“We are started in Bergen and would like some time there. We want to do the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour but at our own pace. We would like a night or two in Flam, one in Gudvangen, and possibly go up to see Vik as well.
We are interested in riding the railway, seeing as many fjords, and waterfalls as possible. We also would love to do a dog sled ride or a reindeer ride!”
Linda Veråsdal, a local specialist from Norway, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.
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Trip planning highlights
6 days Bergen & Sognefjorden
Summary of the trip planning conversation
Thank you very much for your message and interest in Norway! I am from Norway and have been working and traveling in the country for many years. I love working with travelers and help customizing holidays! Fantastic that you are planning to spend your New Year in Norway!
Are you also leaving from Bergen? If you use Bergen as arrival and departure, spend couple of nights in Bergen first, take the rail and Flåm Rail to Flåm and spend the night in the neighboring village in Aurland (or Flåm...), get on the fjord cruise to Gudvangen for a nights before traveling to Bergen for your last night and departure.
If you want to include Dog sledding, the closest for this trip is to take the train to Geilo. Gelid is located in the middle of Oslo and Bergen, on the same trail as where you take off to Flåm. So you could take the train to Geilo first for a couple of nights, down to Flåm for a couple of nights and then to Bergen. Let me know what you think!
I have been researching all weekend and I came up with this pretty much. I'm just glad to have your confirmation! We would probably skip dog sledding and spend more time in Bergen.
Thank you so much!
Ok, great. I think that will be better as it gives you more time to spend the other places.
I will work on the cost tomorrow and send it over to you. How old are you children? So I get the right cost with the child reduction...
My sons are going to be 2 and 1 at the time of the trip!
Okey, that gives you great children discount! :-) I need to change the group size, to 2 people, as your kids are so young, and most places they don't need to pay. The reason for this is that the system here calculate the price per person, and you will see the wrong total cost!
Thank you! Going to book now :)
Thank you for your booking! Fantastic! Looking forward to having you in the country!
The process now is that I will reserve all your reservations and add it to your trip plan. It may take a bit of time, as it is still early and we are still handling the backend of this summer season. I will keep you posted!