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Maximize your fjord time into one big adventure!

Wearing Norwegian national dress "bunad" on the Sognefjord in a nutshell tour - Norway
The Aurlandsfjorden In Spring Colours - Norway
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Sognefjord in a Nutshell™ & Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™

Combine two of our popular tours into one epic round trip from Oslo! Combining the Sognefjord in a nutshell™ and the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell™ tour provides an ideal experience of Norway's highlights.
Maximize your fjord time and travel in comfort from Oslo to the best highlights of Western Norway!

Season: 13 May - 1 September

The big fjord adventure

This unique combination tour brings together the "King" and "Queen" of fjords - the Sognefjord in a nutshell™ and the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell™.
This tour is designed for true fjord enthusiasts who want to experience Norway's most fantastic fjords in one incredible journey.
Enjoy panoramic views of wild nature on some of the world's most beautiful train rides, the Flåmsbana and the Bergen Railway.
Discover the exceptional beauty of Norway's longest and deepest fjord, the Sognefjord, as you travel in comfort on an express boat for almost the entire length of the mighty fjord.
But that's not all - you'll also travel along the coastal scenery of Western Norway to explore the colorful and majestic Hardangerfjord.
You'll cruise by boat along the coast and through the innermost parts of the Hardangerfjord, as well as crossing the wild and beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau.
During the tour, you'll visit urban cities and charming fjord villages, giving you a true sense of how people live in Norway.
Travel comfortably through the sights and add optional stops along the way.
All in all - this tour is the ultimate adventure for those seeking natural beauty and unique cultural experiences.

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

Bergen Railway - Sognefjord in a nutshell, Norway

Oslo - Myrdal

The Bergen Railway: The first leg of your journey takes you from Oslo to Myrdal 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.
Experience Flåmsbana in Norway in a nutshell trip between Oslo and Bergen-Flåm, Norway

Myrdal - Flåm

The Flåm Railway: From Myrdal you travel on with the amazing Flåm Railway. The ride from the mountain station Myrdal to Flåm 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.
Flåm: After your train ride, 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 Aurlandsfjorden In Spring Colours - Norway

Flåm - Bergen

Express boat: From Flåm you travel comfortably by express boat on the impressive Sognefjord to Bergen. The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty, high mountains, and roaring waterfalls. You can "hop off” along the way and spend a night in the beautiful fjord village of Balestrand to enjoy the scenery or join in on an exciting activity.
You arrive in bustling Bergen in the evening. The city is also known as the city between the 7 mountains and a minimum of one overnight stay is required here. Note that 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!
Rosendal - Hardangerfjord, Norway

Bergen - Rosendal

Express boat cruise: After one or more nights in Bergen, you are ready to continue your adventure by traveling by boat along the raw coastal scenery of Norway's West Coast.
You will be traveling in a comfortable, modern, and spacious vessel, and during the trip, you will have excellent views of the beautiful, untamed landscapes passing by. Enjoy the views from the inside lounge, or venture out on the large deck to take in the experience.
From Rosendal to Odda you travel on by bus. If you want, you can add time to explore Rosendal.
The Hardangerfjord - Ulvik, Norway

Odda - Ulvik - Eidfjord

Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord: The Hardangerfjord is truly a unique fjord. Here you will find villages nestled in tradition and heritage, living alongside innovative new industries such as fish farms and hydropower plants. The fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord takes you through a landscape of idyllic orchards, lush fruit farms, and powerful glaciers.
You stay overnight in the charming fjord village of Ulvik, beautifully situated by the fjord and a perfect place to enjoy splendid nature and local cultural experiences.

Eidfjord - Vøringsfossen waterfall

Sightseeing trip: After your overnight stay in Ulvik, you continue your tour from Eidfjord to perhaps the biggest (literally) highlight; the jaw-dropping Vøringsfossen Waterfall. This mighty waterfall has a drop of 182 meters and is flanked by several stunning lookout points. The lookout points are innovatively designed to let you feel the power of the cascading waters. And if you dare - you can even cross the waterfall on a bridge!
On your way to the Vøringsfossen waterfall, you stop by the Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger. This is an exciting experience center for Norwegian nature, climate, and environment. It is also a great place to have a quick lunch break.
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda - on the way over Hardangervidda, Norway

Vøringsfossen- Geilo

Bus ride crossing Hardangervidda: Hardangervidda is Norway's largest National Park, and the journey over the beautiful and untouched wilderness landscape is filled with contrast. The mountain plateau is located above the alpine tree line and has a distinctively alpine climate with reindeer herds among the largest in the world. The fjords, mountains, and marked trails make the Hardangervidda National Park a perfect place for the active nature lover.
Customer experiences on the Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen, Norway

Geilo - Oslo

Bergen Railway: After a journey filled with highlights and impressions, there is only one thing left to do:
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride back to Oslo.

Good to know

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Top activities on the Sognefjord in a nutshell™ and Hardangerfjord 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!