Norway in Nutshell - Hardangerfjord - worth it?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Sep 12, 2012 12:34 AM Last Post By: chel2011
Aug 9, 2012 3:51 PM
I am going to Norway (on my own) in a couple of weeks and will have a couple of days in Bergen.
On one of these days, I want to visit the Hardangerfjord region. I've noted that you can do the Norway in a Nutshell day trip (either Bergen - Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Norheimsund - Bergen or Bergen - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - Bergen).
I guess my question is, is it worth paying the £88ish for this? Would it be much cheaper to book separately? Does the lack of hassle make it worth it? Is there anywhere else in the region it would be worth visiting instead?
I don't drive so will be sticking to public transport.
Any advice/suggestions much appreciated!
Edited by: franceeeees
Aug 9, 2012 4:47 PM
1I've done the traditional "Norway in a Nutshell" tour twice now and it is amazing, especially early in the season when all the waterfalls are full. I can fully recommend it! On our first trip we stopped in the village of Aurland for a couple of nights and then completed the tour two days later. There is amazing hiking around there with the dramatic typography and water to see and be near. I lived in Yosemite for a year as a young person and it is easily the equal of that. I don't know about Hardangerfjord but I did do another fjord trip a few years ago down near Stavanger but I don't remember the name. It was beautiful too. I think it would be best to have your own car and drive all over the fjord region but that would be very expensive and time consuming.
Aug 9, 2012 7:23 PM
Aug 10, 2012 4:54 AM
Aug 10, 2012 7:16 AM
4The price seemed very fair to me for what you get, the mainline train, the Flam train with its dramatic tunnels, bridges and views, a large and good quality ship with an experienced crew and a bus and driver willing to negotiate that incredible road. I did not check but it seems to me that paying separately would probably be the same or more.
Aug 11, 2012 11:26 AM
Norway can be much more expensive when you try to organize by yourself, unless you are a seasoned and Well connected traveller..
Aug 13, 2012 1:42 PM
Aug 14, 2012 1:46 AM
Aug 14, 2012 8:39 AM
Sep 12, 2012 12:34 AM
9Im thinking about maybe doing this trip this weekend as Ive got a few days in Bergen.
I have a hire car anyway so can't decide between the trip and just driving round myself and exploring. Ive done alot of driving in Norway already, but as the hire car is paid for by work Im not sure its worth spending £100 of my own money. It does seem that alot of the boat trips are still running as in other places everything seems to stop in Sept!
What else do people recommend for doing around Bergen?
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