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Best use of 2 days with rental house near Styrn

I am getting overwhelmed with everything there is to see in Norway. I need the most help with planning our 2 days near Styrn. Åndalsnes, Geiranger, Hjørundfjorden and Alesund are all on our list. We will have a car but would like to take as many boat trips as we can to see the fjords.

Is there an itinerary where we could see all 4 places in 2 days with a combination of boat and car with our house rental being near Styrn?

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We did something similar last year in mid-May, in the same general area but from a different base.

Below is what I had figured out through some suggestions on this forum and google maps. It was generally accurate for driving times. I had figured it out both ways, clockwise and counterclockwise, but we ended up doing counterclockwise just as a better schedule for us (up earlier and back earlier). And if you are doing the Geiranger ferry do make an advance reservation. There were a number of cars in line when we did it that did not get on the ferry and had to wait for next. With our schedule we had plenty of time for lunch in Hellesylt before the ferry.

We did Alesund on a separate day.

Sunrise about 4:00

Storfjord Hotel to Solavågen drive (25k, 25 min) *45 Leave 8 am to make the 15:30 Geiranger ferry

Solavågen to Festøya by car ferry (every 30 min, takes 20 min, earliest 8:10)

Festøya to Sæbø drive (70k, 90 min) *135

Sæbø to Lekneset by car ferry (every 30 to 60 min, takes 15 min)

Lekneset to Hellesylt drive (30k, 35 min) *45 Arrive 13:00 or 14:00

Hellesylt to Geiranger by car ferry (every 1.5 hours, takes 75 min) (summer departures are 09:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30)

Geiranger to Eidsdal drive (25k, 30 min) *45

Eidsdal to Linge by car ferry (every 30-45 min, takes 15 min, latest 22:00)

Linge to Storfjord Hotel drive (60k, 60 min) *90

Sunset about 23:00

If exact driving time, and had to wait each ferry max. time, takes about 8.5 hours

If *1.5x driving time, and had to wait each ferry max. time, takes about 10.5 hours

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Do a round trip - staying in Stryn for this plan makes no sense.