Geiranger Fjord is stunning, if you get time take a trip on the Flam railway, its one of the steepest in the world so great views and you get to see a fanastic waterfall close up. We took the train up the mountain and then hiked back down.
Just get out and about in the fjord region – I would see a stunning view and think thats it the best view ever and then round the bend would be an equally spectacular scene. We liked the town of Lom as a base to head out from.
One other thing if you are travelling by road whatever amount of time you think the journey might take, double it!
Most of the roads are narrow, steep and with lots of bends, so progress can be slow espeically if you get behind a slow moving vehicle. On the plus side the ferries are excellent, not too expensive, and very reliable.
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If you really like to drive you should stay in Åndalsnes and visit Trollstigen (amazing road), Geirangerfjorden, Atlanterhavsvegen and Molde city.
But those places are really far away from the rest of Scandinavia, and our roads are baaaaad. We went to Åndalsnes last year, and it was a nightmare with a caravan at some places.
But: Mjøsa, our largest lake, is gorgeous. Visit Lillehammer, the sights there are many, it has the fjord kind of landscape and there is loads of nature to walk in =)
There are LOTS of great places to visit in Norway. Here, a couple of recommenadations.
For hiking, Sautso Canyon in Alta – 7 kilometers of hiking to the edge of the largest canyon of northern Europe.
It’s worth driving at some really small roads on northern coast – as an example the one, that starts just before the Hammerfest bridge in Kvalsund, and takes to south-west (Porsa etc.) on the coast of Vargsund.
Other… Båtsfjord & Berlevåg, beatiful, barren landscapes. Lofoten. And I have only visited Norway north of Trondheim, there’s probably a lot of interesting to see in south as well. Overall – congrats, Norway is an excellent choice!
i would say that you should visit geirangerfjorden, trollstigen, and maybe atlanterhavsvegen. you should stay in the small (but gorgeous) city ålesund, and a tip for a very stunning hike: molladalen, all these things (maybe except atlanterhavsvegen) is in a two hour distance from ålesund by car (it is possible to take guided tours to geiranger and trollvegen by boat (or bus) from ålesund.)
here are some links:
(this is a picture from molladalen, the view is even grater than it may look, and the trip is not too advanced.)
the picture is from a mountain in this area.
i hope this can help you.
other great places would be the bergen/hardanger-area and the nothern parts of norway. lillehammer and mjøsa, is also nice places, but maybe a bit boring, if you like great nature at least.
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From a logistical standpoint, what’s the best way to travel in Scandinavia? Are there reasonably priced flights that we can jump on within Sweden, Norway and Denmark? Or would ferry and train make more sense? We are starting in Stockholm, traveling to Norway and ending in Copenhagen.
well, i’m not really into this, but:
1. i don’t think it’s any low price flights within scandinavia. (but i know that it’s low price train tickets within norway)
2. if you’re going to norway, from usa, (and following my tips), you might fly to london and fly directly to ålesund airport (vigra), spend some days here, and fly/bus and train to oslo/göteborg/stockholm. if you fly/train to oslo, you might spend a day or two here, before travelling to sweeden. i have no idea how it’s to travel between sweeden and denmark, and it probably depends on where you are, but i guess it’s easy to fly or take the train on the øresund bridge.
well. i did my best. or something like that. you should probably ask someone else, and probably listen more to them.
Dalsnibba – been there 6 days ago (for the second time).
Stunning view to the Geiranger Fjord.
You get to it if you use the traditional way to Geiranger via Trollstigen.
(Gotta pay for it though – but it’s worth it.)
And visit Alesund.
As the other has said above, Geirangerfjorden, Åndalsnes and Trollstigen is awesome places.
Also the Nordland-coast is an amazing place. All the islands, the small fishing-towns and all. It’s gorgeous. But since youre only here for 4 days, you wouldnt have time to all that. So if I were you, I’d go for Geirangerfjorden and Trollstigen!
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