Norway,time to consider driving south

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    Thanks Kris (y)

    Still want to go up there but probably on a cruise
     
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    Hi Kris

    I read an article in the UK this week saying the Aurora best viewing months are September and February, I have been told February is not an option to drive anywhere near far enough north

    so what about next September for a month, somewhere up near or above Tromso, from your local knowledge do I stand much chance of a sighting?

    Provided I am heading south again by this time next year (maybe another 7 days hopefully) do you think it is a realistic time to travel so far north?
     
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    David if you have time this is well worth a watch, start at the beginning and see how far you get or cherry pick the best of the 35 or 36 episodes. It helps if you have an Italian Dictionary. They went with a Laika in January and met a guy :eek:cycling:eek: to the North Cape. Awesome in parts and a good insight to the necessity of real preparation and planning.(and multi-million euro back up!)

     
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    Further to my last, having spent 4 winters in Finnmark and Troms (including 1986 when 14 Norwegian soldiers were killed in an avalanche) I agree with all Arctic Kris says but there are hardy souls who go in the deepest winter without the backup that the Laika team had.(y)
     
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    David, don't be a woose, no cruising. Get that Pilote of yours loaded up and go
     
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    No David me and u will take Motorhomes up there in summer
     
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    Hi David,

    Tromsø in September is no problem,and you will see the Aurora providing its a nice clear night,cold and no clouds,dont worry too much about the bad weather and snow,its over 200 mtrs that it maybe snows,but the roads are still warm enough from the summer to melt the early snow falls,i would be heading south at the end of September if i was you,
     
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    Unfortunately can only take short breaks for the foreseeable future, Hugh
     
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    Thanks Kris - can't believe I was so dim; worked in Oslo for 4 months in beginning 2003 and never took the opportunity
     
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    Thanks Kris, next September it is then, time to start planning (y)
     
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    Thanks - and we moan about the temperature over here when it reaches 10 deg C
     
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    Remember my first experience of driving on studded tyres when in Norway (the warmer, southern bit) ....... Weird until you get used to it
     
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    Here we go,ok not a motorhome but it always makes me smile,"the crazy turist",,,,on the way up the hill towards "Nordkapp" i talked with him and he said it was his lifes dream to cycle from Tokyo to Nordkapp Norway,amazeing man,
     

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