40 days and counting

Asking Harry what he thought of Norway in three words he said ‘Get back to me, not right now’. At that present time he was, if I remember correctly, at a particularly stressful roundabout and when it calmed down he quietly began to ponder and I forgot to get back to him. However, he finally […]

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Tromso to Helsinki

Miles: 859 Total Mileage: 4039 Reindeer sightings: 20 Mosquito bites: innumerable Herb plants lost: 2 Caterpillars forcibly removed from the van: 2 Vague route: Tromso Ropinsalmi – Finland (quite possibly the world’s largest Mosquito breeding ground) 67.06′ N, 24.02′ E – near Sammalvaara Räihänselka – Lake Keitele Helsinki So it took us twenty days to […]

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Videos

Twisty roads on the Fv5337, Norway Rollercoaster valley roads in Norway Kvalvika beach, only accessed by foot or by sea, in the Lofoten Islands, Norway The sauna at Stave Hot Pools and Camping, Norway

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Lofoten Islands to Tromso

Miles: 386 (not including ferries) Total mileage: 3180 Fish Harry caught: 7 Fish Susannah caught: 1 (too small to keep) Sea Eagle sightings: 1 Puffin sightings: 3 Vague route: Sørvågen Fredvang Svolvaer Stave Tromso The Lofoten Islands are an absolute treat. You loose all sense of your direction and personal compass because of the mass […]

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The Slow Road to the North

Miles: 546 (not including ferry crossings) Total mileage: 2794 Ferries taken: 9 Dolphin sightings: 2 Sea otter sightings: 1 Vague route: Halsa Äsen Hoydalsbukt Andalsvågen 66.28′ N, 13.26′ E (Nesna) Holandsfjord Bodo They call it the slow road for a reason, the Fv17 or Kystriksveien, and it could take you half the time if you […]

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Bergen to the Atlantic Ocean Road

Miles: 396 Total mileage: 2248 Weasel sightings: 1 Fish caught: 1 (Pollock) Wing mirrors smashed: 1 Highest altitude: 4750 ft Vague Route Bergen Somewhere on the Fv55 in Jotunheimen National Park Geiranger Farstadssanden This is the first section of our route taking us to the beginning of ‘the slow road to the North’, the Kystriksveien, or […]

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Copenhagen to Bergen

Days: 5 Miles: 883 Total mileage: 1852 Moose sightings: 1 Deer sightings: 2 Weasel sightings: 1 Vague route: Copenhagen – over the Øresund Bridge to Malmö, Sweden Tvetervann lake (Norway) Oslo Flatsjå fjord Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Bergen For those familiar with ‘The Bridge’, the Scandinavian television murder mystery, I paid homage to the show by […]

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