Norway in a Nutshell
Oslo | Flåm Railroad | Fjord Cruise | Gudvangen | Stalheim Canyon | Voss | Bergen
*Daily Departures all year long
This classic Norway in a Nutshell® fjord tour explores the spectacular traditional Nutshell route, winding its way from Oslo to Bergen through a series of railways, fjord cruises, and charming hotels. Traverse the side of the Sognefjord with a ride on the Flåm Railway, and then gaze in awe at the majestic height of the Aurlandsfjord and UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Nærøyfjord from the deck of your express boat!
*Some dates may be closed out during Easter and Christmas holidays. Not all hotels are open year round, and rates will vary depending on hotel and season selected.
Day 01: Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm (Flåm Railroad)
Your first Norwegian breakfast leaves you powered up and prepared to take on the train ride from Oslo Central Rail Station for the first leg of your Norway in a Nutshell tour. You’ll arrive in Myrdal, change trains, and board the Flåm Railway: world-famous for its dramatic scenery and steep descent down the side of the Sognefjord. The fabulous railway ends in the town of Flåm, where dinner and overnight are provided at a local four star hotel.
Fretheim Hotel or Flåmsbrygga Hotel
Day 02: Flåm - Fjord Cruise - Aurlandsfjord - Nærøyfjord - Gudvangen - Stalheim Canyon - Voss - Bergen
Buffet breakfast is served up fresh at your hotel before 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. Roam striking Stalheim Canyon by bus, traveling from Gudvangen toward the resort town of Voss. Head onward by train to Bergen, the stunning gateway to the fjords, and end your Norway in a Nutshell tour about 10 minutes from colorful Bryggen, the 900-year-old UNESCO-listed Hanseatic wharf. NOTE: Tour can be done in reverse.
- Train ride on the Bergen rail line, Oslo – Myrdal, standard class (includes required seat reservations)
- Train ride on the famous Flåm Railway
- 1 night in Flåm at the Flamsbrygga Hotel or Fretheim Hotel in balcony room (includes breakfast, dinner)
- Fjord cruise (2 hours) on the spectacular Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord
- Bus tour through the impressive Stalheim Canyon to Voss
- Train ride on the Bergen rail line from Voss to Bergen
- Detailed tour itinerary and tour brochure with trip information
2017 PRICES | DEPARTURES ON REQUEST
P.P. double/twin: from $583 per person (Oslo - Bergen or v.v.)
Single supplement: from $33
Other Norway in a Nutshell Itinerary Options
Option 1: Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flam - Balestrand - Bergen
Option 2: Oslo - Myrdal - Flam - Gudvangen - Voss - Oslo
Option 3: Oslo - Myrdal - Flam - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen - Oslo
Please contact us for pricing for the mentioned routes above.
NOTE: Stay additional nights in Flåm—or any city en route—if you like! We’re the pre-planning types: we can book hotels anywhere you like (in Oslo or Bergen, for example, before and after your trip) if needed. Want an upgrade? Sure! We’ve got an upgrade between Oslo and Myrdal to Komfort Class. It includes a PC jack, coffee/tea, and a Norwegian newspaper for $19 p.p. per train. It doesn’t apply to the Flåm train or the local Voss-Bergen trains.
By the way, did you know you can add our Nutshell fjord trip to virtually any itinerary? Contact us to plan a larger tour.
Finally: luggage, while bulky, is part of the process. We understand if you don’t want to lug it around with you from Oslo to Bergen (or the other way around, if that’s how you’re doing it), so why not let us lug it for you? We’ll transport your luggage for $45 per piece (pre-book only), and give you peace of mind while you travel the fjords in style. Don’t forget to pack that overnight bag for the nights in between.