We were tentatively planning 3 nights in Copenhagen, 1 night on the Copenhagen-Oslo ferry, 2 nights in Oslo, 2 nights in Bergen, (flight to Stockholm from Bergen) 5 nights in Stockholm, 2 nights in Visby, and a final night at a hotel near the Stockholm Airport prior to flying home to the US. Having read through the reviews on Tripadvisor for the famed Norway in a Nutshell "tour," it sounds like equal parts beauty and hassle. Too many comments complain of overcrowding and overbooking, pushing by one's fellow passengers, lack of facilities/food and no actual personnel on hand to sort out difficulties caused by not having places for all the passengers on the various modes of transport since this is a series of tickets for public transport not an actual tour. This leads me to consider what alternatives there might be to NIN and whether we can adjust the itinerary to allow for a more relaxed way to see the coastal Norway scenery. Budget is a consideration since Scandinavia is so very expensive, but I'm interested to hear what other options there are out of Bergen? I would appreciate any suggestions based on recent experiences.
Alternatives to Norway in Nutshell?
Recent ActivityView all Europe activity »
- 1 Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?
- 2 Spain (Practical) Trip Report
- 3 paris apartment opinion airbnb
- 4 Rental car return -> Taxi at Barcelona Airport
- 5 White Christmas
- 6 Madrid: Atmospheric Old Taverns
- 7 Planning 18 day euro trip HELP
- 8 4-5 Days in Switzerland before Paris? Is Berne the place to go?
- 9 Gtg San Antonio
- 10 Haarlem Holland - Hotels or B&Bs
- 11 Help with logistics of 2 days on the Rhine
- 12 Two weeks Verona, Bologna and Venice - time for other day trips?
- 13 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
- 14 Gift for French business associate
- 15 Wine tour from Verona?
- 16 Aix En Provence to Marsilles or Nice for a few days?
- 17 Jamikins and Bikerscott Head Back to Le Marche
- 18 Mr & Mrs Annhig go bummelling round Germany.
- 19 Hurtigruten Cruise excursions alternatives, coast of Norway
- 20 Can you be fined on the spot for falling off a scooter in Croatia
- 21 1 week Tuscany in November
- 22 help- newbies to international travel- Italy logistics
- 23 Family of 4 considering living abroad for 1 or 2 years. Advice?
- 24 Madrid: Must Try Local Food & Drink
- 25 Has anyone used a Tour Guide in Sicily?