Saving Money on Norway in a Nutshell DIY

The majestic Sognefjord with large mountains and a rainbow over the water

Saving Money on Norway in a Nutshell DIY

The majestic Sognefjord with large mountains and a rainbow over the water

Norway in a Nutshell (NIN) is an iconic trip that takes you between Oslo and Bergen with train, ferry and bus. This is often the journey of choice for many first-time travelers to Norway, with highlights like its stunning train rides, and a scenic fjord cruise.

On the Fjord Tours website, you can by a pre-packaged NIN ticket. This ticket includes all the transportation needed for going between Oslo and Bergen. However, In this article I’ll guide you through step-by-step how to save money by organizing The Norway in a Nutshell trip yourself, instead of bying it as a package tour.

This article was updated March 2024. However, the timetables change on a regular basis and might slightly differ from the times in this article.

Need assistance planning your trip to Norway? Read more here.

Norway in a Nutshell – What it includes

Depending on your preference, the Norway in a Nutshell trip can start in Oslo and end in Bergen or the other way round. The trip can happen over a single day, or spaced out over multiple days. There are daily departures, and each year more than 70.000 travelers choose to take this route.

The full journey includes:

  • Oslo-Myrdal train (Bergen Line)

  • Myrdal-Flåm train (Flåmsbana)

  • Fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjorden & UNESCO Nærøyfjorden

  • Bus ride through the Nærøy Valley (Nærøydalen)

  • Train ride between Voss and Bergen

Book yourself – how much can you save?

I wanted to compare the price of a prepackaged NIN tour sold through The Fjords, versus, booking all the individual parts of the journey myself. While it takes a little more work to do the latter, I’m telling you that it’s not that hard and the savings can be significant.

Checking with today’s prices, a prepackaged tour would cost me $280 US
Booking all the separate components of the trip myself (ferry, bus and train rides) totaled to $190 US. That is 90 bucks in savings! For a family of five, those savings could be put to use towards an unforgettable seafood dinner in Bergen!

Ultimately, to each their own! If you don’t mind paying extra and prefer the convenience of a prepackaged tour, I do recommend you to visit the Fjord Tours website and buy your tour there.

How to book the tickets

Booking the tickets yourself means you’ll book each leg individually. You’ll book the train rides, fjord cruise and bus on each vendors website/app. Some age groups gets a reduced fare on the trains. Find more info here.

The itinerary below is a “standard” Norway in a Nutshell journey from Oslo to Bergen. The departure times are suggestions, if you’d like to make this whole trip in a single day. I have broken up the journey into 4 parts, described below.

Leg 1: The Trains from Oslo to Flåm (Oslo-Myrdal-Flåm)

The Bergen Line and the Flåm Line are operated by the a company named VY. Tickets can be bought 60-90 days before departure on their website or in the VY app.

Ticket prices will be progressively more expensive the closer you get to the date, and they can also sell out in the summer, so I’d recommend you to book early. You can expect the train tickets will be available 60-90 days prior to your departure date.

An advantage of booking the Oslo-Myrdal journey yourself is that you can choose seats. You can also get a seat upgrade for the plus car, which will give you more legroom and free tea & coffee.

Getting from Oslo to Flåm

Your journey will start at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) and arrive in Flåm (Flåm stasjon). When booking this leg, your ticket will automatically include a train change. That means, on the same ticket, you will get off at the station Myrdal (a tiny station up in the mountains). From there, you will transfer to a second train that takes you onwards to Flåm.

 

Train from Oslo to Flåm

Time your departure from Oslo (depending on how much time you want in Flåm between leg 1 and leg 2)

  • 6:25am – 13:04 (arrival Flåm), for the early bird. This leaves you with a couple of hours to explore in Flåm, while waiting for the 15:00 fjord cruise.

  • 8:25am – 14:22 (arrival Flåm), this is the standard departure time and corresponds well with the 15:00 fjord cruise. The ferry dock is just next to the train station.

Note! If you take any train after the 8:25am departure from Oslo, you won’t make the connecting fjord cruise that same day. But, there is a ferry leaving at 9:30am or 11:30am the next morning. This can be an opportunity to spend a night or more in the fjord region and explore the surroundings.

Hotel recommendations in Flåm:

Need help planning your trip to Norway? Read more here

Leg 2: The fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen

Vision & Future of the Fjords are two environmentally friendly vessels operated by the company Norway’s Best. Depending on the season they can have up till four departures from Flåm every day at 09:30am, 11:30am, 15:00 and 16:30.

The ferry ride takes about 2 hours. You can book the ticket on their website. Choose one-way Flåm-Gudvangen

A second company Lustrabaatane also operates ferries between Flåm and Gudvangen. They are usually the cheapest option (485 NOK, but the ferries are a bit more old fashioned. They can be far less crowded though, and might be a good option. They don’t run all year, so I suggest contacting them in advance for info about prices and timetable.

Leg 3: The Bus from Gudvangen to Voss

When you arrive in Gudvangen it’s time to get on the #950 bus and ride it to Voss. For the fjord cruise arriving at 17:00 there is a bus at 17:25. There will be other buses corresponding with the other ferry arrivals. The bus will always wait for the ferry, and the bus stop is just a few meters from where the ferry docks.

You don’t have to buy this ticket in advance, since you can buy it with credit/debit card onboard the bus (they even accept cash 2023).

However, if you’re the type who likes to have all tickets lined up, download the SKYSS Billett app on Google Play or Apple Store, and buy it there. The cost is 67 NOK for an adult ticket.

In the app choose: Gudvangen kai to Voss stasjon.

Bus Gudvangen to Flam

Note: To skip the bus-train transfer from Gudvangen to Voss and Bergen, you can consider taking the NOR-WAY bus. This bus is not officially part of the Norway in a Nutshell itinerary, but it passes by Gudvangen (at the main road) and goes directly to Bergen. To be honest, if this bus corresponds well with your ferry and/or you want more time in Gudvangen (to visit the Viking Village), then I would highly recommend this bus to avoid the transfer to train in Voss. This bus will only work if you catch a ferry from Flåm that departs before noon.

Visit the NOR-WAY website here.

Leg 4: The train from Voss to Bergen

If you took the #950 bus it will drop you off by the train station in Voss approximately at 18:45. Use this website or the VY app to book a train ticket for 19:13. Choose: Voss stasjon to Bergen stasjon.

Voss city center is just a stroll away from the station, so if you want to stretch your legs and you’re not dragging too much luggage, you can go for a little walk around town while waiting for the train. The train won’t depart ahead of schedule, but it also won’t wait for you to come back from your walk, so don’t wander too far!

Note! Arrival to Bergen Station with the train is at 20:40. The Bergen train station is located downtown, and many hotels are reachable on foot. There are also taxis waiting outside.

Hotel recommendations in Bergen

Spending some time in Bergen? Check out my Bergen City Guide.

I hope this article was of help to you, and that hopefully you are able to save some money on the Norway in a Nutshell itinerary. If you have questions check out the FAQ below, and please share this article with friends and family who plan to travel to Norway. Thank you, tusen takk!

Pål

You might also like: TOP Six things to do in Bergen

And this video on YouTube: I travel Oslo to Bergen with Trains, Fjord Cruise & Bus (Norway in a Nutshell)

FAQ – Norway in a Nutshell

  • Can I do this trip in reverse (Bergen-Oslo)?

Yes you can! Book the tickets for the other way around.
08:29 Bergen to Voss (train)
10:10 Voss to Gudvangen (bus)
12:00 Gudvangen to Flåm (ferry)
16:40 Flåm to Oslo (trains)

  • Can I start in Bergen and end in Bergen same day?

Yes
8:29 Bergen to Flåm (train)
15:00 Flåm to Gudvangen (ferry)
17:25 Gudvangen to Voss (bus)
19:33 Voss to Bergen (train)

  • Can I start in Oslo and end in Oslo same day?

Yes
6:25 or 8:25 Oslo to Flåm (trains)
15:00 Flåm to Gudvangen (ferry)
17:25 Gudvangen to Voss (buss)
00:28 Voss to Oslo(night train)

Note! The train back to Oslo is the night train, so you’ll have to wait in Voss for quite a while. I would not recommend this option.

  • What if I’m staying in Bergen and just want to do the fjord cruise?

The bus company NOR-WAY (https://www.nor-way.no/en) has a direct bus going from Bergen to Flåm in the morning.

Depart Bergen 09:10, arrive to Flåm 11:55.
Then take:
15:20 Flåm to Gudvangen (ferry)
17:40 Gudvangen to Voss (bus)
19:33 Voss to Bergen (train)

  • Can I go from Bergen to Flåm and then get a bus back to Bergen. Is this possible? I am not interested in doing the cruise.

Yes, this is possible. Book a train ticket on www.vy.no from Bergen – Flåm (change train in Myrdal). Then from flåm look for a bus ticket back to Bergen. Check out the public transport portal www.entur.no or go straight to www.nor-way.no.

  • Does the ferry have comfortable indoor seating and room for luggage?

Yes, the ferry is designed for passengers bringing luggage. There’s plenty of nice indoor seating with good views.

  • Where to store luggage on the bus?

The bus has a luggage compartment underneath. Smaller items can be brought onboard.

  • I don’t want to bring my luggage. Can it be transported between Oslo and Bergen?

Yes, check out www.porterservice.com

  • Any nice places to stop and spend one or several night along the way?

For alpine skiing you could stop in Geilo where you find ski resorts.

For biking you could get off at Haugastøl and rent mountain bikes.

For a mountain hiking experience I’d stop in Finse.

For a nice fjord village you could spend a night in Aurlandsvangen or in Flåm (more touristy).

For a Viking Experience you could stop in Gudvangen and experience the Viking Village.

Do you have more questions? Please add them to the comment field below, and I might put them up in the FAQ as well.

Your friend in Norway,

Pål

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46 Comments

  1. Lynne Cowen on April 30, 2022 at 6:32 am

    I would like to go from Bergen to Flam and then get a bus back to Bergen. Is this possible? I am not interested in doing the cruise. Also I will be doing this in August. Do you recommend I pre-book. Thanks love this article.

    • Norway with Pål on May 2, 2022 at 6:28 am

      Hei Lynne, yes that is possible!
      Book a train ticket on http://www.vy.no from Bergen – Flåm (change train in Myrdal). Then from flåm look for a bus ticket back to Bergen. Check out the public transport portal http://www.entur.no or go straight to http://www.nor-way.no. Most likely it wont sell out in August, but I would still recommend booking ahead to be 100% sure. Take care, Pål

  2. LEi on July 14, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Best article ever. This is the information I was looking for and no one is clear giving it.

    • Norway with Pål on July 15, 2022 at 11:34 am

      You welcome! I’m glad you can find it helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Pål

  3. Mary on July 24, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Wonderful, clear information.

    I have a few questions:
    Does one need to book the ferry in advance?
    Are they comparable in terms of space for luggage, comfortable indoor seating?
    Does the bus have a luggage compartment underneath or must one carry it onto the bus and put it on overhead shelf?

    Thank you!

    • Norway with Pål on July 25, 2022 at 11:02 am

      Hei Mary, thanks for checking out my article!

      Ferry does not need to be booked in advance, but I would advice to do so in the high season Jun-Aug.

      The ferry has a lot of comfortable indoor seating, and there is space for luggage. It’s designed to take passengers carrying luggage.

      The bus has a luggage compartment underneath.

      I hope this helped 🙂

  4. Rosvita on September 14, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Greeting from Indonesia,

    Is it possible to do NIN in winter? I plan to go in January. Also, my route is with Tromso before or after NIN route, to see northern lights, do you have recommendation on the best route I should take?

    Thank you

    • Norway with Pål on September 15, 2022 at 8:02 am

      Hei Rosvita, thanks for your message. Yes it is possible. Just bring very warm clothes. I’d recommend a thick down jacket.

      As you know, Tromsø is quite far up north and most people who go there take a flight (depending on your time of course). You’ll find direct flights to Tromsø from both Bergen and Oslo. So it depends a bit where you fly in and out. If you come in to Oslo you could do NIN Oslo-Bergen. Fly Bergen-Tromsø and then fly Tromsø-Oslo.

      I hope this helps and I hope you’ll have a nice trip.

      All the best, ha det bra
      Pål

  5. Liz on January 7, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Thank you so much for this post. We are planning to travel from Bergen to Oslo in August 2023. I see that I can book the ferry already. When will bus and train tickets be available? VP’s website suggested 120 days but wanted to check if they are posted earlier. Same question for buses.

    • norwaywithpal on January 9, 2023 at 11:52 am

      Hi Liz, I answered your email but I’ll also reply here. You can assume 120 days before the journey. The bus tickets you can basically just buy the same day through the SKYSS app. It’s nothing that needs to be bought in advance. Have a nice trip!

  6. Ryan on January 25, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    My wife and I recently decided to make Norway our first international trip together which led me to your YouTube and your blog which I’m thankful for as this plan hits all of the major sites we wanted to see! Thank you for your informative content and concise information, its really helpful. Tusen Takk!

    • norwaywithpal on January 26, 2023 at 3:27 pm

      Hei Ryan! I”m really glad to know it could be of help to you. Have a nice trip to Norway!

  7. Anita on January 31, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for all the tips. I’ve booked most of the legs on my own (Bergin to Flåm overnight then cruise and back to Bergin) but my only question left is the bus from Gudvangen to Voss. I haven’t decided if I want to tour the Viking village or not (travelling Feb 2023) and would hate to prebook my train from Voss to Bergin and then decide that day I would like to spend an hour or so at the Viking village. Do I risk or lose anything by not booking those last legs back to bergin in advance?

  8. Amy Moreton on February 20, 2023 at 1:34 am

    I’m wanting to just book the tour, my cards aren’t working from the us. Have you heard that or seen any tips? I’m trying to purchase on fjordtours.com.

    • norwaywithpal on February 20, 2023 at 10:05 am

      Hi Amy, I’m sorry but I really can’t help you with that. Best thing would be to contact your bank and/or fjordtours. Good luck!

    • norwaywithpal on February 20, 2023 at 10:06 am

      Hei Anita, you don’t have to prebook the train from Voss to Bergen. There will be room onboard! Same for the bus.

  9. Elena Dubinets on February 28, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Hello,
    Is it possible to send luggage all the way through from Bergen to Oslo? The official NiN tours offer this option, but I wonder if it’s possible not to carry luggage with us when booking ourselves?
    Many thanks!
    Elena

  10. tinnedpeaches on March 5, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    This is very helpful – we would like to do the journey from Oslo to Bergen over a few days, where would you recommend to stay – have heard Gudvangen is nice, so we could do train to Flam + ferry trip then stop Gudvangen & carry on with bus the next day. Or could stop & overnight in Flam if that is better? Anywhere else earlier on that is a good stop? Like Geilo?

    • norwaywithpal on March 6, 2023 at 9:04 am

      Hi there! Thanks for your comment. I think my personal favorite would be to stop at Finse and spend a night there. Then you are up in the middle of the mountains, and find a great terrain for doing some hiking. There’s a big mountain lake where you can take a swim and you’ll have views of a nearby glacier.

      Flåm is OK, but it is also a tourist hub. I think Aurlandsvangen is a better option as it feels more like a real village. In Gudvangen there is not much, except for a Viking village which could be a nice experience: https://www.vikingvalley.no/

      So for hiking choose Finse. A fjord village Aurlandsvangen. For a Viking experience choose Gudvangen. Btw. Geilo is also nice, but Finse is way better I think.

      I hope this was of some help. Have a nice journey!
      Pål

  11. Chris on March 26, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Hi, it looks like the bus from the Gudvangen ferry to Voss doesn’t arrive until 655pm on the Skyss app. Should I book the train from Voss to Bergen (@715pm) ahead of time as it fills up, or just wing it and pray for a seat? We are travelling 3rd week of June. It doesn’t look like the price increases on the Voss/Bergen train like it does on the train from Oslo to Myrdal – is that correct?

    Great website – so very clear!

    • norwaywithpal on April 11, 2023 at 6:59 am

      Hey Chris, sorry for my late reply. There are so many spam comments that sometimes I miss out on the real ones.

      Most likely there will be seats, but to be 100% sure I would book the 7:15 train from Voss to Bergen. And you are right, the prices won’t go up as much as the Oslo to Myrdal train ride, so there is no rush to get the Voss-Bergen tickets.

  12. Anita Melson on April 10, 2023 at 12:42 am

    Great tips for first timers to Norway like us! We are seniors from Colorado visiting Ulvik in July because our ancestor is from there. It’s been quite interesting to figure out the travel arrangements from Bergen to Oslo, with a stop in Ulvik.
    My question is about the Bergen train line and seating. We’d prefer to sit 2 across, not in a quad formation with someone across from us. Do you know if this is possible for the comfort plus seats?
    When I’ve tried booking with the Vy train, it just assigns us seats.
    Thank so very much.

  13. Jo E. on April 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    I am a solo senior traveling to Norway from the U.S. for the first time and I am so very glad to have found your blog posts. Planning any trip can be a bit overwhelming and planning a trip to Norway, only using public transportation can be intimidating and confusing. I will read all your posts but this one has made me much more confident in booking NIN myself. I cannot thank you enough! I do have to ask if you have a post on doing Sognefjord in a Nutshell? Tusen takk!

    • norwaywithpal on April 19, 2023 at 6:50 am

      Hi Jo! Very nice to hear that you found the article helpful 🙂 I hope you’ll have a great journey.

      I don’t have one for the Sognefjord yet, but I’ll look into writing one at some point.

  14. Leong on April 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Hi there, thanks for the great article in regards to NIN – DIY. I have booked 2 out of the 4 legs mentioned in your post. On the bus from Gudvangen Ferjekai to Voss, try to have a piece of mind by booking via norwaysbest although the price quoted is higher against the Skyss app. I try to book for the 3rd week of July 23 but at the particular time 17.25 pm slot, it was sold out. From your comments, it seems like there is no worry about bus availability on this leg and we can actually purchase the ticket on-site and pay the bus driver. I am still hesitant to book the final leg with the uncertainty of the 3-leg bus journey. Hope to hear from you.

    • norwaywithpal on April 28, 2023 at 6:34 am

      Hi Leong, you can just hop on the #950 bus from Gudvangen and pay onboard. The train from Voss to Bergen will actually not sell out, and if you’d like you can buy it in the VY app that same day.

  15. Yui on June 15, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Hi there,

    Thank you for this useful info !!!

    I’ve one more question , if I dont have to buy the bus ticket in advance, how I ensure that the bus is available by the time i get there.
    Im planing to take the train form Bergen to Voss. Looking for the bus ticket is only inform that valid for 30 days and cannot specify the date to travel.

    Thank you in advance if you can help.

    Yui

  16. Yui Patteera on June 15, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Hi there,

    Thank you for this useful info !!!
    I’ve one more question , if I dont have to buy the bus ticket in advance, how I ensure that the bus is available by the time i get there.
    Im planing to take the train form Bergen to Voss. Looking for the bus ticket is only inform that valid for 30 days and cannot specify the date to travel.

    Thank you in advance if you can help.

    Yui

    • norwaywithpal on June 15, 2023 at 9:58 am

      Hi Yui, the #950 bus will not sell out, so you don’t have to stress about the ticket. Buy it the same day in the app or on the bus.

      Have a nice trip!

      • Yui on July 8, 2023 at 7:03 am

        Thank you and one more question please !!!

        Im planning to stay overnight in Flam and thinking may drive there so if I travel via cruise from Flam to Gudvangen.
        How can I get back to Flam, are there any bus or train back and how can i check the timetable.

        🙂 Thank you.

  17. Valia Giannakopoulou on August 6, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you very much for all this info!!! it is all very helpful!!!

    I would like to go from Bergen to Oslo on August 20th, 2023 and I see that there is a R40 train from Bergen to Voss at 10:35am-11:48am and then a bus from Voss to Gudvangen at vy.no site at 13:15-14:03. But the ferry from Gudvangen to Flam leaves at 14:05, so 2 minutes after the buss arrives. Is the ferry waiting for the bus before it leaves or should I book another route please??

    many thanks again for your help!!!

  18. Sam on December 5, 2023 at 2:07 am

    What a great article, thank you!
    We’re arriving in Flam (coming from
    Oslo) at 2pm and spending the night. I’m not sure whether to take the 9:30am or 3pm ferry to Gudvangen. Originally I was thinking 3pm to spend the day in Flam but it will be late February and it seems the sunsets by 6pm, which means the bus to Voss and train to Bergen would all be in the dark. Are the scenic? Do you recommend leaving Flam at 9:30 instead to have daylight for these?

    Thank you, appreciate the advice!

    • norwaywithpal on December 6, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Hi Sam, thanks for reading the article! I would def recommend leaving Flåm in the morning that time of the year. I did the journey in late February this year, and although the fjord was beautiful, we did not see much Gudvangen to Bergen, and it is a quite nice landscape.

      Enjoy the trip!
      Pål

  19. Bill on February 27, 2024 at 7:42 pm

    Hello, I have seen that you have visited Norway and I would like to ask you some questions because I am going to travel in oslo this summer for 1 week. I would like to know when the train’s tickets will be available. I have heard that they are for sale 3 moths before you get there . Is that true? (sorry for my English) thank you.

    • Pål on February 29, 2024 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Bill, yes the train tickets are normally available 60-90 days before the departure day. Have a nice trip!

  20. Lynn on April 10, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    Hello, I’m on the RS Best of Scandinavia tour June 9-22, 2024. Thinking about overnighting in Bergen and doing the NIN Tour for just one day. Bergen to Oslo. Is it feasible to arrive at the train station at 10:30p after NIN tour and catch a train to Oslo airport that same night? Is there only one train Station (Oslo S?) I’m hoping to stay at a hotel near airport night of 23rd and fly to Seattle on 24th.
    Thank you and sure hope to see you on the Norway portion of my Scandinavia trip! Lynn

    • Pål on April 11, 2024 at 7:40 am

      Hei Lynn! Yes I would say that is very feasible. You will arrive at the Oslo Central Station, and can take the train to the airport from that same station. They run until late. You can either to the flytoget (airport express), or do a local VY train (half the price, same time). Find times and schedules: http://www.flytoget.no and here http://www.vy.no/en

  21. Leanne Blegen-McCoy on April 16, 2024 at 2:16 am

    Hei Pål, Your article was so helpful and clear. I am trying to figure out our itinerary. We are taking the train from Oslo to Flåm on Friday, August 9. Then we are going to spend the night of the 9th and 10th in Balestrand. Should we try to get to Bergen by taking the speedboat from Balestrand to Bergen on Sunday the 11th? Or can we get from Balestrand to Gudvangen to catch a Nor-Way bus to Bergen? I don’t want to miss the Nærøyfjord. I am trying to figure out how to work that in. Should we do that as a day trip from Balestrand or can we do that on our way from Balestrand to Gudvangen to Bergen? Your insight and advice would be greatly appreciated. Your YouTube video was extremely helpful too! Tusen Takk!

    • Pål on April 16, 2024 at 7:00 am

      Hi Leanne, thanks for your comment!

      What you can do is either find a RIB-cruise in Balestrand that can show you the Nærøyfjord, and then travel direct Balestrand-Bergen. OR take the high-speed ferry back to Flåm 11:58 (www.norled.no) and join the fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen 15:00 (https://www.norwaysbest.com/things-to-do/fjords/fjord-cruise-naeroyfjord/). Then from Gudvangen the best option is probably the #950 bus to Voss, and Voss – Bergen train from there. I hope this helps 🙂

  22. SD on April 29, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Hi I will be traveling in July and have a bus ticket from Gudvangen E16 to Voss station. The bus is supposed to arrive at 12:45 pm. I am wanting to take the train from Voss to Bergen and the two time options for the train are 12:59 pm and 1:51 pm. Is there enough time to catch the 12:59 pm train?
    Thank you

    • Pål on April 29, 2024 at 3:52 pm

      Hi there, yes if the bus is on time (it usually is), then you will have time to catch the 12:59. The bus stops right outside the train station.

  23. Bilal Ahsan on May 10, 2024 at 1:09 am

    Hi Bud, thanks for the guide really appreciate the detail you put. This is Bilal from Canada, how’s the direct ferry from Flam to Bergen? I checked somewhere online its 5.5 hours long must be worth it no? dont really want to travel on buses and looking to avoid this! Thanks

    • Pål on May 10, 2024 at 9:07 am

      Hi Bilal, the ferry from Flåm to Bergen is really nice. It also makes a short detour into the Nærøyfjord to go up close on one of the waterfalls. The journey down the west coast to Bergen is quite scenic as well. I think you’ll enjoy it!

      Pål

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