Norway in a Nutshell® tour highlights
The Norway in a Nutshell® is a travel package with ecofriendly travel by public transportation, by trains, ferry and coach, offering marvelous tour highlights.
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Oslo – Norway’s trendy capital, with main sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Munch Museum, the Viking ship Museum, the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the waterfront & Aker Brygge, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, the Medieval village, the Opera house, the scenic Akershus fortress offering a marvelous view of the Oslo waterfront and the city & the spectacular Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art
Bergen rail line – the unforgettable train line between Oslo and Bergen across the scenic Hardangervidda mountain plateau & National Park, with its top altitude of 1222 ms above sea level (Finse station), connecting with the Flam Railway at Myrdal station. Beautiful views of the Hallingskarvet mountain formation from the Ustaoset area
Flam Railway – a masterpiece of engineering, with views of spectacular waterfalls & dramatic mountain peaks – one of the world’s steepest rail lines from Myrdal mountain station to the sea level at Flam village in the Sognefjord. The Flam Railway is one of the main sights in Norway
The Sognefjord – the Aurlandsfjord & the Naeroyfjord branches. The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, considered the main fjord of Norway. The Norway in a Nutshell Fjord cruise includes the scenic Aurlandsfjord & the dramatic, narrow Naeroyfjord (the narrow fjord) with scattered farms on the mountain sides, now on UNESCO’s World Heritage list
Stalheimskleiven hairpin road & the Stalheim canyon – located between the mountain village of Voss and the fjord village of Gudvangen/Naeroyfjord. The coach trip offers marvelous views of the Stalheim canyon. Stalheimskleiva hairpin road is one of the steepest roads in Northern Europe, built during 1842-1846. The road has 13 hairpin bends, with Stalheim Hotel located at the top overlooking the road and the Naeroy Valley. The hairpin road is not open during the winter season due to snow and ice conditions.
Waterfalls: Kjosfossen waterfall along the Flam railway. On either side of the Stalheimskleiven road you can see the Stalheim Waterfall (126 m) and the Sivle Waterfall (142 m). Stalheimskleiva is a one-way road going down. Tvindefossen waterfall located 12 kms from Voss along the road between Voss and Gudvangen.
Bergen – the doorway to the Norwegian fjords, with main sights such as The old Bryggen Wharf (on the UNESCO World heritage list), The Funicular to mount Floyen – offering a marvelous view of the city below, easily accessible from the centre of Bergen, Tiny wooden houses and narrow streets – located at the hillside of Bergen and on the Nordnes peninsula, both short walks from the centre, The composer Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen – with the scenic garden & The Fantoft Stave Church
Our Norway in a Nutshell® fjord tour packages, including all transport and hotels en route:
Norway in a Nutshell, 5 nights. Oslo to Oslo
Norway in a Nutshell, 3 nights. Oslo to Bergen
Norway in a Nutshell, 3 nights. Bergen to Oslo
The Norway in a Nutshell tour package is included in the following tour packages:
Geirangerfjord & Norway in a Nutshell, 6 nights
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights, 7 nights
Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord Tour, 7 nights