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From the Fjells to the Fjords

Oslo, Finse, Flåm & Bergen
 
This memorable journey takes you from Norway’s cosmopolitan capital to its captivating second city, featuring the iconic Flåm Railway and a boat trip through UNESCO-protected Nӕrøyfjord along the way, to reveal magnificent fjords and remote mountain wildernesses.
From the Fjells to the Fjords. 7 nights
From the Fjells to the Fjords. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter touring holiday in Norway

through fjords and over fells
This unforgettable winter journey by rail and boat leads you from Norway’s cosmopolitan capital to its fissured western coast, revealing a land that is as diverse as it is dramatic.

In the course of just one week, you’ll experience not only Norway’s first and second cities, but also thrillingly remote-feeling mountain moorland – an ‘Antarctica in miniature’, where Shackleton once trained – as well as awe-inspiring fjord scenery.
Linking these special places are equally memorable journeys by rail and boat, including the iconic Flåm Railway and a boat trip along UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.
 

Our expert says

“Incorporating all the elements of the classic ‘Norway in a nutshell’ tour so as to give you a good introduction to this amazing country, this is a very special journey – all the more so in the quiet of winter.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 

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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Arrival in Oslo
    Night 1: at Hotel Bristol (where you spend one night).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Oslo to Finse
    There’s time this morning to take in some of Oslo’s fascinating sights – the Viking Ship Museum and bustling waterfront district are both particularly worthy of a visit – before you catch the Oslo-Bergen train west. Often named as one of Europe’s most scenic railways, this iconic route offers views of vast, frozen lakes and snow-covered fells as it climbs through the country’s mountainous interior and crosses the rugged Hardangervidda Plateau to reach Norway’s highest railway station, Finse. Here, you spend two nights at Finse 1222. (Journey time: 4hrs 15mins)
  • Day in Finse
    Set in an expansive valley between the Hallingskarvet and Hardangervidda National Parks, and only accessible by rail – there’s no road – remote Finse is often described as ‘Antarctica in miniature’ and has served as a training ground for many polar explorers, Ernest Shackleton among them. You can try your hand at activities such as snowshoeing – hikes lead up onto the panoramic slopes of Jomfrunut – and cross-country skiing, either on uncut, ‘staked’ tracks marked with poles above Finse, or on the flat, easy routes on the frozen lake, where downhill skiers may also like to try ski sailing if there’s a breeze.
    Snowshoeing in Finse
  • Finse to Flåm
    Your next train doesn’t depart until after midday, so you have the morning to revel in the tranquillity of the mountains some more. When the time comes, you take the train for the short ride to Myrdal, where you change on to the world-famous Flåm Railway, a real highlight of your holiday. The fact that the line descends 886 metres over the course of just 20km makes for a thrilling journey – the train winds through an impressive series of tunnels and ravines, past frozen waterfalls, to reach fjordside Flåm and the Fretheim Hotel. With such a magnificent setting – Flåm is situated at the head of the steep-sided Aurlandsfjord – the village is understandably busy during the summer months, but with winter comes an unexpected serenity. (Journey time: 1hr 50mins)
    Board the Flåmsbana © Paul Edmundson, Visit Flåm
    The Flåm Railway © Paul Edmundson, Visit Flåm
  • Explore Flåm
    If your previous day’s trip on the Flåm Railway has inspired you to find out more, you might like to visit the Flåm Railway Museum. For spectacular vistas, we recommend taking advantage of the shuttle bus (pay locally) to visit the Stegastein viewpoint at 650 metres above the fjord. Guided snowshoe walks start from here if you want to get higher still. If you prefer to stay at water level, another option is to hop aboard a RIB to the tiny village of Undredal, famed for its goats’ cheese. These rigid inflatable boats sit low on the water, giving you a different perspective than from a standard ferry or express boat, thus making for an exhilarating trip, which you could round off with a Viking-inspired beer from Flåm’s Ægir Brewery.
    Flåm Railway Museum © Sverre Hjørnevik, Visit Flåm
    Enjoy a fjord safari
  • Flåm to Bergen
    You board a state-of-the-art hybrid ferry which glides out of Aurlandsfjord, into majestic Sognefjord. As it turns into Nærøyfjord, a spur of Sognefjord that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage landscape, the engines are cut, leaving you to float silently beneath the 1,800-metre-high peaks which plunge dramatically into the icy waters. On reaching the end of the fjord after two hours, you catch the bus to Voss to connect with the train to Bergen. Norway’s beautiful second city is famously friendly, and a wonderful place to spend your final two nights. Your base is the Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret. (Journey time: 4hrs 15mins)
    Cruise along Nærøyfjord © Sverre Hjørnevik, Visit Flåm
  • Explore Bergen
    Follow our self-guided walking tour around Bergen’s historic centre, taking in the lively fish market and brightly painted warehouses of the wharf-front Bryggen. We then recommend that you ride the funicular to the top of Mount Fløien for one final memorable panorama – over the city, fjords and snow-covered countryside.
    Stroll along the Bryggen
    Take your pick of restaurants © Visit Bergen
 

Accommodation

The very different settings of your hotels is part of this holiday's charm.
 
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  • 7 nights: 04 January 2021 - 11 April 2021

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    4 - 27 Jan 2021 £1240 £390
    28 Jan - 4 Apr 2021 £1295 £395
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals, travel between hotels and any other services integral to the holiday as described, plus a detailed information pack, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: rail to Finse (4h15), rail to Flåm (1h50), boat/bus/rail to Bergen (4h15)

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Bristol, Oslo (B&B) Double room Single room
    04 Jan - 24 Jan 2021 £115 £160
    25 Jan - 28 Mar 2021 £120 £165
    29 Mar - 11 Apr 2021 £115 £160
    Prices include a 24hr Oslo City Card
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Fly to Oslo, return from Bergen (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Oslo/Bergen. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen) Loganair,  SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Amsterdam KLM 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Bergen SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Copenhagen SAS 
    Aberdeen - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Stavanger SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Aberdeen SAS,  Wideroe 
    Bergen - Aberdeen (via Stavanger) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Copenhagen) SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Birmingham (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Bergen - Birmingham (via Copenhagen) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Bristol (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Durham Tees Valley - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Oslo (Gardermoen) SAS 
    Edinburgh - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Edinburgh Loganair 
    Bergen - Edinburgh (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Leeds Bradford (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Oslo (Gardermoen) British Airways,  SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Heathrow (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Bergen - Heathrow, via Copenhagen SAS 
    Bergen - Heathrow, via Oslo (Gardermoen) SAS 
    Bergen - Heathrow, via Stavanger SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Oslo (Gardermoen) Wizz Air 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Luton Wizz Air 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Oslo (Gardermoen) Ryanair 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Stansted (via Copenhagen) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Copenhagen SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Heathrow SAS 
    Manchester - Oslo (Gardermoen), via Stockholm SAS 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Manchester SAS 
    Bergen - Manchester (via Inverness) Loganair 
    Bergen - Manchester (via Oslo (Gardermoen) ) SAS 
    Bergen - Manchester, (via Stockholm) SAS 
    Bergen - Manchester, via Copenhagen SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Return route Airline
    Bergen - Newcastle Loganair 
    Bergen - Newcastle (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Oslo (Gardermoen) (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Oslo/Bergen. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 4 dinners
    2 lunch packs
    7 breakfasts
  • 24hr Bergen City Card
  • city maps and notes for Bergen city walking tour
  • detailed cultural information
  • itinerant rail, boat & bus journeys
 
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FAQs

  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
    Safety measures being taken by hoteliers & others >
  • The information that we send to you 2-3 weeks before your holiday includes practical information about each stage of your journey so that you can travel confidently from one hotel to another, recommendations for places to visit and eat out in each place, plus cultural information about the area. Where applicable, we also provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of most cities, and some large towns. Sample travel pack >
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport with at least three months' validity to travel to Norway, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The most widely spoken language is Norwegian. The currency is the Kroner. Norwegian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.

    When the UK withdrew from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, it entered an 11-month transition period that will last until the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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