Norway in a Nutshell
- Experience Norway’s cities & stunning scenery
- Travel through Norway on the scenic Dovre and Bergen Railways
- Ride the stunning Flåm Railway
- Cruise along the Sognefjord
- Explore Trondheim, Bergen and Oslo
- 9 Days from £1,810pp
This Tailored Rail tour to Norway was created for a Scottish couple who wanted to experience the country’s top sightseeing highlights. We arranged convenient flights from their nearest airport, Aberdeen to Trondheim, to keep road travel to a minimum. This tour combines travel through Norway’s stunning landscapes by train with city sightseeing to capture a taste of the interesting history and culture of the Scandinavian country.
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Day 1 – Flight to Trondheim
Afternoon flight from Aberdeen Airport, with one change at Stavanger Lufthavn Sola, before arriving at Trondheim Lufthavn Vaernes in the evening. Shared bus transfer from the airport to the city’s railway station, for a 2-night stay at the nearby Scandic Nidelven.
Day 2 – Trondheim at Leisure
The Scandic Nidelven is built on the Nidelva River, just 5 minutes’ walk from Trondheim Central Station and Solsiden Shopping Centre, a perfect base from which to explore the city. Highlights include the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, built over the grave of St. Olav and dating back to 1070. Other ‘must see’ landmarks include the Old Town Bridge, the Wharves, the island of Munkholmen and the modern Rockheim Museum, a national centre of pop and rock.
Day 3 – By Rail to Oslo
A morning departure by train to Oslo on the scenic Dovre Railway, which runs between Oslo and Trondheim. The railway line, which opened in 1921, passes through the stunning Gudbrandsdalen valley and across the mighty Dovrefjell mountain range - Norway’s best national parks, mountains and scenic attractions. The 548km journey takes about 7 hours, arriving mid-afternoon into Oslo. Accommodation for the next three nights is at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel located in Oslo’s bustling city centre.
Days 4 & 5 – Oslo at Leisure
Using the Oslo Tourist Bus you are free to explore all that Scandinavia’s oldest and sunniest capital has to offer. A full round trip takes 90 minutes and a ticket is valid for 24 hours, allowing plenty of time to stop at many of Oslo’s many attractions at a cost of £39 per person. The 72 hour Oslo Pass also gives you free entry to 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport, free entry to public swimming pools, free walking tours, discounts on sightseeing, Tusenfryd Amusement Park, concert tickets, climbing, ski hire, and special offers in restaurants, shops and leisure venues and costs £92 per person. Additional walking tours, cruises and more can also be arranged by Ffestiniog Travel. A boat trip across the harbour to the Viking Ships and Kon-Tiki museums is a must.
Day 6 – By Rail to Bergen
A morning departure by rail to Bergen arriving mid-afternoon.The Bergen Railway or Bergensbanen again travels through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway. It is Northern Europe's highest railway and travels through stunning mountain scenery and a fjord coastline which gives way to the mountainous interior with high barren peaks, lakes and waterfalls. Accommodation in Bergen for three nights is at the Bergen Børs Hotel, located in an old stock exchange building and just 700 metres from Bergen Railway station.
Day 7 – Norway in a Nutshell & Flåm Railway
A full day’s trip to see the very best of Norway. Morning train to Voss and onward bus journey to Gudvangen to cruise up the beautiful Sognefjord to Flåm, passing stunning fjord scenery. On arrival in Flåm, board the unforgettable Flåm Railway on a 12 mile journey to Myrdal, which climbs to a height of 2,845ft to deliver amazing views. Return late afternoon from Myrdal to Bergen by train.
Day 8 – Explore Bergen
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage city by Bergen Tourist Hop On-Hop Off Bus. This open-top bus tour is ideal for getting to know Bergen’s compelling history and tradition and offers the opportunity to hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops. You can be sure to capture the rich history of this 1000-year-old destination, Norway’s most international city, situated on the beautiful west coast. This 60-minute tour is valid for 24-hours, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure at a cost of £39 per person.
Day 9 – Return Home
Take an afternoon airport bus to Bergen Lufthavn Flesland for a flight to Stavanger Lufthavn Sola to connect with a flight to Aberdeen, arriving early evening.
Scandic Nidelven, Trondheim
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Bergen Børs Hotel, Bergen
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Flights with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) in Economy class with one item of hold luggage per person
- Eight nights’ accommodation in good, quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- Rail travel as specified
- Shared airport bus transfers
- Norway in a Nutshell round trip from Bergen
Price per person
From £1,810 per person
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