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1. Posted by travelescape (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hello everyone ! And thanks in advance for you help.

I will be going to Norway only 5 days in december 18-23..
I have 2 options..
The first is : Oslo 1 night - go to Bergen 2 nights go to geilo 1 night to try dog sledding - back to oslo and home.
2nd option: Oslo 1 night, - go to Roros 2 nights - back Oslo to visit 2 days - then home.

Can anyone please tell me if it is really very miserable (as other people say) in Bergen in December ?
Also does anyone know if Roros is a nice place to spend 2 days if there is no snow ?

Would have loved to go to Tromso but it really is too short and includes flights out of budget :(

Thanks for your help ! Am really having trouble deciding on where to go.

2. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 713 posts) 1y

I've been to Bergen four times, once was in December and there was plenty of snow to make it pretty, it wasn't at all miserable - though they do get plenty of rainfall through the winter months. I think I'd sooner have the snow than rain. Going up the funicular to Mt Floyen for a tramp about the fell paths in the snow was great fun.

Tromso in December would be pretty dark anyway - but aren't the flights there as cheap as getting to Bergen?

Extra time in Oslo is always good - lots to see there, even in low season.

3. Posted by travelescape (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thanks Andyf for you reply !

That's good to know - yes I would much prefer snow than rain, would really be fun, but of course it's unpredictable..
I've already bought the tickets and landing in Oslo - (that's why buying additional tickets for Tromso won't work for me..)

Ok so 1 thumbs up for Bergen :) Thanks !
And do you know Roro ?


4. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 713 posts) 1y

I'm afraid not.

But after 11 trips to Norway I've never had a bad one, whatever the weather. Whichever you choose I'm sure you'll have a ball. :-)

5. Posted by travelescape (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

That's what I keep saying haha I'm sure we'll have a great time :)
Now just have to make a decision :)

Thanks Andyf !