Norway by Train 

Take a train to the Arctic Circle - and beyond! Several Norwegian rail lines have been listed among the world’s best train journeys, the most famous of which is the Bergen Railway. You’ll set off from Oslo and make your way across Hardangervidda (Europe’s highest mountain plateau) en route to Bergen. Get an adrenaline rush by taking the branch line, the Flam Railway - one of the world’s steepest rail lines. All told, there are more than 1,800 miles of railways across the country, with some of the world’s most incredible scenery, from rural countryside to eye-popping fjords. 

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Consider these gorgeous rail journeys that hit all the highlights. 

  • Essential Fjords and the Norwegian Coast: Ride both the legendary Flam Railway and the famous Bergen Railway as you visit Oslo, Myrdal, Flam, Aurlandsfjord, Næroyfjord, Gudvangen, Voss, Bergen and Stavanger. 
  • Norway in a Nutshell: Limited time? Visit the best of Norway on the Bergen Line and Flam Railway in just four nights, roundtrip from Oslo. 
  • Bergen, Flam and Oslo: Soak up the essence of Norway and its magical landscape of dramatic fjords, adorable towns and snowy peaks. You’ll take a ferry ride through the world’s narrowest fjord, then ride the Flam Railway for an unforgettable journey. 

Norway by Boat 

Perhaps the most quintessential way to get about Norway, boat travel has long been a tradition of these seafaring people. Today’s comprehensive and reliable system of passenger and car ferries make it a breeze to get around. With steep fjords cutting through the landscape, car ferries are part of everyday life. There are a few passenger-only ferries, including the historic “Beffen” in Bergen, the “Sundbaten” in Kristiansund and the ferries that connect Oslo to the Oslofjord islands. Express boats and car ferries connect towns, villages and islands throughout the country, while the renowned Hurtigruten offers an amazing 11-day journey from Bergen to Kirkenes in Finnmark, with several stops along the coast. 

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Consider this classic roundtrip sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes, deep in the Arctic north. Traversing Norway’s western and northern coasts, it’s considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful ocean voyage 

Or, add in southern Scandinavia’s archipelagos, fjords and quaint fishing towns on a small-ship expedition. Your group of like-minded travelers will experience four countries in one journey, from the Swedish islands to the Koster Islands, from the northernmost point of Denmark to the southernmost point of Norway, plus a 61-mile transit of the Kiel Canal. 

Norway by Car 

Set your own pace on a self-drive holiday in Norway, keeping in mind that it’s the longest country in Europe. There is very little traffic on the highways and roadways, from Hammerfest in the north all the way to Kristiansund in the south. Plan your trip around one of the country’s 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes. Each boasts its fair share of picturesque scenery, rest stops, viewpoint and award-winning architecture - the routes cover 1,149 miles of countryside. 

Want to Go? 

Consider this curated two-week Norway Road Trip through some of the most breathtaking fjord landscapes in the country. You can stop as often and for as long as you like along Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, as well as Flam, Loen, Roros, Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo. 

Norway by Bus 

No matter which town you’re in in Norway, you’ll have access to local bus service, as well as extensive express coach service to other areas of the country. This budget-friendly way to travel is eco-friendly and offers scenic views from high, comfortable seating, WiFi and power outlets. Want to get off in a cozy little town or a dramatic waterfall? Sure! Insider tip: There are lots of locals on the bus, too, so pick their brains about what to see and do. Every major town, airport and ferry terminal is linked via these express coaches. 

Ready to go? Here’s an example of a personalized Norway trip I can create for you! For a comprehensive planning guide to Norway that includes much more information, click here.