Norway Vacations and Tours
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Norway Vacations and Tours
"Norway in a
Nutshell" is one of the most popular round trips in Norway. It takes you through some of the loveliest scenery in Fjord Norway. You experience the Flåm railway line, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord (the narrowest part of the Sognefjord) and the steep Stalheimskleivane hairpin bends.
Arrive in Oslo. Explore Oslo on your own. Maybe visit the Viking museums, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Vigeland Sculptur Park. Overnight and breakfast at Scandic Hotel Byporten**** or similar in Oslo.
The Bergen Line - crossing the roof of Norway
After breakfast transfer on your own to the railway station to board a train to Myrdal. The 471-km rail link between Oslo in east and Bergen in west is a dramatically beautiful train journey. This line is exposed to harsh weather and wind, which is one of the greatest challenges. At a height of 1 222m, Finse is the highest station on the Bergen Line. At Myrdal the Flåm valley plunges down towards the Aurlandsfjord.
The Flåm railway line
- a masterpiece of engineering The journey on the Flåm railway line is one of the highlights of the trip. It is fascinating to be on the train as it glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down the wild Flåm valley from mountain to fjord in just 20 km! You have a view of an ever-changing panorama of huge mountains and thundering waterfalls. The railway ends in idyllic Flåm, it's time to check into the Fretheim Hotel Fjordview for the overnight and spend the rest of your day enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Sail the Sognefjord -
The next morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Continue by boat on the Aurlandsfjord and into the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjord inlets in Western Norway, surrounded by mountains up to 1,800m high. This fjord inlet of the Sognefjord is both beautiful and charming. Small west-country farms lie dotted along the mountainsides and you can often see goats grazing along the edge of the fjord. If you are lucky, you will also see seals lying on the smooth rocks along the shore.
Stalheimskleivane - The ship docks at beautiful Gudvangen. The next stage of
the trip is the bus journey up the 13 steep, spectacular Stalheimskleivane hairpin bends, with views of the Stalheim and Sivle waterfalls, to the Stalheim hotel. After a brief stop here to enjoy the view, the journey continues to Voss followed by a relaxing train trip to Bergen. Overnight at Scandic Hotel City **** or similar. After Breakfast enjoy a day of sightseeing in Bergen.
The Norway in a nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May-September). The trip runs daily all year.
Norway in a nutshell is available as a day tour or with overnight stays en route
The round tour can be started in Oslo, Bergen, Voss and Flam and runs daily all year around. You can customize your own tour by adding hotels and activities.
Round trip from Voss 7 hours
Round trip from Bergen 8.5 hours
One-way trip from Oslo or Bergen 14 hours
Round trip from Oslo via Voss 16 hours
Round trip from Oslo via Bergen 22 hours