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Fjord Travel Norway
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The most popular winter excursions in Tromso are without a doubt the Northern Lights tours. I am always a bit hesitant to suggest to book a tour for something that you can see for free. However, there are many reasons to consider taking a Northern Lights tour in Tromso. First, the Northern Light tours bring you to a place where the chances to see auroras are highest for that specific night. Second, you don’t need to rent a car and drive in the dark on the icy roads. Third, you can .....benefit from the knowledge and experience of the guides, who will often also give you aurora photography tips. And finally, if you book a small group tour, you also get a warm suit as well as a really nice bonfire experience. For more information and to get a better idea of what to expect from the Northern Lights tours in Tromso, you can read my personal experience and practical tips for chasing Northern Lights in Tromso. Here are some of the best Northern Lights tours in Tromso: Show less
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Flåmsbana
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Flåmsbana, Norway
Flåmsbana, Norway
A spectacular train journey Flam – Myrdal – Flam is probably the main highlight in Flam area. Described in many publications as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, a ride on the Flam scenic railway is not to be missed. The 2-hour round trip will take you through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery. In less than an hour, the train ascends 866 meters (2,841 ft) and passes beautiful valleys and countless waterfalls. The train makes a short photo stop by the impressive Kjosfossen waterfall. All of .....a sudden the music starts to play and a dancer appears on the mountain, by the ruins of an old farm. Some people will find this a mesmerizing experience, the others – a strange tourist attraction. No matter in which camp you are, you cannot help but admire the sheer power of this waterfall! And just think of it – how cool is it for a train to stop in the middle of nowhere just for you to be able to admire this spectacular waterfall. Show less
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Bergen
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Bergen, Norway
You can combine the Flam Railway with a fjord cruise as part of the hugely popular self-guided Norway in a Nutshell day trip from either Bergen or Oslo. You can also take the train independently from Bergen to Flam which takes around three hours each way. The Norway in a Nutshell trip gets really busy. So a good tip if you are doing the trip independently is to check out the Norway in a Nutshell timetable and avoid the trains they use – we had a carriage almost to ourselves on .....the Myrdal–Flam route by doing this! Show less
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Jotunheimen National Park
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Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
Lom is a beautiful village at the entrance of the Sognjfell Mountain Road that reminded of me of a quaint ski village. We slept in Lillehammer the night before (another lovely town) and drove to Lom in the morning. I wanted a map before we headed out so we wandered around the very quiet shops near the stave church in Lom until I finally found a visitor's center for the Jotunheimen National Park that had a map of the road.
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Pulpit Rock
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Pulpit Rock, Norway
Pulpit Rock, Norway
Pulpit Rock, Norway
Preikestolen, or The Pulpit Rock, is one of the most popular hikes in Norway. Many people come to Stavanger just to hike to the Pulpit Rock. Even Tom Cruise was at the Pulpit Rock recently. You can see him hanging by a thread on the Pulpit Rock in his latest Mission Impossible: Fallout movie. The purpose of this post is to show you that there is so much more to see and do in Stavanger than just the Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock hike. At the same time, you really don’t .....want to miss these two main highlights that Stavanger is famous for. So if you are fit enough for a moderate 4-hour hike, don’t miss The Pulpit Rock! It’s an unforgettable experience and will definitely be one of the highlights of your trip to Norway. Practical information: Here you can read all about our experience hiking to the Pulpit Rock (we did this hike with 3 young kids).  In this post, you can find all the practical information for the hike as well. Count at least 6-7 hours for the hike including transportation to and from Stavanger. TIP:If you find the logistics too complicated or rather not go on your own, there are local guides that can guide you to the Pulpit Rock as well. One of the biggest advantages of going with a guide is that you can start the hike much earlier before the crowds arrive (e.g. the sunrise hike). If you don’t feel like getting up in the middle of the night, but still want a guided tour, check this highly-rated guided Preikestolen hike tour that also includes a canoe experience. Show less
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Bryggen
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I got offered to receive a Bergen card. There are different types such as one for 24 hours to 3 days. I got a 4 day one that you can’t get. I got it for free from Vistbergen tourist board. It allows you to gain entry to most museums for free or at discount.  As well as this, it gives you free bus and tram rides around Bergen. In addition to this, it gives more discounts to more attractions, restaurants and even 10% discount for Flybussen that is the bus .....to and from the airport to Bergen. Find out more about the Bergen card. Bergen is known as the “gateway to the fjords”, and with this primary location with a vast variety of fjords close by. This makes it a very popular place for visitors. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with only 270.000 inhabitants. Bergen has a wide range of things to offer from shopping, hiking one of the 7 mountains surrounding it and to the old town. With all of these options, it’s easy to miss out something. Don’t worry about this I have compiled my top favorite 6 things to do in and around Bergen from my 4-day trip there last week. More places to visit on Norway.  Show less
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Viking Ship Museum
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Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
The main features here are three major original Viking ships: the Oseberg Ship, which dates from around the year 820; the Gokstad Ship from around the year 900; and the Tune Ship, which also dates from around 900 AD.  The Viking Ship Museum isn’t large, but in addition to the ships, they have various other Viking artifacts, including a large cart found with the Oseberg Ship and burial artifacts. A larger Viking Age Museum is being planned nearby in Bygdøy. The really compelling feature of this museum for my kids was the .....video display. Every fifteen minutes or so, a short film was artfully projected right onto three walls of one of the rooms of the museum. Between the music and the design of the film, it was a captivating explanation of Viking history and my family all watched it at least twice. Show less
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Galdhøpiggen
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Galdhøpiggen, Norway
Galdhøpiggen, Norway
Galdhøpiggen, Norway
Galdhøpiggen, Norway
Galdhøpiggen, Norway
Yeah, you heard me right. The Lofoten Islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…long stretches of white sand and crystal clear aquamarine water, all with the backdrop of towering, jagged mountains. Ramberg Beach, Ytresand Beach, Uttakleiv Beach, and Haukland Beach are all easy to get to by car. The only way to get to Kvalvika Beach is on foot. To get to Bunes or Horseid Beaches, you will need to take a ferry from Reine and then hike the rest of the way. Ramberg Beach   Kvalvika Beach   Haukland Beach   Uttakleiv Beach
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Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
For a rather small town, Tromso has quite a big variety of interesting attractions and museums. From the world’s northernmost University, Brewery, Cathedral or a Glass Blowing Studio to some interesting museums, art galleries, and also an aquarium. Tromso also has a really nice waterfront area – Tromso Harbor, and if you like shopping don’t miss the main shopping street – Storgata.
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The Vigeland Park
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The Vigeland Park, Norway
The Vigeland Park, Norway
The Vigeland Park, Norway
Recently named one of the best sculpture parks in Europe, the Vigeland Installation situated within Frogner Park in Oslo is the life’s work of Gustav Vigeland, who donated his works to the city. It’s also the largest sculpture park in the world dedicate to a sole artist. Cut from bronze, granite, and wrought iron, the 212 sculptures depict the human form in various struggles, including the bizarre “Man Attacked by Babies” and the “Monolith,” which features 121 humans clawing their way to the top to reach out to the Divine.
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Bergenhus Fortress
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Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen
Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen
Bergenhus Fortress, Bergen
When you get back to Bergen city center, take some time to explore the town’s street art scene. In the past two decades, Bergen walls became a colorful expression field, both for local and international artists. While Bergen municipality removed the early wall art, including some original work by Banksy at the beginning of the century, today it allocates the money to the street art projects. Bergen quickly gained the reputation of the street art capital of Norway. I have no particular place to direct you, but keep your eyes open when walking .....the city, as you will undoubtedly notice vivid facades popping up in front of you! Show less
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The Vigeland Park
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The Vigeland Park, Oslo
The Vigeland Park, Oslo
The Vigeland Park, Oslo
The Vigeland Park, Oslo
The Vigeland Park, Oslo
Gustav has explored the human form by creating “bizarre and delightful” statues. Some of the most famous sculptures include those that follow everyday social situations such as hand-holding, walking and sitting. Others are more abstract in design, such as “Man Attacked by Babies.”  Through his artwork, Gustav Vigeland has explored the expression of the human form and created pieces that encourage further thought and reflection. Some additional highlight statues include:
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Viking Ship Museum
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Viking Ship Museum, Norway
Viking Ship Museum, Norway
Viking Ship Museum, Norway
Viking Ship Museum, Norway
Viking Ship Museum, Norway
There is so much to do in Oslo that if you have the time, you could spend 3 or 4 days exploring the city. Your second day will primarily be spent on the Bygdøy peninsula. You can take an Oslofjord tour that morning and then ferry over to the peninsula to check out the Fram Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Viking Museum, and the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. If you aren’t a big fan of museums, you can pick and choose which ones you want to visit, but I’d definitely recommend .....the Fram and Cultural History museums. In the afternoon, you’ll want to catch a train to the suburb of Holmenkollen to see the Olympic Ski Jump and Ski Museum. It’s a great place to watch the sunset over the Oslofjord. Check out our full Oslo itinerary and read more about the Oslo attractions we recommend. Show less
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Nobel Peace Center
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Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
There’s a lot to love about vibrant Oslo. With a population of just 650,000 people, though its population may be small, area wise Oslo is one of the largest cities in the world. Home to many world-class museums, Oslo is these days a world cultural capital and where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented every year. The central parts of Oslo buzz with cafes, restaurants and bars but just a short trip on the metro will take you to a different world. Be warned - the forest wilderness of Nordmarka .....and the shore of the Oslofjord will both make it very hard for you to leave. Show less
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Stavanger
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Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger town center is not very big, so I suggest that you go for a short walk and see some of the main highlights in town. One of the landmarks you shouldn’t miss in Stavanger is its medieval cathedral – Domkirke. It has been recently restored and is one of the best-kept old churches of Norway. It’s also the only cathedral in Norway that has been continuously used since the 1300s. Breiavatnet is a small lake with a fountain located in the middle of Byparken park in the center of Stavanger. It’s .....just a stone’s throw away from the old town and the cathedral and is a nice place for a relaxing stroll. Show less
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Polaris Norway AS
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Polaris Norway AS, Norway
Polaris Norway AS, Norway
Polaris Norway AS, Norway
Of all the museums I visited in Tromsø, this was my favorite. Polaria focuses on Arctic nature, especially the flora and fauna of the area. They have bearded seals and other marine animals within the museum, as well as events and presentations throughout the day, including seal feeding and presentations on Svalbard island. Admission: NOK 130 ($17).
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Preikestolen Fjellstue
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Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
Preikestolen Fjellstue, Norway
The nearest places to stay are Preikestolen Fjellstue or in Tau, for example, the Lilland Brewery Hotel. Add links!!! You can also stay overnight in Stavanger, from where you can drive in the morning (takes about 2 hours) or take a boat trip on the Lysefjord.
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Stalheim Hotel
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Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Norway in a Nutshell is a packaged tour that combines a scenic ferry ride on two connected fjords (Naeroyfjord & Aurlandsfjord), a bus ride on the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva, an epic view of the Naeroydalen valley from the rear patio of the Stalheim Hotel, and a spectacular railway journey in the mountains. Visitors can start and end the tour in several of Norway’s most popular cities with all transportation included. For the traveler with only a limited amount of time in Norway, this tour can be very appealing. The Naeroyfjord is .....one of the narrowest and most scenic fjords in Norway. With towering mountains, quaint coastal towns, and waterfalls, Naeroyfjord is definitely worth visiting. The Flåm Railway, also called Flåmsbana, has been described as the most beautiful train journey in the world (by Lonely Planet in 2014). It is a 20 km trip that connects Flåm and Myrdal and is one of the steepest routes in the world. Norway in a Nutshell is a packaged tour that is operated by Fjord Norway.The tour can start in Oslo, Bergen, Voss or Flåm and end either where you started or at one of its other destinations. For example, in just one day, you can take a train from Bergen to Voss, a bus from Voss to the Stalheim Hotel to enjoy the stunning view of the Naeroydalen valley, a bus ride on one of Northern Europe’s steepest roads (Stalheimskleiva), a cruise on Naeroyfjord & Aurlandsfjord, take the Flåm Railway to Myrdal, and then take a train onward to Oslo. It’s a big day and it also has a big price (NOK 2200), but includes your transportation across a large part of Norway. To read more about Norway in a Nutshell, visit their website. Show less
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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is an open air museum that gives you a look back at the way of life in Norway ranging from the 1200s to modern times. In the area for each time period there are buildings that you can enter for a complete view on society at the time. A surprisingly fun place to get a wide range of photographs as well.
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Gamle Stavanger
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Gamle Stavanger, Norway
Gamle Stavanger, Norway
Gamle Stavanger, Norway
Gamle Stavanger, Norway
Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger) is a small historic area with beautifully restored wooden buildings dating from the turn of the 18th-19th century. If you only have a couple of hours in Stavanger, then this is one place you really don’t want to miss. This protected area was originally home to the workers of the sardine canning industry. More than 170 houses have been beautifully restored and a visit to this historic quarter with its white wooden houses, colorful flowers, and well-kept little gardens is a real treat for the eye. Strolling through .....the narrow cobbled streets with the old fashioned street lanterns and empty benches feels like stepping back in time and you’d almost forget that people live here today… If you want to have an authentic feel of old Norway, then Gamle Stavanger is probably one of the best places to experience this. Practical information:Gamle Stavanger is located to the West of the old harbor Vagen, just a few minutes walking distance from the Strandkaien cruise ship terminal (see the map). Show less
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Norway
Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Norway
Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Norway
Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Norway
Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Norway
You can’t really miss the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger. Built as a replica of an oil platform, its very special architectural design will catch your eye immediately. But there is so much more to this museum than its impressive exterior! There is a lot to see and do in this museum, often chosen as the best museum of Stavanger by guidebooks and travellers alike. Not only can you learn everything about oil, you will also get a better understanding about the importance of the petroleum industry in Norway. It turned the .....country that was once on the brink of poverty into one of the most wealthy countries in the world. There are models of oil platforms and ships, rigs with emergency slides, and even an escape room where you can experience what it would be like to try to evacuate from a burning rig. Children will love this museum as well. There is a question and answer trail to follow, lots of hands-on experiences, and a themed playground where the kids can put on a helmet and a uniform and build their own oil platform. Practical information: You can find more information and opening times on the official website of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Count at least an hour or even two for a visit. Show less
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Kjerag
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Kjerag, Norway
Kjerag, Norway
Kjerag, Norway
Despite the fact that it’s quite far from town and not the easiest place to get to, Kjerag is a really popular day trip from Stavanger. With its 1084m, it’s the highest mountain in the area that not many people hiked to in the past. It’s very probable that you’ve seen a picture of a round rock stuck in the mountain crevice, often with a person standing on top of the rock. Being able to take an epic picture like that is the reason why Kjerag has become more and more popular .....in recent years. It seems that the Instagram-factor of the Kjeragbolten is too big to resist and so more and more tourists come to Stavanger in order to hike to the Kjeragbolten. Kjeragbolten is a strenuous hike of almost 10 km that takes about 6 hours to complete. It’s the most challenging of the three most popular hikes near Stavanger mentioned in this post and can only be done in summer. Actually, it can be done off-season as well, but you shouldn’t attempt that without an experienced local guide. Practical information: You can find all the practical information for hiking to Kjerag here. If you don’t have a car and find it too complicated to attempt to get to Kjerag by public transport, you can best book a guided summer hike from Stavanger (I know the guide because we did the Florli4444 hike with him and he’s really good). The biggest advantage of going with a guide is that you can beat the crowds by going very early in the morning and you don’t have to worry about renting a car, parking, or researching where to hike. Show less
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Museo Polar Ship
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Museo Polar Ship, Norway
Museo Polar Ship, Norway
Museo Polar Ship, Norway
Museo Polar Ship, Norway
Museo Polar Ship, Norway
Then I walked back to Tromso Harbor to visit one of the most interesting museums in town, The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet i Tromsø). The Polar Museum is quite small, but it’s extremely interesting and eye-opening. It gives a good insight into polar expeditions, life in the Arctic regions, but also on the sad and devastating impact that humans have had on Arctic wildlife… If you visit just one museum in Tromso, make it this one! Practical Information: Museum is open daily, in winter it’s open from 11 AM to 5 PM.
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The Atlantic Road
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The Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road, Norway
There are few more atmospheric places to stay anywhere in Norway than the original fishing and trading islet now occupied by Håholmen Havstuer. Transfer from Håholmen Marina (Håholmen Gjestehavn), halfway along the Atlantic Road, is by boat with departures on the hour 11am-9pm. The 49 spacious double rooms are spread across 25 buildings that also include a pub, restaurant, and museum. Rooms can lack natural light, but the views out of the small windows and from the island itself are unbeatable. Located on Averøy island, the wooden cabins of Atlanterhavsveien Sjøstuer .....overlook the Atlantic Road and the open ocean. Two small cabins sleep two (990kr), while six cabins have enough room for up to six guests (1,400kr). A one-off cleaning charge of 500kr applies to both options. Three of the larger cabins come complete with a sauna. Despite their traditional appearance, the cabins are relatively new and are equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, stovetop, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher. Food options in the area are largely restricted to expensive hotel restaurants with sporadic opening hours. Your best bet is to do some shopping in Kristiansund and bring a packed lunch or snacks to last the day. One recent addition to the Atlantic Road itself is Eldhuset, a simple café serving sandwiches, waffles, and coffee; it also doubles as a tourist information center. The modern structure is smartly built into a natural cliff so as not to disturb the aesthetics of the area, with a walkway circling Lyngholmen island. Opening times vary, but the typical schedule is daily June-August, weekends only during spring and fall. Show less
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The Mini Bottle Gallery AS
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The Mini Bottle Gallery AS, Norway
The Mini Bottle Gallery AS, Norway
The Mini Bottle Gallery AS, Norway
The Mini Bottle Gallery AS, Norway
The Mini Bottle Gallery AS, Norway
Who likes mini bottles?! Source: Anne-Sophie Ofrim (Wikimedia Commons) If you are truly on the lookout for unique things to do in Oslo, then you should really add “visit the Mini Bottle Gallery” to your itinerary. This one of a kind — well, we’re not sure what it is, but it’s definitely one of a kind. Here is where you will find 53,000 mini bottles that have been filled with all sorts of fabulous and fiendish fillings. From berries and fruits to mice and worms, this is a cool – if slightly .....frightful place – to visit. When it comes to weird things to do in Oslo, it doesn’t get much weirder than this place.   Show less
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Natural History Museum
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Natural History Museum, Norway
Natural History Museum, Norway
Natural History Museum, Norway
Natural History Museum, Norway
Natural History Museum, Norway
Natural History Museum, Norway
Source: Kollawat Somsri (Shutterstock) Home to the country’s biggest collection of design, architecture and – of course – art, browsing what’s on offer at the National Museum easily makes for one of the best free things to do in Oslo. Whilst the city is currently in the middle of creating a “new” national museum (as of November 2019), checking out the architecture exhibitions here is a good option. Let’s face it: Scandinavian design is definitely cool and that goes for architecture too, so go and see what all the fuss is about .....at this very informative museum. Bonus: it’s inside, so it’s a great thing to do in Oslo when it rains.   Show less
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Lustrafjorden
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Lustrafjorden, Norway
Lustrafjorden, Norway
Lustrafjorden, Norway
Lustrafjorden, Norway
Lustrafjorden, Norway
As you descend from the last of the hairpin turns, you will leave the Home of the Giants behind and enter the majestic Lustrafjord Valley. Watch the snow melt into majestic waterfalls as you enter Norway's legendary fjordlands. As you leave the barren mountains behind, enjoy the views of quaint country villages, striking red barns and white churches against a lush green backdrop. Stop in a small village such as Skjolden or Solvorn for a bowl of Norway's famous fish soup. The fish soup is usually a house speciality and .....may be different at each place you eat it, but I found it delicious every time I tried it. You can opt to stay in a resort or hotel once you arrive at Sognefjord, but if you really want to experience Norway, find a small cottage or farmhouse to rent. We loved our stay at an old farmhouse at Amblegaard on Sognefjord. Show less
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Fishmarket in Bergen
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Fishmarket in Bergen, Norway
Fishmarket in Bergen, Norway
Fishmarket in Bergen, Norway
Fishmarket in Bergen, Norway
Fishmarket in Bergen, Norway
eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'parenthoodandpassports_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_13',112,'0','0']));The fourth day of your 12-day tour of Scandinavia, you’ll take a morning train to Gothenburg, Sweden. The train ride takes roughly 3 ½ hours and requires switching trains in Malmo, Sweden. Drop off your bags at your hotel and spend your afternoon exploring Gothenburg. You’ll want to check out the Feskekorka Fish Market and partake in the Swedish tradition of fika in the Haga district. Where to stay in Gothenburg: Scandic No 25 Luxury hotel also near the train station: Clarion Hotel Post
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The Art Nouveau Town
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The Art Nouveau Town, Norway
The Art Nouveau Town, Norway
The Art Nouveau Town, Norway
The Art Nouveau Town, Norway
The Art Nouveau Town, Norway
Like I mentioned earlier, most of Ålesund burned down during a January 1904 fire. When they rebuilt it a few years later, they did it in the Art Nouveau style of architecture, which incorporates natural forms and soft lines. You see this reflected in Ålesund's buildings, many of which have flowers and other swirly shapes on their exteriors.
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NJORD KAYAK CENTRE
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NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
NJORD KAYAK CENTRE, Norway
♦ Season: April, May, June, July, August & September If you want the ultimate kayaking trip where you get to truly experience the Arctic nature and wildlife, you should join this overnight kayaking trip where you can choose 2 or 3 days. You will be kayaking to several stunning islands outside of Tromso, like Rebbenesøya. You will stay in a camp of two yurts (big circular tents) with no electricity and will be experiencing nature to the fullest. This is the ultimate Arctic nature experience!Click here for information and latest prices on .....the Overnight Sea Kayaking Tour This kayaking trip can also be done during winter (September April) where you get to experience the spectacular Northern Lights. Show less
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Hertz
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Hertz, Norway
If you want to explore the areas outside the city center, then a rental car is a great option in Tromso. It's easiest to book the car online before you travel and then pick it up your car at the airport when you arrive. Tromso Airport has cars from several international car rental agencies such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, and Budget.
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Fishing Stavanger
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Fishing Stavanger, Norway
Fishing Stavanger, Norway
Fishing Stavanger, Norway
Fishing Stavanger, Norway
Fishing Stavanger, Norway
When you think of Norway you wouldn’t automatically think about street art, but Stavanger has adopted local artists to create wonderful and breathtaking pieces that can be found scattered around the city. Explore by foot, get lost down back streets and you never know what street art you might find waiting for you around the corner.
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Ulriken
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Ulriken, Bergen
Bergen is surrounded by seven mountain peaks, the highest of which is Mount Ulriken. If you want to see stunning views of the town, harbor, sea and fjords just take the Ulriken cable car to the top of the tallest peak. You can enjoy lunch or dinner at the mountain restaurant or even zipline from the top, if the weather permits. There is a bus that runs every 30 minutes to the cable car’s starting point, so you can easy get there by public transportation. If you have a day .....in Bergen without rain, a popular hike takes you from Ulriken cable car to the Fløibanen funicular. It’s roughly 9 miles and can take a minimum of 5 hours, but offers beautiful views. Sure, it isn’t as majestic as hiking Trolltunga or some of the other iconic trails near Bergen, but it is much less challenging. Show less
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Leprosy Museum St. Jørgen's Hospital
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Leprosy Museum St. Jørgen's Hospital, Bergen
Leprosy Museum St. Jørgen's Hospital, Bergen
Leprosy Museum St. Jørgen's Hospital, Bergen
One of the best Museums to go to is the Leprosy Museum that was once the Norwegian Leprosy Hospital. The great thing about this museum is it free with a Bergen card. You also get free entry to many more amazing historical museums. It is very informative and they provide booklets in different languages so you can read about each room. The museum opened at 11am every day. 45 minutes past every hour they open the Hospital church with a free tour of the church in English. One fact that I found out .....that shocked me. Was that Norway had the most people in the world that were affected with Leprosy. If you want to find out more about Norway. Then read my full detailed post about my trip to Norway coming out soon. A great day drip from Bregen is to go from bergen to trolltunga Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more photography from my Norwegian trip. DISCLAIMER: This post is in collaboration with by Vistbergen the tourist board, but as always, all opinions are entirely my own!         Show less
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Fantoft Stave Church
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Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
Stave churches are to Norway what do are to Italy. They are beautiful, old, and elaborate in their own unique wooden way. You can find numerous stave churches throughout Norway including in Oslo and near Flåm. The Fantoft Stave Church had to be entirely rebuilt in the 1990s because an arsonist burned down the original historic church. The church has been rebuilt to look exactly as it originally did. You’ll have to take the light rail to Fantoft, which takes about 20 minutes. There is also a short 15 minute .....hike to get to the church, so while it isn’t an ideal rainy day activity in Bergen, it is well worth seeing. Show less
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Lillehammer
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Lillehammer, Oslo
Lillehammer, Oslo
Norway has twice hosted the winter Olympics, which means that there is a lot of Olympic history to be explored that will resonate with kids – especially families like ours where skiing is a big part of our winter travels. We visited Oslo’s Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower on our trip, which was an easy ride on public transit to the outskirts of the city. For a longer outing, Lillehammer (home of the 1996 games) is about two hours away and offers a number of other family-friendly sites.
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Saga Hotel Oslo Central
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Saga Hotel Oslo Central, Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo Central, Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo Central, Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo Central, Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo Central, Oslo
For our time in Oslo we stayed at the Saga Hotel Oslo Central, located in the heart of the city. This modern hotel has all the comforts needed for your time in Oslo. We were amazed on how short of walk it was to every attraction downtown, and easy to catch a tram to further destinations. The comfortable beds and filling breakfast had us wanting to stay in bed just a little too much! More articles for Oslo: ➳ Read More: The Ultimate Couple Getaway Guide for Oslo ➳ Read More: Experience the other .....side of Oslo in 24 Hours with Up Norway ➳ Read More: The Best 9 Museums to visit in Oslo ➳ Read More: 36 Photos to Inspire you to visit Oslo in the Winter ➳ Read More: Things to do in Oslo in just 10 Km ➳ Read More: 15 Photos to inspire you to visit the Norsk Folkemuseum Show less
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Museo Polar Ship
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Museo Polar Ship, Oslo
Museo Polar Ship, Oslo
Museo Polar Ship, Oslo
Museo Polar Ship, Oslo
Take the bus from downtown Oslo to end of the peninsula of Bygdøy to the first stop of the day at the Fram Museum. The museum houses the the Fram ship, the vessel used by Roald Amundsen in the first expedition to reach the South Pole. Learn all about the trips to the polar ends of the world, with a chance to step aboard the Fram.
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Emanuel Vigelands musem
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Emanuel Vigelands musem, Oslo
Emanuel Vigelands musem, Oslo
Emanuel Vigelands musem, Oslo
Emanuel Vigelands musem, Oslo
Emanuel Vigelands musem, Oslo
Also on the 32-acre grounds of Frogner Park is the Vigeland Museum. Open every Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 until 16:00, the museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The entrance to the museum will set you back 80 KR (about CAD 12.00) which is pretty reasonable. Alternatively, you can enter for free with an Oslo Pass. What’s cool about the museum was that it is the former studio and home of Gustav Vigeland and offers a wonderfully unique insight into the mind of the artist.  Visitors can access the museum from Nobels gate 32 on .....the south side of Vigeland Park.  Show less
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Up Norway
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I never travel without insurance. If something unexpected goes wrong the costs implications are just too high to take the risk. World Nomads provides travel insurance to travellers from over 130 countries. They're the perfect choice for long term travellers or single trip insurance.
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Norwegian Canning Museum
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Norwegian Canning Museum, Norway
Norwegian Canning Museum, Norway
Norwegian Canning Museum, Norway
Norwegian Canning Museum, Norway
Norwegian Canning Museum, Norway
If you visit just one museum in Stavanger, make it The Norwegian Canning Museum. You’ll never look at a can of fish with the same eyes again! All kidding aside, visiting this historic museum located in an old canning factory in the earlier mentioned Gamle Stavanger area is the best hour you can spend in Stavanger. Not only do you get to know the importance of the canning industry, learn how a factory worked, or see thousands of incredibly creative labels that even the best marketing gurus can learn from. On top .....of that, this museum is really hands-on with lots of fun activities that you can try for yourself. You can thread sardines, lay them in cans, and on a certain days you can even taste some smoked sardines… Fun for kids and adults alike! I really feel that you’d be missing a big deal if you don’t pay a visit to this unique museum when visiting Stavanger. Even if you have just half an hour to spare, take a look inside. You won’t be disappointed. Practical information:You can find all the practical information on the Norwegian Canning Museum website. Here you can read more about our visit to the Norwegian Canning Museum. Show less
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Rødne Fjord Cruise
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Rødne Fjord Cruise, Norway
Rødne Fjord Cruise, Norway
Rødne Fjord Cruise, Norway
Rødne Fjord Cruise, Norway
Rødne Fjord Cruise, Norway
Lysefjord is one of the most beautiful fjords of Norway and one of the main highlights that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Stavanger every year. Sail deep into the fjord and admire the sheer walls around you, with the most famous of them – The Pulpit Rock – rising over 600 m above the fjord. You’ll pass some tiny islands, caves, and waterfalls. It’s a sight to behold… There are several ways to experience the Lysefjord. Probably the easiest and the most popular is by taking a boat tour. There are .....regular ferries connecting various little towns along the fjord, but it’s much easier (and not more expensive) to just take a Lysefjord cruise from Stavanger. We visited Lysefjord twice. Once on a rainy day when we did the Lysefjord cruise in combination with the Pulpit Rock hike, and then on a sunny day when we sailed all the way to Florli and climbed the world’s longest wooden staircase – Florli 4444. Needless to say, you’ll have much nicer views if you visit the Lysefjord on a sunny day, but it’s still an impressive trip even if it rains. Practical information: Lysefjord cruise can be done the whole year. It starts in Strandkaien in Stavanger city center and takes about 3 hours. You can find more information about the fjord cruise here. If you also want to hike to the Pulpit Rock, you can book Lysefjord cruise & Pulpit Rock hike combo here. TIP:Lysefjord cruise is the most popular trip in Stavanger, so book early, especially when cruise ships are in town. Show less
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Stegastein viewpoint
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Stegastein viewpoint, Norway
Stegastein viewpoint, Norway
Stegastein viewpoint, Norway
Stegastein viewpoint, Norway
Stegastein viewpoint, Norway
A narrow road with twists and turns brings you to Stegastein viewpoint, where on a clear day you can enjoy one of the best views of the fjords in the whole area. It’s really nice to see, but note that Stegastein viewpoint is located about half an hour’s drive from Flam and therefore requires a car (or a guided tour) to get there.
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Beito Husky tours AS
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Beito Husky tours AS, Norway
Beito Husky tours AS, Norway
Beito Husky tours AS, Norway
Beito Husky tours AS, Norway
Beito Husky tours AS, Norway
I saved the best for the last day and went dog sledding. What an unbelievable experience. If you take just one tour in Tromso, make it dog sledding. It’s so much fun! Various departure times are possible for the daytime dog sledding. Most tours start somewhere in between 8 AM and 1 PM. I recommend that you go early in the morning so that you still have enough daylight time left for the best view of Tromso (see further). TIP: Dog sledding tours are extremely popular and they sell out fast. You .....can either book a dog sled ride or a dog sled drive. In both cases, the tour is exactly the same and includes lunch, but if you book the ‘drive’ option, you’ll be actually mushing the sled yourself (vs. just sitting in a sled). If the above tour isn’t available, try this self-drive tour instead (no lunch is included, just some cake). *** Learn more: Dog Sledding in Tromso *** Show less
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Dombås
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Dombås, Norway
Dombås, Norway
Dombås, Norway
Dombås, Norway
From our little cottage in Dombås, we had to leave the National Park behind and head towards our first big city, Trondheim. This part of our Norway itinerary was not so great, as you will see why. The drive itself was fabulous, with many stops and countless photo opportunities. We really loved it. Before going to our apartment, we drove close to a nearby mountain located on the left side of the city and went for a long hike in the forest. We did around 4 hours in total and really .....enjoyed the peace and quiet. Towards the end of the hike, the path became quite busy, we assume with locals who were in need of a relaxing walk after a long day at work. During the day, we realised that it will be better to stop at an electronics store to get a couple of external hard drives to ensure we don't lose any of our data. Sadly, just 10 minutes before we were meant to get to our apartment, we got into a mild accident. We were in a car park and someone reversed into us. Given that we never had any type of collision with our cars (let alone a rental) we didn't quite know what the approach is, so it took us around 1-2 hours to get through to our rental office, fill in all paperwork and ensure all is well. Because of this, we had no time to actually explore the city. We were very happy that we stopped so much along the way, hiked and had our chance to take pictures. I guess this is our cue that we must visit Norway again and add Trondheim to our itinerary, to be able to finally discover this city. Show less
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Jostedalsbreen
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Jostedalsbreen, Norway
Jostedalsbreen, Norway
Jostedalsbreen, Norway
Jostedalsbreen, Norway
Leaving the Jostedalsbreen National Park behind was a tough one. This area has more hiking trails than you can imagine, so it's literally our type of paradise. As we commenced our journey towards Voss, the weather also turned very rainy so we couldn't really stop for pictures or hikes. Once we arrived at our apartment in Voss, we made a huge dinner and tried to wait for the rain to stop but to no avail. We put our waterproofs on and went for a walk around the area, then went to .....check the local stores in the town centre. It all looked so beautiful and peaceful. It was just so surreal to realise that everything in Norway looks just wonderful. You can't get tired of this country. We got lucky with this apartment in Voss as it was the largest and the most beautiful with a massive American style kitchen and the walls were practically large windows with great views of the forest. So despite the rain, we had a great time cooking in that great kitchen, having a glass of wine and making conversation. I think this is as good a time as any to mention the alcohol situation in Norway. You cannot purchase wine or spirits in Norway in a supermarket. In the UK, this is a given, you can literally get as many bottles of gin from your local as you want. In Norway, you can only purchase beer or cider from the supermarkets and need to head to a shop called Vinmonopolet for your wine and liqueur. You must show ID for any purchase and you must note that these shops are quite hard to find and they are not open after 5 pm or during the weekend. Alcohol is also very expensive in Norway (a bottle of wine is around £70 in a restaurant) so if you want to enjoy a glass of red with your meal, make sure to plan accordingly. We discovered a wine which we absolutely adore called Matua. It's a New Zealand white from Marlborough which costs just £20 in shops in Norway and it's fantastic. Show less
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Hotel Norge by Scandic
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Hotel Norge by Scandic, Norway
Hotel Norge by Scandic, Norway
Hotel Norge by Scandic, Norway
Hotel Norge by Scandic, Norway
Hotel Norge by Scandic, Norway
There are many restaurants in Alesund. We took the easy way out of dining at the EGON Restaurant, located near the Scandic Scandinavia Hotel. It was an excellent choice: a young and relaxed atmosphere, in a typical Norwegian setting. Look at the appetizing dinner we have:
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Tourist Information in Bergen
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Tourist Information in Bergen, Bergen
InterRail (for European residents) and Eurail (for non-European residents) have a range of rail passes, which cover individual countries or the whole region and are valid for different periods of time. The Scandinavia by train itinerary involves four travel days across three countries, so the best railpass option is the Global Pass for 4 travel days within 1 month. This costs €246 for adults, €185 for youths (aged 12–27) or €221 for seniors (aged 60+) in second class. As well as the pass, you also need to pay an extra compulsory .....reservation fee in some countries and for certain trains – usually high-speed or sleeper services. Plus the Flåm Railway is a special tourist service so it isn’t covered by InterRail/Eurail passes, but passholders do get a discount of 30% off the cost of the full fare. So for this trip, the extra fees come to €45, broken down as below, meaning the overall railpass cost starts from €230. Show less
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Ausvika
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Ausvika, Norway
Ausvika, Norway
Ausvika, Norway
Ausvika, Norway
Ausvika, Norway
Sadly, we didn’t make it to Ausvika this trip.  We heard it was beautiful, but we were fighting with the weather while in Bodø (don’t worry, we got sun the rest of our Northern Norway trip and were spoiled) and it just didn’t make sense to go to this beach when the city had many gastronomic delights waiting for us.  This is a popular hike and beach and definitely should be on your list if the weather permits and you want to do something outdoorsy.
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Oslo Central Station
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Oslo Central Station, Norway
Oslo Central Station, Norway
Oslo Central Station, Norway
Oslo Central Station, Norway
Oslo Central Station, Norway
Oslo Central Station, Norway
If you’re staying in Stavanger like we were, you will need to start by taking a ferry from Stavanger to Tau. This ferry leaves from Fiskepiren every 40 minutes daily. The cost of this ferry is 49 NOK or $5.70 USD per adult, one way.  Once you reach Tau, you will need to jump on a local bus. These buses correspond with ferry times, so there will be one waiting when you depart. During hiking season, there are regular buses departing from the port in Tau all the way to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, where you can begin .....the hiking to Preikestolen. A bus ticket will cost roughly 30 NOK or $3.50 USD. During off-season (October – March) the bus will only go as far as Jørpeland, where you will need to get a Taxi or Uber. This will be the most expensive fare. Show less
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