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    Norway advice

    Got some amazing advice for my France trip this year from yourselves off this site. Made the the trip one I won't forget anytime soon.

    So Im back for more advice for a 2020 trip to Nordkapp. Im allowing 21 days total from my home in Dublin, Im just hoping that's enough as Im thinking Ill get the ferry to France first and head from there. 6-8 hours driving a day, camping where possible.

    Any tips or thoughts of where to see?

    Thanks
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    This was the route we planned when we went in 2017

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/d/edit...4703618454&z=5

    Didn't go quite as we planned it as described in my ride report:

    https://www.ukgser.com/forums/showth...-via-Adversity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Byrne View Post
    Got some amazing advice for my France trip this year from yourselves off this site. Made the the trip one I won't forget anytime soon.

    So Im back for more advice for a 2020 trip to Nordkapp. Im allowing 21 days total from my home in Dublin, Im just hoping that's enough as Im thinking Ill get the ferry to France first and head from there. 6-8 hours driving a day, camping where possible.

    Any tips or thoughts of where to see?

    Thanks
    Check this out:

    https://www.ukgser.com/forums/showth...light=nordcapp
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    Have a good read through the various threads in the Scandinavia section. Lots of good advice there. Personally, I'd head north through Norway, taking my time and avoiding the E6. Then come back via Sweden. That way you can get a wriggle on if you need to on the way home. There's less risk of getting hammered by Norwegian traffic laws.
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    That's a great route. I came back from Bergen last year on Fjord lines which allowed a bit more time bimbling around the fjords. I found if I booked on the Norwegian website rather than British I saved £50 which went on the commanders buffet with another discount which was an hour and half of top quality scoffing and free wine and beer. The only other tight arse tip is if you you do the Lysebotn ferry the local one is a lot cheaper than the tourist but only runs twice a day.

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    Just one thought. Might it be possible to freight your bike from Ireland to Norway / back again and for you to fly out / back?

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    Anthony, Overlanders are running a truck to Oslo in August. Not sure about next year though, best call them
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    Some great reading there thank you plus I’ve sent off for some quotes on shipping the bike. Could be the right job !!!

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    Overlanders are charging €750 return, to ship your bike to Oslo airport (Gardermoen), a return flight from Dublin is around £150 with Norwegian air, then you have 15 days to explore

    That's what I'm doing this August, better than 6 ferries there and back plus a lot of motorway miles


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Magill View Post
    That's what I'm doing this August
    We’ll need a report afterwards
    I seriously considered it but in the end I stuck with bimbling around France again
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    Priced up shipping the bike (not with Overanders) and its 950 euro is ill chat with overlanders directly. This is the way forward I think!

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    It looks like a lot until you discount it for the time saved, running expenses (ferries, fuel, board and lodging). I’d definitely give it careful consideration. And anyway, it’s only about the price of a pint of lager in Bergen.

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    So with Overlanders (inc shipping insurance) and my own flight ill be sorted for 1300 euro, for me its more about saving the time. And as Wapping said its only the price of a pint

    See knew you lads would help !!!

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    Enjoy your holiday and be sure to let us know how it goes


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    Oooops, nearly forgot.

    The OP is now settled on how to get from home to Norway and back but let’s not forget:

    Any tips or thoughts of where to see?
    https://upnorway.com/?gclid=EAIaIQob...SAAEgJ9mfD_BwE

    https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-norway/

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/norway/...2-1479d277c009

    And the list goes on...

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/t...ces-in-norway/

    https://northernnorwaytravel.no/thin...way-in-summer/

    To save time, I’d get a copy of this:

    https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/norway/

    Or this:

    https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/produc...travel-guide-7

    Then map some of the points out against your suggested route in your opening post and work out how best to slot some of the ideas in against your time available. Job done.

    Or you could just “Ride yer bike mate, don’t plan nuffin”. Advice which (if followed) would have seen you not shipping your bike from Ireland to Norway and back again.

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