Photo: Fjord Norge, Robin Strand

Norway in a nutshell® & Hardangerfjord in a nutshell™

This round trip from Oslo combines two of our most popular tours; the Norway in a nutshell® tour and the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell™ tour. This combination is ideal for those looking for a complete experience of Norway's best highlights. If you're looking for an adventure starting and ending in Oslo - this is definitely the tour for you!

3 days+
Suitable for all
15.MAY - 02.SEP
Original tour with Hardangerfjord

By combining the Norway in a nutshell® tour and the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell™ tour, you get a total and immersive experience of Norway's best highlights. These tours complement each other perfectly and will give you just the right blend of stunning fjords, scenic railways, breathtaking views, and cultural experiences!

Explore the beauty of Western Norway, including the scenic Bergen Railway, the stunning Flåm Railway, and the awe-inspiring Nærøyfjord on an electric boat cruise. Admire dramatic waterfalls, powerful glaciers, and fruit farms surrounded by stunning fjord- and mountain landscapes.

Enjoy the raw coastal scenery of Western Norway, cross the wild and beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau, taste award-winning cider, and take in breathtaking views of the up-and-coming Hardangerfjord region. 

We'll make sure you travel in comfort with a combination of boat, fjord cruise, bus, and train. This tour is a true adventure that offers a fantastic balance of natural beauty and cultural experiences, so don't miss out!

Check out the travel route and highlights below!


Travel Route & Highlights

Oslo - Myrdal

The Bergen Railway: Your journey from Oslo starts by traveling on the Bergen Railway westwards to Myrdal. This is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway and the line crosses the mighty Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The Bergen Railway has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences.

Myrdal - Flåm

The Flåm Railway: Upon arrival in Myrdal, you change trains to the amazing Flåm Railway. The ride down to Flåm takes about 1 hour and the journey offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. During the ride, there will be a short stop at the spectacular Kjosfossen Waterfall. The Flåm Railway also regularly features on lists of the world's best railway rides.

Flåm - Gudvangen

Electric fjord cruise: From Flåm, you venture out onto the fjord on a silent and electric-powered boat. The cruise takes you through the stunning Aurlandsfjord and the majestic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord. With steep mountainsides, towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and small hamlets, this fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in all of Norway. A definitive highlight!

Gudvangen - Voss

Scenic bus ride: Upon arrival in Gudvangen, a comfortable bus will be waiting for you. The ride towards Voss goes through the scenic landscape of Western Norway, with lush woodlands, cascading waterfalls, and charming villages.

Voss - Bergen

The Bergen Railway: This comfortable train ride through the diverse mountain and fjord landscape takes you to the charming city of Bergen.

Bergen is known as the city between the seven mountains and the gateway to the fjords. The city was founded almost a thousand years ago in 1070 by Olav Kyrre. This is the urban hub of Western Norway, and Bergen offers activities and enjoyment for all. A minimum of one overnight stay is required in Bergen, but we highly recommend two overnight stays here. This will give you time to explore and get to know one of the country's most beautiful and historic cities!

Bergen - Rosendal

Express boat cruise: After one or more nights in Bergen, you are ready to continue your adventure by traveling by boat along the raw coastal scenery of Norway's West Coast.

You will be traveling in a comfortable, modern, and spacious vessel, and during the trip, you will have excellent views of the beautiful, untamed landscapes passing by. Enjoy the views from the inside lounge, or venture out on the large deck to take in the experience.

From Rosendal to Odda you travel on by bus. If you want, you can add time to explore Rosendal.

Odda - Ulvik - Eidfjord

Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord: The Hardangerfjord is truly a unique fjord. Here you will find villages nestled in tradition and heritage, living alongside innovative new industries such as fish farms and hydropower plants. The fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord takes you through a landscape of idyllic orchards, lush fruit farms, and powerful glaciers. You stay overnight in the charming fjord village of Ulvik, beautifully situated by the fjord and a perfect place to enjoy splendid nature and local cultural experiences.

Eidfjord - Vøringsfossen waterfall

Sightseeing trip: After your overnight stay in Ulvik, you continue your tour from Eidfjord to perhaps the biggest (literally) highlight; the jaw-dropping Vøringsfossen Waterfall. This mighty waterfall has a drop of 182 meters and is flanked by several stunning lookout points. The lookout points are innovatively designed to let you feel the power of the cascading waters. And if you dare - you can even cross the waterfall on a bridge!

On your way to the Vøringsfossen waterfall, you stop by the Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger. This is an exciting experience center for Norwegian nature, climate, and environment. It is also a great place to have a quick lunch break.

Vøringsfossen - Geilo

Bus ride crossing Hardangervidda: Hardangervidda is Norway's largest National Park, and the journey over the beautiful and untouched wilderness landscape is filled with contrast. The mountain plateau is located above the alpine tree line and has a distinctively alpine climate with reindeer herds among the largest in the world. The fjords, mountains, and marked trails make the Hardangervidda National Park a perfect place for the active nature lover.

Geilo - Oslo

Bergen Railway: After a journey filled with highlights and impressions, there is only one thing left to do:

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride back to Oslo. 

Tour map

This is an extensive experience with a lot of highlights. The tour is self-guided and uses a combination of public transport, such as boats, trains, and buses.

The tour requires a minimum of one overnight stay in Bergen and Ulvik, but you can easily add activities and accommodations anywhere you want along your route. You will get everything that you need in one itinerary and also receive a handy Travel Guide before your tour.


Every traveler is unique - Just like our Nutshell Tours

With our unique booking tool, you can personalize your tour. During the booking process, you can easily extend the tour and combine it with experiences and hotels along the route. We recommend local food and cider tastings, but feel free to explore the many options in the varied regions you travel through.

Whether you want the standard tour or personalize it by adding activities and hotels is up to you. Just pick what’s best for you, and we’ll take care of the rest!


Recommended activities during the tour

Note that certain activities depends on season and availability. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour. This is just a selection - see all activities during the booking process!


Have a great trip!