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Perth, Australia
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5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Hi,

We're going to Norway for the first time for 5 nights in mid September next year. We're thinking of hiring a car from Oslo airport on arrival and having the 1st night in Flam, then the following 2 nights in Bergen, with the last 2 nights somewhere in the Sognefjord area. We will then drop off the car at Oslo airport before flying out to Stockholm. I know this involves quite a bit of driving but with the amazing scenery it can't be too bad surely (we're from Australia, we're used to driving far to get anywhere!!). Does this sound reasonable, and is there anything other than the distances that would be an issue?

Any feedback would be fantastic, thanks.

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1. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Those distances are reasonable, but roads may be rather different from what you are used to.

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Perth, Australia
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2. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Thank you for your reassurance!

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3. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Unless you are arriving early and depending on which airport, and how far you have travelled, but Oslo-Flåm on day 1 sounds a bit punishing. As a tourist I would expect you to take at least 6 hours for that journey if you are going to stop a bit on the way.

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4. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Flåm/Aurland is in the Sognefjord area and can be reached in a day or so from Oslo using the fastest and less scenic road. If the goal is getting to the area, that is fine.

Going from Oslo to Flåm to Bergen and back to the Sognefjord area does not make much sense; backtracking does not make efficient use of your short timeframe. Perhaps choose a different route back to Oslo.

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5. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

Makes more sense to drive to the Sognefjord area first (Balestrand / Sogndal / Solvorn), then to Bergen, then stop at Flam on the way back to Oslo. Use Google Maps to get alternative routes and distances, but use 1km per minute as a better guide to travel times. Google is too optimistic.

6. Re: 5 nights in Norway - Flam, Bergen, Sognefjord

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