New York Times writes: “In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination” – And considering that the journey from Oslo is among the most scenic in Scandinavia, a private van with comfortable seating and your own guide will bring this to a whole other level than the classic “train experience”. Here are no hordes of travellers in front of your lens and you can make stops on request at great scenarios all by yourself. This tour is hassle-free from hotel door to hotel door with the most spectacular winter scenarios along the way as you embark on a journey through the real winter wonderland of the north.
Driver/Professional photographer guide
Transport by private vehicle
Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for an overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you don’t need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent will be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!
The listed price does not include tickets for the Fjord Cruise and the Flaamsbana Railway.
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Oslo Gardermoen Airport (and nearby hotels) or Oslo City Central
Departure Time: Hotel pick up at 0800 (in the winter season adjusted)
Return Details: Bergen City Centre
What To Expect
Immerse yourself in the autumn colour explosion that the mountains now are in. Offseason is maybe the absolute best to experience the stunning scenery between Oslo and Bergen and don’t forget your camera, as the Insta moments come like pearls on a line. From snow-capped mountains to stunning deep fjords and presented with local knowledge that only native Norwegian Guides have. Don’t miss out on the hidden gems when you first travel this far – instead, opt for the most experienced guide team in the country.
Your guide will pick you up at your Oslo city centre hotel bright and early. You are heading from the flatlands in the east, out on the scenic drive over the mountains to the beautiful fjords of the west coast. The road itself is as beautiful as the classic train ride and many think even better as you can make stops upon request along the way. Don’t miss out on those great opportunities for that magic shot by being confined to your seat.
You head out on the E-16 from the east and make your way via the beautiful Valdres area where you pass villages like Bagn, Fagernes, Røn, and the wonderful Ryfoss waterfall. As you arrive in the picturesque small mountain village of Vang, it is time to get ready for the mountain crossing and check that your cameras are ready for the spectacular scenery.
After you pass the mountains you will descend via Lærdal to the Nærøyfjord World Heritage site. Often called King of the Fjords amongst its visitors. In Flåm you will have the opportunity to see what it is all about. In addition, you are able to take the Flåmsbana train for the highlights from Flåm to Voss (additional ticket cost), -where your guide will be picking you up again in the station. This part of the train is truly the most scenic – and you end up with the best from two worlds.
After you finish up in Flåm and Gudvangen you will take the final part of the drive via Voss City to Bergen and be checking in at your hotel about 9-10 pm. It is a full day with a lot of impressions, and you are guaranteed to get a good nights sleep before Bergen is ready for exploration the next few day’s.
This local supplier is only using local Norwegian drivers/guides that are experienced with rough mountain roads and ever-changing conditions. This means safety is first and what would to many appear as foolhardy is an exhilarating day crossing some of the most rugged and wild areas you will ever find yourself in. Often your guides are also able to point out the many wildlife encounters along the road as they are trained to be observant for that very special moment where your camera can capture it.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
The minimum age is 6 years
Adult pricing applies to all travellers
Dres’s code is: outdoor activities in the Scandinavian Region
This tour includes only a minimum of walking. Also fits seniors with mobility issues. Please notify the local supplier if any of your group have issues that will need walking sticks or a wheelchair.