Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo
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 Oslo can be taken as a round trip with return to Oslo, or as a one-way trip from Oslo to Bergen. The trip runs all year and takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can customize your own tour to include overnight stays and activities before, after or along the route!
The Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo
Starting from Oslo, you first set out on a westbound train journey through scenic mountain terrain on the Bergen Railway. Upon arrival in Myrdal, you disembark and change trains to 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!
Your journey continues from Flåm with a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the and dramatic and narrow Nærøyfjord. 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 Gudvangen, nestled in the innermost part of Nærøyfjorden. From here the journey continues with a bus trip through Nærøydalen, with its charming villages and scenic nature landscape. From May-September the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. The bus will arrive in Voss, where you continue the tour by train on the Bergen Railway to Bergen, or back to Oslo on round trips.
Note that there are several different ways of completing this tour, both as a round trip or as a one-way trip. You can for instance choose to travel all the way to Bergen the first day and continue the tour as described above in the opposite direction back to Oslo.
You decide which option suits you best during an easy booking process - starting on this page!
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.
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, traveling in Norway in 2020 will be a bit different than before. But we want to reassure you that safety measures during the tour have been implemented by all transport, accommodation and activity providers! Please read more here.
Have a great trip!