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5 days - Independent self guided tour extended with more inclusions.

The Norway in a Nutshell® Premium 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 and the Nærøyfjord. In the comfort of your train and cruise boat, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.

With an extended stay in a riverside lodge near Flåm, take your time and enjoy the scenery by hiking, kayaking or biking. Half board and two active experiences are also included.

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 Oslo
Day 2
Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
Day 3
Enjoy an organic breakfast before heading to the famous Stegastein lookout point, then an easy hike to a traditional pasture farm for lunch before an outdoors hot tub & sauna back at your lodge
Day 4
Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen with a private transfer
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
50DN0660

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. Kayak and bikes are optional.

Included
  • All accommodation in superior/deluxe double/twin rooms, single supplement available
  • Meet & Greet at hotel in Oslo
  • Private guide in Oslo (3 hours)
  • Private return transfer to your riverside lodge
  • Daily breakfast and two dinners (alcoholic drinks not included) at the boutique riverside lodge
  • Norway in a Nutshell train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
  • Half day waterfall guided hike and lunch on arrival at riverside lodge
  • Full day activity in the fjords with lunch
  • Luggage porter transfer between Oslo and Flåm
  • Private 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 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.

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.

In the afternoon, meet your private guide for sightseeing by car. The program is flexible depending on what you would like to see as Oslo has a wide variety of museums to explore. Our guide can offer speciality architecture tours if desired.

Overnight in Hotel Continental or similar

Accommodation
Deluxe room
Restaurants
Vippa Oslo
Maaemo
Restaurant options in Oslo
Optional Add Ons
Summer night on Oslo fjord
Fjord Sightseeing

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

Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. 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. On arrival, private transfer to your boutique riverside hotel in the Aurland valley.

Experience the heart of the Norwegian fjords in this terrific spot. Enjoy a bowl of hot soup, local organic bread and fresh apple juice. After dessert, head on to a lovely waterfall hike to Turlidfossen. Here enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee or tea and a cinnamon roll while we take in the view. After your hike, relax in the calm and quiet garden before dinner.

Overnight at a boutique riverside lodge.

Porter service included to transfer your large luggage from Oslo to Bergen.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Director's Choice
Restaurants
Restaurant options in Oslo

Day 3 - Enjoy an organic breakfast before heading to the famous Stegastein lookout point, then an easy hike to a traditional pasture farm for lunch before an outdoors hot tub & sauna back at your lodge

The day starts with breakfast comprising of local, organic ingredients. After breakfast, head to the famous Stegastein lookout point and then stop for a stroll among the handcrafters in Aurland before visiting a traditional pasture farm. The region has a long and proud tradition of cheese. On summer farms, Norwegians have been producing cheese and taking care of livestock for generations and the tradition continues to this day. Enjoy lunch in rustic surroundings, whilst enjoying the fantastic view.

After the farm visit, the wood red hot tub and sauna awaits you. Sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings with a glass of local drink before sitting down for dinner.

Overnight at a boutique riverside lodge.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Director's Choice

Day 4 - Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen with a private transfer

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 private journey to Bergen. Enjoy a scenic drive from Gudvangen to Bergen with private car & driver with potential photostop on the way. This takes you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon (May to September), into Voss and then drive into Bergen. Overnight Opus XVI Hotel or similar with breakfast.

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

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
Restaurants
Cornelius Fish Restaurant
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
13 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
13 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
GBP 3,050
Limited availability
Superior
13 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
13 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
GBP 2,448
On request
Extra for Single
1 May 2025
30 Sep 2025
1 May 2025
30 Sep 2025
GBP 3,294
On request
Superior
1 May 2025
30 Sep 2025
1 May 2025
30 Sep 2025
GBP 2,643
On request
Extra for Single

Important Information

There are many different options for this tour and it is advised that you contact us to discuss what suits you best.

The tour can be run from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa. You could also change your stopover point, and stay at the historic Stalheim Hotel or the Fleischer´s Hotel in Voss instead of Flåm.

The Norway in a Nutshell® itinerary runs in a variety of alternative ways;

• Bergen-Voss-Gudvangen-fjord cruise-Flåm Railway-Myrdal-Oslo
• Bergen-Myrdal-Flåm Railway-fjord cruise-Voss-Bergen
• Voss-Gudvangen-fjord cruise-Flåm Railway-Myrdal-Voss
• Oslo-Myrdal-Flåm Railway-fjord cruise-Voss-Bergen-Oslo

Travel times for the complete Norway in a Nutshell® journey:

Train Bergen-Myrdal: approx. 2 hours
Flåm Railway: approx. 1 hour
Fjord Cruise Flåm-Gudvangen: approx. 2 hours
Bus Gudvangen-Voss: approx. 1 hour
Train Voss-Bergen: approx. 1 hour
Train Oslo-Myrdal: approx. 5 hours
Train Voss-Oslo: approx. 5.5 hours
Train Bergen-Oslo: approx. 6.5 hours

Please note these suggestions regarding how the Norway in a Nutshell® trip runs:

• In Bergen the train departs from the Bergen Railway Station and in Oslo from Oslo Central Railway Station.
There is no guide on the tour. You travel on your own. The connections are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer and the stops are always announced over the speakers.
• There are places to store your luggage on all transport. Please note that you need to carry your luggage between the vehicles. If you book hotels in combination with the tour, we include a porter luggage transport between the hotels on some legs on route (Oslo-Voss/ Bergen or vice versa)
• Premium (Pluss) seats on the Norway in a Nutshell train are not much bigger than standard seats and are bolted to the floor. This means you might end up sitting against the direction of travel.

We keep updated on local conditions to benefit your holiday. This may include; a) knowledge on which areas of town have building works taking place which may affect your good nights sleep; b) knowledge of which cruise ship may be docking in small fjord villages when you happen to be there seeking peace and quiet; c) alternative transport options taking you away from the crowds.

Read more about the Flåm Railway here. 

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 Flåm with just a day bag. Bring any valuables and medications with you in your day bag.

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 Flåm that same day. It will be stored safely until you arrive in Flåm.

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

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