Enquire

Our staff will respond to your query promptly and provide detailed information to your questions.

    5 days - An active twist on the classic - CYCLE THIS ROAD!

    Take the less trodden path and experience the Norway in a Nutshell® the active way with a cycling trip along the famous Rallarvegen from Finse to Flåm. The construction route known as the ‘Rallarvegen’ is a 100-year-old man-built transport road designed for the conveyance of men and materials during the building phase of the most mountainous sector of the Oslo - Bergen Railway Line.

    Note; due to snow conditions on the mountain plateau this itinerary can run in the late summer and early autumn months only from mid July until snowfall in mid September.

    Day 1
    Arrive in Oslo and transfer to your centrally located hotel
    Day 2
    Train Oslo to Finse, one of Norway's most popular walking and 'outdoors' spot.
    Day 3
    Cycle to Flåm across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau then downhill through the valley.
    Day 4
    Boat trip on the narrow Aurland & Nærøyfjords
    Day 5
    Depart Bergen
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups
    Carbon Footprint
    56Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?
    Code
    50DN0650

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    Details

    Transportation

    Train, bike, local bus and fjord ferry. Optional Flåmsbana trip.

    Included
    • All accommodation in shared double/twin room, single supplement available
    • Meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Norway in a Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen
    • Bicycle hire and one way drop off Finse to Flåm
    • Luggage transfer between Finse and Flåm
    • Luggage transfer between Oslo and Bergen
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

    Optional activity: Flåm Zipline.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Oslo and transfer to your centrally located hotel

    Arrive in Oslo, the beautiful Norwegian capital by the Oslofjord. Make your own way to your centrally located hotel in the heart of Oslo, an easy direct express train ride away from the airport. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the observant traveller. We can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, and the Harbour area.

    Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallen food hall for local specialties. Lastly, visit the new National Museum of Norway down by the harbour before finding a spot in one of the local fish restaurants for dinner.


    Day 2 - Train Oslo to Finse, one of Norway's most popular walking and 'outdoors' spot.

    Depart Oslo by train to the highest point on the Bergensbanen (Oslo to Bergen railway) at Finse; 1222 meters above sea level. At Finse you will disembark the train and stay at the mountain lodge for the night. If you take the morning train from Oslo you have time to enjoy Finse for local walks in the area. Finse is situated on the edge of Hardangervidda (the Hardanger Mountain Plateau) and offers great views of the Hardangerjøkulen (glacier).

    Hardangervidda is one of Norway's most popular walking and trekking areas, and if you are an active walker we recommend to extend your stay at Finse for more extended walks in the area.

    We have included a luggage service between Oslo and Bergen, meaning you do not have to bring your main luggage for the trip. Your luggage will be picked up from your hotel in Oslo and transferred to your hotel in Bergen. You will take an overnight rucksack only for your trip to Finse and Flåm.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Finse 1222 Mountain Lodge

    Day 3 - Cycle to Flåm across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau then downhill through the valley.

    After breakfast you will pick up your bicycle at Finse and start the cycling trip along the railway construction road (Rallarvegen) to Myrdal and on to Flåm. The trip follows a well maintained gravel road through the Hardangervidda. Take your time to enjoy the fabulous scenery, and if you are lucky you might even spot wild reindeer in the area. You will pass by the Fagervatn Lake, which is the highest point of Rallarvegen at 1310m. In the summertime, a café is run in the Fagernut Dwelling, where you can buy freshly made waffles and coffee.

    The terrain is reasonably flat with some up and down between Finse and Myrdal (38km). Then at Myrdal you will take off towards Flåm and follow the very steep downhill switchback path to the bottom of the Flåm Valley. These last 20km from Myrdal to Flåm offer stunning views down the valley following the Flåm Railway. Doing the trip by bike allows you to plan a leisurely trip with lots of photo opportunities that those travelling by train will miss.

    On reaching Flåm you will check into your local hotel. Make sure you keep your bikes for the afternoon in Flåm to do local bike rides.

    Alternative walking itinerary
    If you are more of a walker than a cyclist you can chose to take the train between Finse and Myrdal, and then walk from Myrdal down the Flåm Valley to Flåm (20km) instead of biking.

    Travelling with different activity levels
    If you travel as a party of 2 or more, and only one (or a few) of you want to do the active Norway in a Nutshell version, then we are more than happy to arrange those who do not want to bike to do the ’standard’ Norway in a Nutshell version of the itinerary. You will still be staying at the same hotels each night, and follow the same general itinerary, just using different modes of transport. Just ask us for details.
    Lunch is a packed lunch.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Flåmsbrygga Hotel or similar

    Day 4 - Boat trip on the narrow Aurland & Nærøyfjords

    Spend the morning at leisure in Flåm before taking the mid morning ferry along the Aurland and Nærøyfjords to Gudvangen. Once again many photo opportunities will present themselves with steep mountain sides on either side of the fjord and beautiful tumbling waterfalls.

    In Gudvangen switch to a local bus taking you up the hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva and back up to the main Oslo to Bergen rail line at Voss. In Voss you have a few hours available to enjoy this village before boarding the train to Bergen. Arrive Bergen in the early afternoon and make your own way to your hotel.

    Please note that you are able to add an optional visit to the Viking Village Gudvangen today, however, you will not arrive in Bergen until 20.40pm.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Admiral

    Day 5 - Depart Bergen

    After breakfast, self transfer to the Bergen airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Jul 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 Jul 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    AUD 1,977
    Available
    Standard
    1 Jul 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 Jul 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    AUD 977
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    If you are travelling with a partner, you can alternate your activities - for instance, one can ride down and the other train down (Flåmsbana) to the Flåm hotel.

    Norway in a Nutshell luggage porter service:

    Porter service offers safe and secure transportation of your luggage, allowing you to travel through the fjords between Oslo and Bergen with just an overnight bag. Please pack your overnight bag according to the number of nights you will be away from your main luggage. Bring any valuables and medications with you.

    You leave the luggage at the hotel reception before 6:30AM and the Porter Service will pick it up and deliver it to your hotel in Bergen by 9:00PM that same day. It will be stored safely until you arrive in Bergen (up to three to four nights later as required).

    Please note that 1 piece of luggage per person is included unless otherwise specified.

    Optional activity in Gudvangen:

    Optional Tour on Day 4: Upon arrival at Gudvangen, you can decide to enter the Viking Village Njardarheim for an afternoon of education and insights into the Viking way of life. You have 3-4 hours to enjoy lunch and then a tour of the village with one of the local Vikings. Activities such as axe throwing and blacksmithing differ each week and depend on the weather. If you decide to include this option, you will not arrive into Bergen until 20.40pm.

    Interactive Tour Map

    Inspiration
    Hotel Aak

    Premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach tours through Norway

    Our premium 50 Degrees North mini-coach represent a new style of travel: 2-12 independent travellers traverse exceptionally beautiful, yet hard-to-reach areas of Norway, thus experiencing something unique and authentic while contributing to more modest local economies.

    Read Article

    Scandinavian Holidays with Kids 2023

    Nordic Capitals are well equipped for entertaining children & teenagers.

    Read Article
    Faroe Islands Hiking

    Best social distancing travel destinations 2023

    Optimism for travel is slowly increasing. We can allow ourselves to consider turning our dreams into reality and at the same time be cautious. The way we travel might change, and careful consideration of where it is safe to go will be important when choosing a travel destination.

    Read Article
    View all Inspiration

    Enquire

    If you want to commit to a booking please use the Book Tour form below.

    Enquire about this tour

    Book Tour

    Book your tour now. We will contact you to confirm this request.

    Click here to book this tour