I plan to go to Bergen from Oslo. I heard there are different ways to do so. I am thinking to take a flam train, since I heard is really beautiful and from there take a boat to see fjord and finish in Bergen. can someone please suggest how can I do that. can I reserve a combo ticket?
You can google "Norway in a nutshell" and have someone putting together a combo for you. But it's totally doable on your own. Just buy the train ticket from Oslo to Flam on NSB website, and the Naeroyfjord cruise from Flam to Gudvangen on visitflam website. Then catch a bus from Gudvangen to Voss (cannot be booked in advance, but seldom full) and switch to NSB train again from Voss to Bergen (local train, no booking necessary).
You can do it in one day, but I'd recommend staying in Flam for 1 night and visit Stegastein or go on Fjord Safari. Wake up early the next morning to enjoy Flam' s beauty before truckloads of tourists arrive.
Norway in a Nutshell would be my recommendation (to second someone else's recommendation). It's a pleasure, easy, fun, scenic and gives you everything you want without having to make different arrangements. (norwaynutshell from oslo to bergen)
We flew from Oslo to Bergen (1 hr flight, about $100), spent a night in Bergen (wish we had more time there!) and then took the Norled "express" ferry from Bergen to Flam. (norled.no) It leaves everyday at 8 am and takes around 5.5 hrs, with the scenery becoming more beautiful and dramatic the closer you get to Flom. In Flom we had a few hours before catching the Flom train to Myrdal, where it ends. Also fantastic views on the Flom train. From Myrdal you can catch the Bergen train either to Oslo or Bergen. We took it back to Oslo and that stretch also had amazing views. We booked the ferry online a month prior and bought train tickets in the Flom station, but you could also get those online. For the Bergen train you want a seat reservation, it gets really crowded. The ferry has big luggage shelves when you board and the train should have ample room. The reverse trip is also possible (Oslo-Myrdal-Flom-Bergen) but I'm not sure how the times would all work out, most trips are designed the route we took. Between 5.5 hrs on the ferry and about 5 more on the train, it was a lot of sitting and scenery in one day, but well worth it.
Oh BTW, the bus from Gudvangen to Voss only accepts cash. It's around NOK90 if i remember correctly.
Luggage isn't a problem. I did it with a 26-inch hard suitcase. There was enough room on every leg of the journey for your luggage.
I took the Bergen rail from Oslo to Bergen, which I booked on the NSB website. It was the most scenic 6 hour train ride I've been on. At about the halfway point you can get off at Myrdal and take the famous Flam railway. The Flam railway is a steep descent from Myrdal and you'll have amazing views of the fjords from this ride. Or you could do it the other way like I did - Oslo to Bergen, spend a couple nights there and then get on a boat to Flam. Either way, Bergen is a great place to sightsee for a couple of days.
thank you jaylowe. you know it very well.
what do you think if I take a train directly from solo to Bergen in day one. I have hotel for 3 nights in bergen. then next day from Bergen go to sognefjord and other areas? or is better to do it in the way from Oslo to Bergen the way you told me?
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