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Norway in a nutshell®
Fjord Tours AS, Møllendalsveien 1A
5009 Bergen
Phone:
815 68 222
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www.fjordtours.no
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Norway in a nutshell®

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 and is Norway's most popular round trip.

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 Norway in a nutshell® 18 April – 31 May 2016:
08:43: Train from Bergen to Voss
09:56: Arrival Voss
10:10: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11:05: Arrival Gudvangen (1 May - 30 May: 11:20)
12:00: Boat from Gudvangen (classic boat) (1 May - 30 May: 11:45)
14:15: Arrival in Flåm (1 May - 30 May: 14:00)
14:50: Flåm Railway to Myrdal
15:46: Arrival Myrdal
15:52: Train from Myrdal to Bergen
17:58: Arrival in Bergen

Timetable Norway in a nutshell® 1 June – 30 September 2016:
08:43: Train from Bergen to Voss
09:56: Arrival Voss
10:10: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11:20: Arrival Gudvangen
11:30: Boat from Gudvangen (classic boat)
14:05: Arrival in Flåm
14:50: Flåm Railway to Myrdal
15:46: Arrival Myrdal
15:52: Train from Myrdal to Bergen
17:58: Arrival in Bergen

New or Classic vessel?
In the period June 1st - 30th September 2016 you can choose to upgrade Norway in a nutshell® to include the new boat Seasight between Flåm and Gudvangen. The boat are battery powered with high comfort, large windows and has a large outdoor area. The design is inspired by a typical Norwegian mountain trail, twisting and turning up the steep mountain sides. Passengers are free to explore the whole outer deck on “trails” surrounding the passenger lounge. Here you can take a walk on the boat while enjoying the scenery around you. The boat Seasight provides a maximum experience whatever the weather.

The ordinary boat is a traditional boat with both an upper and a lower deck as well as cafeteria and outdoor seats. This boat is running calm and are using a bit more time on the journey than the new boat.

The timeschedule for the new boat is:

Timetable 1 June – 30 September 2016 with new boat Seasight:
08:43: Train from Bergen to Voss
09:56: Arrival Voss
10:10: Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
11:20: Arrival Gudvangen
11:45: Boat from Gudvangen (new vessel Seasight)
13:15: Arrival in Flåm
14:50: Flåm Railway to Myrdal
15:46: Arrival Myrdal
15:52: Train from Myrdal to Bergen
17:58: Arrival in Bergen

Timetable after 1 October 2016 are not confirmed yet. Minor changes will occur.

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 4 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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