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Cruise Excursions

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Cruise Excursions

We are going on a cruise in July to Norway calling at Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen with a day in each port. I am looking at the excursions and am wondering if we can do our own thing in any of these locations and see as much without paying for very expensive coach excursions. I would appreciate any ideas.

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1. Re: Cruise Excursions

Central Ålesund, Bergen and Stavanger can easily be done on your own. Geiranger is just a small village and so there is nothing much to do on your own and the excursion offered would be recommended as you need transport to get around and about and see the natural beauty from the shore side.

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As mentioned by #1, the 3 towns you can easily do by yourself. I will recommed both in Bergen and in Ålesund to go the viewpoints for fantastic viws. In Bergen easiest with the Fløibanen finuicular http://www.floibanen.com/ or even the Ulriken cable car http://www.ulriken643.no/en/Home/

In Ålesund you can walk the stairs to the Aksla viewpoint visitalesund-geiranger.com/en/…

In Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord itself it the real highlight of every trip, and you will see that from the ship, of course. However the village of Geiranger is not much more than a few cafes and souvenir shops, and tend to be croweded by people when the cruise ships call. So here it would bea good idea to join an excursion. Or arrange to do your own thing, like a hike to Skageflå, if you are into that sort of acitivities


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We did Aalesund,Geiranger & Bergen last Summer,as has been said the the view from Aksla is a must in Aalesund,it is breathtaking,Geiranger is a very beautiful spot,after a stroll around the immediate area we found a spot outside a friendly cafe & enjoyed a few beers while people watching,Bergen wasn't so enjoyable for one it was one of the advertised 300+ days a year when it rains,that along with our visit time of 6am to 1pm on A Sunday meaning very little was open & being berthed at the container depot instead of the old town really took the shine off the place!

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