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Preikestolen, UNESCO-protected scenery and Norway's 3 biggest cities!

On top of the Pulpit Rock - Lysefjord in a nutshell, Stavanger,  Norway
Cruise on the Lysefjord- Stavanger, Norway
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Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ & Norway in a Nutshell®

Discover the beauty of Norway's majestic landscapes and captivating city life! By combining the Norway in a nutshell® and Lysefjord in a nutshell™ tour you get a complete experience of Norway's best highlights.
Experience UNESCO-protected scenery, the heart of Fjord Norway, Norway's western coastline and our most epic rock formation, Preikestolen!

Season: 22 March - 30 September

The Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ tour is an unforgettable adventure where you explore the awe-inspiring Preikestolen and indulge in the tranquility of a fjord cruise through the grandeur of the Lysefjord. Dive into the charming city life of Stavanger, making the most of your overnight stay in this fjord-side gem.
The legendary Norway in a nutshell® tour is a feast for the senses, showcasing UNESCO-protected fjords on an electric fjord cruise, scenic rail journeys on the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway, and an immersive bus trip through stunning Western Norwegian landscapes.
Our new combination tour invites you to embrace the serene beauty of the Norwegian fjords and mountains. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery through journeys on Europe's most scenic train routes, and feel the crisp fjord air as you glide through UNESCO-protected waters on electric fjord cruises.
This experience is perfect for those seeking an extended exploration, and the tour combines convenience, sustainability, and the sheer magnificence of Norway's natural wonders.

Check out the travel route and highlights below!

Booking your tour

  • You can start this combination tour from Oslo.

  • This tour is available as a round trip with return to Oslo. Select your start date in the booking box to see available options.

  • Book you experience as a standard tour or customize it with activities and accommodation.

Highlights

Oslo- Stavanger via Kristiansand

Your tour from Oslo starts by taking a relaxing and comfortable bus journey to Kristiansand. The bus is equipped with toilets, charging ports, and free WiFi. From Kristiansand you take a scenic train ride with Sørlandsbanen to Stavanger. The train has comfortable seats, great views, toilets and a dining car. There is also a playroom available - fun for the kids and relaxing for the parents!
On this first part of your tour you travel along the Norwegian south coast, known as the «Norwegian Riviera». You will have a short stay in Norway’s most popular summer town Kristiansand - a great place to enjoy a lunch, perhaps at Fiskebrygga (Kristiansand Fish Market).

Explore Stavanger

Charming Stavanger: When you arrive in Stavanger, and overnight stay is required. We recommend spending your evening by exploring the picturesque Old Town (Gamle Stavanger), with its charming cobblestone streets and vibrant atmosphere. You will also find a lot of great street art throughout Stavanger. Stavanger is known for its great food scene, so visiting one of Stavanger's many restaurants is a must. Here you can enjoy delicious locally sourced food from the seas or hills.

Lysefjord cruise

Lysefjord cruise: Your journey on the Lysefjord starts from the centre of Stavanger by taking an electric fjord cruise to the idyllic Lysefjord. The fjord cruise takes about 3 hours and you will experience the mighty Preikestolen and the towering Hengjanefossen waterfall. You will also get a chance to feed the goats grazing at summer pastures in the Lysefjord. With luck, you might also see a seal sunbathing on a rock from the boats spacious sundeck!

Stavanger - Bergen

West coast bus ride: Your journey from Stavanger continues by taking a comfortable bus ride along Norway's scenic western coastline to Bergen. There are two ferry crossings during the tour. During these ferry rides, you can get out to strecth your legs, enjoy the views from the deck or perhaps even try a local Norwegian treat from the cafeteria. We recommend a waffle or lefse! The bus has comfortable seats, panoramic windows, WiFi and USB ports for charing.
Vågen in Bergen - Norway

Explore Bergen

Historic Bergen: When you arrive in Bergen an overnight stay is required. Bergen is known as the city between the seven mountains and the gateway to the fjords. The city was founded almost a thousand years ago in 1070 by Olav Kyrre. This is the urban hub of Western Norway, and Bergen offers activities and enjoyment for all. A minimum of one overnight stay is required in Bergen, but we highly recommend two overnight stays here. This will give you time to explore and get to know one of the country's most beautiful and historic cities!
The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen - Norway in a nutshell® by Fjord Tours, Norway

Bergen - Voss

The Bergen Railway: You get to Voss by taking a comfortable train ride through the diverse mountain and fjord landscape. Voss is a charming village known for its many activities and action sports. You are traveling into the heart of fjord Norway, so keep a look out for some fjords!

Voss - Gudvangen

Scenic bus ride: Upon arrival in Voss, a comfortable bus ride takes you on to Gudvangen. The ride goes through the scenic landscape of Western Norway, with lush woodlands, cascading waterfalls, and charming villages.
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Gudvangen - Flåm

Electric fjord cruise: From Gudvangen, you venture out onto the fjord on a silent and electric-powered boat. The cruise takes you through the majestic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and the stunning Aurlandsfjord. With steep mountainsides, towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and small hamlets, this fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in all of Norway. A definitive highlight!
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Flåm - Myrdal

Flåm: After your electric fjord cruise, you will arrive in the picturesque village of Flåm. Flåm is brimming with activities and experiences, so if you want to add an overnight stay to your tour, this might be a good place to do it.
The Flåm Railway: From Flåm you travel on with the amazing Flåm Railway. The ride from Flåm to the mountain station Myrdal takes about 1 hour and the journey offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. During the ride, there will be a short stop at the spectacular Kjosfossen Waterfall. The Flåm Railway regularly features on lists of the world's best railway rides.
Bergen Railway - Sognefjord in a nutshell, Norway

Myrdal - Oslo

The Bergen Railway: The last leg of your journey takes you from Myrdal and back to Oslo with the Bergen Railway. This is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway and the line crosses the mighty Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The journey is comfortable and relaxing rides which gives you time to reflect over the amazing journey you have just experienced. The Bergen Railway has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences.

Good to know

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Top activities on the Lysefjord in a nutshell™ & Norway in a nutshell®tour

Book an exciting activity as part of your Nutshell tour. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour. This is just a selection - see all activities during the booking process!