Hi..The trip to Norway is on my husband's bucket list and since we're both seniors we're trying to get the list taken care of! We have traveled extensively in Europe but never into Scandinavia and, since I am the planner, I have to say that trying to even figure out where and how is a little overwhelming. We will most likely spend 2-3 weeks in Norway. We will be going mid to late September. We will be arriving in country by train or ferry since we will be flying into Germany on a military space-a flight, and going home the same way. We are used to being relatively budget minded when we travel, although it seems that this option is really not an option in Norway. We will not be able to make any kind of reservations since we will not have an exact arrival date.
We will be using public transportation so I would like to know if going to Bergen is necessary to access the fjords. Would we be better off buying point to point tickets or a rail pass? Are any of the scenic train routes better than the other? What about ferry transportation heading north. The goal up north is Tromso(hopefully)and then heading back south. Lodging options would be appreciated. We like to stay in smaller towns rather than the cities. Would like to visit Flam, Alesund, Kristiansund, Trondheim, and Bodo, and, again, hoefully up to Tromso
I know this is a lot of information, but this is all REALLY new territory to us so any help would be greatly appecitated! THANKS.