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Jun 23rd, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Norwegian prices

Everyday wine @ $30.US, two coffees @ $10., nice hotel @ $300.
Be careful going into Bergen, no Econolodges or Hampton Inn equivalents outside of town. The city hotels book up quickly but we had good luck at the Comfort House Hotel. Very nice help at The First Hotel too but not at the Radisson.
Our Norwegian friends recommended the hamburgers at the gas stations along the way - delicious! Be sure to visit Molde with its stunning snow-capped panarama - again Comfort House Hotel on way into town is fine and has a nice breakfast.
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Jun 23rd, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Norway exists so that Danes have a place that is more expensive than Denmark to complain about.
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Jun 23rd, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Paula, after our recent experiencing Norway's price tags, I submit, the best way to visit is to knock off one of Oslo's 7-11's after midnight...and enjoy a spending spree for, let's figure, one or two days at best!
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Jun 23rd, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Those prices make the prices on the Hurtigruten seem reasonable! Their coffee arrangement was just €26 for unlimited tea and coffee on board.
I admit I didn't bother to convert the price of wine on board - I figured I was on holiday and might as well enjoy it.
They did allow duty free booze on board to be consumed in your cabin. And at least at Bergen you can buy your duty free on arrival to save lugging it on the plane.
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Jun 23rd, 2011, 03:23 PM
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hetismij, do you still have your Hurtigruten mug? I still use mine.

Expensive - yes but I love all the Scandinavian countries. I have just returned from a Baltic cruise which included St Petersburg and I am researching the cheapest way to return.

Love Norway.
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Jun 23rd, 2011, 03:30 PM
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We made it a habit to stop at supermarkets and stocked on sandwiches, snacks and beverages. yes, I did break down once and paid $20/hamburger--- I also stopped at a Momma & Poppa by the side of a road and had a $6/hamburger that was better than the $20 one. Go figure. Few go to Norway for the food and even less are unaware of how expensive it is. We still would not missed for the world!
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Jun 24th, 2011, 02:03 AM
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Cambe - yes I still have my mug and use it a lot. It has just come back from a holiday in La Palma, and went to the UK with me in April too.

I'm currently working out whether I can get another one next year .
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