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Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

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Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

Hi,

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.

Question:

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 you

Edited: 07 August 2018, 03:26
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1. Re: Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

I found an 11:55am boat on Kringom.no--but how do I purchase tickets? Is this the only boat on the weekends that goes from Balestrand to Flam?

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2. Re: Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

I'm also spending one night in Balestrand as part of my self-designed NiN trip. I booked the ferry from Flam to Balestrand on https://www.norled.no/en/

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3. Re: Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

I will also be in Balestrand at the same time. The information from VisitFlam.com about the express boat stopping mid August is not correct. I think it runs well into mid October. This is the same express boat that runs from Bergen to Balestrand. However I'm not 100%, hope the local can give a definite answer.

1. I think its the same boat! How much did you buy the Bergen - Balestrand ticket for?

2.3. Only one direct way from Balestrand to Flam, express boat. Unless you want to go around Voss/Sogndal

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4. Re: Balestrand to Flam on Weekend early September (Sept 1)

The 1155 departure from Balestrand to Flåm is the same boat you arrived with from Bergen. It runs to October:

https://www.norled.no/contentassets/dda9d4d3…

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