Five us will be traveling together, including three adults and two children. We will be landing in Oslo on June 18 and are planning to take the scenic train to Bergen on the 20th if we can get a reservation. We would like to travel from Bergen to see the fjords. We would like to spend the 21st in Bergen and return to Oslo by June 22 or 23. Because of the children, we would like to avoid long drives.
Here are a couple of possibilities we are considering:
After spending a full day in Bergen, take a ferry south from Bergen to Stavanger the next morning and catch a plan to Oslo either late in the same day or early the following morning.
Take a one or one and a half day round trip ferry tour north from Bergen on the 22nd and fly back to Oslo preferably on the 22nd.
Do these options make sense?
Are there great fjords between Bergen and Stavanger. (We don't have to view the "ultimate" fjord.) Would the ferry between Bergen and Stavanger be pleasant? I know that it takes nine hours. Can we reserve that ferry well in advance? I assume we won't need a car.
Is there a great tour or short trip to and from fjords north of Bergen? Can they be reserved well in advance?
We'll appreciate answers or advice concerning any of these questions.