My wife and I are beginning to plan a trip to Scandinavia. It will likely not happen until 2023 as COVID continues to be a wildcard that we'd like to avoid (or, hopefully stabilizes somewhat).
Our initial thoughts are to fly into Stockholm and spend two to three nights (probably 2). Then take an early morning train to Copenhagen and spend two nights. The following afternoon take the overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo.
Upon our arrival in Oslo, our thought was to spend two nights there and then do the 'nutshell' tour to Bergen and stay there two nights. From Bergen, we'd fly to Berlin to continue our trip.
As I continued to read Rick's book, I realized that driving to fjord country might keep us away from the crowds and give us some flexibility.
I'm now thinking that, with the ferry arriving at 9:15 in the morning, we could rent a car and immediately move on to 'fjord country' for 4 to 5 days, skipping Oslo altogether.
Our primary purpose in going to Norway is to experience the fjords and, while reviewing Rick's book, there doesn't seem to be a lot of "must dos" in Oslo from our perspective.
Is skipping Oslo a stupid idea?
Rick's book gives drivers several ideas of what is possible. Those of you who have experienced fjord country by car, I'd appreciate learning about your trip, what you did and what you would do differently.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. Tom