Norway Nutshell Delight

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The Prominent Route - Sogne & Hardanger Fjord

Hardanger Fjord Discovery

West Norway Discovery Tour
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The Flåm Railway

Norway in a Nutshell
Sogne Fjord Excursion
The Triangle Tour
General Conditions



One of our most popular rail excursions - all year round!

4 days / 3 nights, Oslo - Flåm Railway - Flåm - Aurland & Nærøy Fjord cruise -

Gudvangen - Stahlheim - Voss - Bergen

Also available from Bergen- Oslo / Bergen - Bergen / Oslo - Oslo

Departures daily, all year!

This unique and best-selling Norway-in-a-Nutshell excursion takes you through some of the most picturesque scenery in the fjord region of Norway. It is especially magnificent during the autumn, when waterfalls are roaring, and mountains and forests are changing to vivid colors. Leave Oslo on the scenic Bergenbanen across snow capped mountains of the Hardanger Vidda, via Geilo and Finse to Myrdal. Ride on the world famous Flåm Railway, descending through the wild Flåm Valley to Flåm, passing steep mountain cliffs, waterfalls and quaint villages. Explore the fjord village of Flåm; enjoy the stay at the beautiful Fretheim Hotel, nestled against the mountain side along the fjord. Continue the next day with a spectacular cruise from the Aurlandsfjord into the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the boat winds its way through the narrowest part of the Sognefjord, passing old farmsteads and colorful villages along the shores, before reaching the fjord village of Gudvangen. Continue by bus via the steep, spectacular hairpin turns of the Stalheim Canyon Road, with views of the Stalheim and Sivle waterfalls, to the Stalheim Hotel. A brief stop here to enjoy the view, continue to Voss, where you join the Bergenbanen bound for Bergen, capital of the Fjords. Norway - a true Wonderland all year!


Day 1 OSLO
Individual arrival in Oslo. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Opera Hotel, ideally located in the city center next to the Central Train Station.

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure on the scenic Bergenbanen through the Hallingdal Valley, via Geilo and across a mountain plateau to Myrdal. Ride the famous Flåm Railway, descending 2,840 feet in 12 miles, into the wild Flåm Valley, passing spectacular scenery of waterfalls, mountain cliffs, tiny settlements and farms. Upon arrival in Flåm you have about one hour to stroll in the quaint fjord village, or perhaps enjoy a lunch in the beautiful Fretheim Hotel* located across from the Railway Station. Afternoon at leisure. This evening enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the Fretheim Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Flåm is the beginning of an unforgettable 2-hour boat journey along the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. You will pass the fjord villages of Aurland and Undredal with Scandinavia's smallest Stave church, dating from 1147. Shortly after passing the Stigen mountain farm the boat will turn into the Nærøyfjord, the narrowest, most dramatic, and yet the most beautiful of the secondary fjords to the Sognefjord.



Picturesque farms and villages are nestled along the steep mountainsides, reaching peaks up to 4500 ft. The cruise ends in Gudvangen Continue with a 1-hour bus ride up the narrow Nærøy Valley, across the steep hairpin bends of the Stalheim Canyon Road, descending to the fjord village of Voss. Here you will reconnect with the Bergenbanen arriving from Oslo and Myrdal. A short train ride brings you to the colorful Hanseatic city of Bergen. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin

Day 4 BERGEN (B)
Enjoy a lovely breakfast buffet before checkout. End of program.

Additional nights available.

* During the winter season, the Heimly Pensjonat will be used instead of the Fretheim Hotel, which only operates during the summer season.
Summer season begins April 01 through September 30th.

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Departure Dates 2006

Daily, all year

Prices in US Dollars

Norway Nutshell Delight, 4 days

Per person in double room


Single Supplement


Triple, 3rd person in double room





  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x Buffet dinner, Fretheim Hotel

  • Train, Oslo - Myrdal

  • Seat reservation in 2nd class (not available in 1st class)

  • Flam Railway, Myrdal - Flam

  • 3-hour cruise on Aurland, Nærøy & Sogne Fjord

  • Train, Voss - Bergen

  • Bus, Gudvangen - Voss

  • Taxes & services

Not Included

  • Airfare and airport taxes and customs fees

  • Transfers

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Add-ons: Tour Options

Please note:

The services are based on public transportation and are on an individual basis.
No tour leader is provided, this is a non-escorted tour.

List of Hotels

Night 1

Hotel Opera

Oslo / Norway


Night 2

Fretheim Hotel

Flam / Norway


Night 3

First Hotel Marin

Bergen / Norway


Additional Information


Take the SAS airport bus directly to the hotel, or the high-speed train from Gardermoen Airport to Oslo Central Station. Short walk to the hotel.

Short walk to the train station, train to Bergen


Short walk across the platform.



Short walk from the station to the hotel.

Short walk from the hotel to the pier.



Short walk from the pier across the Market Square to the hotel, or short taxi ride.



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