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williams - Answered a Question by Boston (04 Apr 08 18:03)

Flaam - take the railway - you can book yourself on the day but get off the ship early to avoid queues -it is fabulous!! Bergen -take shuttle bus into town and take Flobahn railway up Mt Floen - either walk down - about 2 miles and then walk through Bryggen old town. Stavanger- ou dock right in town and can walk around it - very pleadant -and good restaurants.

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Manley - Answered a Question by Boston (04 Apr 08 09:56)

WE did the Fjords with our 12 and 8 year old last Summer. Don't know what day you are in Stavanger but we were a Monday and most of the museums are closed then. However, we went to the oil museum which they really enjoyed. Lots of interactive things for children to do and in the end I think it was the highlight of the trip for them. Bergen - we took the funicular railway and then walked up at the top ( thereis a kind on marked country walk - nothing too long) and had an ice-cream. Olden - we did the P and O trip to the briksdal glacier - again they enjoyed this - a bit of a walk once you're there to get to the glacier but well worth it. They loved the idea of playing with ice in August. There didn't seem to be much to do here on your own. Flam - I organised a group of people and pre-booked the Flam railway through their web site and by e-mailing them. They were very helpful and responded to e-mails very promptly.- I think you need to have 10 or 12 to prebook. I put a message on P and O's cruise connections site to get the others to make up the group. When we collected the tickets when we arrived the only trains left were due to return to Flam after the ship had left so I was glad we had pre booked. There were lots of people who didn't get tickets so you could possible buy the minimum number and try to find people once on the ship. However, there was another big Costa ship there that day which obviously increased the number of people trying to purchase tickets. It might be worth checking which ships are berthed to make a judgement about this. The children enjoyed the trip but it is really a "view" type experience rather than great fun. Half way up you stop at a waterfall and can get out of the train. A few minutes later a "woman" appears with pre-recorded music playing. A norwegian legend I think. The children found this very amusing. There really is nothing to do at the top unless you want to walk - I don't think there were any marked paths though. There is a small cafe. We didn't take the same train down as up but in reality we could have. There were also bikes you could hire at the top and cycle down if you wre brave and energetic enough. My husband quite liked the idea but we had return tickets. It certainly would be all down hill!! If you have any other questions do ask! PS the weather wasn't brilliant so make sure you take coats etc. Flam -.

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Brierley - Answered a Question by Boston (04 Apr 08 13:25)

I cruised on Oceana to the Fjords in June last year. I would recommend the following trips. Flam - Norway in a Nutshell, not the cheapest trip going but you get two train rides Flam to Myrdal and Myrdal to Voss, absolutely stunning scenery to be seen. Lunch in Voss at a Lake side Hotel, self service buffet, but really nice food. Then a coach trip from Voss back to Flam, again stunning scenery, beautiful watefalls, and a journey down the steepest road in Norway, not to be missed. Olden - For a lovely relaxing time try the Cruise Oldevatnet Lake, this is a short coach trip from Flam to the Lake where you board a small lake cruiser, and then spend the next hour cruising from one end of the lake to the other, again passing beautiful scenery. Your then return to Olden via coach. These are the two trips I enjoyed most. I would recommend that in order to get on both these trips (or anu others) you get on the P&O website now, log into the Cruise Personaliser, and check the Excursions availability. You need to pre book as soon as possible, I know last year some passengers could not book on the Norway in a Nutshell once they got on-board, as the trip was full. As for the weather, last year it was beautiful, but the locals say it can be very changeable, so be prepared.

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Boston - Answered a Question by Boston (04 Apr 08 23:13)

Thank you very much!! Kind regards.

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AlexandraDeMere - Answered a Question by Boston (21 Apr 09 20:03)

In stavanger I suggest you to take them to the oil museum its very intresting for the children to my children love it and its very intresting then take them to the historic museum in Stavanger it might sound silly but the visual effects they have there is fantastic. You can walk from your ship its a small city and you will reach the places you want to go by foot. Alexandra.

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