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I’m visiting Norway for 10 days as a part of 2 week solo trip to Norway and Sweden in June 22. I won’t be driving and relying just on public transport. I'm not on a showstring budget but rather mid-range. I plan to spend b/w $100-$120 per night in lodging.
My focus is to see the most beautiful fjords even if they're touristy, since it's my first visit to Norway. However, I want to have a good mix of offbeat (whatever possible without car) and touristy places.
My tentative itinerary is as below-
Day 1- After spending 4 days in Stockholm, take a train from Stockholm to Oslo. Overnight in *Oslo***
Day 2- Take a train from Oslo-Flåm (Myrdal to Flåm in Flåmsbana). Overnight in Gudvangen. Since the 'DIY Norway in a Nutshell' is one of the highlights of my trip, I don't want to rush this completing Oslo-Bergen journey in one go. But, TBH I'm facing difficulty in finding budget accomodation in Flåm & Gudvangen since this is the peak season. Would you recommend skipping the nightstay in Gudvangen/Flåm or limiting it to 1 night?
Day 3- Fjord tour from Gudvangen to Flåm, and back to Gudvangen via bus. Overnight in Gudvangen. Not much agenda, just relax
Day 4- Reach Bergen in the noon from Gudvangen (via Bus to Voss and then Train to Bergen), Overnight in Bergen
Day 5- Bergen (local sights) Ulriken Cable Car, Fløyen (Fløibanen Funicular), Fantoff Church. Overnight in Bergen. Are there any good fjord cruises that I can consider? (Hardangerfjord etc)
Day 6- Bus to Ålesund. I know it’s a 9.5 hour journey but it’ll be worth it given the stunning views. Overnight in Ålesund
Day 7- Day trip to Geirangerfjord. It's a very pricey tour from Ålesund and will take the entire day, would you recommend staying in Geriranger instead of Ålesund, since my primary objective to stay in Ålesund was to see Geirangerfjord.
Day 8- 2 Hr FRAM bus to Åndalsnes, overnight in Åndalsnes, maybe I can drop this, as my only reason to visit was to do the Rauma line train journey. Pls recommend what I should add instead.
Day 9- Day trip via the Rauma line to Dombas, and back. Overnight in Åndalsnes
Day 10- Leave for Oslo from Åndalsnes, 6.5 hour train. I am not to kicked about spending more time in Oslo, hence just 1 night
Day 11- Fly out in the morning
Looking fwd to your feedback, thanks so much!