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Norway in a nutshell® for Families

Experiencing Norway’s awe-inspiring landscape in a green, efficient and memorable manner is what the Norway in a nutshell® tour offers. On 1 ticket you travel the world-renowned railways, the Bergen and Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and a bus trip through the stunning scenery of Western Norway.

Norway’s most popular & Sustainable Tour

The Norway in a nutshell® tour popularity is due to the fact that it is the best way for getting the distilled Norway experience; from cities to mountains to fjords. Travelers also have the convenience of planning for a one-day trip or putting together a multi-day itinerary. Sustainability is another important factor as travel is based on railways and electric ferries.

Why Family-Friendly?

Using public transport (trains, ferries, and buses) on your Norway tour means safe and easy travel. You and your family will tour the country on modern, comfortable trains and buses as well as state-of-the-art electric ferries. Several of the trains also have cafes and a play area for children where they can roam about! With us you get to customize your travel plan - adding activities and accommodation that fit your itinerary, interests and budget.

Norway on 1 Green Ticket

At Fjord Tours we want our tours to have a low impact on nature, and a high impact on the spirit! When starting your trip in Oslo the total carbon footprint equals 7kg CO2 e/person for the whole tour when taking the train from Oslo, compared to traveling on a plane (69kg CO2 e/person).

The stretch from Oslo to Bergen is regarded as one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys and is bound to leave a lasting impression! Investing a little more time in your trip means investing more in experiences as well as in sustainability.

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Recommended activities during this tour

There are several activities you can do during this tour that are perfect for families! Note that certain activities depends on season, availability and travel route. Some activities may also require an overnight stay during your tour.


 

Fjord Pass® Discounts

When traveling with your family taking advantage of various discounts on activities contributes to keeping costs down, especially when planning to enjoy various family activities on the way.

We have put together a digital discount card that is especially valuable for families that plan to take advantage of the 200 activities one can add to the travel plan. One pass is valid for 2 adults and all children under 15 years, for one year from the day of purchase. See more.

Luggage Transport

Traveling with children generally means traveling with a lot of luggage! The solution, add luggage transport to your booking. To make it even easier for families on holiday in Norway, we offer luggage transfer between various hotels in Bergen and Oslo. This way you can change means of transport, participate in activities along the way, and check-in and out of hotels without having the worry about suitcases, bags etc. You can easily add this service to your booking. More info.

Customized booking

Make your selection in the booking box and press «Search». During the booking process you can customize the tour with activities and accommodation along the route. You can also choose to change departure times. You see the schedule, itinerary and price for your tour during the booking process. There is no group-, senior- or student discounts on our tours.

Hotels & accommodation

We highly recommend adding an overnight stay to your tour! We have already handpicked and negotiated the best deals for you - simply add your preferred accommodation in the booking process. 

Tour connections 

The tour is self-guided, transfers and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a detailed itinerary with information about transfer points with your tour booking confirmation.


 

Tour highlights


 

Family Activities in Oslo

Oslo is a cosmopolitan and vibrant European city located at the head of the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills. The city is known for its renowned modern architecture, top-class restaurants and a lot on the «activities menu» to offer families. See our Oslo activities here.

Family Activities in Bergen

Bergen is one of Europe’s more charming cities, with the UNESCO listed Bryggen wharf as an unmissable highlight. When staying in Bergen you can step out of your hotel and walk straight into the Norwegian fairytale landscape of fjord and mountains. See our Bergen activities here.


 

Stay longer and experience more in these top destinations

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!

In short, the Norway in a nutshell® tour is a perfect alternative for families visiting Norway!