We will be in Norway for 2 weeks in July after visiting friends in Denmark. It's a trip with my husband, we're late 50s, early 60s, active nature lovers and hikers (but a moderate two hour hike in a day is probably our max).
Our first thought was to ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark (since we will be in Blokhus) to Kristiansund, train/ferry to Stavanger and rent a car from there heading north for fjords on the west coast.
But now after learning about the hurtigruten ferries, I'm pondering flying Copenhagen to Oslo, two days for Norway in a Nutshell with an overnight in Flam, a day or two in Bergen, a four day cruise to Lofoten Islands, two days in Lofoten Islands, fly back to Oslo with 1 day left (what do do with it?) before flying back home via London.
I'm torn though between 14 days with a car (skipping Lofoten Islands and cruise) and the above itinerary as it seems like that just leaves me one free day for anything else I might want to explore in the west…no driving the Atlantic Road between Kristiansund and Molde, for example. There's never enough time lol. Any advice?