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What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

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What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

We ares going on a P & O cruise and one of the stops is at Skjolden. Is it worth paying for an organised trip or is doing your own thing preferable? any suggestions on how to spend the day.

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1. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

In Skjolden I think I would consider going with an organised trip, otherwise you would have to rent a car to get around. And the latter is not feasible as I don't think there is a car rental in Skjolden.

Skjolden is a gem at the end (or beginning? :-) of the Sognefjord, but it is a small village. Hopefully, your cruise operator offers an excursion to the Nigardsbreen glacier.

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2. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

Depends on what trip, an excursion to a glacier or to the mountain pass (Sognefjellet) is recommended.

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3. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

Thank you for this.

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4. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

How much would a taxis charge to go to either Nigardsbreen or Jotunheimen? Are there any tour agencies which can be picked up at the pier? Thank you.

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5. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

How much would a taxis to either Jotunheimen or Nigardsbreen cost. Can I pick up a non-cruise ship related tour agent at the pier? Thanks.

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6. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

Skjolden is tiny with very few services. Of course the cruise company plays on this. Taxis are very expensive in Norway.

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7. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

I do not think you can pick up a taxi unless prebooked and this option would be very expensive. I have no idea what the actual cost would be, but a wild guess would be 3000-5000 NOK to go to and from the destinations you mention.

I would once again recommend going with a cruise ship excursion in Skjolden.

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8. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

Thank you for your response. I have 4 people traveling so anything cheaper than $650 which is what the cruise ship's fare to Jotunheiman would be is a bargain. How could I line up a taxi in advance to meet the ship. Could I get a taxi for 7 hours for less than $650? The closest car rental I can find is about 30 km away. Is it possible to line up a taxi to meet the ship to take us to the rental car company? Thanks.

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9. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

I would not take the trouble to rent a car for a couple of hours.

Jotunheimen is a wide mountain area, so it depends where.

Difficult to be specific as there seems to be several excursions offered.

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10. Re: What to do while we are off the cruise ship for a few hours?

On site on request.Luster Taxi: (+47) 57 68 16 20 Sogndal Taxi: (+47) 57 67 10 00

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