We are going to Norway in late August into September. We will have a car. We will arriving in Bergen and driving to Oslo. We will have 10 days to get to Oslo. Alesund or Balestrand? Any help would be really appreciated.
We will also be exploring fjord Norway in June. I have been working on our itinerary for over a year (retired, so I have lots of spare time to do that!). We are flying in and out of Oslo, but days 2-11 might work for you.
2 We are taking a scenic train from Oslo to Bergen. Since you will already be in Bergen, use this day to explore Bergen.
3 Get rental car . Drive to Balestrand via FV 13
4 Loop drive around Sognefjord, including Gudvangen to Kaupanger ferry. 2nd night, same hotel
5 Drive to Geiranger via Lom
6 Drive those two twisty mountain roads to Andalsnes, push on to Alesund. We eliminated the Atlantic Road after several comments on this forum that the lengthy detour wasn't worth it .
7 Explore Alesund area, 2nd night, same hotel.
8 Drive to Loen via Oye Valley. Explore Loen area, do skylift if weather is good. If not, try again next morning.
9.Morning in Loen area. Afternoon drive to Laedal for the night.
10.Detour to Borgund stave church. Then Drive to Ullensvang hotel.
11.Explore Hardanger fjord area. 2nd night, same hotel.
12.Drive towards Oslo, stopping at Vorringfossen and Torpo stave church. We are spending the night in Jevnaker which is about an hour from the airport. This works because we have an afternoon fllight.
13.Return car. Fly home. ( Not a huge difference in car rental fees to return Bergen rental car at Oslo airport.)
You could eliminate one of the days in Alesund.
Thanks for all the great information. Still deciding where to go and how much time to spend driving. I don't know if we should go up to Alesund or not. There is lots to see and sometimes you cannot do it all!