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.

Have a great trip!

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.


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.

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. 

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.



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, 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 Flåmsbana Railway

Flåmsbana or Flåm 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 to build 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 cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. 

The Aurlandsfjord

The Aurlandsfjord is a 17-kilometer 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 meters.

The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway is the 500-kilometer-long railway line between Bergen and Oslo. It 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 meters. 


Family Activities in Oslo

Family Activities in Bergen

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.

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 one of these 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!