We're staying in Bergen for 3 nights, with a toddler, and are figuring out that a fjord trip like the nutshell one is likely a 8-10 hour extravaganza if we were to do it round trip from Bergen. That's a long time for a toddler, but we're dying to see the fjords. Does anyone have any advice on seeing the fjords from Bergen? We're thinking of maybe flying in, and either getting on the Bergen express boat to Balestrand (which looks like its 4 hours-is that right?) to stay for the night, then doing the nutshell route back to Bergen or vice versa (nutshell route, staying in Balestrand, then back to Bergen on the express boat). Does anyone know how long the segment from Balestrand back to Bergen via the fjords/boat/train/bus route might take?
Or have another idea for us?
We live in the UK, so flights aren't booked yet. We're going at the end of this month.