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Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

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Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

We are planning to spend a couple of nights in Balestrand (Aug 2012) and I've been trying to work out if it is possible to do a day trip to the Borgund Stavkirke. There seems to be a morning bus from Balestrand via Sogndal to Laerdal and an afternoon bus back. But once we arrive at Laerdal how do we get to the church, which seems to be some distance away. Taxi? Another bus?

I'd appreciate any help in a) confirming we can get buses from Balestrand to Laerdal AND BACK in one day and b) how to get to Borgund Stavkirke

Thanks...!

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1. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

There is this combination that might interest you:

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2. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Thanks but Vik and a glacier tour is not really what we are looking for...?

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3. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Hi,

You can use Fjord1's search engine to find this information. However, be aware that the timetables for August 2012 are not available. Minor adjustments may occur from one year to another.

In the search engine, select Balestrand in the from field and Borgund stavkrk in the to field. http://www.fjord1.no/en/

Option 1:

Bus 22-170 from Baletrand to Håbakken. Bus 22-162 from Håbakken to Borgund Stave Church. Timetables here: …fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/…22-170.htm

…fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/…22-162.htm

Option 2:

Bus 22-170 from Balestrand to Lærdal v/Rådhuset (town hall). Bus 14-103 from Lærdal v/Rådhuset to Borgund Stave Church. Timetables here: …fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/…22-170.htm

…fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/…14-103.htm

Check again in end of April or beginning of May when the timetables for valid for August 2012 are published.

I agree with Klima, also evaluate the Hopperstad Stave church option.

Edited: 5:39 am, July 20, 2011
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4. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Great. Thanks for your help.

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5. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Hi,

Is there a bus from Flam to Laerdal? WHich Laerdal will this be as the bus site seems to mention several.

Also how can we reach the CHurch from Laerdal? This our first visit to Europe and I am getting increasingly confused.

BTW I am from India, but the site refused to accept the location.

Edited: 2:25 pm, April 26, 2012
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6. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

To get from Flåm to Borgund in the period June-August you may use bus line 22-162 Øst-VestXpressen. Time table: …fjord1.no/Fjord1IISStaticTables/Tables/rute…

Bus from Flåm at 11:50 will bring you to Borgund at 13:30. Return from Borgund at 14:38 wil bring you back to Flåm at 16:20. There is a 45min. wait at Håbakken in both directions.

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7. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Thank you. Wish there was a later bus. One hour seems hardly sufficient for a look around.

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8. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Are cars easily available for hire? Where can I look for one?

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9. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

Flåm Bilutleie rents cars from Heimly Pensjonat: http://discoverflam.com/fl_m_bilutleie/

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10. Re: Day trip to Borgund Stavkirke from Balestrand

You have been a great help - thanks

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