Norway in a nutshell®, Bergen

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Norway in a nutshell®
Fjord Tours AS, Strømgaten 4
5015 Bergen
Phone:
815 68 222
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Web:
www.fjordtours.no
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Norway in a nutshell®

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 Voss. Bergen Railway is the highest altitude railway in Northern Europe, and around 100 kilometres of the line run through wild mountain terrain.

At the railway station in Voss, you will find the bus, which is clearly marked 'Norway in a nutshell®'. The trip continues to Gudvangen. In summer, the bus goes via the Stalheimskleiva hairpin bends, the 1.5 kilometre stretch of road that winds its way down the Nærøydalen valley from Stalheim.

Once you have arrived in Gudvangen innermost in the Nærøyfjord, you embark on the boat that will take you to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in  Europe, and the trip to Flåm 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.

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.

From Flåm, the trip continues on the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest normal gauge railways in the world. The platform is beside the quay and is easy to find. 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.

At Myrdal station, you change trains 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 29th September 2014– 18th April 2015 (except 5-21 nov. 2014):
08.43: Train from Bergen to Voss
09.56: Arrival Voss
10.10: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11.05: Arrival Gudvangen
11.45: Boat from Gudvangen
14.10: Arrival in Flåm
14.40: Flåm Railway to Myrdal
15.30: Arrival Myrdal
15.43: Train from Myrdal to Bergen (14th Dec-18th April: 15:52)
17.58: Arrival in Bergen

Timetable from 18 April 2015 onwards are not confirmed yet.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS BETWEEN 5-21 NOVEMBER 2014:

The Flåm Railway is currently closed due to flooded tracks.
There will therefore be an alternative Norway in a nutshell® route, that will not include the Flåm Railway:

08:44: Train from Bergen
09:58: Arrival Voss
10:10: Bus from Voss
11:05: Arrival Gudvangen
11:45: Boat from Gudvangen
14:10: Arrival Flåm
14:40: Bus from Flåm
15:50: Arrival Voss
16:38: Train from Voss
17:58: Arrival Bergen
*Please notice! There might be delay in the approx. times for the train


Age:
Children 0-3 years = free of charge
Children 4-15 years = child fare
From 16 and up = adult

The trip is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users.

Online booking - must be booked at least three working days before departure:
After you have made your booking, you will receive a booking confirmation. Within a couple of days you will receive a new 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.

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