Need help with a short trip to Norway (or other places in the area)
June 3, 2007 4:26 PM   Subscribe

Need some suggestions for a very short trip to Norway.

I will be in Finland (work) next couple of weeks and I may be able to take one Fri-Sun period off during that. I have not had time to do much research since this whole trip kind of came together quickly. I was thinking of flying into Oslo on Thurs night and try to make the most of Fri/Sat/Sun. I will probably fly back to Finland on Sun evening or Mon early morning.

I would really like to see some of the Fjords. What are my chances and options of doing that in such a short time? I was looking at fjord-tours.com website at one of their tours called Royal Fjord tour. I think that can be done in a 24 hr period, but I can't seem to reach them using the phone number they have listed and strangely enough they dont have an email address to write to.

So any suggestions (including self help options) ?

My next choice is Stockholm if I can't make it to the fjords. I am open to any suggestion for short 2-3 day trip to any other nearby locations.

Many thanks.
posted by flyby22 to Travel & Transportation around Norway (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
You would be better off flying to Bergen instead of Oslo, which should be a better base for seeing the fjords.

There are daily excursions from Bergen to the closeby fjords, at 3 hours or a full day. Bergen is also a great stop that isn't as touristy as Oslo but still great. Don't miss the fish market! Looks like Finnair flies directly to Bergen from Helsinki.

Enjoy!
posted by gemmy at 5:03 PM on June 3, 2007


I had a great time just north (?) of Oslo in the woods. You can take the tram up a big hill and there's some gorgeous forest up there, lots of people hiking & biking around -- and the best part are the little cake stands every two hours or so of hiking. If you're not going to the fjords, I'd still recommend going to Oslo, doing Oslo city things one day and hiking / walking around up there another.
posted by neustile at 5:42 PM on June 3, 2007


second flying into bergen, then jump aboard a hurtigruten ferry and spend a couple days in a deckchair marvelling at the stunning scenery. I hear it gets better the further north you go but you probably will have to get off fairly soon.
posted by krautland at 6:48 PM on June 3, 2007


Response by poster: finnair website does not show any flights to bergen. should check other airlines i guess.
posted by flyby22 at 7:43 PM on June 3, 2007


Take the Norway in a nutshell tour. If you can't find a flight to Bergen, it can be done from Oslo, which may even enhance the tour as you'd get to see more of the mountains on your way over.
posted by esilenna at 2:12 AM on June 4, 2007


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