Norwegian Fjords.

Feb 14th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Norwegian Fjords.

I posted this message in the Europa board, but intended to do it here.

So one more time:

We might reserve a cruise on Century to Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Alesund and Flamm.
I have found some info about Flamm (take the train), Alesund (maybe a trip to Lysefjord, walk around in Bergen and Oslo, maybe a trip to Geiranger from Stavanger.
But I am sure there will be people who will give me more ideas what to do and what is not to be missed on those places.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 03:34 AM
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Feb 14th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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Here are some Bergen ideas.

1. Hanseatic Museum - especially if you are into history.

2. Floybanen - for the great views.

3. Fish Market - for the great fish.

4. Grieg's home - if you are into music.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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I heard about the Floybanen and will check the others.
Thanks
Anyone else for the other towns?
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Feb 14th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Geiranger is spectacular. We made a cruise directly to Geiranger and booked a bus tour from their over the mountains, across a river, along a lake to a glacier. It was a fantastic tour.
Do not book a tour in Bergen and Oslo, just walk around and use public transport, but spend your money for a tour to Geiranger.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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Traveller 1959, that is what we are thinking. Walk around in Bergen en Oslo and book the expensive tour to Geiranger.
Glad you second that decision.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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In Oslo, try to get to the Bygdoy peninsula (I'm bound to have spelt it wrong and I don't have any 'o's with lines through them!). There are several small museums showing Viking ships recovered from the Oslofjord, and a museum commemerating Thor Hyadhal (more spelling!), and the Fram icebreaker vessel used to visit Antarctica.

If you are there in the summer, you can also swim from Paradisbukta.

There is also Vigelands Park, and the ski jump which are worth visiting too.

I have only visited Sognefjord and the Narrowfjord - both were stunning. There are pretty Stavkirk (wooden churches) along the way and the high mountain passes afford good views.

Norway in a nutshell is well worthwhile, though I thought Voss was a bit boring and would have preferred to spend less time there.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 11:35 PM
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You should go to Geiranger close to Ålesund, it would be a highlight. And you should walk the steps to the viewpoint above Ålesund centre (or go by tourist 'train'), It offers some greate views.

Don't think it's worth doing a cruise on Lysefjord from Stavanger, compared to Flåm and Geiranger it simply not as impressive (Although walking to the Pulpit Rock is greate)
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Feb 15th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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What do you think if not Lysefjord can we do in or around Stavanger that day? Any suggtestions.
I will try and make the Geiranger tour from Alesund, after the positive reports.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:05 AM
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Lysefjord, whynot ? Prekestolen Pulpit Rock, wow !
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Feb 21st, 2007, 09:22 AM
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I read that is a very long difficult climb.. Is there a way to get there by car/cab?
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Go to Norwedian Coastal Voyage site and they have a section describing what is in each of these?
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Feb 26th, 2007, 04:14 AM
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check the gardkarlsen website, he lives in Stavanger http://www.gardkarlsen.com/preikestolen.htm
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Feb 26th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for that tip. His website looks great.
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Feb 26th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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www.norwayinanutshell.no

or some such thing there is a Norway in a Nutshell website
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