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Winter's Frozen Nutshell

From $1935 Per Person 

Independent, 7 Days/6 Nights
Dates: January 1 - March 26, 2020

This winter adventure gives a fresh perspective on many highlights of Norway, including Oslo, the country’s capital; the spectacular Flam Railway; the fjord village of Flam; and Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Enjoying the famous Nutshell route during the winter opens up a new realm of experiences… a fjord cruise between snow-covered cliffs, snowshoeing to a mountain lookout; short days and long, cozy nights; museums with smaller crowds; and more…all in addition to the same breath-taking scenery that made this route famous. "Winter's Frozen Nutshell" will leave you singing!

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Dates: January 1 - March 26, 2020

UPGRADE TO DELUXE itinerary: Price from $3374 per person/ Single Supplement $1785.  Upgraded price includes deluxe hotels, private airport transfers, and comfort class seating on train from Oslo - Myrdal.

Day 1:  Arrival in Oslo

Arrival in Oslo and take the bus into downtown Oslo. Enjoy spending some time in the capital of Norway – the fastest growing capital in the world. Use today to get familiar with the city and to find your way around. You will have the whole day tomorrow to explore in more detail.

Accommodation in Oslo

Day 2:  Oslo 

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up your Oslo city card today and use it to explore the city on your own. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Oslo offers many well-known sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Aker Brygge, and many museums such as the Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum and the Kontiki Museum. These are especially great ideas for the to-do list when the weather is bad. Don’t be surprised when you see Norwegians eating a soft-ice cream outside... real Norwegians eat ice cream all year round – give it a try!

Accommodation in Oslo

Day 3:  Oslo – Flam (train)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will experience Norway’s most popular trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway's fjord region; you will travel by train across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and down the Flam Railway. The Flam Railway will take you through wild and beautiful mountain scenery and down to the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is this steep over a long distance.
Upon arrival in Flam you have time to walk around this quaint little village. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner and beer tasting. Dinner includes smoked reindeer, shellfish, fish and shellfish soup, pork shank and dark chocolate ganache cake. You will be served 5 beers for your meal, one for each type of food.

Accommodation in Flam

Day 4:  Flam

Breakfast at the hotel. Today get ready to be active and enjoy 2 activities that enable you to see the beautiful landscape surrounding Flam, not just the village itself.

This morning - Snowshoe up to the local mountains up to Stegastein viewpoint in Aurland. Enjoy the amazing view and experience hiking with  traditional snowshoes. You will be served hot beverages while your guide tells you all about the culture, history and way of life in this unique place. Enjoy and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the natural beauty. Note: This trip is suitable for beginner hikers.

This afternoon - Take a winter fjord safari by RIB boat for an up-close and personal tour of the fjords. Stop in Undredal village for hot beverages and a taste of local goat cheese. Depart mid morning and return mid afternoon.

Accommodation in Flam

Day 5:  Flam - Bergen (Boat, Bus, Train)

From Flam you continue by boat on the Naeroyfjord, Europe’s narrowest fjord, to Gudvangen. From here you go by coach to Voss where you will board a train for the last stretch of the journey to Bergen. Arrival in Bergen – Norway’s second largest city. You will have a whole day tomorrow to explore Bergen but do take some time stroll the streets of this unique city.

Accommodation in Bergen

Day 6: Bergen

Pick up your Bergen city card so you can spend the day exploring. Visit sights such as the Hanseatic Bryggen Harbor, the Floibanen Funicular which takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level and a great view of the city, Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower Market, or the Bergen Aquarium. Use this day to get to know the city and all it has to offer.

Option: Why not add a Bergen food tour to your itinerary! If interested, please inquire.

Accommodation in Bergen

Day 7:  Depart Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by bus to the Bergen airport. 

OR stay an extra night! Please inquire!

NOTE! This itinerary is customizable.
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Possible to extend with extra nights in Oslo, Flam or Bergen; rates on request

Your Trip Includes the Following:

DELUXE UPGRADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.  Price includes 4+ star hotels, private airport transfers and comfort class upgrade on train from Oslo to Myrdal. If interested, please inquire.

Single Supplement: From $447

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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