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These 5 tours take you to the most idyllic landscapes in Norway

Do you dream of magnificent fjords, impressive mountain peaks, and breathtaking views? Then Norway is the country for you. 
View of the Nærøyfjord - Gudvange, Norway
Deep fjords, spectacular mountains and scenic routes - welcome to Norway! Katrin Moe
Known as the land of the midnight sun, this gorgeous country offers plenty of beautiful scenery. But Norway is a long country, with a coast stretching all the way north of the Arctic Circle, so planning how to see the best highlights can be tough.
We have made your Norway trip easier by gathering the most scenic destinations for you in our five Nutshell tour packages.
With our Nutshell tours, you can experience the best of Norway, and travel more responsibly on comfortable local transport. Journey by train, bus and boat through spectacular landscapes, visit enchanting villages, and meet hospitable locals.
See Norway your way! You decide how long you want to spend on your tour. Several of our Nutshell tours can be taken as a day trip. However, you can choose to extend your tour by adding overnight stays and exciting local activities.

Norway in a Nutshell ®

Our most popular tour shows you the very best of Norway. See the stunning UNESCO-listed fjords. Ride the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway, two of the world's most scenic railway lines. The tour includes a visit to several traditional villages, where it's well worth spending an extra night. You can take the tour in a single day, but we recommend taking longer to experience even more.


  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo, or Flåm
  • Incredible scenery
  • A fjord cruise on the magnificent Nærøyfjord
  • The scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • The quaint villages of Flåm and Gudvangen
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Sognefjord in a Nutshell™

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. The trip can be completed in a single day but is best when combined with an overnight stay in Flåm or Balestrand.


  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, or Voss
  • A cruise on the amazing Sognefjord
  • Visit Flåm and Balestrand, two traditional villages right by the fjord
  • A journey on the scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
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Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™

Discover the exceptional beauty of Hardangerfjord, one of Norway's premier destinations. Explore local life and Norwegian traditions while visiting enchanting villages, famous waterfalls, and dramatic mountains.


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Geirangerfjord in a Nutshell™

This world-famous fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on many people's bucket list. The tour includes some of the finest nature in Norway. Discover the Romsdal Alps and the tight bends on Trollstigen, 'The Troll Road'. The tour includes a boat trip to beautiful Geiranger and Geirangerfjord – the crown jewel of the Norwegian fjords.


  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Ålesund, or Åndalsnes
  • A cruise on the world famous Geirangerfjord
  • Spectacular Trollstigen
  • The one-of-a-kind Art Nouveau city of Ålesund by the Atlantic
  • Åndalsnes and Romsdalen, home to mountain sports
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Lysefjord in a Nutshell™

This tour takes you to Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock. The famous rock formation is known from movies including Mission Impossible and is one of Norway’s most photographed natural attractions. Combine the tour with a fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and strolling through charming city life in Stavanger.


  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, or Kristiansand
  • A scenic fjord cruise with a view of Preikestolen
  • An optional hike to the top of Preikestolen (in summer season only)
  • An overnight stay in the lovely fjord city of Stavanger
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Combine two packages to see even more on your Norway tour!

If you are struggling to choose a tour package, why not combine several? These tours last at least 3 days and can be taken as a round trip from Oslo. A longer tour takes you to even more of the very best sights.

Norway in a Nutshell®and Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™

The perfect mix of scenic fjords and magnificent mountain landscapes. This tour lets you experience two of our most popular tours. The round trip starts and ends in Oslo, covering two different routes as you go.

Sognefjord in a Nutshell™ and Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell™

This route combines a journey through two of Norway's most beautiful fjords. Cruise the stunning Sognefjord and visit the idyllic landscapes of the Hardangerfjord on the same tour. Start and end in Oslo on an unforgettable journey through fairy tale settings.