Swap cutting edge Olso with Hanseatic Bergen and ride scenic mountain railways to stunning fjordland views
- Visit Oslo's national museum, home to Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'
- Explore the fjords on an included Norway in a Nutshell tour
- Ride the Flåm railway – the steepest standard-gauge train on Earth
- Cruise the scenic waters of Naeroyfjord and Aurlandsfjord
- Watch the sun set from the summit of Bergen's Mount Fløyen
- 1 Night Oslo
- 1 Night Flåm
- 2 Nights Bergen
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Experience the best of summertime Norway on this five-day journey from Oslo to Bergen, designed to capture the essence of Norway's magnificent western fjords. Discover Oslo's cultural core, before taking the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour to admire the views on ultra-scenic rail journey, fjord cruises and bus rides over hairpin passes. You'll end among the delights of Bergen's Hanseatic history and superb dining scene with a stay at a hotel owned by relatives of Edvard Greig. This itinerary can be extended with stays in the fjord-side villages of Flåm or Balestrand, allowing even more time to discover Norway's spectacular fjords.
Day by day itinerary
Enjoy included airport lounge access before your flight to Oslo. Norway’s easily navigable capital is home to a host of museums, shops and attractions. Stand face to face with Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Gallery, hang out among the statues at Vigeland Sculpture Park, dip into the past at the Viking Ship Museum, or give your tastebuds a treat at Aker Brygge’s renowned restaurants. Our recommended hotel, the boutique Amerikalinjen, is housed the early-20th-century headquarters of the Norwegian American Line, conveniently located next to the train station.
Stay: Amerikalinjen (Superior)
Norway in a Nutshell tour – Oslo to Flåm
Depart Oslo this morning by train for the start of your 'Norway in a Nutshell' tour, bringing you from the urban buzz of the capital to Flåm, in the heart of the western fjords. The first leg sees you across a high plateau to the mountain station of Myrdal where you'll board the Flam Railway – the steepest standard-gauge line in the world. It's a seriously spectacular journey, passing plunging ravines, cascading waterfalls and verdant mountain peaks before dropping down to the village of Flåm itself, on the shores of Aurlandsfjord. Check into your hotel, then take a stroll, perhaps followed by dinner at the excellent Aegir Brewpub, where local beers are served alongside delicious, Viking-inspired food.
Stay: Fretheim Hotel (Superior)
Norway in a Nutshell tour – Flåm to Bergen
Check out and continue your Norway in a Nutshell experience today as you swap the rails for the water, taking a scenic boat ride along Naeroyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two of the most picturesque fjords in the world. Then, having disembarked in the pretty village of Gudvangen, you'll take the bus over the Stalheimskleiva, an incredible road of hairpin bends running up a ridge between two cascading waterfalls. Then it's time to board the train in Voss for the final leg to Bergen, where you'll check into the Edvard Greig-inspired Opus XVI. Not only will it give you a unique flavour of the life of Bergen's favourite son, it's actually run by his relatives. And, you'll be perfectly placed for exploring the sights.
Stay: Opus XVI, Bergen
Spend a day exploring Bergen's harbour setting as you stroll past its colourful Hanseatic Bryggen wharf, explore the old fortress of Bergenhus and call in to sample fresh-from-the-boat seafood at the city's famous fish market – Fisketorget – a meeting place for merchants and fishermen since the early 13th century. And, for spectacular sunset views across the city's mountainous backdrop, take the funicular to Mount Floyen's summit.
Stay: Opus XVI, Bergen
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a final stroll around the city before making your way to the airport for your flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
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