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Oslo and cheap transport in and around.

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1. Posted by lonelyhear (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

lonelyhear has indicated that this thread is about Norway

I am planning to visit Scandinavia in August-sep.
Plz suggest me,
1.a travel plan for a day in Oslo.
2.I read in a travel book. Oslo-Bergen or Flam train ticket may be as low as 150Skr if I buy it online. (Regular 650Skr) I am just uncomfortable in exposing my card in the net. Any idea of getting a cheap tkt or transport to Flam en route to Sognefjord?
3.After this I want to make Gothenberg enroute to Copenhagen. Is it necessary to go to Oslo and then to Gothenberg? Is there any cheap alternative from Flam to Copenhagen or Gothenberg.I dnt want to go to Oslo again,if it is avoidable.
4. Or is it more practical to go directly to Copenhagen and then do a day trip to Gothenberg? If so cheapest transport between Flam-Copenhagen?
Plz understand, I am in a tight budget travelling alone.
Thank you everybody.

2. Posted by stinet (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

One day in a city is a short time, but in Oslo you should probably check out the Vigeland park. The park is probably the most famous in Norway with its sculptures made of Gustav Vigeland. I would also recommend the national gallery, Akershus Castle and Fortress and the Royal palace. But it really depends on your personal interests.
As for the train tickets Oslo-Bergen you can get the price down to about 200 NOK. You can buy these online or in vending machines around the stations. You can check out http://www.nsb.no/internet/en/index.jhtml?language=en for more info. In the meny look for tickets marked as 'minipris'. Those are the cheapest you can get.
Hope you will enjoy your trip! 'FlÄmsbanen' is really spectacular!

3. Posted by lonelyhear (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

Thank you Stinet,
These are my exact interests. I like Galleries,art & sculptures.
One day is not a strict affair. If needed I can definitely extend it.
Can you suggest more?
I will remember the minipriss. What is its English synonim/meaning?
So, is it that, this tkt is cheaper at vending machine from the regular counter?
Regards.

4. Posted by stinet (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

Instead of exstending your stay in Oslo, you should spend more time in Bergen. Much more exciting city and the northern parts of the country also have much to offer! (To be honest, I dont really like Oslo very much, but its worth checking out cause you might like it better then me.) 'Minipris' is directly translated 'mini' - 'small' and 'pris' - 'price'. The tickets are the same in the vending machines as in the counters. For things to do in Oslo; http://www.visitoslo.com/en/