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1. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I am planning a visit to Norway in October. I fly into Oslo and would like to see a little bit of the country - I have one week to do this.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what route to take? Bus/train hire car? What is the weather like in October?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks Kristy

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The standard trip in that time frame would be a Norway in a nutshell journey with a little extra time spent.

The company that operates them does decent routes, but it's much more expenssive than doing similar by yourself -

www.norwaynutshell.com/default.asp

Have a look, and use it for ideas of routes etc, rather than the tour itself.

I can say that the Oslo -Begen train ride and Flåm - Myrdal (off the Oslo-Bergen) are both spectacular and well worth doing just for the ride themselves, but obviously not th enight train. An combination of bus/train/ferry should give you a good trip, although it requires a bit of planning as routes often aren't that frequent. Car hire is an option, but can be expensive.

Weather is changeable and depends on how early in Oct you go and how lucky you get. It's unlikely to be that warm though. Also, assume it will rain in Bergen (it ALWAYS rains in Bergen), and it will be the end of the midge/mossie season, which is something to be aware of if you get easily bitten.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Gelli is right, it ALWAYS rains in Bergen :)

Considering the size of Norway, try to limit yourself to a few places and routes and do them well rather than trying to stuff in too many cities in that period of time. That will end up costing you a fortune (everything in Norway already does ) and not really giving you a very good impression.

Kristiansand is also a nice place to visit but with only a week I think I'd stick to Gelli's suggestions....

Cheers,

Sam