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Norwegian Fjords & Western Coast

Sognefjord in summer by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Round trip to the Norwegian fjords & western coast – 7 nights

Norwegian Fjords & Western Coast is an amazing round trip from Oslo, with train rides and fjord cruises. Spend 1 night on board an authentic Hurtigruten ship or an environmentally friendly Havila Voyages ship.
Experience an excursion to the Atlantic Road or to the Bergtatt marble mine. Enjoy an unescorted day trip to Hardanger including Måbødalen canyon & Vøringsfossen waterfall.
Stays in the capital Oslo, historic Trondheim, picturesque Bergen & Geilo mountain village.
Highlights: Fjord cruises. Train rides on Dovre Line, Flåm Railway & Bergen Line. Overnight cruise from Trondheim to Bergen. See the Atlantic Road or Bergtatt marble mine, Måbødalen canyon & Vøringsfossen waterfall.

If you have a clear preference for which supplier you would like to travel with (Havila Voyages or Hurtigruten), please contact us as they sail on different days.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), some activities include a guide
• You can add extra nights and activities in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 21795 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Visit Oslo Opera House by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

See the iconic Oslo Opera House!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills, with sights such as the iconic Opera House, the Edvard Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum (closed for rebuilding to 2025/2026 – artefacts from the Viking Age can be seen at The Historic Museum in the city centre) & the spectacular Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Optional:
Add City sightseeing & Fjord cruises

Scenic Dovre Railway by Tore Bjørback Amblie, NSB

Enjoy the scenic Dovre Line!

DAY 2

Dovre Line

Enjoy the Dovre rail line across the beautiful Dovrefjell mountain plateau to the picturesque, historic town of Trondheim, well worth a visit!
Stay at a centrally located hotel. Make sure to visit the authentic Bakklandet area, with tiny wooden houses & charming coffee shops.
Spend 1 night in Trondheim
Read about the Dovre Line
Read about historic Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Colourful Trondheim by Petr Pavlicek, Visit Trondheim

See historic wharf houses in Trondheim!

DAY 3

Cruise western coast

Board a Hurtigruten or Havila Voyages ship in the morning – the cruise starts by passing the tiny, historic Munkholmen island just outside central Trondheim, then cruising on the wide Trondheimsfjord to the scenic western coast.
Enjoy a vast number of islands, fjords and calls at tiny coastal settlements en route.
Disembark in Kristiansund to join an exciting excursion by coach.

Beautiful Atlantic Ocean Road by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Fjord Norway

The spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road!

Atlantic Ocean Road excursion*

We have included this amazing land excursion by coach, taking you across the spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road along the open sea, connecting beautiful islands to the main land.
The Atlantic Ocean Road is 8.2 km long, built on a total of eight bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscape. The Atlantic Ocean Road is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations.
The Atlantic Road Hurtigruten excursion
Experience the Atlantic Ocean Road Havila excursion
Spend 1 night on board

*The Atlantic Ocean Road excursion will be replaced  by an excursion to the Bergtatt marble mine after 13th September:
• Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine Hurtigruten excursion
The Atlantic Road and Bergtatt marble mine Havila excursion

The Unesco Bryggen wharf in Bergen. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Visit Norway

Enjoy a stay in picturesque Bergen!

DAY 4

Arrival in Bergen

Cruise along spectacular coastal scenery with tiny fjords & coastal settlements, islands and skerries, with arrival in Bergen at 14:45. Check in at a centrally located hotel in Bergen.
Bergen is beautifully located by the Bergen Byfjord, surrounded by 7 mountains.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen

Optional add-ons in Bergen:
Mostraumen strait & additional night in Bergen
Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Fjord cruise on Hardangerfjord. By Bergen Reiselivslag

Enjoy the beautiful Hardangerfjord!

DAY 5

Hardanger day excursion*

Enjoy a full day round trip, starting by local train to Voss, where a coach takes you from the train station through beautiful scenery to the tiny fjord village of Ulvik

Hardangerfjord cruise**
Board the express boat to start the scenic fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord to the village of Eidfjord, where you join an unforgettable sightseeing trip by coach.
Read about the Hardangerfjord

**Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord will be replaced by coach to Eidfjord across the Hardangerbrua bridge after 25th August.

Voringfoss waterfall and Maabodal canyon. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Experience a spectacular waterfall!

Måbødalen canyon
The coach takes you through the dramatic Måbødalen valley, with steep mountain sides and a scenic river. You will also get a glimpse of the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall en route. Continuing up hill to the edge of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the starting point of the spectacular waterfall.

Vøringsfossen waterfall
has a free fall of 145 metres and a total fall of 182 metres, and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. A spectacular new bridge over the falls offers breathtaking views of the waterfall and the steep canyon!

Upon returning to Eidfjord village, you board the express boat for a relaxing fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord. Disembark in the village of Norheimsund, with return to Bergen by coach across the Kvamskogen mountain plateau, with views of the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.

*From the end of August, this excursion will include train to Voss and coach across the Hardangerbrua bridge to Eidfjord village, taking you through beautiful fjord landscapes. In Eidfjord you will sightsee Vøringsfossen by taxi. Return to Bergen by coach and train.

Sognefjord im Sommer, Robin Strand, Visit Bergen

Amazing fjord cruise on the Sognefjord!

DAY 6

Travel to Geilo

Sognefjord cruise
Board the express boat in the morning for an extensive cruise through beautiful coast & fjord scenery, taking you all the way to the inner part of the Sognefjord; the spectacular Aurlandsfjord branch. Disembark in the tiny fjord village of Flåm.
Read about the Sognefjord

Flam railway view - tiny village in the Flam valley. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Spectacular view from the Flåm Railway!

The Flåm Railway
A short walk from the pier in Flåm you board the famous Flåm Railway for an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Flåm Valley to the tiny mountain station of Myrdal, with views of the beautiful river, mountain peaks and a cascading waterfall.
Read about the Flåm Railway

Bergen Line
At Myrdal you join the main Bergen Line, taking you across the scenic Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the mountain village of Geilo for dinner & overnight stay at Dr. Holms Hotel, located a short walk from the train station.
Spend 1 night at Geilo

Bergen Railway by Tore Bjorback Amblie, NSB

Bergen Line

DAY 7

Travel to Oslo

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before you board the Bergen Line for a journey through the scenic Hallingdal valley to Oslo. Individual arrival and check in to a centrally located hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about the Bergen Line

Experience Geilo village by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway

Relaxing at Geilo mountain village!

Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau by Pixabay

The Hardangervidda mountain plateau

The Bergen rail line at Gol station. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Gol Station, the Bergen Line

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Geilo)
in Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen & Geilo

Hurtigruten or Havila Voyages cruise
1 night in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
Breakfast on board

Transport
Train Oslo-Trondheim

Sognefjord in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Express boat Bergen-Flåm
Flåm Railway Flåm-Myrdal
Train Myrdal-Geilo-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Atlantic Ocean Road land excursion or Bergtatt marble mine excursion
Unescorted Hardanger day trip with Måbødalen canyon & Vøringsfossen waterfall

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
 International flights to/from Norway
 Airport transfers
 Personal travel insurance

Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Enjoy the extensive pedestrian waterfront in Oslo!

PRICES & BOOKING

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What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

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