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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

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

  • 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.

Conditions:

  • 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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3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Benefits

More than just trains

And the Norway in a nutshell is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You'll get discounts on buses and trains or hotels or cruises or ferries or museums or activities, and more.
With the Norway in a nutshell, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Norway in a nutshell is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Norway in a nutshell


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Norway in a nutshell My wife and I wish to book Norway in a Nutshell departing Oslo on the 16th June 2014, overnighting Flam on the 16th and continuing onto Bergen on the 17th. Can you book this for me. If so what is the cost please. Regards Noel (...)

Noel W. | 2014/03/09 answered | 0 Comments

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