Norway in a Nutshell
- 6 Days
- From $1,399
- The beautiful, historic port city of Bergen
- The world-famous Norway in a Nutshell tour with the Flam Railway and a Fjord cruise
- The Bergen to Oslo line – one of the most stunning in Europe
- Norwegian capital Oslo with its fantastic museums and green spaces
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- 5 nights’ handpicked 4* hotel accommodation
- Norway in a Nutshell, including the Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, and the Aurlandsfjord
- Standard class rail travel from Bergen to Oslo
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, flight documentation and hotel vouchers
- All credit card surcharges and prompt delivery of your travel documents to your home
Start your holiday with Tailor Made Rail in the port city of Bergen. As usual, we can plan your journey to Bergen from any train station or airport in Europe. You can also take this tour in reverse, starting in Oslo. Your hotel in Bergen will be the Clarion Admiral (or similar).
Norway’s second city was an important trade hub in the middle ages and a member of the powerful Hanseatic League. The remaining wharf buildings from this period (pictured) are now UNESCO World Heritage listed. You have at least one full day here to explore. We’d recommend a visit to the Bergenhus fortress, one of the best preserved in Norway and Bryggen, the historic heart of the city. If you’re looking for fantastic city views, don’t miss the funicular ride up to the peak of Mount Fløyen.
Your Norway in a Nutshell tour takes you from Bergen to Voss on the breathtaking Bergen Railway. From Voss you’ll continue by bus through picture-postcard villages and rural landscapes to Gudvangen. At Gudvangen, a boat will be waiting to take you on a beautiful fjord cruise to the small village of Flåm, nestled in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord.
The best part of your tour is still to come, with a journey on the legendary Flåm Railway, offering spectacular panoramic views to some of the wildest and most magnificent scenery in the Norwegian fjords. A regular train will take you back to Bergen for your third night.
After breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave Bergen and take the spectacular Bergen Line route all the way to Norwegian capital Oslo. This is considered one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world and takes on a route via one of the highest mountain plateaus in Europe. You can watch a video about the journey here.
Arrive into Oslo in the evening and head for the Thon Opera Hotel (or similar) for your 2 night stay.
Oslo is a thriving city made up of diverse architectural styles and distinct districts. It’s been the capital of Norway since the 14th century, with a thriving culture and plenty to discover. You have a full day here to explore the city’s museums, galleries and green spaces. Oslo is fast becoming a city of cyclists, so why not hire a bike to get around?
Highlights of any visit here include the elegant Royal Palace and the Viking Ship Museum, boasting amongst other exhibits, two Viking ships that are over 1,000 years old. During the summer, you can also relax on one of the lovely beaches in the Oslofjord or sit and people watch at a café, with some of the world’s best coffee.
It’s time to leave Oslo today for your onward journey. If you would like to extend your stay in Oslo or visit other parts of Norway and Scandinavia, please let us know. We can also plan a route back to your departure point elsewhere in Continental Europe (or the UK) if needed.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Across the fjord from the medieval wharf area of Bryggen, this elegant hotel occupies converted warehouse buildings dating back to 1904. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s restaurant offers a menu of international cuisine and views across to the colourful Hanseatic houses of old Bergen.
The Thon Opera Hotel is located adjacent to Oslo’s main train station, and offers easy access to the rest of the city. Along with comfortable, moden bedrooms, the hotel also offers a restaurant overlooking the Oslo Opera House and a bar with an outdoor terrace. Karl Johan high street is a two minute walk from the hotel, boasting stunning views of the Oslofjord.