I'm just starting to plan our trip for August/September 2023. We will likely be flying into Bergen from Stockholm and I'm looking for suggestions for an area to stay in for a week or so. Spouse likes to stay in one spot for a week (or longer) and since we are visiting several good-sized cities on this trip, I thought some place somewhat rural, near, but outside Bergen might be enjoyable. I'd prefer to rely on public transportation but realize that we may need to pick up a rental car in Bergen in order to stay outside Bergen. We need an apartment-type of accommodation or similar so that we can prepare meals as desired. Ideally, we'd be in or very near a small town with a few necessities (grocery, coffee shop for spouse,...) close by. A relaxing, peaceful place with great scenery all around is my desire!
Thanks in advance for any ideas and suggestions.