Feel The Magic Of Norway

Feel The Magic Of Norway

With the possible exception of, say, San Marino, attempting to see a country in 24 hours is a tail order. So it’s pretty impressive how much the Norway in a Nutshell trip manages to squeeze into a single day – a greatest hits of the land’s majestic scenery, Narnia-like in its midwinter cover of ice and snow Striking inland from Bergen or Oslo, it traces the best of the west’s fjords and mountains by boat, bus and train.

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Cruising up the Naeroyfjord, travellers pass canyon-steep cliffs etched with frozen waterfalls, handfuls of painted houses huddling at their base; while the Flam Railway twists through the mountains, climbing nearly 1,000 metres in an hour – via 20 tunnels and countless valley-wide views – to the snowy white-out of Myrdal. Another highlight is the Bergen-Oslo railway, ferrying passengers to their base or on across the country (highly recommended) in a film-reel of snowy plateaux, frozen rivers and forest. If you want to linger a bit longer, there are also overnight options and extra activities to try – from a fjord rib safari to husky sledding in the mountain town of Geilo.

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