Norway in a Nutshell

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Oslo to Bergen through the fjords, with the Flam Railway
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Jan - Dec
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"Norway in a Nutshell": The Flåm Railway,  one of the Top 10 Train Journeys in Europe, plus 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 and/or Bergen. Our standard tour has 1 night each in Oslo, Flam and Bergen. That tour is shown below as Option 1 Oslo to Bergen and Option 2 Bergen to Oslo. 

You can vary the tour to stay in Gudvangen instead of Flam (Option 3) or to go straight through from Oslo to Bergen without staying in Flam (Option 4) 

OPTION 1: 4 Day Norway in a Nutshell (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. Overnight in Oslo at the Thon Opera Hotel or similar.

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 at the Fretheim Hotel or similar.

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 at the Augustin Hotel or similar.

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.

OPTION 2: 4 Day Norway in a Nutshell (Bergen to Oslo) - above itinerary in reverse

Day 1: Bergen arrival
Day 2: Bergen - Voss - Gudvangen - Flam 
Day 3: Flam - Myrdal - Oslo
Day 4: Oslo departure


Departures: daily all year except 22 December - 01 January  


OPTION 3:  4 Day Norway in a Nutshell (1 night Oslo, 1 night Gudvangen and 1 night Bergen)

Day 1: Oslo arrival 
Day 2: Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm - Gudvangen
Day 3: Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen
Day 4: Bergen departure



OPTION 4: 5 Day Norway in a Nutshell (2 nights Oslo and 2 nights Bergen)

Day 1:  Oslo arrival 
Day 2:  Oslo - 4 hour city sightseeing tour  
Day 3:  Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen
Day 4:  Bergen 
Day 5:  Bergen departure

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1278.00
Single AUD$ 1665.00

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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