Norway in a Nutshell® tour highlights

UNESCO Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

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Viking Ship Museum Oslo by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Viking Ship Museum Oslo

Bergen Railway close to Finse by Tore Bjorback Amblie, NSB

Experience the Bergen Line

Waterfall along the Flam railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Waterfall along the Flam Railway

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 marvellous view of the Oslo waterfront and the city & the spectacular Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art.

Bergen Line – the unforgettable train line between Oslo and Bergen across the scenic Hardangervidda mountain plateau & National Park, with its top altitude of 1222 m 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 sea level in 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.

Stalheim canyon. Photo by RM Sorensen, VisitFlam

The dramatic Stalheim canyon

Stalheimskleiva hairpin road & the Stalheim canyon – located between the mountain village of Voss and the fjord village of Gudvangen/Naeroyfjord. The coach trip offers marvellous 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.

Waterfall in Flam Valley by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Waterfall in Flam Valley

Waterfalls: Kjosfossen waterfall along the Flam Railway. On either side of the Stalheimskleiva 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 km from Voss along the road between Voss and Gudvangen.

Colourful houses in Bergen by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

The heart of Bergen

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 marvellous view of the city below, easily accessible from the centre of Bergen, tiny wooden houses and narrow streets – located on 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.

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What our customers say:

  • 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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  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

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  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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