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3 weeks driving trip in May end in Scandinavia (mainly Norway)

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Background - I and my wife along with my 10 year old daughter would be travelling to Scandinavia (mainly Norway). We plan to drive most of the time - except fro catching a flight from Stockholm to Tromso and from Tromso to Alesund. On the ground we will always have a car.

We love natural scenery, I love photography, old buildings, lighthouses etc. A bit of interesting museums but not that much into big city scene and nightlife. We like short easy hikes - 1 to 3 hours, nothing very difficult.

The tentative itinerary is given below followed by a list of questions.

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date ... ... ... NightStay ... ... Routes
> ----------- ------------------ -----------------------------------------------------
> 16-May Wed ... Copenhagen ... ... Land at 8:30 AM, Hire Car, Local Sights
> 17-May Thu ... Copenhagen ... ... Local Sights
> 18-May Fri ... Stockholm ... ... Drive over Oresund bridge to Stockholm - long drive.
> 19-May Sat ... Stockholm ... ... Local Sights
> 20-May Sun ... Stockholm ... ... Local Sights, Archipalego trip
> 21-May Mon ... Tromso ... ... Fly to Tromso, Norway, Hire Car
> 22-May Tue ... Tromso ... ... Tromso and Around, Midnight Sun
> 23-May Wed ... Tromso ... ... Senja?
> 24-May Thu ... Alesund ... ... Mng Fly to Alesund, Hire Car, see Alesund, Runde, Lighthouse
> 25-May Fri ... Alesund ... ... Around Alesund - Atlantic Road (Fv 64)
> 26-May Sat ... Geiranger ... ... Drive to Trollstigen (Route63), Gieranger-Hellesylt Ferry
> 27-May Sun ... Sogndal (?) ... ... Drive over 15 and Sognefjellet Route Fv55
> 28-May Mon ... Flam ... ... ... Do Glacier Walk, to Flam over Fv243 - Lærdal to Aurland
> 29-May Tue ... Flam ... ... ... Do a round trip on Flamsbana train, Around Flam
> 30-May Wed ... Bergen ... ... ... Drive to Bergen, Bergen Sights
> 31-May Thu ... Bergen ... ... ... Funicular to Foebian, Bryggen etc
> 01-Jun Fri ... Lofthus/Eidfjord(?) ... Drive via 550 and 13 (Hardanger)
> 02-Jun Sat ... Oslo ... ... ... Drive via Hardangervidda to Oslo via on 7
> 03-Jun Sun ... Oslo ... ... ... Oslo Surronds
> 04-Jun Mon ... Oslo ... ... ... Catch Flight Back
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have tried to cover many "national Tourist routes in Norway.

So - please tear away at this itinerary and please offer suggestions:

1. Interesting routes to take
2. Interesting detours for viewpoints, farms, lighthouses etc
3. Suggestions for short walks/hikes
4. Suggestions for hotels (mid to high end) and restaurants/stopover points

Thank you very much for your time and help!

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