I thought my Norway itinerary plan for Aug-Sep 2022 looked great, until I saw the high rental car drop-off fees ($300-400?).
1. Fly to Oslo
2. Get rental car, drive north to Lillehammer/Kvam, then to Lom, then to Solvorn, then Balestrand (2 nights), then to Bergen. Drop off rental car.
3. Spend a few nights in Bergen, then take the scenic train from Bergen to Oslo
4. Spend a few nights in Oslo, then fly home.
Should I just suck it up and pay the drop-off fee, or is there a creative alternative? Of course, I could keep the car in Bergen and then drive back to Oslo instead of taking the train - but how does that drive compare to the train route? And, should I add a detour to visit any particular sights in southern Norway?