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      First time in Oslo - what area to stay in

      Oslo Nov 11, 2016 at 1:10 PM

      Hi. I am planning a one week trip to Oslo and would like your help in choosing an area to stay in. I plan to rent an apartment. I would like for it to be near good transportation and/or to be within walking distance of major tourist destinations/attractions such as museums, historical sites, interesting neighborhoods, architecture, that kind of thing. It appears there is lots to see and do so I am assuming I can keep busy for a week - is this correct?

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      Tour from Alesund to Runde Island

      Ålesund Nov 6, 2016 at 4:33 AM

      Does anyone know of a coach or bus tour from Alesund to Runde Island during May? I mean by coach or bus, not by boat. I am keen to see the bird life on the island and prefer an organised tour rather than hiring a car.

      Also, is May a good time to go to Runde Island, considering the season for breeding, hatching, etc? I have read that some trails are closed at certain times of the year. I am flexible with my dates for travel.

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      Day Trip to Jostedalsbreen Glacier

      Sogn og Fjordane Yesterday

      I am keen to go to Jostedalsbreen Glacier, or another glacier if there is a better option in the same region of Norway.

      On Jostedalsbreen Glacier it seems there are a few choices of places to go to, such as Briksdalsbreen and Nigardsbreen, and there are also different options such as just look or do a guided walk.

      I found a bus which goes from Stryn, Loen and Olden to the Briksdalsbreen Glacier, so I can do a day trip this way.

      visitnorway.com/listings/gla...

      This means I can get to the bottom of a glacier, and I have 2 1/2 hours to walk around, and it is a very reasonable price.

      But what are my other options?

      Are there any other accessible glaciers in the region which I should consider?
      How much would a guided walk cost, where would I have to go to do the walk, and who offers these walks?

      I won't have a car, so I am limited by where buses or tours go to.

      Any guidance on this would be very much appreciated.

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    • should i rent a car in tromso?

      Tromsø Dec 1, 2016 at 4:07 PM

      i am going to travel in december with my girl friend, which mean only two of us. So, should i rent a car or taking buses? if i rented a car, i can stay more far away from city centre of tromso, but would it be expensive for two person to rent a car?

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    • A trip from Trondheim

      Norway Nov 4, 2016 at 11:55 PM

      I'm visiting my friend who lives in Trondheim next week! she has a car, and she suggested a few ideas -

      1. Atlanterhavsroad including Ålesund

      2. Helgelandscoast including Namsskogan Arctic wild zoo + Torghatten

      3. Lillehammer/Oslo including Hunderfossen familypark and Olympic centre

      4. Boattrip to Kristiansund

      5. Røros

      Personally I love the nature and beautiful views, I've been to Oslo before so I think suggestions number 1, 2 and 4 are the best... she suggests we spend one night in Alesund so we can have time there. She also has a cabin in Helgeland coast but she says we probably have to choose which place to stay... we have only 6.5 days... she also has a cabin at Nerskogen and she thinks we can stay there for a night and maybe could catch the northern light....

      This is her itinerary -

      Thursday 10.11 - We'll come around 16:00 so we'll spend the day in Trondheim

      11.11 - 9.00 Breakfast at Møllenberg bakery

      11.00 Check the city; Olav statue, Stiftsgården + Munkholmen

      12.00 Nidarosdomen

      13.00 Coffee/lunch at Bakklandet – The street with old houses

      14.00 Festningen

      15.00 Ladestien walk + Sponhouse

      17.00 Dinner

      20.00 City evening

      12.11 - 08.30 Breakfast

      10.00 Theisendammen

      11.00 Shopping and hopefully farmers market

      12.00 What do you wish to do this day? --- I suggest that we take this day for a day trip

      13.11 - 9.00 Breakfast

      10.30 Orkanger – check Bårdshaug Herregård

      13.00 Mountain trip – Chasing Aurora Borealis

      14.11 - 9.00 Breakfast

      10.00 Dombås/ Hjerkinn (Close to Snøhetta) + checking for musk and small exploration of Norwegian nature

      15.11 and 16.11 - road trip to one of the places I wrote before, on the 16.11 we have to come in the evening to Trondheim again beause our flight is at 17.11 in the morning....

      What do you think, where is a must place to go? thanks for helping!!

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    • Ferry along Laksefjorden

      by graemeamaher Online Now Jun 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM

      My copy of Uglands Veiatlas Norge indicates that there is a ferry operating along Laksefjorden between Kifjord in the north and Kalak, near Lebesby. Can anyone tell me if this ferry is still operating and if possible where I can find timetable information. Thank you.

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM