Scandinavian Capitals

Fjord Norway & Stockholm - 8 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Bergen

Experience Bergen - the Gateway to the Fjords. Continue to the Norwegian fjords and travel with the Flåm- and Bergen Railway to Oslo. From there the journey goes to Stockholm - a city built on 14 islands. This tour can easily be combined with Copenhagen.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Bergen or Stockholm

Day 01: Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

  • Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 02: Bergen - day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Bryggen Wharf
    • Fløibanen funicular
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
    • The Fish and Flower market
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 03: Bergen - Myrdal; Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss.
  • Bus from Voss to Gudvangen (Stalheimskleiva).
  • 2-hour fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord.
  • Time at leisure in Flåm.
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Vatnahalsen.
  • Dinner at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel.
  • Accommodation at Vatnahalsen.

Day 04: Travel by train from Vatnahalsen to Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Flåm Railway from Vatnahalsen to Myrdal.
  • Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Oslo.
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Day at leisure in Oslo, the capital of Norway

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Travel by train from Oslo to Stockholm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Oslo to Stockholm.
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 07: Day at leisure in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Gamla Stan – Old Town
    • Vasa Museum
    • Skansen Open Air Museum
    • Stockholm Archipelago
    • Stadshuset – City Hall
  • Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 08: Departure from Stockholm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Stockholm according to your own itinerary.

Day 01: Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. Bergen is, with good reason, called the Gateway to the Fjords. The city is located on the west coast of Norway with close proximity to the famous Norwegian fjords. Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 02: Bergen - day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Sights of interest include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen Funicular, Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower Market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 03: Bergen - Myrdal; Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by train from Bergen to Voss, before continuing by bus to Gudvangen. On the way you will experience Stalheimskleiva road, with its 13 steep hairpin bends (Stalheimskleiva is only open during the summer). A 2-hour fjord cruise will bring you along the Nærøyfjord to Flåm. The Nærøyfjord, which is part of the Sognefjord, is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe. This particular fjord arm is also an UNESCO world heritage site. In Flåm you will some time at leisure before boarding the Flåm Railway, which passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides from the Sognefjord reaching up to a height of 900 metres. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. At Vatnahalsen, one stop before reaching Myrdal, you will disembark the train and spend the night at Vatnahalsen Hotel. This is a tourist class hotel, but included in both of our hotel categories due to it's breathtaking location. Here you can breath in the fresh mountain air, relax or go for walks in a completely car free environment. Dinner and accommodation at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel.

Day 04: Travel by train from Vatnahalsen to Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Vatnahalsen to Myrdal where you will change to the Bergen Railway. The 5 hour journey from Myrdal to Oslo is part of the Oslo – Bergen railway, classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. This railway connects the two largest cities in Norway and shows the diversity of the Norwegian landscape. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Day at leisure in Oslo, the capital of Norway

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House.
Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Travel by train from Oslo to Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by train from Oslo. The 7-hour train journey will take you to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 07: Day at leisure in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure.
Accommodation in Stockholm.

Day 08: Departure from Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stockholm according to your own itinerary.

Fjord Norway & Stockholm

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