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
01.OCT - 30.APR
Norway in a nutshell® Winter tour

On this amazing winter tour, you travel through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord and winter scenery. You will experience the narrow Nærøyfjord, the spectacular Aurlandsfjord, as well as the scenic Bergen Railway and the breathtaking Flåm Railway.

Tour description

Traveling on the different railway lines during winter is a special and memorable experience. On the Flåm and Bergen Railway, you can sit back and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the white, wild and wonderful winter landscape.

The Norway in a nutshell® winter tour can be taken as a round trip with return to your starting destination or as a one-way trip. You can start your tour in Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, Geilo or Voss. You customize your own trip to include overnight stays and activities before, after, or along the route! 

During the tour, you will also get to experience the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a picturesque fjord that offers stunning winter views, while the Nærøyfjord is a dramatic fjord surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Nærøyfjorden is one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Travel tip

Traveling in the winter season is highly recommended since there are fewer people and more room for travelers to enjoy the view. You can complete the tour in one day, but we highly recommend that you take your time by adding overnight stays and activities along the route!

One last tip: Dress warmly and bundle up - it can get very cold in the fjords!

Selected Tour Highlights

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 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 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.

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.




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.


Stay longer and experience more in these top destinations

Add one or more overnight stays to your tour with our favorable prices. We have handpicked a selection of hotels, so you can plan and book your perfect tour!


Oslo is the largest city in Norway, and it has been the country's capital since 1814 following the dissolution of the union with Denmark.


Bergen is Norway's second largest city with a population of roughly 270,000. King Olav Kyrre founded the city of Bergen in 1070, and it was the country's capital from 1110 until 1299.


The small picturesque village of Flåm, is situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord and is home of the Flåm Railway.


If you want to travel to a place that offers exciting and spectacular experiences in beautiful union with nature, then Voss is the place for you! Voss is located in the middle of Fjord Norway and is easily accessible by train from Bergen. The «activity village» Voss can quickly become your new favorite destination!


Stalheim is in the heart of the Norwegian fjords, and it is an ideal starting point for tours of Western Norway’s fjords and mountains.


Gudvangen is quite a gem and is located at the inner part of the narrow and UNESCO protected Nærøyfjorden. For the fjord- and mountain ethusiasts, the dramatic and spectacular landscape offer numerous hiking possibilities.


The unique location on the Flåmsbana stretch down towards Flåm makes Vatnahalsen a great base to explore this known historical and cultural area. You may join high mountain hikes at winter, stay overnight during the Norway in a nutshell® tour or get a real adrenaline kick with the longest zipline in the Northern Europe.


Geilo is located halfway between Bergen and Oslo, and can be easily reached by the Bergen line - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Best known for its ski slopes and hundreds of kilometers of cross-country skiing, Geilo also offers a variety of activities without skiing and adventurous summer experiences.


Finse is located at 1222 metres above sea level and is the highest station at the Bergen Railway. One may reach this location only by train, foot or by bike. Finse is surrounded by majestic mountain landscape with the mighty glacier Hardangerjøkulen that towers royally in the west. Few places in Norway offers mightier nature experiences than Finse.