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Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

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houston
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Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Hi There,

We will arrive Bergen in first week of July2014..2 Adults and 2 kids(10/15)..Will arrive from Stockholm by the time we arrive Bergen 3pm. So we do have that half day then another 2 full days. Please need your input do we get rental car to explore our own city, small villages and fjords(can we that our own)??...Or we need to go with NIN?..NIN coming up bit expensive for 4 of us is there any option we can save some without taking that and do our own or it will be better to go with NIN?..We love to see nature sites and small villages any recommendation..

Thanks a lot.

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Harstad, Norway
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1. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

With 4 persons it would probably be better value to rent a car, but note that Bergen is small and compact and best done on foot. Parking is expensive too. For excursions to the fjord areas, a car could be useful.

houston
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2. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Thanks for ur response. If we rent car just for one day for fjords can we do that? Is it possible if we don't go with NIN and do our own with rental car can it easily accessible ? Can u suggest with car which Fjords can we explore our own? Please need input in this so we can decide we skip NIN and just rent a car and explore Fjords our own is our main concern. Much appreciate our recommendations. Thanks!

Harstad, Norway
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3. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Of couse you can rent a car for a day. Hardangerfjord is the closest to Bergen and best suited for a day trip. You can go to the Sognefjord also, but it will be a long day of driving.

houston
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4. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Thank you so much for this very helpful info..So just final recommendation if we don't go with NIN and just rent a car to explore Fjords we can do thatand we won't repent?...Should we just rent a car for one day and rest city we explore without a car is that will be ok?..

Can you tell how long it will take if we go for Sognefjord?

Thanks!

Edited: 12:04 am, June 14, 2014
Harstad, Norway
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5. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

On the main road and through all the 30 something tunnels, it takes about three hours to reach Aurland.

https://goo.gl/maps/aoFa2

Charmouth, United...
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6. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

It will be very expensive to rent a car for just one day. If you rent a car at the airport on arrival you could drive into the fjord area in the afternoon and stay somewhere like Ulvik, Voss or Aurland which are all within 2 - 3 hours drive. If you go into central Bergen in the morning of your last day you can visit the city then. A three day rate for the car will be much better value, and save you any public transport costs.

Ohio
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7. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Hi we too are traveling from Stockholm to Bergen in July 2014. I hope you don't mind if I also ask to see some of the fjord by boat do you recommend the 4 hour White Lady boa at tour or the express boat to Balestrand.

houston
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8. Re: Need advise NIN(Norway in nutshell) or our own

Thank you all for this useful inputs..

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