"Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the essence of its appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth" ~ Lonely Planet
Aet amid a picturesque and very Norwegian coastal landscape of fjords and mountains, Bergen lays a strong claim to being one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Bergen has given a warm welcome to its visitors for more than 900 years. Bryggen has become a symbol of our cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. And then, you leave your footstop in Flåm, known as the rooftop of Norway, enjoy your excitment over the fjords and natural beauty.
You will arrive to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. If you arrive early, we suggest buying an Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit along with free admission to over 30 museums and attractions plus special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres or at most hotels and major attractions in the city.
Scenic Journey to Bergen
Early in the morning make your way to Oslo Central Station to board the Bergensbanen train for your scenic journey to Bergen over the “mountainous rooftop“of Norway. This ride, voted one of the 20 best railways in the world, passes through the charming villages of Gol and Geilo on your way to Myrdal Station, where the train continues to Bergen, the day’s final destination. Spend the night at a hotel in Bergen.
- Departure from Oslo 08:25
- Arrival in Bergen: 14:59
Highlights of Bergen
Despite being Norway’s second largest city and a major cruise port, Bergen has retained the atmosphere and charm of a small town. Here you’ll find the old wharf of Bryggen, Tyskebryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, centuries-old houses, a vibrant fish and flower market and an interesting range of museums. Spend another night in Bergen.
Land & Sea Adventure to Flåm
From Bergen, the early Bergensbanen train carries you to Voss, where you will then board a bus bound for Gudvangen. Before driving down Stalheimskleiva, Northern Europe’s steepest stretch of road, the bus stops at the Stalheim Hotel, which offers an incredible panorama over the fjords.
Upon reaching Gudvangen, you will embark on a short, scenic fjord cruise to Flåm, including a trip through Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site is perhaps the most breathtaking section of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, with its mighty peaks, tumbling waterfalls, and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides. Finally, the boat sails up Aurlandfjord to Flåm, a charming village where you will enjoy the evening. Spend the night in Flåm.
The Fiam Railway Experience
Spend the early part of your day exploring the village of Flåm, including the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre by the Flåm Station, where you can learn about the construction of the world’s steepest railway track. Admission is free. Later in the afternoon, you’ll get to experience the famous Flåm Station firsthand as it climbs 900 metres over a span of 20 kilometres up the winding track to the Myrdal Station. Here you will switch to the Bergensbanen train that carries you over the mountainous rooftop of Norway on your way to Oslo. This ride, voted one of the 20 best railways in the world, will take you through the charming villages of Geilo and Gol before concluding in Oslo, where you will spend your last night in this amazing country.
Train from Flåm 16:50 Arrival in Myrdal 17:40
Train from Myrdal 17:54 Arrival in Oslo 22:35
Departure from Oslo
For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or a taxi directly from your hotel.
DetailsContact us about this itinerary
- Day 1 Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania Oslo
- Day 2 Clarion Collection Hotel No. 13
- Day 3 Clarion Collection Hotel No. 13
- Day 4 Hotel Fretheim, Flåm
- Day 5 Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania Oslo
On day 5, if you prefer to take the Flam Railway in the best daylight we recommend you to take an earlier departure from Flåm to the station Vatnahalsen at 14.40 arriving at 15.21. You can then spend the time at the Vatnahalsen Hotel, buy a cup of coffee etc. before you take the next train to Myrdal Station at 17.32 arriving Myrdal station at 17.40. You follow the original departure time from Myrdal to Oslo.