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Itinerary tweak for May? Need advice

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Itinerary tweak for May? Need advice

After viewing more posts here, I am hoping for some advice on options for breaking out from NiN in another week.

Day 1 noon train to Flan. Overnight Flan.

Day 2. Stegastein viewpoint(thanks Pippi2!) Norled ferry to Balestrand

Day 3. Rent car and drive up along fjaerkands fiord over to Lustrafjord fjord and back. OR

better to overnight around Lustrafjord with opportunity to visit Nigard glacier

Day 4 or 5 take Norled ferry to Flåm and continue on with NiN

What I am not sure of are road conditions and what might not yet be open st this time of year

Thank you!

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1. Re: Itinerary tweak for May? Need advice

Update: Day 1 could also overnight Aurland. Better to do?

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Nigardsbreen is quite a way from Balestrand. Route 55 via Dragsvik/Hella ferry and onwards through Sogndal then 604 at Gaupne. If you want to see the glacier, better to overnight at Sogndal or even closer to Gaupne where the side road goes to the glacier centre and Nigardsbreen. Last time I went up the road from Gaupne it took about an hour to the glacier, less if you drive like a maniac but I did see a few bits of broken car from faster drivers!

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3. Re: Itinerary tweak for May? Need advice

Allow time for roads like Jostedalen road, and the glacier is only part of the attraction. Lustrafjord is also very nice

https:/…Road_604_to_Jostedal_-_2013.08.jpg

https://www.hareidlandet.no/jostedalen

This romantic image from Jostedalen is used as decoration in the royal Palace

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joha…

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4. Re: Itinerary tweak for May? Need advice

Thank you for the helpful replies. We may not go all the way to the glacier. Maybe just 2 days if scenic drives

Can I count in the published ferry, bus and train schedules to be correct for our return to the NiN after our Balestrand detour?

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