Norway in a nutshell

  • Children under 4 travel for free.


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Long summer nights. Midnight sun. Reinvent your schedule, too.

Norway in a Nutshell from Rail Europe lets you see more of Norway by combining rail, ferry and bus travel through spectacular Norwegian scenery. It’s your chance to explore one of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Europe at a pace that suits you rather than a tour guide.

And with everything there is to see, why rush ? Travel the routes of the Vikings through mighty glaciers and deep green forests. Ferry between the spectacular fjords of Gudvangen. Make tracks to Oslo’s Edward Munch Museum surrounded by the natural beauty that must have led to “The Scream”.

Don’t forget Bergen, one of Norway’s prettiest cities encircled by 7 mountains. And though 95% of Norway remains forested or uncultivated, you’ll find Rail Europe train travel completely civilized. In fact, with all their itinerary expertise behind you, you’ll be able to do something the Vikings never did. Conquer Norway.

Reine on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway in winter

Here’s what you get

  • Includes combined travel by second-class rail, ferry, and bus throughout Norway
  • Travel on the Flam railway.
  • Your choice of itineraries : Voss - Myrdal – Flam – Gudvangaen - Voss Bergen - Myrdal – Flam – Gudvangaen - Voss - Bergen Oslo - Myrdal – Flam – Gudvangaen - Voss - Bergen Oslo - Myrdal – Flam – Gudvangaen - Voss - Oslo Oslo – Myrdal – Flam – Gudvangaen - Voss - Bergen - Oslo Myrdal – Flam – Gudvagen – Voss (Only available when traveling with a rail pass that is valid in Norway)
  • Your choice of direction of travel
  • Stopovers permitted, 2 months to complete travel once started
  • The Express boat/ferry does not require reservations.


  • Norway in a nutshell is pre-validated at time of purchase and requires you to provide your travel dates.
  • Travelers must provide the following information in order to confirm seats on the Norway in a Nutshell : direction of travel, travel dates, departure times and stopovers via email after purchase. Instructions will be provided confirmation of purchase email.
  • Traveler will receive confirmation via email with their itinerary and instructions on how to retrieve tickets at Oslo or Bergen train stations.
  • Tours times will be confirmed within 2 – 5 business days after purchase and seats are not confirmed until confirmation is received.
  • Once the Tour dates have been confirmed the dates cannot be changed.
  • Travelers must print their tickets prior to boarding the train.
  • Tour can only be confirmed within 2 months of the first travel date.
  • Tour does not operate September 30, 2016 and on December 24 – 26, 31, nor on January 1.
  • High-speed Hydrofoil only operate from June 1 - September 30.
  • Tickets are 85% refundable if canceled more than 20 days before your first date of travel date, then are non-refund except as covered by the Rail Protection Plan. Refunds are subject to a 7% administrative fee.
  • Print at the Station Tickets are non-refundable once printed if lost or stolen unless covered by the Rail Protection Plan.
  • Prices are subject to change.

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