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Do Norwegian trains normal run on time?
This is what I am planing:
BERGEN - OSLO S by overnight train, arriving at 06:27
Then Oslo to Stockholm leaving at 07:32. This will be a non refundable fare.
Is the overnight train likely to be on time?
Any suggestions for affordable restaurants in these two cities?? We'd like to try them, but we are not $300/
Person diners. Local flavor??? Interesting new places?? THANKS!!!
I will be in Norway the first week of June.....Oslo, Aurland, Flam, Geiranger, Lom, and Lillehammer.....is my general vicinity and am wondering if the grass will have greened up, trees leafed out, and the flowers blooming????
I am planning on traveling in Scandinavia by car in July and August with my 2 months old son and my mom . I love the outdoors and I would like to do days / half days hikes with my baby . I woualso plan on doing more adventuorus things -daily trips only - (kayak, glaciers) while my mom takes care of the baby. My plan is to spend 5/7 days in each location, renting apartments and planning my itinerary as I go along. Oslo and Bergen are on the list , but I would also like to spend 1 or 2 weeks in smaller towns, closer to nature and the outdoors.
Can you please recommend a location and /or hiking itineraries suitable for a fit mom and her newborn? Any other tips?
I'm sure I read about a backpackers hostel in Tromso. Anyone know the details if so (not the cheaper hotels like Sydipen or Ami, but a true backpackers hostel (can't seem to find it now). Read about it earlier this year being about 4km from the city and open from June.. thanks.
Other than that, Tromso camping for me.
Hi there, 27 year old female considering a short trip to Norway this june! I am laid back, fun, outgoing and enjoy seeing new things! Sense of humour essential! Its not boot camp!
I only have about 5-6 days to lend and thought I would take a flight from the UK (1.5hrs) to the west coast (Bergen or haugesund) and hire a car.
From this I then plan to drive around Fjord Norway and stay in Hostelling international Norway http://hihostels.no/en/
There are some great locations right next to what I want to see!
Gaustatoppen would be one place I would like to spend a day hiking and I would also like to see preikestolen.
Apart from this I am flexible with options, will look into some of the other places closer to the time. I just want a few climbs and some nice scenery for the week! However I dont want to go climbing and driving on my own, hence I am looking for someone who may be c... more »
So this time we're off to Tromso - our 11 day break is shaping up to be more expensive than a month in Cuba or three weeks plodding up to base camp on Everest and we have yet to face the cost of living in Norway!
However not deterred we will be amongst the hoards wandering around downtown Tromso this year with about as much to do as we would on a weekend trip to Norwich so here I am to ask for your help.
Looked at dog sledding and snowmobiling and to book in advance I may have to sell a kidney - what I want to know is if this is a smart move? The 'book in advance' not 'selling a kindney'! that is. Are the £13,000 prices for two days fun standard or will I get a better deal once my boots hit the snow covered streets?
Also any other suggestions as always welcome!
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I will have a full Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Bergen with my husband at the start of June and was hoping that there were some suggestions as to how best (and cheaply) to spend this time. We would like to do something 'interesting' ie, sea kayaking, walking etc and are quite happy to leave Bergen for these three or two days (we fly out on the Monday night).
Any hints, tips or suggestions of things to do and place to see/stay within easy distance of Bergen are much appreciated!
Many thanks in advance for your help!
We would like to rent a car for about 20 days.
Can you recommend a company you had good experience with?
I'm planning a 1 week trip to Norway with my friend. We would like to take our bikes with us and cycle around. Our main goal is to see norways beautiful nature (mainly fiords). Can you recommend a route that is worth doing ? We are planning to travel by asphalt roads or paved roads (our bikes have thin wheels). Are camping sites widly available in Norway ? We would like to camp to cut costs. I read about camping law in Norway, but is camping this way doable ?
Hello Lonely people!
I will be travelling to Norway in third week of June and plan to spend 7 days in the picturesque country.
To start with, I will be landing in Oslo and spending a couple of days before I leave for Bergen and the west coast.
Now, I plan to see Voss, Flam, spend the night camping at one of the many places between Oslo and Bergen, see the fjords in and around bergen, Also go for a glaicer walk, see The pulpit rock and spend 2 days in Bergen.
It would be great if you can help to set the things right here. Also is it possible to cover everything in 7 days?
I was interested in getting a tattoo in order to commemorate a trip to Norway but am quite confused. I would like my tattoo to say "Be Brave" in Norwegian but I'm getting several variations of the phrase. So far I've seen Vaere Modige, Vaer Modig, Vaere Modig and so on. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I am thinking of visiting Bergen and western fjord area the last week of May.
Is it too early in the season to do day hikes/walks in the area? Would we be limited in what we can do by going at that time?
We are flying from Canada and have 8 days: We were thinking of spending 2 days in a city and the rest in the fjords if there was enough time. (perhaps coopenhagen, or stockholm?). Is this too much to do? Any suggestion as to how many days to spend in the fjord area?
Opt for the May 9 at trekkig to Norway. Fly has to Bergen. The original plan was to drive to Jondal and approach 4 days, the glacier. Unfortunately, all the time is a lot of snow and I have, therefore, to find an alternate route. We sleep in tents and the time to return to Bergen we have until May 14. I care about the route which will give advice 12 year old boy. We drive from Bergen a local communication.
If you know any interesting routes I will be obliged.
Edited by: adamlugi
We have 4 or 5 days this June and would like to see fjord. We are outdoor enthusiasts and like hiking and camping. What would be an ideal itineraries for our purpose? I am now thinking start from Oslo and finish at Haugesund because I found cheap tickets to/from these places on Ryanair and don't want to go back. Will these be an ideal start and finish points? We are in a hurry because the sale ends next Monday. Thanks.
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