Norway in a nutshell® tour from Bergen
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 Bergen can be taken as a round trip with return to Bergen, or as a one-way trip from Bergen to Oslo. The trip runs all year and takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can customize your own trip to include overnight stays and activities before, after or along the route!
Point of departure Bergen - the gateway to the fjords
Starting from Bergen you first set out on a scenic train journey to Voss on the Bergen Railway. From Voss you travel by bus through charming villages and scenic nature landscapes, towards Gudvangen. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.
The bus will arrive in Gudvangen, where you continue the tour by taking a fjord cruise on the on the narrow Nærøyfjord and the magnificent Aurlandsfjord. 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 Flåm, nestled in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, where your tour continues by taking 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. While in Flåm we especially recommend taking the Electric Fjord to Sky bus tour to the beautiful Stegastein Viewpoint!
The Flåm Railway will arrive in Myrdal, where you change trains to the Bergen Railway. You travel back to Bergen on round trips, or continue through scenic mountain terrain to Oslo on one-way trips.
There are several different ways of completing this tour, both as a round trip or as a one-way trip. You decide which option suits you best during an easy booking process - starting on this page!
You travel on your own by following your travel itinerary. When booking a tour, you will also gain access to the Fjord Tours Travel Guide APP which is a "digital guidebook" for your tour. Read more about the app HERE. 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.
By adding overnight stays you can enjoy the beautiful scenery for longer 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.