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Getting There -- Bergen is the traditional gateway to the fjord country. From Bergen, you have a choice of several options for getting about the district; the most expensive is by private car. Most of the towns and villages have road connections, although you'll have to take several car ferries to cross the fjords. Boat excursions, many of which leave from Bergen, are the traditional way to see the fjords. In summer, dozens of possibilities for these excursions await you. Contact the tourist office in Bergen for details.

Of the towns recommended in this guide, Voss, both a winter ski center and a summer mountain resort, has the best rail connections with Oslo and Bergen. All of the fjord towns and villages are also connected by buses that make their way through the mountains and along the fjords, boasting vistas in all directions. Of course, travel by bus from place to place is time-consuming, and often there are only two to five departures a day, depending on business, so you'll have to plan your connections in advance.

Details about bus routes in the fjord district are available at the Central Station in Bergen. Also visit www.nsb.no for train schedules and www.nor-way.no for bus schedules.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.