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Norway in a nutshell®

Norway in a nutshell® Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord Tours Norway in a nutshell® Photo: Paal Audestad/Fjord Tours
Norway in a nutshell® Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord Tours
Norway in a nutshell® Photo: Paal Audestad/Fjord Tours

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Norway's most popular round trip!
The trip is offered all year, takes around nine hours and passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Fjord Norway. The trip comprises a fjord tour, the Bergen Railway and Flåm Railway.

Norway in a nutshell® starts from the railway station in Bergen with a trip on the beautiful Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss. Bergen Railway is the highest altitude railway in Northern Europe, and around 100 kilometres of the line run through wild mountain terrain.

At the railway station in Voss, you will find the bus, which is clearly marked 'Norway in a nutshell®'. The trip continues to Gudvangen. In summer, the bus goes via the Stalheimskleiva hairpin bends, the 1.5 kilometre stretch of road that winds its way down the Nærøydalen valley from Stalheim.

Once you have arrived in Gudvangen innermost in the Nærøyfjord, you embark on the boat that will take you to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in  Europe, and the trip to Flåm takes around 2 1/2 hours. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by tall mountains and is a beautiful sight in both summer and winter.

Flåm is a charming small village surrounded by steep mountainsides, cascading waterfalls and narrow valleys. It is lovely just to stroll around the village, or you can visit the Flåm Railway Museum.

From Flåm, the trip continues on the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest normal gauge railways in the world. The platform is beside the quay and is easy to find. The 20-km-long train ride is a fantastic journey that offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent mountain scenery Norway has to offer, including the famous Kjosfossen waterfall. The train ride lasts for roughly an hour.

At Myrdal station, you change trains to Bergen Railway, which takes you back to Bergen.

The tour is available all year round. There are no guides on the trip, but it is well marked and easy to find your way around.

Timetable 1 January – 26 April 2014
08.44: Train from Bergen to Voss
09.58: Arrival Voss
10.05: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11.05: Arrival Gudvangen
11.45: Boat from Gudvangen
14.10: Arrival in Flåm
14.40: Flåm Railway to Myrdal
15.30: Arrival Myrdal
15.44: Train from Myrdal to Bergen
17.58: Arrival in Bergen

Timetable 27 April – 28 September 2014:
08.44: Train from Bergen to Voss
09.58: Arrival Voss
10.05: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11.15: Arrival Gudvangen
11.45: Boat from Gudvangen
14.10: Arrival in Flåm
14.50: Flåm Railway to Myrdal *
15.46: Arrival Myrdal
15.53: Train from Myrdal to Bergen
17.58: Arrival in Bergen

There can be minor changes, the final timetables will be confirmed in March 2014.

*If you wish to spend more time in Flåm, during the period 27 April – 28 September, you can choose the 16.05 departure on the Flåm Railway to Myrdal. It arrives in Myrdal at 17:03, and the train to Bergen departs at 17.19, arriving in Bergen at 20.00. Your ticket is also valid on these departures, regardless of what time is printed on the ticket. If you already know that you want to take this departure, you can write this in the comments field when booking online.

Online booking:
The round trip must be booked at least three working days before departure. After you have made your booking, you will receive a reference number that you use when picking up your tickets. Tickets can be picked up either at the Tourist Information in Bergen no later than the day before departure, or at Bergen railway station on the morning you depart.

Green travel

Norway in a nutshell® has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

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    • all year round
  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse
NOK 1.045 per person

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  • Tour suggestions Tour suggestions
  • Round trips Round trips
  • Sightseeing Sightseeing

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Norway in a nutshell® - Photo: Willy Haraldsen/Fjord Tours

Norway in a nutshell®

Norway's most popular round trip! The trip is offered all year, takes around nine hours and passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in...

Norway in a nutshell®

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