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Express boat from Sogndal to Bergen

We are having difficulty finding information about the ferry schedule for the express boat to Bergen in June of 2017.

Our rough itinerary is:
Oslo - two nights;
Train/ferry to Balestrand via Flam - two nights;
Rental car to Geiranger - two nights;
Return to Sognefjord - one night;
Return car (on a Sunday morning), express boat to Bergen;
Bergen two nights.

An immediate question, beside the ferry schedule, is where to rent/return the car? We would prefer to keep the car until Sunday morning to allow for the most flexibility.

The rest of our trip really hinges on the logistics of these two arrangements. Any advice on this, or any other observations of traveling in the area would be appreciated.

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This past May I stayed two nights in Balestrand and rented a car for one day. The website for the rental agency is here: The owner dropped the car off at the Balestrand Hotell (where I was staying), and I just left the key at the front desk of the hotel when I was done. I doubt they do one-way rentals, but you can always email them and ask. It wasn't cheap, but the owner (named Kjetil, which is pronounced "sheh-teel") was very nice and helpful and gave me a great route for sightseeing for the day. And the owners of the Balestrand Hotell were wonderful, and I highly recommend staying there. Get a room with a fjord view.

I think there are two or three express boats from Balestrand to Bergen every day. You should be able to find the schedule here: