I am joining a RS tour to Scandinavia in less than two weeks. As a photographer, I’m eager to photograph as much of the fjords as I can. The tour does the cruise part of the Norway in a Nutshell tour, but not the train ride from Flam to Myrdal. I am staying one extra day so plan to head back up that direction on my own to catch the train. I’m torn between doing the Norway in a Nutshell and duplicating the two most scenic parts of the Sognefjord on the cruise, or going up the length of the Sognefjord by Balestrand in an express boat, the Sognefjord in a Nutshell trip. I understand the first part of that is not as scenic but it would be different. It only does the Aurlandsfjord, not the Nærøyfjord. Both trips do the train to Myrdal.
As a photographer, would I be better off duplicating my time in the most scenic areas or expanding my area? I need to book this in advance, and there is a chance it could rain the first day. Then duplicating would be great. I could also reshoot things that didn’t turn out well the first time. I don’t think there is a lot of time in small communities on the way up on the express boat in the Sognefjord nutshell tour or that would also be fun to photograph. I only have one extra day so can’t stay over in the villages.