30 May – Lax>Oslo Non-Stop
31 May – Arrive Oslo 2:20 pm - fly to Alesund - pick up rental car (stay Alesund)
1 June – Alesund (stay Alesund) [Thinking about Hjørundfjord cruise since still decompressing from long trip]
2 June – Alesund (stay Alesund)
3 June – Alesund to Hejelle via E39 to Åndalsnes and road 63 to 15 [Hjelle Hotel]
4 June - [Hjelle Hotel]
5 June - [Hjelle Hotel]
6 June – Drive Hjelle to Leikanger (staying in Private House on Fjord)
7 June – [Stay Leikanger] - Thinking Hella>Fjaerland Ferry trip
8 June – [Stay Leikanger] -
9 June – Ferry Kaupanger to Gudvangen (early boat)? [stay Leikanger]
10 June – Snow Road? [stay Leikanger]
11 June – Drive to Bergen [drop off rental car after check in] Bergen Apartment.
12 June – Bergen [Bergen Apt.]
13 June – [Bergen Bergen Apt.]
14 Bergen – Oslo Flight - Stay Oslo Airport Hotel
15 Back to LAX
So we're looking for local particulars to work into our itinerary in each place - we don't need to do the tourist things (Flam Railway, Geriangerfjord, etc.) and in fact we prefer the more off the beaten path scenarios - but most of the information you find is about all the touristic places - so hopefully we can get some good suggestions from the world's most helpful travelers!
The itinerary itself is settled, flights, Airbnbs bought and paid for etc.
We're thinking of 2-3 fjords, and including Kaupanger>Gudvangen, Hella>Fjaerland Ferry and Hjørundfjord cruise but to stay away from the major tourist zones. We do have 5 days in Leikanger, so would be interested in other "not to miss" sites accessible from there and very interested in advice for the 3 days at Hjelle Hotel. We'd be especially interested in some hikes - they don't have to be death marches or flat, easy paths - we can huff it when required - but nothing more than 2-3 hours R/T.
Thanks to all for all the good advice freely given!