We are hoping to book a Hurtigruten cruise and then follow up our 2 1/2 week trip exploring Norway via rental car.
We are debating the 12 day and 7 day northbound cruise on Hurtigruten. If we do the 7 day will fly from Kirkenes to Trondheim, rent a car in Trondheim and tour around the Western fjord area (songefjord; nordfjord; Jontelheimen) before flying out from Oslo.
12-day; we'd pick up the car in Bergen and loop around before heading to Oslo.
Any advantages to taking the 12 day cruise? Would hate to miss out on some good sight seeing or hiking by visiting the same ports twice.