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Norway-Finland Summer 2008

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1. Posted by Lorcan (Budding Member 59 posts) 8y

Hey,
I know this is sort of far in advance but i was wondering anyone could help.
next summer i was thinkin about doing to following trip.
Newcastle - Stavanger (boat)
Stavanger - Bergen (boat)
Bergen - Oslo (train)
Oslo - Trondhiem (Train)
Trondhiem - Bodo (Train)
Bodo - North Cape (Bus)
North Cape - Alta - Kolari (bus) - Helsinki (train)
Then down through the baltic states

was thinking about traveling for about a month - month1/2. what sort of a budget do you think i should looking at?
Do you think its worth while getting a Scanrail pass or should i book ahead in norway for the minipass?
Also, is it worthwhile going all the way up to the North cape? I was originally look at going to Svalbard, but ive heard that it is hideously expensive.
also, any other remarks about my planned route would be great!

2. Posted by Lorcan (Budding Member 59 posts) 8y

I'm thinking of camping now. I figured that should cut about £300 off the price at least. Whts camping like in Scandinavia in the summer?

3. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Caravan parks gives you the cheapest accomodation, a small, one-room cabin costs around 100 NOK. But caravan parks are often located outside the cities and are mostly used by familys and older couples, most of them from norway.

I would not spend too much time in Oslo. Nice city, but nothing special, and most attractions are seen in a day or two. Vigelandsparken and holmenkollen is seen in a day, and maybe spend a day walking in Oslo-marka. Same thing goes for Trondheim. I would rather think about visiting lofoten or something, beautiful scenery and great fishing.
And I would recommend going to Nordkapp. Northern norway is beautiful, with midnight sun an everything.

4. Posted by Salthaug (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

The most beautiful places in Norway lies on the westcoast from bergen to trondheim. But it might be a bit hard travelling there without a car. if you got the time you could combine bus and hitchhiking. When i drive around my homecountry i just go off the mainroads till i find a suited place to pitch a tent. cheap and nice.

Lofoten is also a nice area. Take the boat from Bodo to the island Rost. The boats go in circles there so its easy to get to moskenes which is southern tip of lofoten mainland.

Its very expensive to dine in resturants so go for self catering with your own cooker.. Good luck!

5. Posted by M.norway (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi!

I would not spend much time in Oslo. From bergen to Trondheim there is alot to see. Bergen is a very nice little city. I don't know what kind of place you want to see, but if you get a car you can visit places like Selje, Hoddevik og bremanger wich is small beautiful towns by the coast. Never been in northen norway, but tourists say it's beautiful. Flåm is also a great place you should visit. Take the train and use a bike back down again, you will find information about that on the internet.

Norway is an expensive country, but you can stay at hostels and make your own food :)

6. Posted by travellboy (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Quoting Lorcan

Hey,
I know this is sort of far in advance but i was wondering anyone could help.
next summer i was thinkin about doing to following trip.
Newcastle - Stavanger (boat)
Stavanger - Bergen (boat)
Bergen - Oslo (train)
Oslo - Trondhiem (Train)
Trondhiem - Bodo (Train)
Bodo - North Cape (Bus)
North Cape - Alta - Kolari (bus) - Helsinki (train)
Then down through the baltic states

was thinking about traveling for about a month - month1/2. what sort of a budget do you think i should looking at?
Do you think its worth while getting a Scanrail pass or should i book ahead in norway for the minipass?
Also, is it worthwhile going all the way up to the North cape? I was originally look at going to Svalbard, but ive heard that it is hideously expensive.
also, any other remarks about my planned route would be great!

Hello! If you go to norway and looking for some natur experience, and a good price as well (very good in norway), you should check out nordic experience. Then you'll get a cance to see all the bautiful fjords, waterfalls and mountains. If you dont mind sleep in tent and be outside, this is the way to experience norway. I went with them last year on some sort of test tour, and im absolutly going back very soon! you can read more and book a trip on this site: http://www.nordic-experience.no Good luck:)

7. Posted by travellboy (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Quoting Lorcan

Hey,
I know this is sort of far in advance but i was wondering anyone could help.
next summer i was thinkin about doing to following trip.
Newcastle - Stavanger (boat)
Stavanger - Bergen (boat)
Bergen - Oslo (train)
Oslo - Trondhiem (Train)
Trondhiem - Bodo (Train)
Bodo - North Cape (Bus)
North Cape - Alta - Kolari (bus) - Helsinki (train)
Then down through the baltic states

was thinking about traveling for about a month - month1/2. what sort of a budget do you think i should looking at?
Do you think its worth while getting a Scanrail pass or should i book ahead in norway for the minipass?
Also, is it worthwhile going all the way up to the North cape? I was originally look at going to Svalbard, but ive heard that it is hideously expensive.
also, any other remarks about my planned route would be great!

Hello! If you go to norway and looking for some natur experience, and a good price as well (very good in norway), you should check out nordic experience. Then you'll get a cance to see all the bautiful fjords, waterfalls and mountains. If you dont mind sleep in tent and be outside, this is the way to experience norway. I went with them last year on some sort of test tour, and im absolutly going back very soon! you can read more and book a trip on this site: http://www.nordic-experience.no Good luck:)

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