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    • Driving around Tromso

      Tromsø Jan 26, 2016 at 4:48 AM

      I am staying in Tromso for a few days at the end of February and have hired a car to explore the surrounding areas. Where is good to visit / what are some good driving routes?

    • Hroar Prydz

      Oslo Jan 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      I'm looking for a shop in Oslo that might sell antique Hroar Prydz enamel jewelry. Any suggestions?


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      Oslo airport transfer time

      Oslo Jan 19, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Hi all: What would be a reasonable and safe amount of time to allocate to arrive in Oslo on one airline, deplane, collect baggage, and check in on another airline bound for Bangkok? Is the airport in Oslo efficient and easy to negotiate?
      Thanks in advance.

    • Benerud Farm

      Eidsvoll Jan 7, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      In Eidsvoll there is a farm called Vestgam Aas attached to this is a small tract known as Benerud. Is the Benerud tract still there? Can it be visited if it is?

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      I am looking for an isolated cabin in northern europe

      Norway Jan 18, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hello, I am looking for a remote lodge scandinavia, iceland or estonia. I don't need much; the more rustic it is the better. The idea is to stay for 6 months there were I can remove myself from all, live like an hermit if you will. The goal is to reconnect with the nature and meditate, ideally a cabin close to a lake.
      So I am asking the dear virtual tourist community where can I find such place ?

      thanks in advance for your time
      cordially andrea

      Ps: my price cap is around 400€ per month

    • First Visit to Norway, help needed with plan

      Norway Feb 2, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      I am senior, experienced traveler and travel solo. I considered taking escorted tour which travels from UK airports to Bergen continuing on coach to hotel in Balestrand for 7 nights half board. I live in US and could travel from Manchester, Gatwick or Bristol. There are 2 or 3 free days to do sightseeing. Some of the day tours are included, others optional. Group will travel by boat to Bergen to see city plus stop at harbor. A day tour to see Jostedal Glacier and northern landscapes beyond Fjords. Optional visit to see Glacier and Museum. Norway in Nutshell, riding Flamsbane line, Mydral to Flam, 20k. descent, 2 hr. cruise thru Aurlands fjord to Gudvangen. Included trip to Sognefjord to Kaupanger. Hotel is near the Balestrand village. Need to hear the areas mentioned in the tours are the most scenic or if there are better choices that can be done if traveling independently. Is it easy to travel in Norway to some of the popular scenic areas without having to pay for the tour. If it can be done I would save the supplements for solo traveler and might be able to get flights to Bergen for less. I did see that Norwegian air has non stop flight from Manchester to Bergen and I could book Aer LIngus to Dublin on to Manchester. Is it easy to prebook bus, train land ferry tickets. I would plan making this journey before end of August. Need guidance from travelers who know the scenic areas in Norway. If I decide not to book this tour, can one travel easily in Norway by public transportation and ferry? Is Balestrand a convenient base? Any suggestions for other base that might be more convenient for taking day trips and help with hotels. I am experienced hiker and active so try to pack as much as possible into my trips. I like visiting historic areas, museums and photography.  Many thanks to all.

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      What to wear in February and vegan food.

      Tromsø Jan 16, 2016 at 4:37 AM

      I'm travelling to Tromsø and the lofoten islands in February of this year and I am interested to know what clothing is appropriate.

      I plan to wear a heattech thermal base layer, fleece zip up mid layer and parka outer layer with mittens (thermal gloves for photography) and trapper hat (my ears are very sensitive to the cold!

      However what about trousers? How many layers are enough to keep warm? I have leg warmers and thick socks but I've read mixed reviews about whether to wear hiking boots or snow boots.

      We plan to go hiking / trailing the northern lights / husky sledding (and general off the track exploring for photography) we'll also like to visit museums and the like around town. Any advice would be brilliant.

      I'm also vegan so am wondering how available vegetarian options or alternatives are on offer in restaurants or fish places and whether Tromsø has a supermarket close to the town centre where we'll be staying.

      (Last but not least, has anyone got experience of good hiking trails with great landscape views that are reachable on foot from the town?)

      Thank you in advance :-)

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      To Trondheim (maybe Bergen) by car

      Norway Jan 27, 2016 at 12:42 AM

      Thinking of driving to Trondheim and maybe Bergen by car in August.

      We are two adults and a pet. Recommendations where to stay in Trondheim?
      How are the roads in August from Trondheim to Bergen? Lots of head spinning cliffs and narrow roads? I'm scared of heights.

      We are thinking of taking the ferry from Wasa to Umeå (Sweden), then drive through Sweden and end up to Trondheim. We are trying to avoid Stockholm. According to map I suppose there is a green valley and road to drive to Trondheim?

    • Help with western Norway itinerary

      Norway Jan 26, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      We will be in Norway for a week in late April after a week in Netherlands, where we will have spent a week in Amsterdam. We are a family of 6 with children ages 21, 18, 15, 13. We are reasonably adventurous and primarily are wanting to see the beauty of Norway, other than our time in Oslo.

      Our plan is:
      -2 nights in Oslo, primarily to visit our ancestral villages in the area; we aren't planning on spending as much time in the city (1.5 days)
      --Norway in Nutshell Oslo-Bergen (all day)
      -2 nights in Bergen (one full day to see the city)
      -1 night (2 days) UNKNOWN
      -2 nights Stavanger (hike Preikestolen)

      First off, do the known parts of this itinerary seem doable? I know that we aren't spending much time in Oslo, but with all the beauty out west, it seemed the more efficient thing to do. NIN would give us the chance to see a beautiful section of the country while travelling west. Is one day enough in Bergen? I assume the Preikestolen hike takes most of the day? What will the travelling, weather, and scenery be like in late April? I understand that some things are still closed in April.

      The primary thing I would like advice on is how to handle the undetermined 2 days and 1 night between Bergen and Stavanger. I am thinking of renting a van and possibly taking two days to get down to Stavanger, staying somewhere along the way to break up the trip and see the country. Was thinking of seeing Hardangerfjord and travelling south from there. Any recommendations on this? Where would be the place to stay, and primary things to see? Another option could be to spend 2 nights somewhere, and only spend 1 night in Stavanger, after the Preikestolen hike. Or should we stay in the Bergen area or the Sognefjord area and maximize our time there, taking the Kystbussen bus down to Stavanger or fly. (I have heard that there no longer is an express boat from Bergen to Stavanger).

      Keep in mind that Stavanger is a must because we fly out from there, are Preikestolen is a priority.

      Thanks for your help!

    • Best Way to Visit Pulpit Rock in This Situation?

      Norway Jan 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      We are planning a trip to Norway and will be able to arrive there in June 4. We do not have to join our Geirangerfjord/Norway Nutshell tour until sometime on the 6th. We'd very much like to fir Pulpit Rock in on the 5th. We are willing to fly to the nearest city with an airport. Answers/suggestions for the following questions would be very much appreciated:
      1) In what town/city should we stay (Stananger?)?
      2) Without a car, who is the best way for use to see the rock?
      3) Is there anything else we should/could do while staying in #1?
      4) Anyone suggest any good places to dine while in the recommendation for #1?

      Thanks much in advance. Looking forward to your replies/suggestions.

    • getting from geiranger to andalsnes on September 7

      by bernardorna Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      We can not find travel arrangements from Geiranger to Andalsnes on Sept 7, 2014. We need to make connection to train back to Oslo. need help!

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM
    • Paying for services

      by Saswanson2002 Online Now May 26, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      We're Americans who will be visiting Andalsness this summer. We'll be cruising from Edinburgh. How can we get Norwigian currancy to pay for food or services?

      3 Answers May 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM
    • Kayaks for Rent

      by edflom Online Now Feb 26, 2014 at 4:15 AM

      Where can we rent a kayak in Andalsnes in the summer (July 1)?

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2014 at 4:40 AM
    • Night bus from Åndalsnes to Oslo

      by Ricer82 Online Now Jul 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      I see from a previous post there is a night bus from Oslo to Åndalsnes,... But I cant find one from Åndalsnes to Oslo... I am looking to travel back this Saturday evening. Does anyone know a bus company which provide this service? Thank you :)

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2012 at 8:23 AM
    • Åndalsnes hikes

      by Psogge Online Now Jun 23, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      We are going on a trip to Norway soon and will spend a few days in Åndalsnes during the Mountain Festival. We are a Californian family, often hike in Yosemite and hills around the Bay area- we would like a recommendation for a good hike with very beautiful vistas. I have visited, reviewed and translated all the descriptions of hike on the festival website - but as I do not know the area, it is hard to know true difficulty and distance of each hike. What sort of mountain experience is really required?
      For example:

      1 Answer Jun 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM
    • Åndalsnes to Geiranger

      by yslai1222 Online Now Feb 20, 2012 at 6:26 PM

      we'll arrive Andalsnes 20:00 6/9/2012.(airplane arrival time is 07:30 and the railway is around 14:00) is it possible to go to Geiranger on 6/9 as well? If yes, please let me know the time table and the kind of transportation(bus, ferry...). Is there a taxi service ? If yes, how much may cost ? If both of above are not available, what's your suggestions and time to go to Geirange? Thanks in advance for your hands! :)

      6 Answers Feb 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM
    • Day trip Trondheim - Åndalsnes - Trondheim

      by B9948 Online Now Dec 3, 2011 at 9:37 PM

      I will be staying in Trondheim in June, and would like to take the train from Dombås to Åndalsnes to see the scenery, and then return to Trondheim the same day.

      Would it be feasible to take the train from Trondheim to Åndalsnes and then return to Trondheim the same day via the coastal ferry? ( I am thinking that this would be more interesting than simply taking the train back to Trondheim. )

      Or would it be better just to take the train back to Trondheim?

      5 Answers Dec 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM
    • One way car rental

      by nomikay Online Now Aug 2, 2011 at 10:42 PM

      I am looking at driving a rental car from Bergen to Andalsnes area. I have just learned of the 2700kr one way drop fee in addition to the rental cost. Is there any way to get around this? We were hoping to drive and spend a night along the way but perhaps we should look for a different option for getting there. We will be using the car in the Andalsnes area for a week after arriving. Any creative ideas out there? Thanks.

    • Transportation Molde to Andalsnes

      by nomikay Online Now Jul 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

      I'm wondering about turning in a rental car in Molde and then getting to Andalsnes to take the train to Oslo. Is there a bus? Thanks

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    • Driving Innfjorden to Molde

      by nomikay Online Now Jul 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      I will be staying in Innfjorden, driving a rental car to Molde to fly out to Oslo in September. Can you give me approximate driving time to Molde airport or more specifically how early should I leave Innfjorden to catch a 9:30 a.m. flight out of Molde? Thanks so much.

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    • Travelling from Aas to Molde

      by dahalsantosh Online Now Jun 5, 2011 at 8:20 PM

      Dear sir,
      I am a student arriving Aas, Norway shortly. I have my relatives at Molde. I would like to visit them upon my arrival. What is the best way of travelling from Aas to molde and how much approximately would it cost me?
      Thank you.

      7 Answers Jun 7, 2011 at 10:57 PM
    • How to get from Andalsnes to Molde

      by paulahma Online Now Apr 4, 2011 at 1:22 AM

      I will be travelling around Norway in a couple of weeks. We will be arriving in Andalsnes a Saturday evening at around 8pm on the train from Dombas, and I need to get to Molde to rent a car, how can I get to Molde? Is there a good bus service? how often/late does the ferry run? We will be travelling with a baby, so we can't hurry too much...

      Thank you very much for your help!!

      2 Answers Apr 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM
    • travel costs

      by tpjacobs Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

      Could you confirm the cost of a bus ticket one way, from Andalsnes to Molde on 14th August. In the afternoon please.

      Thank You Tony Jacobs

      1 Answer Aug 1, 2010 at 8:55 AM