My name is Eyal and i wanted to plan a two weeks trip to norway.
As the internet is full of info, it isn't easy to extract the relevant pieces of it and i would love to get some help.
Ill describe the guidelines of this trip:
as i mentioned before, the trip should be around two weeks. me and my trip partner wanted it to consist of 8 to 10 days of trekking and sleeping outdoors or in occasional B&Bs in nearby villages, and the other days will be spent in the big cities to catch a little of the local culture :).
We were thinking that the trip will consist of 3 main distant stops around which we will be trekking,
i.e we start in oslo spend a day or two there, then we take some kind of transportation to a nearby village from which we will be starting a trekking and camping trip for 3 or 4 days and then move on to another city to be our center point around which we will find another trekking and camping trip and then move on to the last city which we will be orbiting and then back to Oslo to catch a flight back.
As we are landing in Oslo and flying back home from Oslo we need to start and end the trip in Oslo.
A big point of interest that i wouldn't want to miss is, ofcourse :), the famous Trolltunga. so it should be blended in there somehow.
A possible itinerary, which ofcourse would be very influenced by your input and opinions, would be:
1. Arriving at Oslo, spending the first day there, then moving to a nearby village to start a camping and trekking trip from (on which i would very much like to get recommendations) and spend the next 3 to 4 days trekking.
2. moving on to Odda and spending the day there, the next day starting a trek to Trolltunga (which i heard takes more than one day ?). if time allows, going back to Odda or even doing another 1 or 2 day trek which is recommended.
3. moving on to Stavanger and spending the day there, then moving to a nearby village to start a camping and trekking trip from (on which i would very much like to get recommendations, again) and spend the next 3 to 4 days trekking.
4. back to Oslo and flight home.
I have no idea if what im suggesting here will be possible and enjoyable. i dont know if the transportation to and from those cities is convenient and wont take the lot of our time, if its too much for too little time and we will find ourselves fighting against the clock, if three cities are too much for that time and if we should cut down to two and make more than one trekking trip around each of them, i dont even know if there are good, scenic, trekking routes around those cities which will make them so attractive. so i would very much like to get your input on it.
By the way, me and my trip partner are 26 and 27 years old and we do not want it to be fancy and expensive. quite the contrary. we want it to be a budget trip, As we both are students, and we would like the experience of enjoying the outdoors and getting by with minimal luxuries.
Every input would be MUCH appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Eyal.