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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.

Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

2. 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.

Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåm Railway

3. Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåm Railway

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. 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 Norway's most magnificent mountains and pass by the famous Kjosfossen waterfall on 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.

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

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

Explore Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale and 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. 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.

Bergen: Private Day Tour, Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

5. Bergen: Private Day Tour, Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

After being picked up from your hotel, you can begin your journey to Gudvangen. Stop at the Tvinde Waterfall before heading to Stalheim and board the "Future of the fjords" electric ship to Flåm in Gudvangen. The Nærøyfjord is one of the narrowest fjords in Europe and your journey to Flåm will take 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.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

6. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

Discover luscious Norweigan landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and rivers, on this full-day tour from Bergen to Oslo. Travel along the spectacular Stalheim and Nærøy Valley, enjoy a cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord and ride the scenic Flåm Railway. The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 8:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva that offers 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 Hallingskarvet National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

7. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise & Traditional Lunch in Undredal

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Bergen and travels by car to Nærøy Valley. To reach the valley, 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 2-hour sail along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord.  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 visit the stunning Stegastein viewpoint before continuing the tour to Undredal, a charming little village on the shore of Aurlandsfjord. With a population of just 100 people, but over 500 goats, the town is famous for its goat cheese which is still produced in the traditional way.  Learn about the production of goat cheese, then visit the House of Cheese where a typical Nordic lunch of white and brown goat cheese, goat salami, sour cream, cloudberry jam, crispbread, and fruit juice awaits. After lunch, head to the Old Stave Church, which was built in 1147, and is the smallest church still in use in all of Scandinavia. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bergen.

Norway: Self-Guided Oslo - Bergen - Oslo Adventure

8. Norway: Self-Guided Oslo - Bergen - Oslo 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.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord Self-Guided Day Trip

9. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord Self-Guided Day Trip

Discover the majestic landscapes of the mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards during this full-day tour of the Hardangerfjord, the 3rd longest fjord in the world measuring at 179 km and depths dropping to 900 meters. Travel by railway, coach, cruise boat, and witness unforgettable landscapes along the way. Pass by Bergen and Eidfjord. Stop to visit Voss, Ulvik, Voringsfossen, Norheimsund on this self-guided journey.

Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

10. Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

After being picked up from your accommodation, you'll begin a scenic journey complete with a private car and local guide. You'll be presented with a breathtaking landscape of mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming fruit gardens, during a full-day tour along Norway's second-longest fjord. Travel through pretty villages such as Norheimsund, Øystese, and Eidfjord, and admire panoramic views over the serene Hardangerfjord. At the Fossli Hotel viewpoint there is also an amazing view to the Måbødal Valley and Vøringsfoss Waterfall, which has a total height of 182 meters. At Voss, you will stop at the newest attraction of Voss Gondol, which opened in July 2019. This will takes you from the town and up to Mount Hanguren, which sits at 820 meters above sea level, in less than 9 minutes. From there your Hanguren Panorama tour starts just outside the station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller. The trail is around 800 meters round-trip, and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes, and parts of the town center.

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4.5 / 5

based on 54 reviews

It is a spectacular journey and one that would be hard to organize on your own. The one part that was chaotic was getting on the ferry, and then getting on the bus. There were multiple ferries at the dock and it was unclear which to get on. Then, getting on the bus, there was chaos--there were 4 buses there, but we didn't know that and no one told us. But the top of the mountain, the trip down to Flam by rail, and then the boat on the fjord are all fantastic.

Trip was very long and can get quite exhausting. Itinerary was super well-organised from train, railway, cruise to bus. I personally thought the cruise could be omitted if anyone planned to do this on their own. The tour is a fantastic way to do Oslo to Bergen. I would recommend hiking / cycling after the Flam railway which is just GREAT!

This trip is wonderful, because we could see Norwegian landscape in full. Whether it was from car or from the ship. We have also opportunity to taste goat cheese and goat salami. Frode was excellent guide. He knows a lot about every part of our way. We spent wonderful 11 hours with him. We recommend this trip to every one.

Fantastic experience that gave so much! All information came as it should and easy to follow! I can warmly recommend this trip

This was a long day, but so worth it. Directions were clearly stated so there was no confusion.