If the stunning aura of the Northern Lights or the shimmering waters of the fjords is on your bucket list, then Norway belongs on your next vacation. As a part of the Scandinavia region, the incredible cities of Bergen, Flam, Oslo, Trondheim, and Bødo draw travellers in with their rich history and unique attractions – including the famous Bergen Fish Market, the impressive Opera House in Oslo and the cotton-candy painted sunsets of the fjord-side village in Flam. Whether you are traversing Norway as part of a pre-or post-cruise excursion, or in conjunction with a trip visiting Copenhagen or Stockholm, the incredible landscapes and picture-perfect villages are sure to take your breath away. Follow along on this Journeys from one of our Rail Experts, Kelly, takes you through her experiences on our Grand Norway in a Nutshell vacation through Oslo, Flam, and Bergen. After reading her firsthand pro tips and recommendations, you will want to experience them for yourself. Railbookers: Tell us about the experience onboard the train(s) during your Norway in a Nutshell vacation. Kelly: The Grand Norway in a Nutshell holiday – combining three trains, a ferry, and a bus – was such an adventure! As the train climbed up the mountains from Oslo to Myrdal to meet the famous Flam Railway, we watched the scenery change from lush forest and foliage to turquoise waters running off the snow-capped mountains. Standard class is extremely comfortable onboard as well, giving us plenty of room for our luggage and to stretch out in our seats. Pro Tip: Once you get to Myrdal, grab your seat on the Flamsbana as soon as you can! …And that is exactly what we did. Seats are first-come, first-serve on the 50-minute journey, and not every seat has a window. We wanted to make sure we … ContinuedRead full article
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