Stavanger & Jotunheimen Worth It ?

Mar 2nd, 2009, 03:10 AM
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Stavanger & Jotunheimen Worth It ?

We are three 25 year olds and are planning a 21 day trip to Scandinavia. Was stuck with the Norway itinerary. We have about 6 - 8 days in Norway with a higher focus on scenic areas.

Must Dos: Oslo, Bergen, Flam Rail, fjords
Optional if possible: Jotunheimen, Stavanger

Was thinking of the following itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Oslo by noon. Spend the day in Oslo. Take night train to Stavanger
Day 2: Spend day in Stavanger and take ferry to Bergen either in the evening or next morning
Day 3: Spend the day in Bergen
Day 4: Flam by Flam Rail, Fjord cruise on the Sognefjord
Day 5: Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Road
Day 6: Jotunheimen and get back to Oslo by evening/ night
Day 7: Spend the day in Oslo

Was wondering if the itinerary is too aggressive or is it doable ? Are Jotunheimen, Stavanger worth visiting ?

Also on Day 4 should we go back to Bergen or stay somewhere else ? Day 5 where to stay again and what is the best way to get to Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen Road ?
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Mar 2nd, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Stavanger is beautiful, but I liked Bergen more. This was, however, when I was living summers in Denmark, back in the 70s-90s, and used to go up to Norway to visit friends. Your schedule sounds doable. I'm not sure about Day 5, as I've never done that before. Maybe you should add a day to Oslo. Happy Travels!
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Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
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We did an independent tour of Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Norway in a Nutshell back to oslo. This was for 9 days. If you could add on 2 or 3 more days you would have more time for each location.

We loved Stavanger. Just plan on not being there on a Sunday because the shops are closed. Some looked so interesting and we were only there on a Sunday. We went on the fjord boat ride and it was beautiful. This will give you some reviews of Preikestolen. This would be a great hike if you like to hike.

We loved the ferry ride from Stavanger to Bergen. I would recommend Stavanger for more than just one day depending upon what you plan to do.

We have been on the Norway in a Nutshell tour 2 times and loved it. One trip we stayed overnight on the fjord.
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Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Have added an extra day in Oslo.

Was wondering how to go to Geirangerfjord, Trollstigen Road and Jotunheimen since public transport doesn't connect them. Would it be better renting a car ? How is driving in Norway ??
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