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Help with Norway in a Nutshell Overnight

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Help with Norway in a Nutshell Overnight

You are probably getting tired of these questions but it's not all that easy to figure out and I have looked at an awful lot of posts so come here for guidance.

Mid August 2011. We will land in Bergen from San Francisco. And spend the night (exhausted). Plus also we will stay the following day and night in Bergen. And then we want to go on a Norway in a Nutshell excursion, including an overnight on the first day of the excursion, and end up in Oslo on the second day. What's the best itinerary? With the most Fjord cruising (on the first day I would imagine)? And the best place to spend the night? To me, from what I have read, it looks like Sognefjord in a nutshell and spending the night in Balestrand. FYI, we are not hikers, not kayakers. We love cities, cafes and shopping. But this is our SCAN trip and this is a must see.

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1. Re: Help with Norway in a Nutshell Overnight

Balestrand or Flåm would be good places to stay. Maybe Flåm as you need to get on the train from there to get yourself back to Oslo and Balestrand is across the fjord and maybe not so convenient. Depends on the ferry schedule from Balestrand to Flåm - does it correspond with the Flåm railway and the connection at Myrdal for the Oslo train ?

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2. Re: Help with Norway in a Nutshell Overnight

Flåm and Balestrand are small (tiny) villages. Voss is a small town. Oslo and Bergen are the only cities on this route.

Flåm and Balestrand are on the shores of the great fjord, Voss is at a nice lowland lake. For something different consider a night on the mountain plateau near the glacier at Finse (only by train).




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