Looking at a June 2017, 12 day vacation in Norway. Plan to split time between scenic parts of the country (about 8 days) and then the remainder in the Oslo area visiting friends and relatives. Choosing June because of the clearer skies and drier weather.
Looking at Icelandair so can fly into Trondheim, Bergen, or Stavanger, for about the same price. Will finish in Oslo with perhaps a side trip to Stockholm afterwards.
The $2000 / day figure comes from the cost of the Hurtigruten for a family of 5, so anything expensive like that is not even in the realm of consideration. Even thinking that the Norway in a Nutshell day tour is too expensive, about $900 for 5.
Looking at flying into Trondheim, spending 2 nights, then heading toward Bergen for another 2 nights, giving 3-4 nights to spend in between somewhere, perhaps one central place on a fjord to use as a base away from normal tourist hordes? Rental cars seem to be one of the few things in Norway with reasonable pricing so thinking that is best over 5 bus/train tickets. Is it worth trying to camp to save money on lodging, we would have to check all the gear on the airplane?
Looking at trying to keep costs as close as possible to places like UK, Germany, Italy, France where we could comfortably get by on $350-$400/day for 5 people.
Any suggestions on route, stops, and things to see would be appreciated. Mainly looking for scenery and culture.