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Fjord Tours Articles / 23 Jul 2020

How to do Norway in a Nutshell® as a solo traveler

Are you a solo traveler planning for a Norwegian fjord adventure, our Norway in a Nutshell® tour will be a perfect choice for you. Traveling in Norway is safe and simple, with public trains, ferries and buses serving the regions, but it is not always easy to understand, plan and book the transport yourself.

If you worry about how to get around in Norway by public transport, Fjord Tours has organized a sustainable and scenic package called the Norway in a Nutshell® tour. The tour includes all the transport that you need and connects everything into one easy and simple-to-follow itinerary. This tour is ideally suited to the solo traveler; it´s easy and well-organized but still flexible!

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5 benefits of traveling on Norway in a Nutshell@ as a solo traveler:

  1. Easy planning: All tickets in one easy booking
  2. Easy transfer: Everything clearly marked and all necessary info is included in the booking details
  3. Customization: Choose an itinerary of 1 or more days and add activities and accommodations that suit your plan
  4. Travel Guide: Together with your tickets and itinerary, you will also receive a handy and informative Travel Guide
  5. You are not alone! There are fellow travelers to join in on activities with, and with a pre-booked tour you can always rely on knowledgeable support from Fjord Tours if questions arise on your journey
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The Planning

Before heading off to Norway, it is a good idea to do some planning and also make reservations in advance since the tour is very popular and can get sold out. You can easily customize and book your own, personal Norway in a Nutshell® package on the Fjord Tours web page. Here you will get several options on places to stay and exciting activities to add. Since you’re traveling solo you have the pleasure of being able to decide for yourself how to spend your time.

A natural stopover on his tour is in Flåm, and this picturesque village by the Aurlandsfjord has a lot to offer when it comes to stunning scenery, popular activities, and delightful accommodation. Other popular places to stay during the tour are Voss, Gudvangen, Finse, and Geilo.  It´s up to you where or if you want to stop over during the tour and what you would like to see and do. We give you the options and organize the transport and connections, you make the choices!

After finishing your customized booking, you will receive a confirmation with your electronic ticket together with detailed information about your travel, the itinerary, a Travel Guide, and information about transfer points. You are then all packed and ready to go!

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The Tour

Norway in a Nutshell® is a self-guided tour and you travel on your own by following your confirmed travel itinerary and bringing your electronic tour ticket. The connections are all within close proximity to each other for easy transfer. Even though you travel on your own, there will always be other travelers on the same tour as you. If you want to socialize and maybe share some stories, it will be no problem getting in touch with other people during the tour.

There are no meals included on the Norway in a Nutshell® tour, but not to worry, there are many options for you to get a "bite" during the tour. Onboard the Bergen railway (regional trains) and on the fjord cruise between Flåm and Gudvangen, there is a cafeteria section where you can buy small dishes of hot/cold food, snacks, and drinks. In Flåm you will find quality restaurants in the local hotels and if you prefer a lighter meal there is also a bakery and a "snack bar" available.

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Take your time

The Norway in a Nutshell® trip is available all year and can be completed in a day. However, as you have probably figured out by now, we highly recommend taking your time and doing the tour over several days to get the most out of your travel in Norway. No matter how you want to experience the tour; in one day or over several days, the magic fjords and stunning scenery here will always offer a truly memorable experience!

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