I’m thinking of travelling with my parents (67 and above) who have standard aches, pains and arthritis but still mobile.
I was thinking of travelling over the Christmas period from 25th to 30th from Oslo to Bergen. They are first time travellers to Norway (I have been to Tromso in summer). My dad loves train travel and I hear the Oslo to Bergen travel is a real treat (hopefully when blanketed with snow as well). Both have never seen a snowy winter (we are Sri Lankan).
I was thinking
25th to 27th 2 nights Oslo
27th Train from Oslo to Mydral
Train from Mydral to Flam
Overnight in Flam
28th to 30th 2 nights Bergen
Couple of questions:
1. Only reason I thought of overnighting in Flam is to break the journey for them since Oslo to Bergen via Flam looks like it can be a 7-8 hour journey.
Is there anything to do in Flam in winter or best to do the journey in one go from Oslo to Flam onwards to Bergen.
2. Do I just buy two train tickets?
One way from Oslo to Bergen + Mydral to Flam?
Or do I have to buy individual from Oslo to Mydral + Mydral to Flam + Flam to Voss by bus/ferry + Voss to Bergen by train.
I’m a bit confused how to buy public transport from Flam onwards or whether it’s included in the the overall Oslo to Bergen ticket?
What are my options to continue the journey from Flam?
3. Is there any point in taking the ferry in winter from Flam to Gudvangen? Or just stick to the Flam to Voss bus journey and then catch the train from Voss onwards? I’ve read Norway in a nutshell which seems to be the gospel for Norway travel but it shows travel in one full day.
4. Is there any point in breaking the journey?
Thank you in advance!