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Itinerary for Norway in a Nutshell Private Tour

Norway in a Nutshell

'Norway in a Nutshell' is an iconic itinerary crossing from Oslo to Bergen, or vice-versa. It includes travel by train, bus, and boat through wonderful Norwegian scenery. One of the highlights is experiencing the Flamsbana Railway, one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. You can make this itinerary your own, by adding activities and excursions or perhaps stay longer to explore more. There is no guide on this tour, you travel on your own, but your accommodation, transport tickets, and airport transfers are all prebooked for you, the connections are all in close proximity, and you have the support of our local team should you need it.

There are lots of options, so please contact us to discuss how you would like to personalise this beautiful journey across Norway.

Oslo to Bergen, or Bergen to Oslo * Travel by bus, boat & train * 3, 4 or 5 star hotels * Airport transfers * Tailor it to suit you * From EUR pp


Day 1 - Oslo

Transfer From Oslo Airport To Your Hotel

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Oslo!

You have today and tomorrow to explore Oslo. Oslo is really rather unassuming, laid back, and lovely, full of fantastic museums and gateway to the most wonderful scenery and itineraries exploring Norway. Oslo comes to life in summer with lots of street entertainment and people hanging out enjoying the sunshine and long days. In winter it is buzzing on the inside, with vibrant entertainment and time to make the most of those fantastic museums.

A trip over to Bygdoy museum area will open your eyes to polar exploration, Norwegian folklore, Viking ships, and the fascinating life of Thor Heyerdahl with his Kon-Tiki adventures. One of our favourite collections of museums in one city! All are accessed by a charming ferry ride with views of the Oslo waterfront too. If you would like to arrange a guide or day trip out of town, please discuss this with us.


Day 3 - Oslo to Flam

Travel on the Flamsbana Railway

After breakfast at the hotel, morning departure from Oslo by train to Myrdal, which will take about five hours. Your tickets will have been prepurchased for you (standard class with seat reservation). In Myrdal, change trains and board the well renowned Flåm Railway. The flåmsbana passes through wild and beautiful scenery with waterfalls and steep mountainsides.  This is one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, a pure Norway experience. Overnight in your hotel in Flam.

 

 

Day 4 - Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen

Travel by boat, bus & train

Breakfast at the hotel. Before continuing on your tour, use the morning to discover Flåm and its surroundings. In the afternoon, board the ferry taking you over the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen, the journey continues by bus through the Nærøyfjord Valley and passes the Stalheimskleiva with its 13 steep hairpin bends. The last part of the excursion will be by train from Voss to Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords. Your transport tickets will have been prepurchased for you. Overnight in Bergen.

 

Day 5 - Bergen

Exploring Bergen

Bergen is the capital of the fjords and surrounded by some of the world's most majestic scenery, Bergen also has its own beauty in architecture with an iconic waterfront of wharves and Hanseatic buildings. Bergen has a lovely atmosphere and you must make time to enjoy some of the fine restaurants where fish doesn't come much fresher!
 

Day 6 - End of your tour

Transfer From Your Hotel To Bergen Airport

If you are leaving here to fly home, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport. Or perhaps you are flying onto another destination for more exploring, or taking a Hurtigruten cruise north up the coast of Norway to the Arctic? We can help you plan more adventures in Norway and beyond, chat with us about the options.

Overview

Travel from Oslo to Bergen, or Bergen to Oslo
Travel by bus, boat & train
3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Airport transfers
Tailor it to suit you
From EUR pp

 

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you
Call or email us to discuss your plans

More Reviews

TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin Norway in a Nutshell. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019


TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019

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