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post #1 of 8 Old Aug 26th, 2015, 5:11 pm Thread Starter
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The misses and I are considering a Norway fordes multi-day trip in August 2016. (This is a flyin from the States and rent a bike situation).

First, based on research the running logic is forget renting in Norway. Fly into Germany, rent then ride to Norway. Thoughts? Alternate is a touring company besides Edelweiss. I like EW but they are pricey.

Second, are there any routes (gpx/gdb/GPS) or highlights that are not to be missed? My Nav IV has European maps loaded, so I would pre-load before leaving the US.

Third, any good hotels that are MC friendly?

Fourth, any good restaurants worthy of a stop (i.e. not suit/tie and more than diners/fast food)?

Fifth, any handy list of MC shops (just in case)?

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post #2 of 8 Old Aug 27th, 2015, 2:39 am
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Re: Norway 2016

Hi John,

I'm afraid I can't help with your specific questions, but I can offer you one piece of advice - take lots of money!

Norway is an excellent country to visit, a large proprtion of the people speak good English and the scenery & history are stunning, but food, drink and accommodation are fiendishly expensive.

We've had two trips there, and planning another one next year, but the only reason we can afford to stay there is that we have friends that we can stay with. Just as an example, we had a hire care for about 10 days in 2009 - it cost about 1000!

Enjoy the trip (and the planning)

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post #3 of 8 Old Apr 5th, 2016, 2:43 am
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Not Too ofte in here, so Its a rather late reply.

This us an article about the 20 best biking roads in Norway.

It's if course in Norwegian, but Google Translate might help you a bit.


http://www.vg.no/forbruker/bil-baat-...urer/a/140204/

I might be able to assist if you have questions.

And remember, USD is now rather strong versus NOK.
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Re: Norway 2016

Only just saw this - not sure why I missed the original post.

Good luck on your travels. I have heard that petrol is very expensive in Scandinavia. Not been there riding (yet!)

For routes etc - try this:138 Motorcycling Roads Norway

For things to see you can try these (If you haven't already included them!)
Hell (It means luck in Norwegian, but you can say you have been to Hell & back!) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway
Rjukan - A town permanently in shadow. it is built in a steep valley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rjukan
Trollstigen - Troll's Path a serpentine road up a mountain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollstigen


A friend went there, he went to see the Preikstolen - Pulpit Rock. Expect a long climb up a steep hill.

Have fun

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Re: Norway 2016

Thanks guys!

I'll check out the links and info. How mid-2016 plans changed and we'll be heading to WY. We are looking at Norway in 2017.

Thanks Again!

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Re: Norway 2016

In that case, I will consult my friend for his itinerary.

Of course he went by car.

I did see a programme called World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides it is on the travel channel. The episodes Scandinavia Parts 1&2 covers Norway, Sweden & Finland. It did say that you need extremely good wet weather gear.

Will ask my friend for his opinion.

Hope you enjoy Wyoming. What are you planning of seeing?

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Re: Norway 2016

Theres a FB page too.

https://m.facebook.com/mctouringnorway/
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Re: Norway 2016

I watched a series of 20 or so videos on Youtube about a bunch of guys from the U.K. that went on a Norway tour last summer. It was interesting enough that I watched the all the episodes over a 2 or 3 week period in January.


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