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Norway in a Nutshell + whitewater rafting, mountain biking & more
6 days
May - Sep
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Take the famous 'Norway in a Nutshell' train journey with a  difference – add some downhill mountain bike riding along the course of the Flam Railway, enjoy exciting white water rafting, a wind tunnel experience and a RIB boat safari on the UNESCO world heritage listed Nærøyfjord. The tour also allows time in Oslo and Bergen to explore. Add extra nights in Oslo or Bergen, or do the tour in reverse. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, transport and guided excursions.

Day 1 Oslo Arrival
Arrive into the Norwegian capital and make your own way to your accommodation. Remainder of the day at leisure - visit some of Oslo’s fantastic museums including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Exploration Museum & the Kon Tiki Museum. Or stroll the old wharf area of Bryygen, now a bustling, vibrant place with many bars, cafes & shops. Overnight in Oslo at Comfort Grand Central Hotel or similar. 

Day 2 Oslo Day at Leisure
Time to enjoy more of the city sights such as the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum and the Maritime Museum; visit the fantastic architectural masterpiece that is the stunning new Opera House or  perhaps take a guided tour of the Royal Palace. Overnight at Comfort Grand Central Hotel or similar.

Day 3 Oslo – Bergen: Spectacular Rail Journey
This morning make your own way to the railway station for the train to Bergen - this trip is classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. On arrival in Bergen, make your own way to your accommodation. Time to explore this lovely old Hanseatic trading city, see the Fish and Flower markets, visit the charming old wharf area and take the funicular up Mt Floien for spectacular fjord views. Overnight at Hotel Augustin or similar.

Day 4 Bergen:  Flam Railway, Downhill Mountain Biking and Fjord Safari by RIB
This morning make your own way to the railway station for the train early train from Bergen to Myrdal mountain station, then change to the famous Flåm Railway. No other railway in the world, running on normal tracks, is as steep over the same distance. At Berekvam station, about half way down, leave the train to meet your guide. Continue down the 11km to Flåm by bike, following a narrow gravel road along the river with its spectacular views  of the waterfalls, mountains and valley.

At Flam enjoy some time at leisure in this pretty, small village - perhaps visit the Railway Museum, stroll along the shores of the fjord or enjoy a cup of coffee. From Flam take an RIB (boat) safari along the glorious Nærøyfjord, named by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2005. Your guide will take the boat on an exciting ride, travelling close to the sheer mountain walls, jumping waves and ferry wakes. You will also experience the tranquillity of this hard to reach and seldom visited area, and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place, and maybe even spot some seals. After a 1.5 hour boat ride, arrive in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøyfjord, and take the coach on the twisted road and hairpin bends of the Stalheimskleiva Road up the Stalheim Canyon, to Voss. From Voss, take the train back to Bergen, and make your own way back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Augustin or similar.

Day 5: Bergen; - Voss:  White Water Rafting & Wind Tunnel
This morning make your own way to the railway station for the train from Bergen to Voss. At Voss, board the  minibus that takes you to the rafting centre, around 15 minutes away, to experience the thrill of white water rafting. On your 3.5 hour tour, the highest safety standards are maintained and while paddling, your raft may flip & you might fall in, but you are guaranteed to have the time of your life!

After the rafting continue to VossVind for an exciting wind tunnel experience. You will stand in a vertical wind tunnel with tempered air-circulation, which allows you to enjoy free fall in a safe environment! Then walk from the wind centre to the Voss railway station, to take the train back to  Bergen, and make your own way back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Augustin or similar. 

Day 6 Bergen Departure
Your tour arrangements end this morning after breakfast. 

Departures Daily May – September   Minimum age: 15 years

Add extra nights in Oslo or Bergen or do the tour in reverse.

Includes: 2 nights accommodation at Comfort Grand Central Hotel Oslo or similar including breakfast; Day 2 train 2nd class Oslo-Bergen one way; 2 nights accommodation at Augustin Hotel Bergen or similar including breakfast;  Day 4 train Bergen-Myrdal-Berekam one way / Downhill Mountain Biking excursion to Flam / Fjord Safari by RIB Flam to Gudvangen / coach Gudvangen- Voss/ train Voss to Bergen;  Day 5 train Bergen-Voss / transfer Voss station to White water rafting Centre / white water rafting excursion / wind tunnel experience / return train Voss to Bergen.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1950.00
Single AUD$ 2420.00

Includes: 2 nights accommodation at Comfort Grand Central Hotel Oslo or similar including breakfast; Day 2 train 2nd class Oslo-Bergen one way; 3 nights accommodation at Augustin Hotel Bergen or similar including breakfast;  Day 4 train Bergen-Myrdal-Berekam one way / Downhill Mountain Biking excursion to Flam / Fjord Safari by RIB Flam to Gudvangen / coach Gudvangen- Voss/ train Voss to Bergen;  Day 5 train Bergen-Voss / transfer Voss station to White water rafting Centre / white water rafting excursion / transfer river to wind tunnel/ wind tunnel excursion/ return train Voss to Bergen. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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