Norway's most popular round trip!
The trip is offered all year, takes around nine hours and passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Fjord Norway. The trip comprises a fjord tour, the Bergen Railway and Flåm Railway.
Norway in a nutshell® starts from the railway station in Bergen with a trip on the beautiful Bergen Railway from Bergen to Myrdal. Bergen Railway is the highest altitude railway in Northern Europe, and around 100 kilometres of the line run through wild mountain terrain.
From Myrdal, the trip continues on the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest normal gauge railways in the world. The 20-km-long train ride is a fantastic journey that offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent mountain scenery Norway has to offer, including the famous Kjosfossen waterfall. The train ride lasts for roughly an hour.
Flåm is a charming small village surrounded by steep mountainsides, cascading waterfalls and narrow valleys. It is lovely just to stroll around the village, or you can visit the Flåm Railway Museum.
In Flåm you embark on the boat that will take you to Gudvangen innermost in the Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, and the trip to Gudvangen takes around 2 1/2 hours. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by tall mountains and is a beautiful sight in both summer and winter.
At Gudvangen you will find the bus, which is marked 'Norway in a nutshell®' and the trip continues to Voss. In summer, the bus goes via the Stalheimskleiva hairpin bends, the 1.5 kilometre stretch of road that winds its way up the Nærøydalen valley to Stalheim.
At Voss station, you change to Bergen Railway, which takes you back to Bergen.
The tour is available all year round. There are no guides on the trip, but it is well marked and easy to find your way around.
Timetable 1 May – 28 September 2014:
08.44: Train from Bergen to Myrdal
10:51: Arrival Myrdal
10:58: Flåmsbana from Myrdal to Flåm
11:55: Arrival Flåm
15:10: Boat from Flåm to Gudvangen
17:30: Arrival Gudvangen
17:45: Buss from Gudvangen to Voss
19:41: Train from Voss to Bergen
21:08: Arrival Bergen
Children 0-3 years = free
Children 4-15 years = child fare
From 16 and up = adult
The round trip must be booked at least three working days before departure. After you have made your booking, you will first receive a booking confirmation. Within a couple of days you will received another email with a reference number that you use when picking up your tickets. Tickets can be picked up either at the Tourist Information in Bergen no later than the day before departure, or at Bergen railway station on the morning you depart.