Norway in a nutshell®

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 journey.

Multiple locations
1 day+
Suitable for all
All year
Original Tour

You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and a bus trip through the beautiful scenery of Western Norway. 

Tour description

On the trip, you get to enjoy magnificent nature from the train window on some of Europe's most beautiful train rides and you get to feel the fresh fjord air of the Nærøyfjord on the deck of an electric boat. The trip gives you the best Western Norway has to offer in terms of fjords and mountains and you travel through the landscape in an easy and sustainable way.

The journey has several highlights, such as the Flam Railway- one of the world's most beautiful train journeys, a fjord cruise on Nærøyfjorden and Aurlandsfjorden and the Nærøydalen valley, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fjords and mountains are synonymous with "Norway" and this experience is designed to suit both those who want an intense day trip and those who want to explore fjord Norway over several days.

Starting points and travel options

You can start the tour in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo or Flam. The trip can be completed in several ways and you choose the route, length and which activities to fit into your itinerary.

Explore more

If you want to experience more, you can easily extend and combine the trip with other experiences and accommodation along the way. See our selection of recommended activities and hotels in the booking operation or contact us for tour tips!

Tour Highlights

The Nærøyfjord

The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 meters high, this arm of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. With its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, snowfields, waterfalls, and small hamlets, this fjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway. The Nærøyfjord is 20 km long, only 250 meters across at its narrowest and a mere 12 meters at its shallowest. The surrounding mountains reach heights of 1,660 meters, and the fjord is one of the multiple highlights on several of our tours.

The Aurlandsfjord

The Aurlandsfjord is a 17-kilometre arm of the world’s second-longest fjord, the Sognefjord, and starts in Flåm and ends at the mountain Beitelen, which separates the Aurlandsfjord from the Nærøyfjord.  Together with the Nærøyfjord, the Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. This stunning fjord is a part of the World Heritage area and is surrounded by high mountains that reach heights of over 1,400 metres.

 

 

The Flåm Railway

The Flam Railway is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The 20 km-long train ride took 20 years and is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. On the train ride that operates between Myrdal and Flåm, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. 

The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway is the approximately 500-kilometre long railway line between Bergen and Oslo and has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences. The Bergen Railway is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway, and crosses both the Langfjellene mountains and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with Finse as the highest station at 1222 masl. You can experience the beautiful railway line on several of our popular round trips.

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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