I'm flying into Bergen and wanted to do a self purchased NiN trip with 1 night in Balestrand. I was planning to take the early morning express boat Bergen to Balestrand on Friday August 31 and stay the night. I wanted to take an afternoon boat/bus to Flam, however, the express ferry to Flam stops in mid August. Are there other options? My intention is to take the 17:25 train from Flam to Oslo.
1)Is the slow boat (https:/…fjord-cruise-bergen-flaam) to Flam a better option vs. express boat to Balestrand which is more direct? It would cost over 500NOK more to take this boat and then find transfer to Balestrand where I hope to stay the night.
2) What is best way to travel from Balestrand to Flam? https://en-tur.no usually helpful, but cannot book tickets
3) should I take boat directly to Flam, or try to go from balestrand to Voss to Flam by bus/boat? Is it more scenic?
4) Can you recommend any hikes in the Balestrand area? My friend recommended kayaking as well--is it possible to rent a kayak for solo trip or only guided tours?
Thank youEdited: 07 August 2018, 03:26