Norway in our motorhome

Definitive guide to touring Norway with a motorhome

After spending the last 6 weeks touring Norway in our motorhome I think we have found motorhome heaven! Norway has everything the enthusiastic motorhomer needs. If you don't own a motorhome or camper van, please buy one or hire one and take it to Norway, because you will be hooked, just like we are. When to go to Norway The best time to go to Norway is in the summer months,…
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Norway in our motorhome

Guide to visiting Oslo with a motorhome.

Our motorhome tour of Norway is in its final week and we have reached the capital city, Oslo. This blog article is a guide to visiting Oslo with a motorhome, including where to stay, what to see and my top tip for visiting Oslo. Driving south on the E6 toll road felt strange because we drove on our first 3 lane motorway for nearly 2 months. The last 5 weeks have seen us driving our motorhome on mountain roads and…
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Norway in our motorhome

Hardanger Tourist Route – the ultimate driving experience.

I think I have discovered the ultimate motorhome driving experience!  The amazing Hardanger Fjord tourist road  includes narrow mountain roads perched hundreds of feet above fjords, very long tunnels with roundabouts in, tunnels that spiral upwards through whole mountains, an incredible suspension bridge linking two tunnels and a road that runs over the largest plateau in Europe at 3,500 ft. This tourist route in Norway is not for the novice driver but it is sensational, as I will try and…
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Norway in our motorhome

Visiting Bergen with a motorhome

The E39 is a major road that runs north to south in the west of Norway. For such a major road it can be very narrow and winding, but it runs through fantastic scenery and it was on this road that we set off driving south to visit Bergen with a motorhome. If you don't like driving through long tunnels then don't visit Norway because Norway has over 1,000 tunnels, including one over 15 miles long. On our drive to…
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Norway in our motorhome

Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Norway.

How would you recover a motorhome from the bottom of a Norwegian fjord 1,300 metres deep? This was the question that briefly ran through my mind whilst we were on the Kaupanger to Gudvangen ferry that runs daily on Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Luckily, there was no ferry disaster that day so we never got to find out the answer to that question, but I can confirm that Nærøyfjorden is a UNESCO area for very good reason. Sognefjord…
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Norway in our motorhome

Conquering the highest mountain road and an interview with Norwegian radio

Yesterday was an eventful day. We drove on the highest mountain road in Norway, managed to have a small altercation with another vehicle breaking our wing mirror, and I was interviewed for Norwegian radio, live! The RV55 from Lom starts with lush valley meadows and the road slowly ascends through the valley before reaching the summit at 1,434 metres, making the road northern Europe's highest mountain pass. According to Google maps, the route we covered is 138 km long and…
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Dalsnibba – The best view in Norway?

Fantastic, dramatic, spectacular, authentic or unique? I don’t think that any of these words adequately describe Fjord Norway. Reading through a leaflet this morning about the Geiranger area of Norway a phrase in it said “Norway is not a place. It’s a feeling”. I totally agree. You need to be in Norway to fully appreciate the magnificence of this country. Our journey to Dalsnibba would exceed all expectations. We had a free camping night last night (Sunday 27th May) at…
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Norway in our motorhome

The amazing Briksdal Glacier campsite in Norway.

Plunging 1200 metres into the awe-inspiring Briksdalen Valley, the Briksdal Glacier is an arm of the huge Jostedalsbreen Glacier and is another of Norway's most visited attractions. Every day, during the summer season, hundreds of cruise ship passengers call at nearby Olden and board coaches to take them the short distance to Briksdal Glacier. Melkevoll Bretun Camping Melkevoll Bretun camping is a short walk to the visitor centre at the Briksdal Glacier, which is where the 45 minute walk to the glacier…
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