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Help: Solo Backpacking Week in Norway's Fjords

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I'm finishing up a stint as an au pair in Gothenburg, Sweden, and will have 8 days to spare before meeting my sister in Athens at the end of June. I would love to see some of Norway's fjords at the beginning of my travels (worried if I save it till the end of my 10-week trip, my funds will have been exhausted), but am not sure about how best to approach it. I am 24, working with a tight budget (by Scandinavian standards anyway) and will be travelling on my own.

I plan to bus in and fly out of Oslo, but I've been already, so I don't need much time there. I've been reading trip reports, reviews and suggestions, but I've not come across much that applies to someone travelling on their own. I won't be renting a car and I would prefer not to camp. I do love history, architecture, being on water and hiking.

Norway in a Nutshell seems like it's cramming a lot into one or two days, and I would prefer to go at a comfortable pace so that I can really take in what I'm seeing. It kind of seems like it's just a long commute (but I may well have that wrong). Thoughts on its value?

I know that with only 8 days I won't be able to see everything I'd like to, but Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Bergen are currently topping my list. I just keep coming across more "must-do" places and would love some itinerary recommendations for a first-time fjord visitor!

Thanks!

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