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drive Bergen to Trondheim

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falmouth
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drive Bergen to Trondheim

plannig on driving Bergen to Trondheim for 5 nites. i want to see selji island as well as alesund, krstiansund some of the stave churches and geiranger fjord area.. Would appreciate some suggestions for the itinerary...

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1. Re: drive Bergen to Trondheim

What time of year?

It's a total of about 700 km + detours + ferries, so you should be prepared to spend some 20 hours on the road.

This drive will bring you to several of Norway's iconic fjords, Geirangerfjord is merely on of them. So you don't really need to make an effort to see fjords, while driving you will constantly encounter grand fjords.

In general the "inner" roads are more scenic in terms of fjords. So instead of the E39, you can go E16 to Vik, Gudvangen or Lærdal, then cross the great Sognefjord by ferry. Then road 5 or 13 north, then E39 to Ålesund (or road 60 to Hellesylt, ferry to Geiranger). I would also recommend Trollstigen/Åndalsnes road 63.

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2. Re: drive Bergen to Trondheim

Thank you Viking.... I will not be spending 20 hrs on the road at once..I plan on taking 5 nites to go from Bergen up to Trondheim...

Thanks for the fjord tip...and the inner roads tip....

any places you rec to stop and see (ie am interested in history )

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3. Re: drive Bergen to Trondheim

Some places of historical significance to stop between Bergen and Trondheim:

- Undredal, nice village with Norway's smallest stave church: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undredal_Stave_Church

- Urnes Stave Church: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urnes_Stave_Church

- Lom Stave Church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lom_Stave_Church

- The ruins of Selje Abbey is an interesting place, but will be a detour if you choose the inner route: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selje_Abbey

- Sunnmøre Folkemuseum at Borgund near Ålesund is worth a visit: www.visitnorway.com/uk/Product/?pid=188360

- On the island of Giske outside Ålesund you can visit Giske Church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giske_Church

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4. Re: drive Bergen to Trondheim

Along one of the inner routes you will also pass Borgund (road E16) or Hopperstad (Vik, road 13) stave churches, or Kaupanger (road 5). Old Lærdal village is also next to E16/road 5, close to being destroyed by the great fire some weeks ago.

To see old style settlements, visit Mølstertunet (Voss), Havråtunet (near Bergen) or Otternes (Flåm):

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At Voss you can see one of the few wooden (non-religious) buildings from just after the Viking era

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In rural areas churches are usually the most interesting in terms architecture/history. For instance tiny Geiranger church.

Towns are generally less interesting. Åndalsnes, Molde and Kristiansund burned down during the war. Ålesund is most interesting, burned down 1904 then rebuilt in characteristic style.

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5. Re: drive Bergen to Trondheim

Thanks everyone for the info.I really appreciate it.

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