I am starting the planning stage of a Norwegian adventure. I am seeking feedback and suggestions of what to see and places to go to get the true feel of the Norwegian culture. I would like to capture excellent photographic opportunities and sample the out-of-the-tourist area for meeting people. I am not a big fan of the "big" cities but, historically-speaking, I would like to understand the culture and history.
I am open to renting a car, taking trains and ferries, and some hiking. I am looking at April or May for my trip and taking 9-10 days. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I can fly into Oslo or Bergen and will use AirBnB or hostels.