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My husband and I are putting together a 2 1/2 - 3 week trip to Scandinavia this summer for mid- to late July, early August. We like hiking, kayaking, cultural activities - i.e. museums and learning about local heritage, music events - opera, jazz, classical, and my own passion is photography (I'm sure there won't be a shortage of photo ops!). We have found that we like to have variety on our trips - i.e. not just hiking, and not just touring museums, and not just staying in big cities. We'd rather spend a few days in one place rather than many quick stops. After reading many travel books and forums, I've put together the following "rough" itinerary.

Day 1 Fly from US to Copenhagen, arriving late afternoon day 2
Afternoon Day 2 - Early morning Day 6 Copenhagen, and surrounding areas
Day 6 Fly from Copenhagen to Oslo arriving 8:30 AM, full day of sightseeing in Oslo
Day 7 Oslo - Flam, via train in the morning, and then on to Luster via ferry and bus - I've currently thought about booking a guided 5 night/ 4 day hiking trip, staying at Nes Gard guest house, with hikes in Jotunheimen and Josteldalsbreen
Days 8 - 11 - hiking in Lusterfjord area using Nes Gard as base
Day 12 - Nes Gard to Stalheim, via ferry from Kaupanger to Gudvangen, stay at Stalheim Hotel
Day 13 - hiking or kayaking around Stalheim/ Gudvangen
Day 14 - Stalheim to Bergen via train
Days 15 - 16 - Bergen
Day 17 - fly from Bergen to Stockholm in the morning, hopefully timing it right to catch the DN Galan Diamond League Track and Field event at the Olympic Stadium in the late afternoon (July 29)
Days 18 - 20 - tour Stockholm and surrounding area
Day 21 - Fly back to US

Of course there are plenty of other areas we would love to see on our first trip to Scandinavia, but we are limited in time (21 days is longer than we anticipated), and we don't want to be jumping around too much from place to place. I would, of course, welcome suggestions on how to improve on the above itinerary. For example, we have cut our time in Oslo so we can have more time in the fjord area. A couple of areas that I would love to add to the trip would be the Geirangerfjord and also the Lofoten Islands. I think the only way to make it to Lofoten would be to cut out Stockholm or Copenhagen, so I would appreciate any thoughts on how YOU would prioritize these areas on places to visit (I realize everyone has different opinions, but understanding what you like about an area will help us determine which is best for us.) I'm sure we will enjoy all of the areas, it is just a question of how to plan the trip in what I would call a "balanced" way - not all big cities, not all hiking, etc., and have variety in scenery as well. One thought would be to take the Hurtigruten from Bergen up to Lofoten (or farther north if recommended), and then fly to Stockholm from where we depart the Hurtigruten. If we did this, we would need to cut our time somewhere else along the way. I am also curious to know if having a car, given the extremely high rental fees, is worth it as opposed to traveling solely via public transportation.

Any suggestions or comments are much appreciated!

Thank you!

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