Norway in a Nutshell

Oslo to Bergen (or vv), including the Flam Railway
4 days
Jan - Dec
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National Geographic Traveller Magazine named the Flåm Railway as one of the Top 10 Train Journeys in Europe. Experience the highlights of beautiful Norway - mountains, fjords, lakes and verdant countryside, as well as the 2 delightful cities of Oslo and Bergen. Travel comfortably by train, bus and ferry, for the short journey of a lifetime!

Additional nights can be added in Oslo, Flam or Bergen. The tour can also be done in reverse from Bergen to Oslo and that itinerary is shown further below.

Itinerary Oslo - Bergen
Day 1 Oslo Arrival
Welcome to Oslo, the delightful capital of Norway. Make your own way to your hotel for overnight. Time to enjoy the city sights including the many fabulous museums - the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Exploration Museum, the Kon-Tiki Musem, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum, Maritime Museum and many more. Stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. Visit the fantastic architectural masterpiece that is the stunning new Opera House and perhaps take a guided tour of the Royal Palace. 

Day 2 Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm: By Train including the Flam Railway
Make your own way to the Oslo Central railway Station for the scenic Bergensbanen train to Myrdal, travelling through the countryside of mountains, valleys, rivers and farms. Change trains at Myrdal mountain station (just cross the platform)  to join the world famous Flåm Railway. This iconic 20km journey offers wild and beautiful scenery, through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain, manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history.

The train ride finishes at the charming fjordside village of Flam, nestled deep in Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by steep mountains. Disembark and walk the short distance to your hotel - nearby, you’ll find the award winning Ægir Brewery built in the style of a Viking longhouse, the Flam Railway Museum (with free entry), boutiques and cafes. Dinner at the hotel and and overnight in Flam.

Day 3 Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen: Cruise the Sognefjord, "Queen of the Fjords"
Today take the short walk from your hotel to the ferry wharf, for a spectacular 2 hour cruise on the Sognefjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord from Flam to Gudvangen. At Gudvangen board the bus which waits for you at the pier, and take the exciting ride up the Stalheim Canyon past waterfalls and sheer cliffs, to the lakeside town of Voss. The bus drops you off at the Voss railway station, where your train to Bergen is waiting. 

On arrival in Bergen, make your own way to your hotel. This old Hanseatic trading city is full of history and tradition, an international city that has retained its small-town charm and atmosphere, and offers an exciting blend of nature and culture. Visit the Fish and Flower markets, take the funicular up Mount Floyen for amazing views, and explore the shops, cafes and centuries old wooden houses of the old wharf area. Overnight in Bergen. 

Day 4 Bergen Departure
Arrangements end this morning after breakfast. 

Departures: daily all year except 22 December - 01 January  

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar with daily breakfast; dinner at the hotel in Flam on Day 2;  train Oslo - Myrdal 2nd class; Flamsbanan Train Myrdal - Flam open seating; ferry Flam - Gudvangen; bus Gudvangen - Voss; train Voss - Bergen 2nd class; luggage transfer directly from Oslo hotel to Bergen hotel one piece per person of maximum 20 kg each.

Itinerary Bergen - Oslo   Day 1 Bergen Arrival
On arrival make your own way to your hotel. Time at leisure - 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 including breakfast.

Day 2  Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flam
Today make your own way to the Bergen railway station for the short ride up ugh the green Norwegian countryside, to the lakeside town of Voss. Here, right outside the station, the coach is waiting to take you along   the fantastic, twisting road traversing Stallheim Canyon, past spectacular waterfalls, to the tiny town of Gudvangen. The bus drops you at the wharf here, so you can walk directly onto the ferry. Enjoy a spectacular 2 hour cruise on the Sognefjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjords  to the pretty village of Flam, nestled by the shores of the fjord and surrounded by steep mountains. From the ferry walk the short distance to your hotel - nearby you’ll find the award winning Ægir Brewery built in the style of a Viking longhouse, shops and the railway museum (with free entry). Overnight in Flåm including dinner and breakfast.

Day 3  Flam - Myrdal - Oslo
Today walk the short distance from your hotel to the Flam railway station, to start your experience on the world famous Flamsbanan train. The 20km ride to the mountain town of Myrdal takes you past wild and beautiful mountain scenery, through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain, manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history. At Myrdal cross the platform to take the train to Oslo, riding through stark alpine scenery, past lakes and woodlands to Norway’s capital.On arrival in Oslo make your own way to your hotel. Overnight at Thon Opera Hotel or similar including breakfast. 

Day 4 Oslo Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast.

Departures: daily all year except 22 December - 01 January  

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1240.00
Single AUD$ 1615.00

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar with daily breakfast; dinner at the hotel in Flam on Day 2;  train Oslo - Myrdal 2nd class; Flamsbanan Train Myrdal - Flam open seating; ferry Flam - Gudvangen; bus Gudvangen - Voss; train Voss - Bergen 2nd class; luggage transfer directly from Oslo hotel to Bergen hotel one piece per person of maximum 20 kg each.

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

 

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