From Oslo to the fjords

Is it possible to visit the western fjords from Oslo, and spend only one day? I do not have any car, how do I get to the fjords? What fjord do you recommend to visit? What activities can I do in the fjords?

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There are many questions on how, where and how long time you need to experience the Western Fjords from Oslo. We recommend two UNESCO-protected fjords; the Nærøyfjord and the Geirangerfjord. See below for more information about the two fjord-tours.

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The UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord:

Norway in a nutshell, from Oslo to Flåm & the Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is a branch of the 204 kilometre long Sognefjord, “the King of the Fjords”.

Tour Summary: Train from Oslo or Bergen via the wild and beautiful Flåm Railway to Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord. Then fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

Return to Oslo or Bergen: Bus from Gudvangen via the hairpin-road Stalheimskleiva to Voss, then train from Voss on the Bergen Railway back to Oslo or Bergen.

Season: All year.

Time to spend: Day trip or more, available all year. We recommend to stay longer and experience more. Read more about what to see and do in the Flåm and the Nærøyfjord area.

Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours

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The UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord:

The Geirangerfjord and Norway in a Nutshell, from Oslo.

Tour Summary: Train from Oslo with Dovrebanen Railway to Dombås. Continue from Dombås with the pictueresque Raumabanen Railway to Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord. Bus from Åndalsnes to ÅlesundHurtigruten coastal cruise Ålesund-Geiranger, Bus Geiranger-Ålesund included the Eagle Road. Hurtigruten coastal cruise Ålesund-Bergen, Norway in a nutshell® Bergen-Oslo

Return to Oslo: See above.

Season: 1. June to 31. August

Time to spend: Four days or more. We recommend to stay longer and experience more. Read more about what to see and do in the Geiranger and Geirangerfjord area.

Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, Hurtigruten coastal cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours

Fjord Pass

If you plan to visit the Western Norwegian Fjords, we recommend you to book your adventure online at Fjord Tours and to buy the Fjord Pass. Fjord Tours are experts on Norway and the fjords, and you will find all information you need on their website. You can book travel, accommodation, fjord cruises and activities. Fjord Pass will give you discount on all of this, from car rental to activities and accommodation.


Accommodation by the fjords of Norway by Fjord Tours

Useful Links:

The UNESCO Protected Geirangerfjord
The UNESCO Protected Nærøyfjord
Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities:
Fjord Pass Discounts:
Official page for Norway:
Official page for Fjord Norway:

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