Visitors to Bergen know that it’s the gateway to Norway’s beautiful fjords, famous the world over for their stunning mountains and canyons filled with aquamarine waters. These canyons were carved thousands of years ago by glaciers and they left the area’s earth ravaged in the most raw and fantastic way. With the Norway in a Nutshell tour, you can see their beauty in just one day.
Many don’t know the best way to see the fjords as there are several options. There are cruises which run for several days, hikes, mountain treks and tours. For those looking to see the fjords in a short amount of time, I recommend the “Norway in a Nutshell” tour. This tour lasts for one day, and can take you round-trip from Bergen to Bergen or from Bergen to Oslo. No matter which tour you choose, you will see the same spots – all more stunning than the next.
As it was my last day in Bergen and Oslo was my next destination, I chose the Bergen to Oslo route. At 8:00 in the morning I boarded a train in Bergen and the all day journey began. In true Norwegian style, the tour is very organized and mapped-out well for any visitor from any country. On my tour, I met people from over 18 nations – all with the same purpose.
My route consisted of a morning departure from Bergen with stops in: Voss, Gudvangen, Flam, Myrdal and Oslo. Over the course of the day, you will experience trains, boats and buses – seamlessly.
I’ve never seen a place more unique and special than the Norwegian fjords. Though just for a short while, I was able to reflect in nature’s magnificence and appreciate the beauty around me. There is a peace and quiet that exists here – one that is hard to find other places. For me, the day was a spiritual experience that I’m grateful I was able to be a part of. Norway in a Nutshell is a must for Bergen visitors.