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Northern lights in Norway(budget):cut costs further to stay within $1000?

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I am planning a trip to Norway this winter to see the northern lights. I have just 5 days and 4 nights in Norway and would like to soak in as much as possible -- on a budget.

My plan is:

1. Fly in from and to AMS -- ~$240
2. Spend one night in Oslo - visit national gallery, Vigeland Sculpture Park, national opera (maybe), -- all free. Accommodation is around $50 (shared/hostel). I plan to shop in supermarkets for food and hence am hoping to keep it within $40. Plus another $30 for transportation. Total: $120
3. I am planning to mirror the 24 hour Norway in a nutshell tour (to see the Fjords and Bergen), by booking the tickets independently. Does anybody know how difficult it is to do so? Trains should not be a problem - what about the ferry? Do ferries run in winter? Booking for Jan 2013 has not opened as yet, but I am hoping I can do this within $120 instead of spending $200 on Norway in a Nutshell. Total: $120
4. Flight in and out to Tromso from Oslo~$240 .
5. Two nights in Tromso - including a chasing the lights tour (~$150), shared/hostel accommodation(~75x2), food/transport/sightseeing (~$100) Total: $400
6. Day in Oslo - food/sightseeing/transport (~50) Total: $50
7. Misc expenses ~$100

So the total is approximately $1270

Any suggestions on how I can cut expenses further? Any recommendations for good but inexpensive northern lights tours in Tromso? Is it worth it to go to Bergen in winter (good views from the train with minimal daylight??) or should I eliminate that part of the trip? Any other locations closer to Oslo or Tromso where I'd get a good viewing of the Fjords?


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