Sogneford in a Nutshell vs. Independent Itinerary

We will have 3-Country passes and once in Norway, want to travel from Oslo to Bergen and then on to Balestrand & Flam on the express boat. Looking for the best way to do it. Rail Europe's "Sognefjord in a Nutshell" options are confusing with identical itineraries and different Tour Numbers with no further explanation, so am wondering if anyone has done this. We are hoping to take the Flamsbana train back into Oslo from Flam after doing the Sognefjord by boat.
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  • Hi Pamela,

    With a Eurail Select Pass that includes Norway, you would just purchase the 'Eurail Passholder: Myrdal-Flam-Bergen' option of the Sognefjord in a Nutshell Pass. You would purchase the Sognefjord in a Nutshell Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket...

    The Flåmsbana Railway is only between Flåm and Myrdal. Therefore, you would take this rail line just to get from Flåm to Myrdal, where you would connect to another train that will take you back to Oslo.

    Your Eurail Select Pass would cover the ticket costs for your train from Oslo to Bergen and your train from Myrdal to Oslo. These trains would just require reservations in addition to the rail pass. You would purchase the reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. Generally, reservable trains in Norway can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    The 'Eurail Passholder: Myrdal-Flam-Bergen' option of the Sognefjord in a Nutshell Pass would cover the expressboat from Bergen to Balestrand and Flåm and the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal.

    Please note; however, that the Sognefjord in a Nutshell is only available May through September, because the expressboat from Bergen to Flåm only runs during these months.
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