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    5 days - Independent with cosy historic hotels and winter adventures

    The Norway in a Nutshell® Premium Winter tour takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery that includes the breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and Flåm. In the comfort of your train and cruise boat, watch fjord scenery with beautiful ice waterfalls, deep valleys and snow covered mountains.

    This tour can be modified and extended as you wish. We have lots of little extras that can be added to make it even more special. Simply ask us for details.

    Day 1
    Arrive in Oslo
    Day 2
    Depart Oslo by train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
    Day 3
    Snowshoe hiking to Stegastein or fjordsafari
    Day 4
    Train journey from Flåm to Bergen
    Day 5
    Departure day
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0665

    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.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Train, boat and bus.

    Included
    • All accommodation in shared superior double/twin rooms with fjord views, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast
    • Norway in a Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
    • Luggage porter transfer between Oslo and Bergen if desired
    • Winter fjordsafari or Snowshoe hiking to Stegastein (available from Feb)
    • Private guided transfer between Gudvangen 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.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Oslo

    Arrive to Oslo and make your own way to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area. Overnight in Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar with breakfast.

    Accommodation
    Amerikalinjen or similar

    Day 2 - Depart Oslo by train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

    Catch a train from Oslo to Flåm. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.

    In the afternoon, you check into the hotel in Flåm.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Historical Freitheim Hotel

    Day 3 - Snowshoe hiking to Stegastein or fjordsafari

    Today you will enjoy a guided winter fjordsafari. Experience the Aurlandsfjord, the UNESCO world heritage Nærøyfjord and the charming little village of Undredal during wintertime. The many waterfalls will be frozen solid, the fjord is calm, the water clear and the snow lies just like frosting on the high, steep mountains. On our return we will visit Undredal, idyllically situated on the shores of the fjord, surrounded by high mountains. In Undredal we will visit the local shop where you will be served some hot beverages and hear from one of the locals what life is really like living along the fjord. Here you will also have the opportunity to sample and buy the award winning local goat cheese. This trip is available from November to March.

    Another alternative is a guided hike into the local mountains, for an exceptional view of the fjord at Stegastein viewpoint in Aurland. Experience how it is to hike on traditional snowshoes. The spectacular landscape has shaped the way of life here for generations and you will stop several times during the tour to share the guides' passion and knowledge about the area. As on traditional Norwegian snowshoe hikes, there will be served hot beverages to warm you up. The trip is suitable for beginners and is a fun way to access nature during the winter season. General fitness is required, but no experience is needed. Ths trip is available from February to March.

    This evening, be sure to head out to Ægir Brewpub for a viking dinner or a local ale ( optional cost)

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Historic Fretheim hotel

    Day 4 - Train journey from Flåm to Bergen

    The day starts with a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you will be met by a private van for a guided journey to Bergen. This takes you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September), into Voss and then drive into Bergen.

    Bergen is known as the "The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway" and it is a lively town with small-town charm and international feel. We recommend a walking tour via the famous fish market and along the Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf which is architecturally unique and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Also worth a visit is the Fløibanen funicular which will take you to Mount Fløyen for the best views over the town. Overnight Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar with breakfast.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Opus XV1 or similar

    Day 5 - Departure day

    After breakfast, continue your journey onwards or home, or enjoy a relaxing stay in Bergen. Ask us for ideas if you want to extend your tour.

    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 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    NZD 2,593
    On request
    Standard
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    NZD 1,744
    On request
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Please note that this trip can easily be shortened or lengthened. Call us for more options, as it is just such a lovely place in the world to explore.

    You can also visit Voss; visit local ski centres, fly at the wind tunnel or go on a guided snowshoeing tour in this region as well.

    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.

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