Take the legendary Norway in a nutshell® tour from Oslo this winter! See breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery and ride the Flåm Railway through the snow covered Flåm Valley.
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 winter scenery. You can customize your own tour to include overnight stays and activities before, after or along the route!
The Norway in a nutshell® winter tour from Oslo
Starting from Oslo, you first set out on a westbound train journey through scenic and snow covered 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.
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 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 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 winter landscape. 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 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.
Traveling in the winter season is highly recommended, since there are less 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!
By taking your time, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or participate in several exciting winter activities. What about a winter fjord safari with viking dinner or some snowshoe hiking in Flåm?
One last tip: Dress warmly and bundle up - it can get very cold in the fjords!