I wonder which route should I take from Dombås to Bergen. I have one day time to spend in some nice place somewhere in the middle of the winter, what would you recommend?
We are a couple in our 30s, interested in hiking, scenery, and visiting sites (churches, towns).
We have 4-5 days to visit the western fjords in mid-June and are trying to decide how to divide our time. We will be coming from 3-4 days in Lofoten. Our options are:
1) Fly from Bodo to Alesund on Tuesday afternoon. Rent a car and make our way from Alesund to Bergen, seeing sites in the Geiranger area, maybe Jostedalsbreen, Lustrafjord, and Naeroyfjord areas. Fly out of Bergen late Sunday afternoon. (We would have five nights to split among these areas, likely sleeping Alesund Tuesday night and possibly Bergen Saturday night.) OR:
2) Fly from Bodo to Bergen on Tuesday afternoon, and do a round-trip driving trip from Bergen into Sognefjorden. (We would drive into the fjords Tuesday evening.)
First, is it worth trying to see the Geiranger region? Or will we lose a lot of travel time, without gaining much in terms of variety of scenery/experience?
Second, if we do the round-trip in Sognefjorden, where should we base ourselves? Would it make sense to stay in Balestrand or Solvorn the whole time, or should we split between multiple areas (e.g. split with something like Aurland)? Any suggestions on a 4-day itinerary for that region (Weds-Sat full days)? We will want to hike, get out on the water, and see sites. We prefer places that are less crowded even if slightly less stunning, rather than places that are considered the most beautiful but overrun by tourists.
My friend and I are planning to visit Norway this September for 2/3 weeks. Neither of us drive so we will be relying on buses, trains and ferries to get around. We've heard that the bus and train systems are pretty extensive in and between cities. We wanted to see as much as we can while we are there, but also don't want to spend a fortune doing it. When trying to look up prices we are having a hard time doing so. Are they typically pretty expensive or are they reasonable priced? Is it also possible to buy tickets that let us jump on and off buses/trains whenever we want? We are really excited to come visit but don't want to be severely limited to where we can go.
HI! I am traveling to Oslo in two weeks, i am wanting to see some quiet towns or scenic views within a 2 hour journey time of Oslo by train or bus as i don't really like typical touristy attractions unless its Viking related! Can anyone offer me advice? It would be greatly appreciated?
We are coming in on a train into Flam at 1900 on a Sunday evening and we need to get to Balestrand that evening. We can't seem to find any boat options for that evening. Any ideas? Can we rent a private boat or are there any other options? Thank you!!
I am planning a 2 week trip to Norway and Stockholm in September.
After researching on all the many stunning options we could go in Norway, I have narrowed it down to Oslo, Tromso, Bergen and exploring the Fjords. I decided to leave Lofoten islands, Trondheim, Alesund and Stavanger for next time.
We are flying into Oslo and leaving Stockholm.
Day 1: Arrive Oslo at 7am, take 10am flight to Tromso, arrive 12noon. Explore Tromso, early rest to recover from jet lag (from 33 hour total travel time from Melbourne)
Day 2: Explore Tromso + Norther Lights tour in evening
Day 3: As above
Day 4: As above
Day 5: As above
Day 6: Take 2pm direct flight to Bergen, arrive 4:30pm. Explore Bergen
Day 7: Full day to explore Bergen
Day 8: Depart Bergen on Fjords cruise (Hardangerfjord or Sognefjord), stay overnight at Balestrand or Solvorn
Day 9: Depart Balestrand/Solvorn for the Norway in Nutshell towards Oslo
Day 10: Full day to explore Oslo
Day 11: Depart Oslo 8:30am flight, arrive Stockholm 9:30am. Explore Stockholm.
Day 12: Full day to explore Stockholm
Day 13: Full day to explore Stockholm
Day 14: Depart Stockholm
Does this itinerary sound intuitive in regards to order of stops? I wasn't sure if we should explore Oslo first for 2 days, then fly to Tromso, spend a few days there, fly to Bergen and then do the Norway in Nutshell backwards to Oslo. I didn't want to do the NiN in 1 day as I felt it might be exhausting and would rather spend a bit more time enjoying the Fjords. What do you think?
A few questions I have:
1) Would you suggest staying at Bergen for 2 nights and do day trips out to Hardangerfjord or Sognefjord, before departing on the Norway in Nutshell, instead of staying 1 night in Bergen and 1 night in Balestrand?
2) What day trips could we do from Bergen or Balestrand?
3) Would you recommend staying overnight in Flam, Balestrand or Solvorn?
4) For the NiN journey, which train journey is the most scenic? Is it the one from Voss to Bergen? The reason for asking is, on Day 9 above, if we left Balestrand for Oslo, we would be skipping the Voss to Bergen train ride completely, and didn't want to miss it if it's the most scenic train ride.
5) I considered the Hurtigruten cruise, but I wanted to save this for our next trip to Norway, to cover off the other attractions in Norway.
6) It's a bit confusing reading all the different day trip possibilities on Fjordtours and Norway in Nutshell websites, which Fjord trips would you most recommend seeing?
7) Are there any parts of the itinerary where I have allocated too much or too little time for?
Would greatly appreciate feedback. Thanks
By the way, I understand that going to Tromso last means more darkness, but I have checked the sunrise/sunset times and 10 days difference is only about 30 minutes difference, I have contacted the tours and they have said it shouldn't make too much difference. Going to Tromso at the start of our trip (2nd Sep) will be during the new moon, whereas leaving it last it will be close to the full moon, with brighter skies.
We are a couple in our early 30s and will be in Norway for 10 days in June. We are focused on seeing Norway's natural beauty and spending time outdoors.
We'd like to see Lofoten, hike in Jotunheimen, and visit the fjords to the west, but wonder whether that will be too rushed and we should pick two of the three areas instead.
1) Should we pick 2 of 3? If so, which 2 are the best choice? Are two areas (e.g. Jotunheimen and west fjords) more similar, so that we would get more variety doing only one of the two?
2) Alternatively, is the below itinerary reasonable or will we feel too rushed?
We fly into Oslo and out of Bergen. We were thinking:
Day 1-3: Oslo --> fly + ferry to Lofoten, then spend two full days
Day 4: Ferry + fly to Trondheim, spend half day to break up travel
Day 5-7: Drive Trondheim to Jotunheimen, spend half day, next full day, and next half day hiking. Evening drive to fjords on day 7.
Day 8-9: Fjords (where to go / base ourselves?), Day 9 evening transport to Bergen
Day 10: Bergen (night flight out of Bergen)
Hi, I will be cruising the Norwegian fjords and North Cape in August with Princess. Please tell me are excursions available to book shore side on the day - Saturday 13th August as I do not want to pay the extortionate rates charged by the cruise company. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
We've planned a trip for the middle 3 weeks of June 2016 that will include some driving, mostly from Bergen to Odda/Tyssedal (Trolltunga visit) around the 3rd week, but also surface (bus/train) from Gudvangen to Bergen the preceding week. Just checking whether there's any road / tunnel closures that we need to plan around. If there's one or more web resources to track this information that would be great too.
Hello. We would like to go to Pulpit Rock on a day trip from Bergen. I know it is a 6.30 hours journey 1 way. If we rent a car, we need to take at least 3 ferries. Do you know if those ferries operate until late at night? Is it OK to climb Pulpit Rock late afternoon? (or is there a latest entry time?) Thank you.
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