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.
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
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.
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
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! :)
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.
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