Tips appreciated! Germany and Norway Honeymoon

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee

hickoryhills :  I highly recommend Freiburg, especially if you’re not into anything super touristy. It is the cutest little town, so romantic and picteresque. If you’re into walking/hiking, you should go to the Schlossberg Tower that offers an amazing view of the city. And it’s relatively close to Stuttgart (~ 2 hours), so definitely worth at least a day trip. 

 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

hickoryhills :  I’m so glad someone is doing a similar honeymoon to ours 🙂 

We decided to just stick to Norway to make things easier. We were there for 12 days. We went from Oslo to Bergen to Alesund to Alta. 

(((Keep in mind I had never been to Europe so my opinions might be different))))

Oslo to me felt like any larger city. I didn’t necessary feel like I was in Norway. To me, it felt like it could be anywhere. There are some awesome museums though. The museums alone made Oslo worth it.

We also took the train from Oslo to Bergen. Make sure to take the Flamsbana line though. We mixed it up and took the train straight to Bergen. It’s pretty but we missed the super old rail line. 

Bergen was our favorite! The city is so cute and there’s a lot of culture but it’s still a fairly large city. Like PP said, there’s the Floibanen railway funnicular that you ride to get to the top of the city and lookout. It’s gorgeous. All of the seafood is so good. The fish market is fun. There’s a lot of quaint shops and cute little cafes. You can also take a ship out to see the fjords. We did one last minute and it was breath taking! 

Then we went to Alesund which is basically a city that was created on a land pass between two mountains. It looks surreal. It’s a small town that was completely burned at the turn of the century so they rebuilt the whole city in the art noveau style and it’s so pretty. They have a walkway you can take to the top of the city and take pics. There’s not a ton to do in the city though because it is so small.

Then we went to Alta which is super far north. Past the arctic circle. We went in March so it was the height of winter. We stayed two nights in a tippee hotel that has huskies you can take out for a ride. My husband and I each got to drive the sleds. We saw the northern lights at this resort and got to take a dip in the hot tub. Then we stayed at an ice hotel for a night and did fun snow activities. 

I would highly highly recommend Norway. It was our dream honeymoon and the cold makes things super cozy and romantic. Feel free to PM me for more info. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

hickoryhills :  I would recommend doing Oslo for 1 maybe 2 days. (We did 2 days). We were only in Bergen for 2 days but I wish we were there for 3. Alesund is small so you can see it in one day. We stayed for 2 though. And I don’t know if you’re looking to going as far as Alta but we were there for 3 days and I wished we stayed at the Holmen Husky Lodge longer. 

I think a lot of Norway is really cool and you can make your trip as long or short as you want. The train ride from Oslo to Bergen does take up like half the day so make sure to account for that! 

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