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Im not planning on booking shore excursions. The only specific thing I was really keen to do was the Flam railway, but it is booked up direct already. I think I will just get off the ship as early as possible, and see if I cant get a spot.

I will probably do the Funicular in Bergen and walk back down, and then just walk around Stavanger and Alesund. I do like a museum so maybe head there
We just kept trying online and managed to get tickets the day before - and there were 8 of us! We were chatting with a few who were literally straight off the ship as we docked and they all managed to get tickets - hope you manage to as I love the journey
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We just kept trying online and managed to get tickets the day before - and there were 8 of us! We were chatting with a few who were literally straight off the ship as we docked and they all managed to get tickets - hope you manage to as I love the journey
Ive read that a lot so I am hopeful. Obviously just me so hopefully they can slot me on.
There was availability for 8am but I just dont know how early we will be docking so didnt want to risk it as it is 50 or so
I am dead keen so ill be up and off
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Have you looked at split ticketing for the trains?
Im not really sure what that means? I go the 4th June so it is soon and only has first or last thing available and I dont have port times
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Im not really sure what that means? I go the 4th June so it is soon and only has first or last thing available and I dont have port times
So there is a website Split Ticketing which checks if your journey can be made cheaper by buying tickets in segments rather than the whole journey.

Take a look and see if it saves anything. It isn't advance prices so timing shouldn't matter.
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So there is a website Split Ticketing which checks if your journey can be made cheaper by buying tickets in segments rather than the whole journey.

Take a look and see if it saves anything. It isn't advance prices so timing shouldn't matter.
Will look now, thankyou very much x
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We just kept trying online and managed to get tickets the day before - and there were 8 of us! We were chatting with a few who were literally straight off the ship as we docked and they all managed to get tickets - hope you manage to as I love the journey
Good news, because of your message, I kept trying, and I had success... So thankyou.
There were 2 better times available, one was 9am ish, but I went for 1.35pm, getting back to Flam 3.40pm. The cruise itinerary says arrive early morning, leave early evening, so I'm hopeful of it being ok time wise.
Fingers crossed xx

It cost 590nok which says its 51.92 but we'll see when it clears my account. Its the only thing I'm booking in advance, everything else will be nice and cheap hopefully, as I've only allowed myself 200 port money, of which over a quarter has just gone
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We visit Stavanger in June and even though weve been before we had planned to just wander around but then I noticed that this place is a short bus ride away.

Its called Sverd i Fjell, the site of an ancient battle. Its on the no 16 bus route (Nkr 37 each way) and takes about 15 minutes to get there. Outbound buses depart 12 and 42 mins past the hour and return at 08 and 38 mins past the hour. Were going to give it a go.
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There were 2 better times available, one was 9am ish, but I went for 1.35pm, getting back to Flam 3.40pm. The cruise itinerary says arrive early morning, leave early evening, so I'm hopeful of it being ok time wise.
Fingers crossed
The port of Flam has your ship arriving at 08.45 and departing 17.30.
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