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Norway in a Nutshell® in 3 days

Don't know where to start planning your Norway itinerary? We've put together a three-day package for our popular Norway in a Nutshell®tour, including wonderful hotels and exciting activities.
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The legendary Norway in a Nutshell® tour runs from Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, and Voss, with several different routes. Discover some of the most popular routes below.

Experience more with 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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss, Geilo, or Flåm
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An adventurous round trip from Oslo

Day 1: From pulsating Oslo to scenic Flåm

On the first leg of your journey, you travel from Oslo to Flåm. Ride the Bergen Railway to Myrdal passing through shifting landscapes from busy city life up to the quiet mountains. In Myrdal, you change to the famous Flåm Railway, frequently named one of the world's top train journeys. The railway runs from steep mountains through lush valleys, past waterfalls, all the way down to the fjord.
People on the Flåm Railway - Norway
Enjoy the Flåm Railway, where the interior is unique and the landscape magnificent. sverrehjornevik.com/Flåm AS
On reaching the fjord village of Flåm, you can check in to your hotel and get ready for some wonderful activities.
How about taking a kayak tour on the calm fjord? Or are you in the mood for a more high-speed fjord safari on the Nærøyfjord? If you want to see the fjord from above, you can choose a sightseeing tour to Stegastein viewpoint.
We highly recommend spending a day or two in Flåm to take advantage of the activities on offer. There are plenty to choose from and you can access them all when booking your tour.
In the evening, you can watch the sun set behind the high mountains while enjoying a Viking dinner at the local microbrewery Ægir.

The best things to do in Flåm

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Day 2: From picturesque Flåm to the fjord city of Bergen

After enjoying a nice breakfast, depart from Flåm on one the top highlights of the tour, a fjord cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. Glide through the narrow fjord on a quiet electric cruise through beautiful landscapes.
In Gudvangen, a scenic bus ride to Voss awaits you. Drive past waterfalls, quaint farms, and stunning views of the Nærøydalen Valley. In Voss, hop aboard the Bergen Railway for a relaxing ride to Bergen. After a day full of memorable sights and sounds, you arrive in Bergen in the early afternoon and check in to your hotel.
You are probably pretty hungry at this point! Time to discover some culinary highlights in Bergen! There are lots of tasty alternatives to choose from.

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Day 3: The very best of Bergen

Get ready to explore Bergen! A ride on the funicular up to another of the mountains surrounding Bergen, Mount Fløyen, is a must. You can also see the city on a guided segway tour. If you want to feel the fresh fjord air in your hair, set sail on a local fjord cruise to Mostraumen or a sailboat cruise through some beautiful landscapes.
Fløyen Funicular- Bergen, Norway
Get a full view of Bergen from Mount Fløyen. Sverre Hjørnevik
This is only some of what you can see and do in Bergen.
In the afternoon, hop aboard another scenic train journey to Oslo by train, where you can spend a few days exploring the Norwegian capital. You can also add activities and hotels in Oslo when booking your Norway in a Nutshell® tour.

The best things to do in Bergen

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Sample tasty local Norwegian specialties
Although meals are not included in the tour package, there are plenty of options during the tour. Hot meals, snacks, and hot and cold drinks are available on board the Bergen Railway and on the fjord cruise between Flåm and Gudvangen. Plant-based options are also available.
Flåm is home quality restaurants including at Fretheim Hotel and Flåsmbrygga Hotel, both of which serve delicious local fare. There is also a popular bakery, a microbrewery with a Viking theme, and a snack bar. You can also head to the supermarket to stock up for your trip.
RIB boat trip with Viking dinner - Viking plank with Ægir beer - Activities in Flåm, Norway
Eat like a Viking in Flåm Thor Brødreskift
Want to learn more about traditional Norwegian food or join a culinary tour? Check out our activities! There are many options to choose from.

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