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Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Like most tourists in Norway, we went on the Norway in a Nutshell tour that involves a train ride from Oslo to Myrdal, then down to Flaam via the Flaambanen train, ferry from Flaam to Gudvangen, bus from Gudvangen to Voss, and finally train from Voss to Bergen. I was underwhelmed by this tour because my expectations were very high after reading and hearing so much about how spectacular the scenery is. In retrospect, the scenery is nice especially through Naeroyfjord (where we saw dolphins) but it wasn't as good as the other fjords that we visited later. I later realised that the Nutshell tour is ideal for tourists who don't have much time to spend in the fjords (not us) and want to see a nice fjord before moving on. Given the benefit of hindsight, a better itinerary for us would be to skip the Nutshell tour and instead take a train to Stavanger from Oslo to see Preikestolen, take a ferry ride up and down Lysefjord, and then another ferry up to Bergen and continue the trip as we did.

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