COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

more than norway in a nutshell--beyond

Old Aug 16th, 2015, 05:12 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 114
more than norway in a nutshell--beyond

This trip sounds wonderful but its only a hour or so on the water..I see some incredible pictures online and an hour is just not going to cut it .. we want more is there anything else we can connect up with to get more time traveling through the fjords. We are traveling from Oslo to Bergen next june and will be in Bergen for 4 days maybe 5 before we head to Stockholm. Thanks!
Barbara_Mckeon is offline  
Old Aug 20th, 2015, 02:43 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 467
The ferry on the Nærøyfjord between Gudvangen and Flåm is nearly 2 1/2 hours not 1 hr. If you are not bothered about railways then take the ferry return. You can also take ferries to Fjærland from Balestrand and Kaupanger from Gudvangen. There is an express ferry between Flåm and Bergen that takes 5 hrs, but then you are sitting inside watching the wide and not so spectacular Sognefjord (Sognefjord in a Nutshell).
dyoll is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 492
We just got back from a trip to Norway and Sweden. We rented a car in Bergen and drove up the E39 (short ferry crossing) to the 55 towards Balestrand. It is a beautiful trip along the fjord. We stayed a night in Balestrand then continued on the 55 up towards Luster (there is a short ferry crossing ). It was a beautiful trip! We stayed 2 nights at Nes Gard ( a wonderful B& B with an amazing view), drove to a glacier one day and then up to a dam that was phenomenal! We then took the snow road to Flam. It was spectacular! You could head back to Bergen from there. We had to take a 2 hour car ferry (the tunnel was closed due to a fire)which was nice but I think we saw so much more beautiful scenery while driving than we did on the ferry. We would have preferred the tunnel to save time but....when on vacation you have to go with the flow! We loved Norway and would love to go back.
Sberg is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2015, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6,134
I've also driven the snow road and loved it.

You should look out for stavkirke too - the little wooden churches - sometimes very old indeed - carved with dragons and ornate decoration and quintessentially Norwiegan. There is one not that far from Laerdal I recall.
RM67 is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2015, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6,134
Btw the Norway in a Nutshell tour is much more than an hour if you do the triangular route using the ferry from Flam to Gudvangen, coach from Gudvangen to Voss, and train from Voss back to Flam.
RM67 is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2015, 12:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,455
If you are travelling a long distance to Norway, it may be worth justifying an internal flight to The Lofotens. The scenery is simply stunning.

Whilst in Stockholm take a ferry trip out to Sandhamn through the archipelago. It's very relaxing and the island gives you a perfect example of how Swedish society works. Unlike some countries, the muti-millionaires sail stylish small wooden boats ....because that's all they need. There are good restaurants and good walks round the island.
BritishCaicos is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Jun 7th, 2015 01:39 PM
Mar 2nd, 2015 02:05 AM
Apr 3rd, 2007 08:03 AM
May 14th, 2006 07:54 PM
May 20th, 2003 08:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information