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Original Norway in a nutshell®

Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, as well as a trip on Europe’s top scenic rail journeys.

The Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo can be taken as a round trip with return to Oslo, or as a one-way trip from Oslo to Bergen. The trip runs all year and takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can customize your own tour to include overnight stays and activities before, after or along the route!

The Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo 

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.

You decide which option suits you best during an easy booking process - starting on this page!

Travel tip

The tour may be completed in one day, but we highly recommend that you take your time by adding overnight stays and activities along the route. That way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or participate in exciting activities! For instance a kayaking trip, hiking or even going on a fjord safari! There are loads of options for activities and hotels along the route, for example in places such as in Flåm, Voss, Bergen and Oslo.



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Recommended activities during this tour

Please note that certain activities depends on season, availability and travel route. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour.

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Add one or more overnight stays with our favorable prices. We have handpicked a selection of hotels, so you can plan and book your perfect tour!

Transfer points on the Norway in a nutshell® trip

Bergen: The train departs from Bergen railway station. 

Voss: Change from train to bus or vice versa. The bus to/from Gudvangen arrives/departs at Voss Railway Station. The bus is located outside the railway station. Please look for the bus with sign for Norway in a nutshell®/Gudvangen.

Gudvangen: Change from bus to boat or vice versa. The bus for the Norway in a nutshell® park next to the harbour and connect with the tourist boat/fjord boat. Please look for the bus with sign for Norway in a nutshell®/Voss at the harbour.

Flåm: Change from train to boat or vice versa. The fjordcruise boat terminal is situated next to the railway station. The fjordcruise boat for Norway in a nutshell® departs from pier no.1.

Myrdal: Change train for the Flåm Railway or for the Bergen Railway. The trains are located next to each other.

Oslo: The trains for all our trips departs from the Oslo Central Railway Station (Oslo S).

Note: Not all transfer points are included on all tours. This depends on the tour alternative that you choose. You will of course receive a booking confirmation from us with a detailed itinerary for the tour you have selected. 

What is the difference between the ordinary boat and the new boat?

There are two different boats that operate on the fjord cruise between Gudvangen and Flåm. See more detailed information HERE.

Are the tours guided?

No, there is no guide on our tours. You travel on your own by following the travel itinerary. The connections are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

Can I cancel a trip booked online?

Trips bought online, can only be cancelled if you have bought the cancellation protection together with your trip. The cancellation protection is not a travel insurance. You can only use it if you need to cancel your trip and reason for cancelling is covered by this. If you need a full travel insurance, please contact an insurance company in your country.

Read more about the cancellation protection here.

Information about luggage service and transportation

For questions about our luggage service and transportation of luggage during tours you can READ MORE HERE. Go to the heading "Luggage service and transportation".

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