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Over the Roof of Norway

from £859 excluding flights

  • 6 nights
  • Year round
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Travel over the stunning 'Roof of Norway' by train

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Enjoy time in historic Oslo

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Enjoy time at leisure in Flam village on Aurlandsfjord

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Explore the beautiful city of Bergen

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Ride on the incredibly scenic Flamsbana railway

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Enjoy optional excursions such as cycling and boat trips

Why this trip...

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How you travel

This holiday features transport that is an integral part of the overall experience

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe


Watch the beautiful scenery pass you by whilst travelling by train between three of Norway’s iconic destinations – Oslo, Flam and Bergen. Each place has its own unique charm and attractions to enjoy and to top it off, a chance to travel on the famous Corkscrew Railway, considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world.

The oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities, Oslo has a laid-back atmosphere with attractive architecture, spacious streets and picturesque squares. The city’s collection of world-class museums, reflecting the nation’s colourful history, can keep you busy for days. As for restaurants, bars and cafes, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

After sampling Oslo’s energetic atmosphere, unwind and relax on the Bergen Railway, considered to be one of the most exciting and beautiful train journeys in the world over the ‘Roof of Norway’. In Myrdal change to the Flamsbana Corkscrew Railway which twists and turns along a spectacular 20km track from 865m above sea level down to Flam by the shores of Aurlandsfjord. Spend two nights here and enjoy exploring this stunning area.

Return on the Flamsbana to Myrdal and continue to Bergen, a beautiful Hanseatic town. Explore the city, take the funicular to Mount Floyen and try hiking along some of the town’s seven surrounding hills.


Arrive in Oslo and transfer to your hotel in the city centre by train or airport coach (payable locally). Check in for a two-night stay at your chosen hotel on a breakfast basis.

Enjoy a day in Oslo – you’ll be spoilt for choice with a huge array of museums, galleries, shops and restaurants to visit. Must see places include Vigeland Park – home of many sculptures, the Viking Ship Museum, the Resistance Museum and the Akershus Fortress dating from World War II. An Oslo Card is available to buy and offers unlimited free travel on all kinds of public transport (boats, buses, trams and trains) and free admission to most museums and sights.

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After breakfast make your way to the train station (payable locally) for the journey to Myrdal (included). There are trains departing at 08.05 and 12.01. Enjoy the wonderful rail journey through some spectacular scenery ‘Over the Roof of Norway’ to the mountain station of Myrdal. Change to the Flamsbana Corkscrew Railway one of the world’s steepest railways, which spirals it way down to Flam along an incredible route past cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. The total journey time is approximately 6 hours. Stay in Flam for two nights.

Situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, Flam is surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys. Explore this beautiful area by bike, kayak or hiking. There are several activities which can be pre-booked.

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Return on the Flamsbana railway to Myrdal (included), change trains and continue to Bergen (included). The train departures are 09.45 and 11.05 and the journey time approximately 4 hours. On arrival in Bergen please make your way to your chosen hotel (payable locally) where you spend two nights on a breakfast basis.

Spend the day discovering the delights of Bergen. With its vibrant mix of chic cafes, the atmospheric Hanseatic quarter Bryggen and some excellent musuems and galleries, Bergen is best explored on foot. Stroll around the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, take in the colourful and quirky Hansa warehouses that line the harbourside, explore the old fortress at Bergenhus and stop off at the Fish Market to enjoy its delicacies. End the day at one of the many eateries, from fish restaurants to coffee bars.

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Depending on your flight departure, you may have time to explore more of Bergen before making your way back to the airport by the Flybus service or light railway (payable locally) to catch your flight.

Accommodation Options

With a wide choice of accommodation in Norway, we can mix and match different grades and styles to suit your personal preference – from fjord-side properties and city centre hotels to countryside lodges and cottages.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £859 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Rail travel between Oslo and Bergen, including Flamsbana railway
  • All breakfasts
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom. Prices may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates, style of accommodation, or to tailor this itinerary.

Departure Duration Twin Price
Jan - Apr 6 nights £859
May 6 nights £986
Jun - Sep 6 nights £994
Oct - Dec 6 nights £885

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.


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