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Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

1. Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, including Europe’s top scenic rail journeys. You will also enjoy a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord. This is a self-guided tour, from Oslo, to Myrdal, to Flåm, to Gudvangen, to Voss, and then to Bergen. High up in Norway's mountainous “rooftop” at 866 metres (2,841 ft) above sea level is Myrdal, a remote mountain station serving as the junction between the Oslo-Bergen train line and the famous Flåm Railway. The small village of Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway and Scandinavia due to its stunning scenery and location. Most have probably seen spectacular images of the landscape in Western Norway - steep, forested mountainsides that plunge into the blue fjord, waterfalls, narrow fjords and valleys. Gudvangen is a village in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is a popular tourist destination and is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.

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Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

2. Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

Explore the best of Norway's natural beauty on this guided discovery tour of Nærøyfjord and Flåmsbanen. Begin your tour at the Bergen railway station and board the train to Voss for a quick transfer before taking the bus to Gudvangen. During the summer months, the bus passes Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer long road section which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Gudvangen enjoy a 2-hour scenic fjord cruise to Flåm on a comfortable electric ship with large windows and patio area. See the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in the world which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Geirangerfjord. Get your camera ready to take breathtaking photos of the steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, and waterfalls along the way. Be amazed by Norway's natural beauty. Upon arrival in Flam, a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls and narrow valleys, take a stroll through the picturesque town center or visit the Flåm Railway Museum. Continue the tour and board the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railway tracks on regular tracks. Enjoy the panoramic view of Norwegian's most magnificent mountains and pass by the famous Kjosfossen waterfall along the 20-kilometer long train journey. After a 1-hour ride, change trains at Myrdal to head back to Bergen where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

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Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

3. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 6:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva with its impressive 13 hairpin bends that offer unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil sail along the Nærøyfjord towards Flåm. As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and onto the charming Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest railways on normal tracks. Journey through the rolling landscapes on the 20 km train journey, which takes about an hour, until you reach Myrdal Station where you will change onto the Bergen Railway. Finally, travel through the scenic Hardangervidda National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

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Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

4. Bergen: Private Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

After being picked up from your hotel, you can begin your journey to Gudvangen. Throughout this trip you will pass the Tvinde Waterfall, and in the summer months you'll drive through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer-long road section that winds down Nærøydalen from Stalheim. You'll then head to Gudvangen, and at the bottom of the Nærøyfjord you will board the "Future of the fjords" electric ship to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, and your journey to Flåm takes about 2 hours. The boat is battery operated and high-comfort, with large windows and a good patio. In 2005, the Nærøyfjord was incorporated on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by high mountains, and is a beautiful sight both in summer and winter. Flåm is a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls, and narrow valleys. It is a  beautiful area to simply wander around, and whilst there you can also visit the Flåm Railway Museum. From Flåm the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest regular-track railway tracks. The 20-kilometer-long train journey gives you a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent of Norwegian mountain nature, including the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall. At Myrdal Station, your train will swap to the Bergen Railway which will take you to Voss. From there, a car will return you back to Bergen.

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Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

5. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total length of 6 kilometers - evidence of the most daring and skillful engineering in the history of Norwegian railways.

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From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

6. From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

Explore the best of Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and can be personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, you'll set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale, and then through the town of Voss. Make a brief stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall for photos and fresh mountain air. Continue your trip to the Stalheim Hotel's terrace, which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in your vehicle, descend the dramatic Stalheimskleiva Road to the valley's floor, where you will visit the ancient village of Gudvangen. From Gudvangen enjoy a scenic cruise to Flåm. On arrival at Flåm, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (your own expense) and free time to browse the souvenir shops, visit the  Flåmsbana railway museum, or check out the local microbrewery. Then head towards the scenic Stegastein viewing point, a 30-meter platform hanging over Aurlandsfjord. The narrow road and the viewing point will provide breathtaking photos and vivid memories. Then, board the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm to the mountain railway station Myrdal, located 2,844 feet (867 m). You'll make a brief stop at Kjøsfossen waterfall. Change trains at Myrdal to head back to Voss where you'll have time to tour a medieval church dating from 1277 and an 11th-century stone cross. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Bergen.

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Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour

7. Bergen: Sognefjord Express Cruise and Railway Guided Tour

Jourery to Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord that extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountain range. On a full-day guided tour from Bergen, travel by boat and train through an area considered to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. First, cruise by express boat from Bergen to Flåm and then experience a train journey through spectacular nature on the famous Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal. Take the Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Bergen while along the way enjoying the insight of your local guide who will be your traveling companion throughout the tour. Sognefjorden is the longest and deepest ice-free fjord in the world, covered in exceptional natural beauty, tall mountains, waterfalls, and scenic forests. You’ll discover that Sognefjord is known as the “King of the Fjords” for good reason.

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Fjords: Private Trip with Train and Cruise Ride

8. Fjords: Private Trip with Train and Cruise Ride

Get away from Oslo and spend a day in the fjord region of Norway. Enjoy the picturesque mountain plateaus, valleys, canyons, waterfalls and fjords. Ride a train on the famous Flam Railway and hop-on a cruise to sail down the longest fjord in Norway. Your private driver / guide will transport you through the best of Norwegian natural attractions by comfortable transportation. Not to tire you with long car rides, we will combine the different means of transportation. Enjoy an hour train ride on Bergen Railway, then switch to famous Flam Railway and after a quick lunch, go on a 2 hour fjord cruise along the two branches of the longest fjord in Norway - Sognefjord. Pass by Hardangervidda National Park and visit Geilo along your journey. The total duration of the tour will be 15 hours.

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Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

9. Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Bergen and make the journey from Bergen to Flåm. In the summer months, the tour goes through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5 km/1 mile road that winds down Nærøydalen. In Flåm, board the RIB for a fjord safari on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. You’ll ride an open RIB boat with a maximum of 12 guests, ensuring a personal experience with your guides and a chance to get close to small villages and waterfalls along the way.     Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, stories and history shared by your personal guide. Get closer to nature and look out for seals, porpoises, and eagles along the way. We will provide you with all the necessary gear for a safe and comfortable experience on the fjords. This includes a floatation suit, life vest, hat, gloves, and goggles.     Back in Flåm, the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railways. At Myrdal station, a train changes to the Bergen Railway, which takes you to Voss. There, you’ll be picked up by car and driven back to Bergen.

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Norway: Olso to Oslo Self-Guided Adventure

10. Norway: Olso to Oslo Self-Guided Adventure

Capture Norway in a nutshell on this 24-hour self-guided adventure from Olso. Ride along the scenic Bergen Railway, take a cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, and admire pristine wilderness – all you need to do is follow the specially crafted itinerary sent to you upon booking. Upon booking your adventure, you will be sent an itinerary via email with clear instructions on how to plan your self-guided tour. Provide the local partner with your accommodation name and address in Oslo, and your tickets will be delivered straight to your hotel. Once you have the tickets, embark on your 24-hour adventure. Ride the scenic Bergen Railway from Oslo, take a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord, take a bus trip through beautiful wild landscapes, and ride the Flåm Railway. Your return ticket includes a sleeping compartment for the overnight train from Bergan to Oslo.

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What people are saying about Flåm

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This tour is a great way to see the diverse landscape of Norway in a complete package; Fjords, Mountains, coastal villages. Given that we took the tour in February meant no large crowds with plenty of space to roam around the boat for viewing and pictures. Just had some weather to contend with but was to be expected. Our guide Sonia was great. Very knowledgeable, personable and informative.

Great well organized tour. Our Help very helpful. We visited very beautiful places. There was a mishap on returning as the train hit cows that had entered a tunnel. For this reason we returned later than expected .... but it was not predictable and it is certainly not the fault of the tour operator. The fjord is beautiful!

Excellent one day tour, fully self guided. No need for meeting points, waiting for group. You receive all tickets by mail, all fares are in sync, you only have to follow the scedule. You will see a lot in only one day.

This tour is a must for someone who wants to spend 1 day in Bergen. The nature is so wild, the hills & mountains so steep, creating waterfalls everywhere, & the people so kind, helpful & cooperative..

Well organized and we went to a lot of information about Norway and the fantastic nature