OK, sadly I am not a note taker, and I will try to recall details from my frazzled brain as best as possible.
Wife and I did our own two day pre cruise stop in Oslo. Oslo is a very cosmopolitan city in every sense of the word. It is said to be very walkable, but we found the street layouts confusing. Once we found our way to the Opera House (who knew it was only a couple of blocks from our Hotel) and enjoyed the beautiful views from the roof, we picked up the hop on hop off bus which stopped alongside the building. We found this to be the best option. We decided that the Viking Museum was a must see, and were not disappointed. The Viking ships and artifacts on display are in amazing condition considering they are over 1000 yrs old. From there we walked (could have waited for the hop on bus) the mile or so up the road to the Kon Tiki Museum. We found that to be really interesting as well.We enjoyed the bus ride through the city and got many picture taking opportunities. Had dinner in town and retired to the Hotel for an early morning wake up. Took the Oslo to Bergen train which left sometime after 8am. Buy your tickets ahead of time! It sells out! The trip lasts about 6.5 hrs but seems to fly once the scenery begins.
At the Bergen station, we grabbed a taxi which got us to the ship way before the Viking busloads of fellow train travelers. Embarkation was quick and easy. The Ship is spotless and amazing! Crew is outstanding. We explored the ship for the rest of the day and relaxed form our journey. Day two in Bergen we opted for the included "Panoramic Bergen Shore Excursion". We were pleasantly surprised with the tour and happy with it. It left us time to explore Bergen on our own though the lines for the Funicular were WAY too long, it being a beautiful clear day (unusual for Bergen).
In Flam, we took the "Full Day Railroad Journey to Voss " excursion. We liked that very much. Beautiful scenery, and a nice lunch at the Hotel Stalheim, which has the most unbelievable view! The bus descent down the mountain is an adventure in itself. 13 switchbacks within a mile! I believe it was a bit more than 30% grade. The rear of the bus was 7 foot higher than the front. Be for warned: if you have a deathly fear of heights, this trip may be a bad idea. Many of the tours are on small mountain switchback roads, hugging the sides of cliffs with no barriers.
In Alesund, we took the Viator "Fjords to Trolls" tour. It is the same tour Viking offers but maybe $100 less per person. Better yet, you are in a small group van with the personal guide leaving the big full size Viking buses behind. This is true with all the private tours. Generally you can beat the crowds or the driver can change the itinerary around to avoid them. Way better option.
In Geiranger, we took the included "Eagles Bend Overlook & Panoramic Drive" The clouds were low in the Fjord that morning and sadly we could not see much from the overlook. But we ascended up the mountain to a glacier spot that was most interesting. On the way back down (switchbacks!) we did manage to get some great photo ops of the Ship in the Fjord.Sailing out that evening, Captain Willassen, probably feeling sorry for the morning fog, performed a slow 360 degree turn in the fjord alongside two beautiful waterfalls! What a nice gesture!
I believe I have already commented on the Faroe Islands M&M Tours "Golden Circle". Loved the tour but the political commentary was way over the top.
Seydisfjordur. We added the Viking "Skalanes Nature & Heritage Center" excursion at the last minute and were glad we did. We did not see as much wildlife as we hoped but it was beautiful, and a bit of an adventure. A wonderful tour guide who works at the center was just delightful.
Akureyri, we took the Saga tours 'Lake Myvatn. These ports in Iceland are all about the scenery and this did not disappoint. We saw a Game of Thrones shooting location! Just spectacular scenery and Saga Geo Iceland does a fantastic job! Do not hesitate to use them, you will not be disappointed.
Isafjordur, we took the Wild Westfjords "Dynjandi Waterfall & The Westfjords" Again, these are small group excursions that you can do for a fraction of the cost of Viking. Our driver and guide immediately determined the amount of people headed to the falls that morning. We (maybe 15 people) got there before anyone else. We had the falls to ourselves and they are beautiful. It is much easier to hike up towards the top of the falls if there are fewer people. By the time we were ready to leave, numerous buses had arrived and the place was a mob scene. We went on to more beautiful scenery.
Reykjavik, we had booked Saga GeoIceland "Golden Circle" tour. Sadly the two weeks had caught up with us. My wife had developed a "Cruise Cough" and the thought of spending 8 hours in a tour van seemed kind of selfish to other travelers. We knew we had to pack up that day, it was cold and windy outside, so we elected not to go. I guess we will have to check out Reykjavik another time. Although after experiencing that airport, maybe the worst I have been to (more of a shopping mall than an airport), I may pass.
Hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did ours.