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Norway in the Spring 2023

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.

Thank you

Posted by
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Look into Åndalsnes. It is a 5.5 hour train ride from Oslo and it is very scenic and beautiful (4 hours from Oslo to Dombas, transfer at Dombas for a 1.5 hour train to Åndalsnes).

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What time of the year, and for how long?

I don't agree about Åndalsnes though, while not the ugliest town in the world it is not that beutiful in my opinion.

Posted by
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I just booked my flight. I will be in Norway from April 13 till the 22nd, and I will land and depart from Bergen. I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you again.

Bill

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Then my suggestion would be Bergen-Ålesund-Trondheim-Oslo-Bergen, that can be a nice loop for the time available. Rent a car for Bergen-Trondheim, take the train Trondheim-Oslo and do some version of Norway in a Nutshell from Oslo to Bergen.

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Closed roads are mostly on issue on smaller roads over mountain passes.

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Great trip report, Tammy. Norway is expensive. We were there in 2019. Can you imagine what it costs now? But I would not have brought all that wine with me as it’s heavy and I would worry about the bottles breaking. And we ran into very hot weather as well in Norway in August. I wish I had brought some capris.