Hi, we are planning to travel to Norway and will be arriving into Olso on 27 Oct. we would like to visit Tromso, Bergen, Alesund. (By train or Cruise)... Any suggestions? Thank
Could someone suggest the best option for experiencing the Fjords, Bergen/ Flam Railway, Cruise and related scenic beauty on the following skeletal travel schedule (For first half of September 2016).
Day one - Depart from Bergen
Day four - Reach Oslo by evening.
Should we buy a Bergen card for two days in Bergen? We'll be staying on Vikens gate. Planing to see the main museums and the church. Thank you.
I'm having problems with the ferry schedule from Moskenes to Bodø on Saturdays in July. When are the departures?
Thanks in advance!
I am trying to plan Norway in a Nutshell for two. I have planned from Oslo to Flåm. I am now trying to get reservations for boat from Flåm to Gudvangen. The one I was searching for included Nærøyfjord in Sognefjord. It then connects with a bus from Gudvangen to Voss. Then train from Voss to Bergan.
The next leg is coastal steamer Bergan to Kristiansund.
Can anyone help me with these plans and reservations. I seem to be stuck.
I (31yrs) and my wife (30yrs) , along with my Parents (60yrs) (Total 4 people) are planning to visit norway for our vacation next week.(Starting July 15th 2016)
We all love to travel. We would love to see norway with different means of transport to get around & see...like Air , Road , Ferry & rail. We are not much into hiking & camping but do enjoy places of interest on our way. We are vegetarians and would be preferring to Rent apartments wherever we go, considering there might not be enough options for us eating outside. Also we are comfortable cooking quick meals & pack them for our On the go tours.
After going through few itineraries and Search I have put down the following plan. Would really appreciate if anybody can let ms know if the plan is smooth & workable. Any suggestions are welcome.
15th July : 3: 30 AM : New Delhi to Oslo (12 noon , 15th july) (14hrs including stopover)
overnight stay in oslo.
16th : Oslo to Svolvaer By Air. (we may have to do this via bodo OR oslo to bodo by air & bodo to svolvaer by ferry). Renting a Car in svolvaer . (expensive?) Overnight in Svolvaer or Kabelvag.
17th : Driving on E10 , exploring Lofoten on the way to Reine . Overnight in Reine. (Robuer Stay).
18th : Morning : Moskenes to Bodo Ferry. And then we have to go from BODO to ANDALSNES.
For this which option should we do :
A. Bodo to Andalsnes via Trondheim , Dombas BY RAIL (We may do overnight train to reach next morning) OR
B. Bodo to Trondheim By Air and Trondheim to Andalsnes via Dombas By Rail?
19th : Renting a Car in Andalsnes to reach Geiranger via trollstigen.
19th : We will have Car to drive around . Also we can do Geiranger cruise that day. Overnight stay on Geirangerfjord area. (any recommendations?)
20th : Driving around Geiranger. Stay in Geiranger.
21st : Driving to Alesund & dropping Car.
Alesund to Bergen By Air. Overnight stay in bergen.
22nd : Bergen sighseeing for a day. Overnight stay in bergen.
23rd : Bergen To Flam (Norway in nutshell). Overnight stay in Flam.
24th : Flam to Oslo : overnight in Oslo.
25th : Oslo sightseeing.
26th ; Morning Flight Back to Delhi.
We would welcome any suggestions if we are cramping too much or overstaying any place which can be changed. I know its last minute & we have lot of bookings to do in term of transportation & accommodation.
I have FI317 08:25 flight from Oslo to Reykjavik. If I take the 22:59 train from Bergen and arrive at 06:25 at Oslo, can I go to the airport to take my flight on time? Flytoget Airport Express Train takes 22 minutes from Oslo S to the airport, the website says.
My friend and I are busy making plans to visit Norway.
Our trip starts at Oslo (where our plane lands). Then we are going to take the train to Voss, and a bus to Tyssedal to start our hike to Trolltunga. We have planned a 3 day trip to Trolltunga, Mosdalsbu to end in Odda.
Then we woud like to visit Prekestolen and Kjerag. But we are not sure what the best way is to get there starting from Odda?
Tips and trips would be appreciated
Will I incur a fee when withdrawing from ATMs in Norway & Sweden?
I'm travelling from Australia and wanted to use my Visa Debit card instead of pre ordering NOK & SEK and having excess cash
Hearing numerous conflicting answers as of late I'm travelling to Norway & Sweden shortly from Australia can I use my Visa debit card as opposed to ordering NOK & SEK before I leave have been told I can't withdraw from ATMs very confused
I can book a flight to Oslo in early september for 6 full days. I mostly like nature and want to see beautiful views, but also interested to get to know Oslo. how much time should I stay in Oslo in your opinion? Should I book "Norway in a nutshell" trip? The flight back will be from Oslo too so I can book a round trip but which one? It seems as if it's a lot of rides for 2 day trips but they're going from one place to another and don't have time to stay and visit the cities.... So is it worth it? Or maybe should I book an airbnb for 6 nights in Oslo and take day trips on my own... will it be cheaper?
I will also be in Trondheim for a week in November to visit a friend of mine and she'll take me to some nice places to see but it will be in the winter so it's probably better if I see some of this beauty in September. But again, I don't want to feel as if I missed getting to know Oslo. I may take a longer trip to Norway next summer for 3 weeks and then I have more time for everything. The question is what to do in this 6.5 days.... Thanks for any help! :)
So Im going to Oslo next week and it has become apparent I have left to too late to book the Norway in a Nutshell tour to do in one day from Oslo! It all hinges on the Myrdal to Flam train being booked out at the time to do it all in one day.
So I've started to look at it independantly and all seems quite simple but I do have a couple of questions if anyone can help?
- It looks like I can do this over 2 days but would mean a night in Flam or Voss. Voss it probably going to be easiest so can get the earliest train back to Oslo. Does anyone have any thoughts on Voss or whether should make an effort to stay in Flam. If we stay in Flam we could get there mid afternoon. Can you do any short hikes easily from the centre of town?
- i have found the cruise website and they seem to offer quite a few ferries from Flam to Gudvangen. I have read I should get on a tourist ferry for views. They seem to operate a new ship which is set up for tourists but all sold out. i am looking at one of the standard ships. Do you know if they all offer outdoor viewing areas?
- Finally, the only element I cannot book is the bus from Gudvangen to Voss. Do these run in time with ferry arrivals. Also, it is very unlikely but may time the ferry to take train back to Oslo. How long after arrival in Gudvangen should i allow bus to Voss to then take train to Oslo.
I think it is most likely we will try and go from Oslo to Voss via Myrdal, Flam and Gudvangen in one day and take early train to Oslo so at least get one final afternoon in Oslo.
All the above means we get one long and short afternoon in Oslo. the final question is the expense doing this trip and shortened time in Oslo worth doing? I think it is but my mate is not sure!
Thanks for any advice
I understand there is a minibus from Eidfjord to Voringsfossen Falls. Where do I purchase tickets and can they be purchased in advance on-line. We will be in Eidfjord on July 19, 2016.
Thanks for your help
Desire to travel from Balestrand to Geiranger, Norway and return same day. Any public transport feasible? Rates for a taxi hire?
How about the transport and the sightseeing
i want to go from oslo to flam and then take the flam to myrdal train as well. we will spend the night in flam and then return to oslo next day. what is the best way to do this? also, it will be in feb. will this make any difference?
We are a family of three, we will be arriving from Tromso to Oslo Airport on 25th July at 22;50
Next day on 26th we have a flight to Barcelona at 15;15
Want to see Oslo in this short practically time available. For this want to choose stay economic location which will be close to attractions and easy to commute to & fro airport
or alternatively should we stay close to airport...?
We will be spending 2 nights 1 full day (end of June) in Alesund and will hire a car. We'd like to drive the following route and I need your valuable opinion.
Alesund – Valldalen
Valldalen – Trollstigen
Trollstigen - Valldalen
Valldalen (Linge) - Eidsdal - Ferry
Eidsdal - Geiranger
Geiranger - Hellesylt - Ferry
Hellesylt - Alesund - Ferry?
Is it doable for one day? How early we have to start?
Is it the most optimal route to see the beautiful nature around Alesund or you might suggest to modify it?
(BTW, we will be spending few days in Bergen before arriving to Alesund and will be taking 1 day Norway in a Nutshell tour there).
Where can I find a schedule for all the ferries that we have to take?
Thank you very much in advance,
Can I book a helicopter flight at the cruise port? Many thanks!!!
Is that the best option:
Airport express bus to Oslo Central Station, then Taxi from Central Station to Thon Hotel Terminus Stenersgt. 10, 0184 Oslo, Norway. Will touch down at 11h00 on the 15 of July. Thanks
I have to travel between these places on a Saturday.
How much would taxi cost?
Help! Am travelling UK to Bergen early November and thence by ferry up the coast of Norway, hopefully to see the Northern Lights. Help! Will the weather be wet or snowy? Cold or not too bad? How about clothing? Which is the best to take with us. This is the main problem. Also, is it easy to buy essentials? Can anyone help with these items or give any other tips. Very grateful. Looking forward to the trip, Norway!
I will be in Oslo in July, are there money changers where you can easily change Australian dollar notes for Krone or you have to go to a bank?
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.
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!!
Any experience, feedback about
Thanks in advance,
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.
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.
I arrive 26.may 22.00pm to Alesund airport and i need to go Geiranger. From airport is there is going any bus and what time?