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Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

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Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Hey guys

Want an opinion on how many days do you recommend on this road trip ?

Gothenburg to Oslo

Oslo to Bergen

Bergen to Stalheimskleiva.

Stalheimskleiva to Flam

Flam to Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park to Hellesylt to via ferry

Jostedalsbreen National Park to Alesund

Alesund to Andalsnes via Atlantic Ocean Road

Andalsnes to Dombas by Rauma Train

Andalsnes to ______ via Trollstigen and Ørnesvingen-eagle Road, Geiranger, Norway

Still trying to figure out where to go from Andalsnes to enter Sweden. The latter part of our journey will be in Sweden. Still figuring that bit out based on how many days we will end up with in Norway.

Also any suggestions in changing the order of things ( I think we probably have to )

Thanks

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1. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Your question is a bit confusing. The heading says road trip, then there is a mention of train travel. Could you please specify ?

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2. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Jostedalsbreen is a glacier With branches in all directions, so it is not one Place

www.emap.no/images/mapdemos/jostedalsbr.jpg

Visitors usually go to Nigardsbreen via Gaupne og Briksdalsbreen via Olden

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3. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

When is this?

The road from Åndalsnes to Dombås runs parallel with the railway - you could just drive. There seems to be some backtracking around Ålesund/Åndalsnes that needs sorting. e.g Hellesylt to Geiranger by ferry, Geiranger to Åndalsnes via Trollstigen. Åndalnes to Kristiansund via Atlantic Highway. Return to Sweden from Kristiansund. You are not really missing much skipping Ålesund and Rauma valley compared to all the other scenery you will have seen, though probably best to skip Atlantic road instead, leaving you an easier drive back home from Dombås. Use the extra time staying a couple of nights on the way to relax and enjoy.

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4. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Hey .. thank you so much for that. This is in July and we have about 17 days in total for Norway and Sweden. Starting in Gothernburg and ending in Stockholm. We plan to drive but I really wanted to get the views in from Rauma so if we can drive that and the road runs parallel it would be perfect. And we wanted to first see how much time we need to commit to for Norway before deciding on how much we will see in Sweden.

I have a follow up question. If you had this much time and wanted to do an itinerary starting in Oslo , what would you do as a relaxed , drivable itinerary? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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5. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Thank you for that. I do realise that but maybe din't realise the vastness of it. The above really helps

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6. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Sorry I was still trying to figure that out. We are driving but I wanted to do that train ride so I thought we'll do a round trip and double back. But I just learnt you can drive that road as well so we will be driving

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7. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

Hey Guys

After doing more research I have finally come up with an itinerary from an older post . My main question here is please tell me if you think this is too much in the number of days we have assigned. Also would you have any other suggestions ??

Day 1-2 Gothenburg

Day 3 Gothenburg to Oslo ( 3 hours)

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Gothenburg,+Sweden/Oslo,+Norway/data=!4m8!4m7!1m2!1m1!1s0x464f8e67966c073f:0x4019078290e7c40!1m2!1m1!1s0x46416e61f267f039:0x7e92605fd3231e9a!3e0

Day 3-4 Oslo 2 nights

Day 5 Oslo to Bergen (9 Hours)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/oslo/Heddal+stavkirke,+Notodden,+Norge/59.845505,6.339455/Rosendal/Bergen,+Norge/@60.1351127,5.6153783,8.75z/data=!4m28!4m27!1m5!1m1!1s0x46416e61f267f039:0x7e92605fd3231e9a!2m2!1d10.7522454!2d59.9138688!1m5!1m1!1s0x4640b44d9f2a2ac7:0x798d287f0b1c4ed7!2m2!1d9.175482!2d59.57893!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x463c1308db877923:0xcb4da5665e11abed!2m2!1d6.0115682!2d59.9858957!1m5!1m1!1s0x46390d4966767d77:0x9e42a03eb4de0a08!2m2!1d5.3220544!2d60.3912628!3e0?hl=en

Day 5-6-7 . Bergen 3 nights

Day 8 Bergen to Kaupanger ( 4 hours)

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Lillehammer,+Norway/Gudbrandsdalen+Glass+AS,+J%C3%B8rudbakken,+Lillehammer,+Norway/M%C3%B8re+og+Romsdal,+Norway/%C3%85ndalsnes,+Norway/@62.6420184,7.3229287,10z/data=!4m31!4m30!1m5!1m1!1s0x466a62a7f7b5288d:0x32273ad34a5bed34!2m2!1d10.4662306!2d61.1152713!1m10!1m1!1s0x466a88851209bd8f:0xa506aa35ecd8d979!2m2!1d10.389292!2d61.1247818!3m4!1m2!1d9.4765379!2d62.181394!3s0x4614b68baf0aff03:0x4be9b19ed7f65db6!1m5!1m1!1s0x4611541dd7c6c259:0x9e44539d45c7635a!2m2!1d8.0182723!2d62.9760369!1m5!1m1!1s0x46140975ceac056b:0x6b1aa68194195acd!2m2!1d7.68722!2d62.5674461!3e0

Day 9 Kaupanger to Solvorn (30 mins)

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Kaupanger,+Norway/Solvorn,+Norway/The+Urnes+Ferry,+Solvorn,+Norway/@61.2798662,7.2148634,12.39z/data=!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x4615f6f238d15903:0x327536e4b642e9f8!2m2!1d7.2424074!2d61.1846111!1m5!1m1!1s0x4615f1cb4751127d:0xfb5b1553c68c6d8d!2m2!1d7.2454866!2d61.3009407!1m5!1m1!1s0x4615f1cbc2a84337:0xa0f5381808397e8c!2m2!1d7.248702!2d61.3013819!3e0

Day 10 Solvorn to Valldal . (8 hours)

https://www.google.com/url…

Day 11 . Valldal to Alesund . (2 hours)

https://www.google.com/url…

Day 12 Alesund to Andalsnes (4 hours)

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Alesund,+Norway/Atlantic+Ocean+Road,+Aver%C3%B8y,+Norway/%C3%85ndalsnes,+Norway/@62.7376852,5.8480766,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x4616da471047fb4b:0xe82562ee3bc08fea!2m2!1d6.1494821!2d62.4722284!1m5!1m1!1s0x46115e324798930f:0xefa67af027ab6918!2m2!1d7.3548186!2d63.0168142!1m5!1m1!1s0x46140975ceac056b:0x6b1aa68194195acd!2m2!1d7.68722!2d62.5674461!3e0

Day 13 Andalsnes to Oppdal . (4 hours)

https://www.google.com/url…

Day 14 . Oppdal to Lilehammer (4 hours)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/7340+Oppdal,+Norway/Lillehammer,+Norway/@62.0510009,9.8199142,11z/data=!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x461351400c406bc3:0x7d20fb27d018657b!2m2!1d9.6912337!2d62.5941815!3m4!1m2!1d9.5980533!2d62.2877651!3s0x4614b26e4fef26cb:0x543057e64e2a9f7d!3m4!1m2!1d9.9964046!2d62.1324733!3s0x466b47cb9518ba53:0xbed7faba697ca86f!1m5!1m1!1s0x466a62a7f7b5288d:0x32273ad34a5bed34!2m2!1d10.4662306!2d61.1152713!3e0

I have mapped out the routes as well . it would be so amazing if you could tell me if they work.

THANK YOU

Edited: 10 June 2018, 20:24
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8. Re: Norway/Sweden Road Trip starting at Gothenburg

From Åndalsnes you dont need to go all the way to Dombås, the high valley at Lesja is nice but for most visitors the Romsdalen valley between Åndalsnes and Bjorli is the highlight.

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