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Balestrand Tourist Information

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Address: Kaien, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Phone Number: +47 57691255
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Balestrand Tourist Information is centrally located by the harbour in...

Balestrand Tourist Information is centrally located by the harbour in Balestrand. The office is open May - September. Here you can buy tickets for day tours, and for the express boat. Bike rental, hiking maps, books and postcards for sale. Information on accommodation, transport and attractions in the area.

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Good place for information; rib boat

It's a good place to find out about the local area. We booked a rib boat ride from Malsnes who took us on a 90 minute ride on the fjord. He's a local orchard farmer who made us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It's a good place to find out about the local area. We booked a rib boat ride from Malsnes who took us on a 90 minute ride on the fjord. He's a local orchard farmer who made us feel like he was taking his friends out for a ride.

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4 Thank WisconsinEco
Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Convenient and helpful, the person who spoke to us was an English lady. Plenty of leaflets available.

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5 Thank Marcella P
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

They were awesome. Gave us detailed information even on how to get around the nearby fjords by bus and ferry rather than the big expensive express boats.

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5 Thank ParkSlopeTravelers
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133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We realize this town is small and the TI is the only game in town, but the proprietor needs to realize that people coming to Balestrand don't have any other options for renting bicycles or scheduling other outdoor activities (besides hiking) when the office is closed. We asked at our hotel, Kvikne, where we could get bicycles. We wanted to... More 

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Thank DiscriminatingDiva08
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

There is very little open in Balestrand after September 15th so the nice lady in the office didn't have much to tell us, except to recommend hikes

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2 Thank Lois F
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The young guy working here was enormously helpful. He actually stayed past the closing hour to help me figure out my plan for the next day, and let me use his personal cell phone to make a reservation. Really exceptionally helpful.

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4 Thank beauxmots
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Lots of maps and info for walks guided tours etc. Staff pleasant and knowledgeable .have all info on ferry times, bike rentals etc

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4 Thank trevor l
New York City
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There was no category to simply review this town, I am not reviewing a tourist information center. Our trip to Norway left us time to select what we considered to be essential. We flew directly from Oslo, to Bergan, took the Norelad ferry to Balestrand, ferry again to Flam, up the Flam Railway, train back to Oslo. It is the... More 

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Thank SheriSR
Hartford, Ar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The young man working here is from the USA so his English was perfect. They were supposed to be closed on Sunday but he had to open up since someone was returning bikes so he allowed us to come by and rent bikes for the day. They have lots of maps and he was very knowledgeable.

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3 Thank Lynn M
Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Gave us some good maps, some great tips and were overall very helpful. We went the day we arrived and again the next morning when we left. Both people were very knowledgeable about the area.

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5 Thank NHSamtraveller

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