgrade and luggage transport available! Upgrade to Komfort Class on the train between Oslo and Myrdal (does not apply to the Flåm Railway train or local Voss-Bergen trains), which includes PC jack, coffee/tea, and a Norwegian newspaper: $17. Luggage transport between Oslo and Bergen (pre-book only): $40 per piece (don't forget to pack an overnight bag for the nights in between!).

Land Only


Available Daily All Year Round*
*some restrictions may apply during the holiday seasons or track work.

$1105 p.p. twin


Tour Information

Tour Type:Independent Tour / Norway in a Nutshell®
Price: from $1105
Duration:6 days
Cities Visited:Oslo - Flåm - Bergen
Departures: All Year Round

Tour Map

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