Our trip to Norway was to visit sites, Maristuen, Norway and Stavanger; where my ancestors immigrated to USA from back in the 1860's-1870's. My husband and I took our 2 daughters, their husbands and 2 grandchildren along. A total of 8 travelers. We met some distant relatives in Maristuen. We spent 12-13 days traveling via, car, boat, train, ferry, bus. A wonderful experience for all.
We all like just everything about our trip to Norway. Thanks to our agent's suggestions and pacing, it was a most memorable trip for all 8 of us. Here are some our likes and there were many, one daughter says it was all a highlight, the other said the 'Snowy Road' was so amazing. We liked all our accommodations from apartments to cabins, to hotels. We enjoyed driving, from Oslo all around to Stavanger via Laerdal/Maristuen/Bergen. The route that Wenny suggested and we followed was just too beautiful to begin to describe. The fact that we had hot, sunny days, everyday for 12 days added to our pleasure. None of us got hurt hiking the many places we hiked, or sick for the entire journey. The children and adults enjoyed all the children friendly sites we visited, suggested by our agent. We loved Opera house, Folk Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo. The Bear Park was great for us all to get out of cars and just walk. Feeding a fox was a new experience for all...Maristuen, Norway was wonderful and our stay in a beautiful mountain high cabin. Borgund hiked 'Kings Road' and Stave Church lovely. 'Snowy Road' was a big WOW....Drive to Bergen so beautiful.
The hike down from the Funicular was slow and wonderful after beautiful day at the top. The Fjordcruise to Pulpit Rock from Stavanger was a big hit with everyone. Drive along Norwegian Scenic Route:Jaeren was fun for all, the lovely beach where some dove into the cold North Sea others just waded. We loved everything about Norway...
Checking in to the Frogner House apartments in Oslo, was a bit confusing at a Machine with no one to assist. There were others confused too, but we did it. Limo driver told us to hurry, due to lack of parking in that area. Understanding parking in Bergen, was confusing, but all managed. The train from Stavanger to Oslo was late 3-4 hours, thus we arrived in Oslo at 1:30am instead of 21:30 pm. very travel weary So only had 9 hours to sleep and be ready for transport to airport on July 5.