Oslo & Fjord Adventure

Norway activity tour including Oslo, the Norwegian fjord region, Voss and Bergen. Experience activities like biking, fjord safari by RIB boat and spectacular train journeys. For the little extra you can add kayaking and for the more adventurous at heart we can offer White Water Rafting as an optional activity.

Duration

6 days

Transportation

Train, Boat, Bus

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the locals, as well as increasingly by visitors. We recommend going by metro to Holmenkollen hillside. During the trip you will pass by some of Oslo's more luxurious neighbourhoods and at the top you will have excellent view of Oslo and the Oslo fjord. Stop for a coffee and a bite to eat at Frognersetern Restaurant and go for a walk in the forest. Other attractions in Oslo include the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and the new opera house. Accommodation in Oslo.

Add extra nights in Oslo - From EUR 89 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bergen Railway from Oslo to Myrdal.
  • Flåm Railway from Myrdal to Vatnahalsen.
  • Afternoon at leisure at Vatnahalsen.
  • Dinner at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel.
  • Accommodation at Vatnahalsen.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train. The 5 hour journey from Oslo to Myrdal is part of the 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. In Myrdal you will change to the Flåm Railway which, only one stop later, will arrive at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel. The family owned hotel offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a spectacular location 820 metres above sea level. Please note that Vatnahalsen Hotel is a tourist class hotel, but included in both of our hotel categories due to it's breathtaking location. Here you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, relax or go for walks in a completely car free environment. Dinner and accommodation at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Flåm Railway from Vatnahalsen to Berekvam.
  • Downhill biking from Berekvam to Flåm.
  • Fjord Safari with RIB boat from Flåm to Gudvangen.
    • Optional fjord kayaking in Gudvangen.
  • Bus from Gudvangen to Voss.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Voss.
    • Optional white water rafting (if not choosing kayaking)
  • Accommodation in Voss.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure with the Flåm Railway. The railway passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides reaching a height of up to 900 metres and down to the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. At Berekvam station, half way down the Flåm Railway, you will leave the train, meet your guide and continue the remaining 11 kilometres to Flåm by bike (your luggage will be transported to your hotel in Voss). The downhill bike ride follows a gravel road along the river with spectacular view of the waterfalls, mountain sides and valley. If you like you can even fill your water bottle from the river and streams along the way. In the fjord village of Flåm you will have some time at leisure before you will go on a thrilling Fjord Safari along the narrow Nærøyfjord, which was added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2005. The RIB boat will bring you close to shore, giving you the opportunity to have a closer look at the spectacular nature and fauna of the Norwegian fjords. You will also experience the tranquility of an area hard to reach and seldom visited and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place. If you are lucky you might even see some seals. After 1 ½ hour you will arrive in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøyfjord. If you like, you can add a 4-hour kayaking tour on the fjord, please see experiences below for more information. Afterwards, a bus will be waiting to take you through the Nærøy Valley and attractive farmland to Voss, famous for its annual Extreme Sports Week. Afternoon at leisure. Possibility to add white water rafting (if not having added kayaking). Accommodation in Voss.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Optional White Water Rafting.
    • Optional excursion to Hardangerfjord.
  • Train from Voss to Bergen.
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can choose between catching the morning or afternoon train to Bergen (approximately 1 hour train ride). If spending the day in Voss, we recommend joining the white water rafting including a lunch. On the 3,5 hour rafting tour you will get wet, you will have to paddle, you might fall in, the raft could flip over, but you are guaranteed to have the time of your life. As an alternative to white water rafting we recommend an excursion to the Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord. This excursion can end in Bergen instead of Voss. Please see the experiences below for details and additional costs. Accommodation in Bergen.

  • 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.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Sights of interest include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 69 per person per night

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

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

Tour category

Scandic Hotel Oslo City

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Thon Hotel Opera

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Reviews

This is what our customers say about this trip.

Patty Reutebuch - United States of America

We are SO VERY PLEASED with our choice of your company and the package we chose. We were a bit unsure of the "independent" travel, but it was easier to navigate than expected and definitely suited our travel personalities.

Steven Brown - United States of America

I have traveled all over Europe and Norway was by far the most amazing and beautiful country that I have ever visited. I was very pleased with the tour. Your services were exceptional, from the quality of services, to the detailed and fool proofed itinerary.

Services included:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • 1 x buffet or 3 course dinner at Vatnahalsen Mountain Hotel
  • Train Oslo – Myrdal
  • Train Myrdal – Vatnahalsen
  • Train Vatnahalsen – Berekvam
    Mountain bike rental Berekvam – Flåm
  • Fjord Safari with RIB boats Flåm – Gudvangen
  • Bus Gudvangen – Voss
  • Train Voss – Bergen
  • Tour guide from Berekvam to Voss (guiding during Fjord Safari and bus ride from Gudvangen to Voss only).
  • Luggage transport Berekvam station – hotel in Voss
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Service included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Hotel Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • NSB Comfort/1st class on the train from Oslo to Myrdal


Please note: 
This is an independent tour and you will travel on your own to the meeting point with the guide at Berekvam station. Here you will also meet up with the rest of the group. Generally the size of the group is 10-12 persons, but please note that the maximum size of the group is 42 persons.

Your height: 
By informing us about your height upon reservation we can provide you with a bike most suitable for your height. Without this information we will provide a bike suitable for a 170 cm tall person (can be adjusted slightly).