I'm just beginning to do my trip research for a trip from August 3 - Sept 11. Yes, it's a long trip and I have to admit that it's a bit spontaneous! I'm planning to visit Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Estonia.
I'd love to spend about 7-10 days in Norway, with a majority of time concentrated exploring fjords and the countryside. A few notes:
- I don't have a driver's license.
- I'd like to avoid extremely touristy attractions like Norway in a Nutshell, though I'd still love to visit some of the fjords on that route if possible.
- I'd love to do a hike or two, but I have some knee problems that limit my ability to do steep descents. So, easier hikes are preferable. I don't think Troll's Tongue would be within my abilities unless I had a guide who would be willing to help me with the descent (for example, I was able to do the hike between villages in Cinque Terre, Italy, but it took me an extra hour because I had to take it very slowly.)
Do any seasoned Norway travelers have advice on the best countryside spots to visit, how to get around between them without a car, and whether I can accomplish this without Norway in a Nutshell? Especially given my short timeframe, I'm also noticing that many of the hotels on the NiN route are booked anyway.