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Bike tour in Norway
« on: April 21, 2018, 05:55:23 PM »
Hi all - Planning on a 2 week tour in Norway at the end of July with the idea to combine cycling from place to place and hiking up some of the mountains in the area. With easy flights from London to TromsÝ, and Trondheim available are there any recommendations from Forum members? Thanks for any suggestions.Rich.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 07:47:52 PM »
How are the plans coming along? I've never been to Norway so I can't give any advice except perhaps to suggest to take me along ;) I hope to read more details as the day draws near. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 10:00:28 AM »
Plans are coming together - leaving on 30 July and returning on 12 August. Flying from Gatwick to Narvik and back from BodÝ. This leaves 2 weeks to leisurely tour the Lofoten Islands. The plan hasnít really come together other than that and the fact we want to do some hill walking and whale watching while there. I think the shortest distance between the airports would be with 300km of cycling so am expecting to take it slow with lots of stops. It looks like an amazing area so will post some photos when back.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 02:25:36 PM »
Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

May I ask, your daily budget? Exclude getting there and back.
I have heard that the Scandinavian countries are quite pricey compared to UK.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 03:49:53 PM »
Hi - flight costs were around £500 including bike. We plan on wild camping as much as possible as itís allowed in Norway. I think food costs are higher than in the UK but not masively so. If you keep off alcohol and away from hotels then costs shouldnít be too high. Iím thinking that we should manage on £20-£30 per day for food for two of us

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Re: Bike tour in Norway
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 01:38:03 PM »
Thanks
Is that £500 per person for flights return?

I've just paid £380 for Aberdeen/ Amsterdam/Marrakech return. Bike extra Ä50 each way. No luggage allowance!
Just carry-on.
Good luck with your tour
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 04:00:14 PM »
Yes that was a return price on Norwegian airlines

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Re: Bike tour in Norway
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 04:29:43 AM »
I don't visit countries that have high alcohol costs.  I'd go broke.   >:(

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 11:02:56 AM »
I know what you mean....but I need that incentive to keep me sober