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Top 5 trips to Norway's scenic fjords

Are you planning a visit to Norway's famous fjords? Norway is a country of magnificent fjords, impressive mountains and breathtaking views. It is also a country of vast and varied landscapes, and it can be a challenge to decide what to see, and how to get around. We've gathered 5 unique tours that offer a taste of the very best – from serene fjord landscapes to must-see destinations and activities. Explore the best of Norway with our popular Nutshell tours.
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Our Nutshell tours let you experience the best of Norway by train, bus and fjord cruise through spectacular fjord landscapes and enchanting villages.

Travel responsibly and in a comfortable way, while taking in the beautiful fjord scenery with surging waterfalls, steep valleys and majestic mountains.

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 along the route

Norway in a Nutshell ®

Our most popular tour shows you the very best of Norway. The tour includes an electric fjord cruise on the stunning UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, a ride on the Bergen Railway and the Flåm Railway, two of the world's most scenic railway lines. 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
  • A scenic fjord cruise on the narrow and beautiful Nærøyfjord
  • The Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • A bus trip through the beautiful scenery of the Nærøy valley
  • The quaint villages of Flåm and Gudvangen
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Sognefjord in a Nutshell™

Enjoy a relaxing fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the second longest fjord in the world. Experience two of the world’s most beautiful train rides, the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway. The trip can be completed in a single day but is best when combined with an overnight stay in the scenic fjord villages of Flåm or Balestrand.


  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, or Voss
  • A scenic fjord cruise on the amazing Sognefjord
  • A journey on the scenic Bergen Railway and the historic Flåm Railway
  • Visit Flåm and Balestrand, two traditional villages right by the fjord
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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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UNESCO 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 Ocean
  • 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 round-trip tours last a minimum of 3 days and can start or end in Bergen or 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.
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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.
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UNESCO Geirangerfjord in a Nutshell™ and Norway in a Nutshell®

Experience the world-famous Geirangerfjord and its magnificent waterfalls. Visit Ålesund and travel up Trollstigen, Norway's most iconic scenic mountain road. Discover breathtaking nature and one the spectacular Nærøyfjord. Get close to stunning nature in a responsible way and ride the rails on some of the worlds best train journeys.
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Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ and Norway in a Nutshell®

Discover the beauty of Norway's majestic landscapes and pulsating city life in one tour! This tour combines Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ and the legendary Norway in a Nutshell® tour to bring you close to Norway's best highlights. Experience UNESCO-protected scenery, our most epic rock formation, Preikestolen, and much more!
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Whether you're daydreaming about Norway or ready to book your ticket now, it’s always great to explore your options. The journey starts here with our collections of top tours.
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