Travels in Norway
February 1, 2018 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Headed to Norway this summer. Spending 5 days on a friend’s farm 2 hours from Oslo, 4 days in Oslo. Where else in Norway should we go for 3 days? Train or fly, we won’t have a car. Open to just about anything!
posted by gryphonlover to Travel & Transportation around Norway (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I did the Norway in a nutshell train thing about 7 years ago, really enjoyed it. Bergen is beautiful, particularly walking around the hills around the town (city?) link.
posted by 92_elements at 1:19 PM on February 1, 2018

Take any train, anywhere, and enjoy. You can't go wrong. We went to Lillehammer and did the bobsled run and it was beautiful just walking from where the train drops you to the facility.
posted by thorny at 1:30 PM on February 1, 2018

If you want to be around lots of tourists, go to Bergen. If tourists drive you crazy, go to Trondheim. Both are conveniently connected to Oslo by trains and planes.
posted by madcaptenor at 1:50 PM on February 1, 2018

Bergen is really nice, and the train ride there from Oslo is unbelievably gorgeous.
posted by number9dream at 1:51 PM on February 1, 2018 [1 favorite]

Bergen! It's easily accessible with Norway in a Nutshell.

Bergen is a lovely town, though a little touristy. The funicular is great, and there are hiking trails up at the top of the mountain. Bryggen, a Ye Olde Tyme area on the waterfront, is picturesque but very touristy -- go early. The Rosenkrantz Tower was worth a visit.

If we'd had a little more time I would have also liked to have gone to Tromso to see the midnight sun.
posted by basalganglia at 2:06 PM on February 1, 2018

God, get up to Svalbard. Flights leave Oslo for Longyearbyen several times a week. The sun is just about to return. It is one of the most magnificent places I've ever been.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 7:27 PM on February 1, 2018

Ok, 4 votes for Bergen. Although I will consider Svalbard for a future trip! Thanks so much.
posted by gryphonlover at 9:42 PM on February 3, 2018

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