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Norway in a Nutshell

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This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, as well as a trip on Europe’s top scenic rail journey.

The Norway in a nutshell® tour takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and a bus trip through the beautiful scenery of Western Norway. From May - September, the bus trip includes the steep hairpin curves of Stalheimskleiva.

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The Bergen Railway

Explore the Bergen Railway on one of our round trips to the fjords. It is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway, roughly 100 km of which runs through wild mountain terrain.

The Bergen Railway is the approximately 500 kilometer (approx. 310 miles) long railway line between Bergen and Oslo. The construction of the Bergen Railway was a huge project in its day and was competed in 1909. The line crosses both the Langfjellene mountains and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The duration of the trip between the two end stations is Bergen ad Oslo is approx. 7 hours.

The decision to build the railway line was made in 1894 and it was completed in 1909. The stretch of railway between Bergen and Voss, which was completed already in 1893, really revolutionised life for the communities along the line. It is said that the construction of the Bergen Railway was a huge project in its day, and that it can be compared with today's development of the oil industry on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea. 

One of the railway’s greatest challenges is the harsh and changeable weather. The Bergen Railway line is exposed to deep low-pressure centres from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year. Keeping the railway open demands great effort and technical expertise. Today, skilled workers, efficient equipment, tunnels and snow tunnels make the Bergen Railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of travelling between Oslo and Bergen.

 

The Flåm Railway

Discover The Flåm Railway - the most beautiful train journey in the world.

The Flam Railway (Flåmsbana) is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. 

The railway is one considered to be one of Norway's major and most thrilling tourist attractions and the train journey provides some of the country's wildest and most awe inspiring scenery. On the 20 km-long train ride that operates between Myrdal and Flåm, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. The Flam Railway makes a photo stop at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall. 

The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain bear witness to the most daring and skilled engineering in Norwegian railway history and is truly a sight to behold. The end stop of the railway is the small picturesque village of Flåm, situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord, an arm of the 204-km long and up to 1308 metre deep Sognefjord.

Facts about the Flam Railway

20-km-long train ride
20 years of construction to complete the line
20 tunnels, 18 of which is built by hand
Trial operations started in 1940 with small steam locomotives
The end station of Flåm is nestled in the innermost corner of the Aurlandsfjord.

Itinerary

Flight Details:

13SEP19 DUBLIN AMSTERDAM 0555 0835

13SEP19 AMSTERDAM BERGEN 1145 1325

16SEP19 BERDEN AMSTERDAM 1735 1925 

16SEP19 AMSTERDAM DUBLIN 2145 2225

 

13SEP19 Grand Hotel Terminus - Superior Double

1 x room 1 x night

Bed & Breakfast

 

14SEP19

Bergen - Myrdal 11:59 - 14:03 – Bergen Railway

Myrdal - Flåm 14:43 - 15:40 – Flam Railway

Flåmsbrygga Hotel – Double with Balcony

1 x room 1 x night

Bed & Breakfast

 

15SEP19

Flåm - Gudvangen 13:30 - 15:30 – Fjords Boat

Gudvangen - Voss 15:40 - 16:55 – Coach

Voss - Bergen 18:39 - 19:56 – Railway

Grand Hotel Terminus – Superior Double

1 x room 1 x night

Bed & Breakfast

Price Details

Price Includes:

  • Flights
  • The scenic Bergen Railway
  • The breathtaking Flåm Railway
  • Fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord
  • Bus trip through beautiful scenery
  • Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

 

From €869pp

 

Price Based on 2 Adults Sharing.


Optional tours available:

  • Flam - Fjord safari in Flam and Undredal - €120pp
  • Bergen - Bergen Funicular Fløyen - €20pp
     
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