We are spending a week in Norway, using a car as our main transportation. We are spending 2 nights in Undredal and, because we can travel further off the beaten path with our own vehicle, I'd like to spend a day taking a car ferry through the Naeroyfjord, as well as making a big driving loop (taking the ferry when necessary) to Vik, Balestrand, Kaupanger, Laerdal, Aurland & back to Undredal. I have a couple of questions:
Would I really be missing out on "the best scenery ever" if we didn't take the train between Myrdal & Voss? Wouldn't seeing the fjord be amazing on its own?
Like others, I've had difficulty trying to figure out if there is or is not a car ferry between Flam and Gudvangan. If there was, we would take the ferry and then do the circle driving tour mentioned above.
If there's not, I was thinking we could either drive during the day and take the ferry back from Kaupanger to Gudvangan at 6 pm (skipping Kaupanger to Laerdal to Aurland) or take the ferry from Gudvangan to Kaupanger at 9 am and then drive to Balestrand, Vik, and back to Undredal.
Whichever version we choose, do we need to book the car ferry ahead of time or just show up?
I'd love some feedback as to which of these scenarios makes the most sense. We will be travelling the third week of August. Thanks!