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Use Norway in a Nutshell to get from Oslo to Bergen?

Hello! We will be in Norway in May, and had planned to do the Oslo-Bergen railway trip which is supposed to be spectacular. I thought we would later do a Norway in a Nutshell round-trip once we were in Bergen. But - I 'm thinking we could save money and time if we do the Oslo to Bergen Norway in a Nutshell. Does anyone have any guidance for us on this?

I'd really appreciate any help! Thank you!

Posted by
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Yes, if you want to travel from Oslo to Bergen via railroad, and have the extra half day of time for the Flam Line descent to the fjord and boat-bus leg you only miss part of the Hardangervidda that descends towards Bergen. As much as I enjoy crossing the Hardangervidda, the Handangervidda is spectacular because of is vast sameness.

Posted by
16894 posts

I think it's more common to make that detour en-route between the two cities, when you're planning to visit both.

Posted by
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Thank you Edgar and Laura! This is very reassuring that this is the way to go. :)