Traveling around Scandanavia...coming to Norway from Denmark. Wanted to do Pulpits hike so we are flying into Stavanger instead of Oslo (to save time etc.). We were going to spend two days there then take the bus to Bergen (Goes over a few ferries/takes 5ish hours). Was going to spend a few days there (ice hike, via Ferrata, old Bergen) then go via Myrdal to Flam. In Flam we were going to do the rib boat to explore Naeoyfjord. Then quick boat to Balestrand where we'd rent a car and drive north to Geiranger and then Alesund and fly back to Oslo for a few days there then on to Iceland. I am totally stumped on getting from Balestrand to Geiranger - renting a car seems incredibly expensive $100 a day & $300 drop off fees. I can't believe this is the case, other people must do this yes? Any ideas? Any idea where is the closest ice hike to a major area (Bergen, Balestrand, Geiranger)
Also we will see Lysefjord (on way to Pulpits rock) and Naeoyfjord (while in Flam) am I being ridiculous making such effort to get to Geiranger - Im beginning to reconsider because by that point will all of the fjords look alike? We could go back from Flam to Oslo and call it a trip...any thoughts on if we are REALLY missing something special if we just see Lysefjord and Naeoyfjord and not Geiranger?