Either this Easter time, or summer, I would like to spend about two weeks in Norway- a few days is Oslo and Bergen, but the rest of the time out in the wild.
I hear you are allowed to camp in the wild free of charge in Norway as long as you keep to some basic guidelines...?
Ideally, we would rent a canoe for a few days and slowly make our way down a river or fjord, taking in the sights and scenery, and just going at our own pace, and pulling over on the shore to camp for the night.
Can anyone shed some light on a company who may rent a canoe for a journey like this? And also does anyone have any suggestions as to be best place to do this? I'm really looking for a beautiful, awe inspiring place to visit.
As a norwegian I would recommend that you should spend less time in Oslo. Both spring and summer is a perfect time to travel around. Instead of Oslo, I recommend either Trondheim or Tromsø. You are right about the camping part, but Norway is a very expencive country othervise. Beautifull nature can be seen almost everywhere. If you are in one of the citys near the fjords you have excellent opportunities for paddeling, in the summer you might catch the midnightsun!
Hope you`ll have a great time!
I think this trip is a great idea,
But how expencive is your country/? Comparing to Sweden?
Norway has a reputation as one of the most expensive of European holyday destinations, but if you are inventive you can get the cost down. Compared to Sweden it`s a bit more expencive, but Im not an expert. You can get around at a reasonable price with rail pass and buses. There is always low price deals and half of for students and seniors. On a low budget, I read somewhere that you can manage with around 30 GBP a day.(excluding public transport) But I would really recommend a travel to Norway! We have loads of scenerys you probably wont experience anywhere else. I still stand by my saying in previosly post; Less time in Oslo. (Or skip it)