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Day trips from Bergen

We will be in Bergen for 3 days after a Hurtigruten cruise in November and wanted to take some time to see the area. Any advice for places to see on a day trip? I'd also be interested in any hints about the Hurtigruten ferries if you have traveled with them.

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Consider a car round trip around Hardangerfjord.

Traveled with different ships of Hr. Which one is your ship? Any specific question?

The most basic tip: Hurtigruten ships are no cruise ships with huge entertainment offerings. So a good selection of books make sense. Also dress warm and multi-layer when walking on the outside decks. Nordic climate and wind can be strong and tricky.

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We will be on the Richard With. Wondering about excursions and whether they were worth the price. Also what shipboard time was like. I will be sure to bring books but wondering if they have a library on board?

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Never traveled on this ship, especially not with new interior (ship webpage).

Excursions: Be aware on the shorter daylights in November if it comes to excursions (example Trondheim). In the north of Norway much shorter. I do not know if you do southbound only or both ways? On southbound the midnight concert in Arctic Cathedral get good feedback.

Hikes like in Hammerfest on town mountain or in Alesund to Aksla / Kniven viewpoint you can easily do on your own.

Day / night activities: Keep some energy from the days to be awake in parts of the nights. With some luck you will see northern lights. The crew will keep you informed on chances to see them.

The team on board will present day programs to keep guests little entertained but do not expect a large library, esepcially not in English only. Hurtigruten has a lot of Scandinavian and German travelers as well. So, a good chance for some international exchange.

My tip: take a good camera with a long optical (!) zoom with you (e.g. travel zoom class).

See also for experiences from others.

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If your Nov is in 2019, I have missed it!
The following site has large amounts of info that answer your question about 3 days in Bergen and area.
I suggest a full day trip that involves train to Flam and ferry back to Bergen [or reverse].

If your nov. has passed, I hope you had a lovely time. Can you post about your Hurtigruten experience? Particularly in reference to a trip at this time of year.