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First Timer off to Norweigian Ffords in June Need advice ....

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    It can be very cold and windy on deck early morning and evening even if day is fair! As scenery is so good it is a shame not to venture on deck at these times so layers and wind proof coats and blanket for your friend. I have been to Bergan six times May - August and enjoyed sunny or dry weather each time.: an exception I know but hope you are lucky with weather. I saw a group of wheelchair users getting into adapted taxis at one of the ports so may be worth looking on line if you want to go further afield at any port. It is expensive but as ship usually docks close to towns it is possible not to spend on food and drinks and return to ship for refreshments. Not sure if wheelchair access to Funicular at Bergan but a taxi to the top station would give a wonderful panoramic view.


      Hello Piratess. The whole point of Geiranger is the cruise down the fjord. One ashore it is very busy and over commercialised, so I'd be happy to stay on board. Stavanager and Bergen are wheelchair friendly and Norwegians are very helpful and speak English as well as we do. In Bergen's defence, we have been five times and it only rained once. However, take the waterproofs, just in case. Be aware that the Bryggen is a tourist trap and you'll pay way over the odds for a cup of coffee, but if you venture further around the harbour things are priced more reasonably.

      Even though it may feel a bit cool on deck when you are cruising, you need to take care in the sun. Take SPF 50 and use it. You'll see lots of folk who don't, recognised by their bright red faces and arms! Have a lovely time. Judith


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