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Day trips for Bergen, Alesund, and Skjolden

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Day trips for Bergen, Alesund, and Skjolden

We'll be on a cruise in July 2013 and want advice on day trips in these ports. Are we able to do fun things and see the scenery without booking the expensive excursions through the cruise line?

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1. Re: Day trips for Bergen, Alesund, and Skjolden

Bergen and Ålesund have compact downtowns and the cruiseport is right in the centre, you can stroll on your own to the city sights. If you want to experience the great scenery in Ålesund's hinterland you need to go on an excursion, however most cruise ships visits Geiranger in any case so you only need transport within Geiranger. Please check route and read map.

Skjolden is a tiny village and you need transport to get up on the mountain pass for instance, or to the glacier. A taxi is probably more expensive than an organized excursion.

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2. Re: Day trips for Bergen, Alesund, and Skjolden

In Skjolden I would recommend booking one of the ships excursions, otherwise you will not be able to fully experience what this great part of Sognefjorden has to offer. A taxi will be VERY expensive.

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