I am finally doing a trip I have wanted to for some time (thanks to the UK for treating French residents as “amber plus” and still requiring quarantine. . . I’ll not be spending my tourist euros in Scotland, but in Norway).
It’s been fun looking through the threads and seeing references to how much those who have been love Ålesund — I am wrapping up my trip there with four nights (early departure the final morning) and can’t wait to experience all the Art Nouveau architecture.
If anyone has any specific favorite coffee shops or restaurants or cafes etc, please let me know!
The itinerary for the trip (I am not renting a car):
Day 1: depart Paris for Bergen, direct flight on Air France. Stay in Bergen overnight.
Day 2: afternoon boat to Balestrand, stay at Kviknes Hotel.
Days 3,4,5: stay in Balestrand and walk, chill, do day trip to Vik, etc
Day 6: boat to Flam, check in at the Flam Camping hostel for one night, do the Flamsbana train up to Myrdal and back down.
Day 7: transit from Flam to Sogndal and on to Fjaerland to the Fjaerland Fjordstove Hotell.
Days 8,9: chill and walk and explore Book Town in Fjaerland.
Day 10: combo of buses to get to Ålesund.
Days 11,12, 13: stay in Ålesund and relax and enjoy the architecture, strolls, Jugendstil Center, cafes, etc.
Day 14: fly back to Paris via Oslo on SAS.