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Should we limit our stay to Bergen or include Alesund?

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Should we limit our stay to Bergen or include Alesund?

We will arrive in Bergen on Oct 3 at 12:20 PM and leaving on Oct 10 to Stockholm. We would like to take " Norway in a Nutshell" and Geirangerfjord (not sure if it is a must??) We will spend the whole trip on the west coast. We are not going to hire a car, hopefully rely on city buses and trains?

1. Should we stay in Bergen for the whole trip or should we stay in Alesund for a couple of nights?? Or will it be better to stay close to a fjord area or next to waterfall, like the cabin named Vangsgaarden??

2. How to get to Geirangerfjord from Bergen and how long does it take?? Can we do a round trip in a day from Bergen??

Any suggestion would be appreciated

Thank you in advance

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1. Re: Should we limit our stay to Bergen or include Alesund?

Nutshell is ideal for visitors with limited time and no car. If you are there for many days you can also piece together your own route.

Geirangerfjord is very nice, but if you travel around Gudvangen-Aurland (nutshell) and next door areas you will not get much more in Geiranger, it's very similar. Geiranger is some 7-9 hours from Bergen (car/bus).

1. Ålesund is nice for a day. If you want to visit Geiranger you take the Hurtigruten via Ålesund from Bergen.

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2. Re: Should we limit our stay to Bergen or include Alesund?

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