Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, Norway is a popular destination for travelers arriving by plane, train, ship and automobile. The Norway in a Nutshell tour creates an immersive experience from the moment you start your journey. We offer a selection of Norway in a Nutshell tours, with start from Bergen and Oslo, or in combination with longer round trips.
Oh the places you’ll go
At Fjord Travel Norway, we’ll help you arrange an independent tour, which is perfect for travelers who love exploring on their own, with the occasional guide to highlight the truly remarkable sights. We’ll take care of the details—including accommodation, transportation and excursions—so you can focus on enjoying your time in Norway to the fullest.
The “originale” Nutshell-tour starts from Oslo. We suggest maximizing your time in the capital city and visiting the many sights downtown and along the water in this walkable city before setting off on one of Europe’s steepest and most scenic train lines towards Flåm.
Built in 1909 alongside breathtaking fjords, the Bergensbanen train will take you to the mountain station of Myrdal, here you will transfer to the famous Flåm railway. Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway, and for good reason! Tucked between a series of steep fjord cliffs, your one-night stay in this incredible scenic wonderland will be unforgettable.
The final leg of your journey will begin with a Nærøyfjorden fjord cruise where you’ll pass by tiny fjord settlements and quaint farms amongst the towering cliffs. A coach will then transport you through the breathtaking Nærøydalen Valley to Voss where you’ll board a local train, which will take you to the Norwegian Sea to relax for a two-night stay in Norway’s second-largest city Bergen, before returning to Oslo by train.
Oh the things you’ll see
No matter when you book or where you look between Oslo to Bergen, you are guaranteed to be left speechless at the natural and human-made beauty of Scandinavia. To truly make the most of your tour, take advantage of some of these notable optional excursions during your time in Flåm and Bergen.
One optional add-on near Flåm is an unmissable sightseeing trip to the Stegastein viewpoint. Perched 650 meters (2,132 feet) above the fjord, a better view of the surrounding area is hard to picture! This roundtrip bus tour lasts about two hours.
With two nights to spend in Bergen, there will be plenty of time to take in popular attractions, such as the UNESCO Bryggen Wharf and Fish Market. You also have the option to add on a three-hour, 27 kilometer (16.7 miles) cruise down the narrow Mostaumen strait or book a seat at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant, one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants.
You may also wish to extend your trip by experiencing the Raumabanen train line, named Europe’s most beautiful railway, and see sights such as the Troll Wall and the Rauma River.
No matter which route you choose, there will be much to discover from Oslo to Bergen and back again. From sea to sky, this authentically Scandinavian experience is one you will never forget.