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Upcoming Norway Trip : Itinerary Query : Pls Help

Hi There,

I (31yrs) and my wife (30yrs) , along with my Parents (60yrs) (Total 4 people) are planning to visit norway for our vacation next week.(Starting July 15th 2016)

We all love to travel. We would love to see norway with different means of transport to get around & see...like Air , Road , Ferry & rail. We are not much into hiking & camping but do enjoy places of interest on our way. We are vegetarians and would be preferring to Rent apartments wherever we go, considering there might not be enough options for us eating outside. Also we are comfortable cooking quick meals & pack them for our On the go tours.

After going through few itineraries and Search I have put down the following plan. Would really appreciate if anybody can let ms know if the plan is smooth & workable. Any suggestions are welcome.

15th July : 3: 30 AM : New Delhi to Oslo (12 noon , 15th july) (14hrs including stopover)

overnight stay in oslo.

16th : Oslo to Svolvaer By Air. (we may have to do this via bodo OR oslo to bodo by air & bodo to svolvaer by ferry). Renting a Car in svolvaer . (expensive?) Overnight in Svolvaer or Kabelvag.

17th : Driving on E10 , exploring Lofoten on the way to Reine . Overnight in Reine. (Robuer Stay).

18th : Morning : Moskenes to Bodo Ferry. And then we have to go from BODO to ANDALSNES.

For this which option should we do :

A. Bodo to Andalsnes via Trondheim , Dombas BY RAIL (We may do overnight train to reach next morning) OR

B. Bodo to Trondheim By Air and Trondheim to Andalsnes via Dombas By Rail?

19th : Renting a Car in Andalsnes to reach Geiranger via trollstigen.

19th : We will have Car to drive around . Also we can do Geiranger cruise that day. Overnight stay on Geirangerfjord area. (any recommendations?)

20th : Driving around Geiranger. Stay in Geiranger.

21st : Driving to Alesund & dropping Car.

Alesund to Bergen By Air. Overnight stay in bergen.

22nd : Bergen sighseeing for a day. Overnight stay in bergen.

23rd : Bergen To Flam (Norway in nutshell). Overnight stay in Flam.

24th : Flam to Oslo : overnight in Oslo.

25th : Oslo sightseeing.

26th ; Morning Flight Back to Delhi.

We would welcome any suggestions if we are cramping too much or overstaying any place which can be changed. I know its last minute & we have lot of bookings to do in term of transportation & accommodation.

Thanks

Ashish

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Definitely do plan B!! It is quicker and your trip is already quite compact...the more time you can save the better in my opinion.
The drive from Andalsnes, over Trollstigen, to Geiranger, and then down the Geirangerfjord is one of the great drives of the world.
When you drive from Andalsnes get a very early start to drive up over Trollstigen before too many crowds and tour buses arrive. Drive to the top of the pass and then park to see the overlook from the top. From there drive to the Gudbrandsjuvet cataract...a spectacular watercourse with some interesting architecture from which to view it. From there, go to Geiranger, and stay in Geiranger overnight. There are many hotels...the higher up you are behind the town, the better your view of the fjord will be!
The next day put your car onto the car ferry from Geiranger to Hellesylt. It will take you on a 60 minute ride through the Geirangerfjord...just an amazing ride. Pricey but worth it. There is a ferry every 90 minutes or so.
From Hellesylt you can drive back to Alesund...head north to Stranda then head west over the Sunmore Alps towards Sykkylven. Catch the car ferry at Sykkylven going to Magerholme and then drive about 20 minutes further to Alesund.
The timing of your trip looks perfect! For just 10 - 11 days you are maximizing your time but not rushing around too much...you'll be tired at the end but happy for all that you have seen!
Enjoy your trip!