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family trip fjords - trouble with itinerary

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family trip fjords - trouble with itinerary

Hi,

We are travelling to the Fjords with 3 boys (Ages 3, 9 and 15).

Aug 6-8: Stockholm

Aug 9-10: Oslo

Aug 11: Lillehammer

Aug 12: Lillehammer to Geiranger

Aug 13:_________ (Alesund? Hellesylt - Ferry)

Aug 14: ________ (Briksdal Glacier ?)

Aug 15: ______ ?

Aug 16-17: ______ to Voss (+Nutshell Trip Voss-Voss)

Aug 18-19: Bergen

Aug 19-20: Geilo

1. As you see, we have a problem planning the 3 days we have in the Geiranger area ?

2. Should we sleep for 3 days in one place and then make the drive to Voss in one day? Where ?

3. Is it reasonable to try and make a day trip from Geiranger to Alesund ?

4.Any suggestions for a good base or bases with kids ?

5. If we make a stop on the way from north to Voss, where would be a wonderful place to stop ?

6. Best Activities in the area for kids.

Would appreciate your help!!

Thanks,

Michal (Israel)

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1. Re: family trip fjords - trouble with itinerary

Hello,

In Lillehammer you can visit Hunderfossen Familypark http://www.hunderfossen.no/forsiden, excellent for both adults and children.

Depending on where you are driving you can visit http://www.vassfaret-bjornepark.no/ I haven't been here my self, but I think the children will like it.

In Bergen there is an aquarium http://www.akvariet.no/ I don't think this page is in english, but you migth get an idea by looking on the pictures.

There is also an aquarium i Ålesund http://www.atlanterhavsparken.no/english.php

In Geilo there is a lot to do for the hole family, e.g rafting, rappelling. Look at this web page for ideas http://www.geilo.no/en/

For family activites in Voss visitvoss.no/en/…

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2. Re: family trip fjords - trouble with itinerary

Geiranger is really all about the fjord. The place itself is not really interesting, and often packed by cruiseship passengers You can go for some nice hikes from there, but that might be to steep and long for your kids, depending on their age

Kids might like to visit the pasture farms Herdalssetra

www.herdalssetra.no/engsider/engstart.html

For a daytrip from Geiranger, I suggest this one which shows you more of the fjords of the area

http://www.fjord1.no/en/default.asp?page=1574

I would move to Olden/Stryn area , stay overnight there, visit Briksdal glacier from there. At Randabygda Stryn, you can walk behind a waterfall, which use to be popular for kids. MOre info at nordfjord.no about attractions in this area

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