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  1. blade1889

    blade1889 Read Only Funster

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    After doing Spain & Portugal this winter, got a month to spare in June & thought I'd try visiting the above in that order.
    Done them on Business but never Wilding.
    Looking for advice on how & where to cross (the sea), Tolls? whats expensive & whats not?
    Recommendations on Wild camping stop overs.

    Any comments appreciated
    Brian
     
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    There are various options from UK
    Harwich to Esbjerg - expensive (DFDS)
    Harwich - Hook of Holland (Stena)
    short Channel crossing
    Obviously last two have more driving

    Then ferry Grenaa - Varberg or Frederickstad - Gothenberg puts you into Sweden, or Fredrickstad into Oslo (Stena)
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    Hirtshals to Larvik or Kristianstad puts you into Norway (Color Lines) - not expensive

    There are various boats from North Germany into Sweden (+ one from Kiel to Oslo) or you could drive over the bridges.
    It's worth doing a bit of internet research. Prices have already gone up since the beginning of the year.
    Violet
     
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    Agree with above post, EVERYTHING is expensive in Norway so take everything with you,including loo roles.Fill up with fuel in Sweden,I normaly criss cross the Norway Sweden border when requiring provisions.Regarding wild camping-there is no problem anywhere in Scandinavia,not only is it allowed,its encouraged.
    Very beutifull part of the world indead,take lots of moscito repelant as you will nead it.
    Dont forget your fishing rods.
     
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    Some mosquitoes - do you whack them with the rod or whirl it around to annoy them ?
     
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    IF you do take any fishing gear please make sure it is all disinfected as soon as you return.
    That includes waders and nets (assuming you are lucky enough to need the net! ).

    On the parasite Gyrodactylus salaris:
    "It is not currently present in Scotland but is present in other parts of Europe, including Norway. If GS was introduced here it would have devastating consequences for wild salmon stocks. Treatment to eradicate GS involves the release of the chemical Rotenone into affected rivers, which as well as killing fish would have a serious impact on all river life."

    Tight lines.
     
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    We must be the only ones who thought Norway was on par with the UK on everything but drink and meat where prices are concerned mind you we where only there 7 weeks. If you are only going for a month I would decide where you want to go and see as it is a big place and slow roads

    We travelled from Puttgarden in Germany to Denmark found it to be the cheapest way from france (had the dog)
     
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    Believe me they dont need any annoying.
    They dont call them "Flying Teeth" for nothing.:Eeek:
     
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    I asked some Norwegian curlers about the mossies when I met them a couple of months ago. The said that 'the spring' was the worst time so we changed our plans for a May trip to Norway and will head for Italy instead.
    Will look at a September visit next year.

    Puttgarden ferry was around 80 Euro one way so not exactly cheap for a 45min crossing.
    We only used it because we would have had to drive past it to use the road route since we had been in Lubec. Leaving Denmark we stuck to a west coast route.
     
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    I fully agree with all the above posts !! We have been to Scandinavia more than 20 times and this year we will be going again !!! :thumb:
    This year we will use the Puttgarden ferry in Germany and take the Sweden retour ticket.

    In the past this gave you the opportunity to use either the bridge or the Helsingor ferry to cross to Sweden and the opportunity to cross whenever it suits you (no reserverations required). I prefer the Helsingor ferry because you will not go throught Malmo.

    But i still have to check whether this has changed or not!!.

    In my opinion the most important things to think about are:
    Sweden is far less expensive than Norway, so plan your route via Sweden​
    Define were you want to go to in Norway, the country is far to big "to do" in a month​
    You have to accept that the weather can be good, but also bad :Cool:​
    You are not entertained, you have to make your fun yourself !!​
    Know and respect the Allemansret (This link will get you to Wikipedia)​
    Most of the "new" tourists who explore Scandinavia donot know this and consider every place to be theirs, this is the reason why in the southern parts you will find many warnings that wild camping is no longer allowed !!​

    There is a lot to tell and to learn about Scandinavia, far too much to handle in one thread, so this answer is far from enough.
    In The Netherlands for instance there is a meet in March dedicated to Scandinavia. There are only 50 camper places and this meet is fully booked !!!

    I have answered some other threads about Scandinavia, so feel free to locate them
    If you want to know something in particular, feel free and dont hesitate to send me a PM

    We will be going from mid June to mid July!!

    Paul and Ineke
     
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