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Getting There -- Stryn is your gateway to the area, as it is linked by public transportation to major cities in Norway. Nor-Way Buss Ekspress (tel. 81-54-44-44; www.nor-way.no) travels west from Oslo at the rate of three times daily, taking 8 1/2 hours and costing NOK580 ($116/£58) one-way. There are also three to five buses daily from Bergen, taking 6 hours and costing NOK451 ($90/£45) one-way. The buses also stop at Olden and Loen.

Motorists leaving Geiranger can continue south to Stryn, taking the ferry across the Geirangerfjord to the town of Hellesylt, the trip taking less than an hour. From Hellesylt, take Rte. 60 into Stryn. Once at Stryn, you can drive immediately to the east to Loen or south to Olden. Distances are short -- for example, Loan lies only 10km (6 1/4 miles) from Stryn.

Visitor Information -- The Stryn & Nordfjord Reisemål (tel. 57-87-40-40; www.nordfjord.no) is most helpful, dispensing information about touring the entire area, including hiking trips into the national park. It offers a free booklet, Guide for Stryn, outlining trips and cycling routes, and it also rents mountain bikes at the rate of NOK190 ($38/£19) per day, NOK120 ($24/£12) per half-day, NOK50 ($10/£5) per hour. In July, it's open daily 8:30am to 8pm; in June and August daily 8am to 6pm, and September to May Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

There is also Olden Tourist Information (tel. 57-87-31-26) in the center of the village, open June 10 to August 15 from 10am to 6pm daily.

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.