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Skyss must have one of the most complicated tariff systems for public transport, at least in Norway, if not world wide. After reading through the Norwegian information pages on their website, I still had no clue how to figure out the ticket price, so I called their service phone and asked. Short answer: No, at least the 930 bus is more expensive than NOK ...


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Are prices always the same for trains in Norway from Oslo to Bergen? our travel date is 19 April 2017 If you have a definite plan for a certain date there are lowest price train fares available which can be bought in advance from an official NSB website. This is one of the scenic train journeys in Europe and lowest price train tickets have limited seats, ...


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Easily, just go for the Norway in a Nutshell route: You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva (May-September). The link above is to a commercial tour agency who will arrange the whole thing if you want (8.5 hours end to end), but you ...


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Both December 25th and 26th are public holidays in Norway and also on the 28th (being a Sunday), all "regular" shops will be closed. Smaller grocery stores and souvenir shops may however be open. I checked the opening hours for a few of the most popular museums in Bergen and none of them mention special opening hours for the week between Christmas and New ...


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As a general rule: If you can get there by bus, you can get there by car. There are of course cases where there are restrictions regarding private cars, but that's not the case for the places you're asking about. Steinsdalsfossen og Vøringsfossen are both on FV-7. Have a look at route plan in Google Maps to see how to get there. Folgefonna is large, and ...


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You've already gotten quite a few good answers, but most of them are focusing on the mountains to the north-east of the city center. I'll try to give a more thorough answer, including all of the 7 mountains, and how to reach them. First, let's look at a list of the 7 mountains: The 7 Mountains: Lyderhorn (396 MAMSL*) Damsgårdsfjellet (317 MAMSL) ...


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It is true that there aren't distance markings on the trail junction signs, but I find it difficult to get truly lost on any of these trails. If the weather is just semi-nice, there will be tons of people out, and still some out in the rain, which you can follow or ask. One of the popular, longer hikes people do around here is called "Vidden", which is a ...


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The main set of mountains for hiking when starting from the city centre are the 2/3/4 (depending on how you count!) to the north-east of the city centre, including Fløyen (the one with the funicular railway) and Ulriken (with the cable car). There are a decent number of proper walking trails up and around these. The trails are largely divided into "green" ...


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According to one of the local companies, Fløibanen: The directional signs on the Bergen mountains show the main trails, which are clearly labelled on tour maps. Be aware that recent storms, snow and ice, or vandalism, may turn these signs. This makes it especially important to show respect for the weather – and fog and weather changes can come ...


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Yes, there's probably a lot of snow in late March! The first screenshot below shows the height profile of the Bergen - Voss bike ride. As you can see, the highest point is 464 m.a.s.l at Kvamskogen. The second screenshot shows the weather and snow depth in 2015 at Kvamskogen. In late March 2015 there was approximately 150 cm of snow. There's a fair ...


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After lengthy and numerous Google searches for Taizé events, meetings, followers, practitioners, formal or informal, the conclusion is that none are currently being held in Norway. In 2010, a weekend meeting was held in Oslo and Trondheim, the invitation of the Norges Kristne Råd, the Christian Council of Norway. You might contact the Council to ask about ...


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I used to live in Bergen, between 2011 and 2012. I went there during my Erasmus exchange and did maaany times the 7 mountains that the city has around it. It's quite well signed, but as some pointed out, it's not perfect. However, most of the hikes are between 3 and 5 hours. Depending on your fitness level and the weather conditions. Since it can be hard, ...


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Lots will be closed. The Pepperkakebyen will be worth checking out, and you can still go on hikes around Bergen (the advent candles will be lit up at Fløyen). Also, look into going to the Lysfest if you are here in time. The biggest thing to consider are the grocery markets. Bunnpris usually stays open when others are closed, but I believe even they have ...


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