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Old Oct 14th, 2018, 11:21 PM
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Norway in a Nutshell one way... luggage question

if we do the NIN from either Bergen or Oslo does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with luggage? Itís a month long trip so we will have suitcases which would be a pain to Ďdragí on & off trains and ferries. Iím sure we arenít the first people with this problem.

Weíre thinking one night on the route somewhere (with a small overnight bag)and then continue the trip on from Oslo or Bergen.
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Old Oct 15th, 2018, 07:10 AM
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We had to take care of our own luggage when doing the NIN.
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Old Oct 15th, 2018, 07:47 AM
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You could send them ahead perhaps vis FedEx or similar shipper but only if did a few days in advance - doubt if Norwegian Railways ships bags but check on that.
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https://www.porterservice.no/
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Old Oct 15th, 2018, 08:02 AM
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I used the porter service JJZZ posted and was very satisfied with their service.
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Old Oct 15th, 2018, 09:16 PM
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Thank you as always.
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Old Nov 1st, 2018, 06:21 AM
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I used the porter service last week and I could not have been easier. The porter showed up at the hotel right at the scheduled time and our luggage was waiting for us in Bergen. We watched people struggling with their bags on the trains and buses and knew the price of the porter service was money well spent.
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Another thumbs up for Porter Service

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Old Jan 14th, 2019, 01:23 PM
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Thanks dyoll, Christmas break now officially over for us, so in the process of booking. Love to hear about your NIN experience.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2019, 09:28 PM
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Porter service booked, thank you.
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Similar question... but is a hotel a requirement? We prefer to stay in Airbnb apartments, but would love to take advantage of the porter service for NIN.

If the porter service requires hotels, and we choose to stay in hotels to use the porter service, Iíd love some Oslo and Bergen hotel recommendations (2 adults, 1 child, prefer centrally located, etc).

Thanks!
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In Oslo and in Bergen we stayed (2 adults, 1 child) at the Radisson. In Oslo, there are several. We stayed at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia at Holsberg's Gate, which is centrally located, has the best buffet breakfast, and an indoor pool (our kid loved the pool!). Would highly recommend. In Bergen, we stayed at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel on Bryggen wharf, an easy trek to the train, and again, centrally located. We had mentioned that our son was having a birthday, and the hotel brought us to our room the most delicious chocolate cake I think I've ever had, with a fireworks candle that my son adored!
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