Norway's Nutshell Experience
From $1096 Per Person
Independent, 5 Days/4 Nights
Norway in a Nutshell will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in Fjord Norway, and includes breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flam Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Naroyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva road. This is the perfect way for those who want to see Norwegian fjords in relatively little time!
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Dates: Prices are valid May 1 – September 30, 2017 (other dates on request – this package is possible year round)
TBA for 2018
Day 1: Arrival in Oslo
Arrival in Oslo on your own by train, bus or private transfer. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas surrounding the city are only twenty minutes from the center. They provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Oslo offers many well-known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum. Accommodation at Comfort hotel Grand Central or similar
Day 2: Oslo – Myrdal - Flam
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train to Myrdal which will take about 5 hours. In Myrdal, swap to the famous Flam Railway that passes through wild and beautiful scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides. It descends from a height of 900 meters down to Flam at a sidearm of the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. Accommodation at Flamsbrygga Hotel or similar
Day 3: Flam – Gudvangen – Voss – Bergen (cruise, bus, train)
Breakfast at the hotel. Before continuing your tour, use the morning to discover Flam and its surroundings. There are different hiking tours; you can rent bikes or kayaks. In the afternoon, board the ferry taking you over the Aurlandsfjord and Naroyfjord to Gudvangen. The Naroyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
From Gudvangen, the journey continues by bus through Naroyfjord Valley and pass the Stalheimskleiva with its 13 steep hairpin bends. The last part of the excursion will be by train from Voss to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords.
Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Holberg or similar (2 nights)
Day 4: Bergen
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure. Bergen is, with good reason, called the Gateway to the Fjords. The city is located on the west coast of Norway in close proximity of the famous Norwegian fjords. Sights of interest are the Hanseatic Bryggen area, Floibanen Funicular, the composer Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen, the Fish market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).
Day 5: Departure from Bergen
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.
OR stay an extra night! Please inquire!
NOTE! This itinerary is customizable. Call us for suggestions or click here for our Custom Trip Planning Form
Possible to extend with extra nights in Oslo, Flam or Bergen; rates on request
Single Supplement: From $320
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- 1 night hotel accommodation at Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar in Oslo in shared double room and breakfast
- 1 night hotel accommodation at Flamsbrygga or similar in Flam in shared double room and breakfast
- 2 night hotel accommodation at Comfort Hotel Holberg or similar in Bergen in shared double room and breakfast
- Train Oslo – Myrdal – Flam
- Cruise Flam – Gudvangen / Bus Gudvangen – Voss / Train Voss – Bergen
Accommodation at good tourist class hotels (3-4 stars). If any of the quoted hotels are fully booked, we will find alternatives of equal standard. Half board possible at some hotels; rates on request.
Children: 04-12 years, in an extra bed 75% of adult price
Price per infant 0-3 years in own bed 50% of adult price
Price per infant 0-3 years sharing parents’ bed free of charge
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.