Norway experts, please

Old Nov 19th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Norway experts, please

We will be in Norway in early June for 12 nights as part of a three-week vacation that starts in St petersburg and ends in Amsterdam.
i am in early stages of reading and planning. At this point I am thinking of:
5 nights- St Petersburg
2 nights- Helsinki. Day trip to Estonia.
3 nights- Stockholm
11 nights- Norway
1 night- Amsterdam

I have done some reading on Norway and every place that I read about I want to see and there is not enough time. That is why I am looking for a private guide to arrange my trip so I can get the most out of it, in case this is my last time to Norway.
Can anyone recommend a reliable tour guide or tour company that does private tours.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Hold on to your wallet in Norway! We were there in 2011. The most expensive place we have ever traveled to. Period.
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Can't help with that - since I wasn't that thrilled with Norway. Prefer Sweden and Denmark - much more to see and do - but I'm a city/historic person - not an outdoors one.

If you have really found so much you want to do - go for it - but I would add Denmark and a couple of days to Stockholm instead.
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We traveled through the fjord country in 5 or 6 days. With 11 days you should be able to spend a couple of days in Oslo, a couple of days in Bergen and drive to Trondheim--which is what we did. Taking the ferry along the coast would have been as expensive as driving and we would not have seen as much of the mountainous area that lines the coast. You might want to take a look at my trip report; click on my name to find it.
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In 2008 Oslo Norway beat out Tokoyo as the most expensive City

in the world.

So enjoy yourself .
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We followed some of the ideas on here for our few days in Norway last year. These are tours that you do yourself, they are not a group tour. Lots of suggested routes etc. Spend some time going through all the aspects of the website.

http://www.norwaynutshell.com/

We used the Explore by Car section, as we were driving up from Sweden.

http://www.fjordtours.com/en/norway-by-car/
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One day in Amsterdam??? To get your flight home I assume?
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This may help you to familiarize yourself with each country, to a overview degree. See the Reine pic..beautfoul little town, also Nusfjord. The pure white powdery sand beach is an anomaly..looks almost Tahitian!

I'll also send you some St. Pete pics.


https://picasaweb.google.com/stuarttower/Finland#

https://picasaweb.google.com/stuarttower/Denmark#

https://picasaweb.google.com/stuarttower/Stockholm#

https://picasaweb.google.com/stuartt...uHk6iIgbSEgAE#
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adeleh (I know what it means!)

https://picasaweb.google.com/stuarttower/Russia2008#

Scroll down to #220 for St. Pete pics...also some 1985 pics starting at #339. That was my third trip into Russia, two during the old SSR days and one in 2008. Dramatic changes.

stu rozstu1 at aol dot com
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