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  1. Flyingscotsman2

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    Is possible to tour round Norway in two weeks. Not all Norway but like to do the Atlantic road in august
     
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    2 weeks in my view is no where near enough time, especially now all the ferries to Scandinavia from the UK have stopped. It would take around a week to get to southern Norway and Norway is a very long country with little or no motorways.
     
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    Has the harwich to esjberg stopped then Dave
     
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    Long ago. I used that when I was working.
     
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    Yeah I use to ship across in the wagon.
     
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    Wat time u leaving to day
     
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    Dfds go from immingham to brevik rtn £1550 with cabin and all meals for 2
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek:

    I should hope they are included at that price :D
     
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    It's better than driving all that way 26 hrs on dingy not to bad me thinks
     
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    Fs2, what snowbird said (y)plus short ferry journeys which really slows the journey. If you've only got two weeks I'd stay in the south. This is a link to a couple who are there now, it's a very 'professional' site that's also a freebie: http://www.langdale-associates.com/
    Some excellent tips and guidelines but beware, despite the prices you'll want to go back time after time once you've been! (y)
     
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    I have just looked at the price for passengers on the DFDS freight service Immingham to Gothenburg - which is practically door to door for us when visiting family. It wasn't very clear, but I think it's the same price for all UK-Scandinavia routes, but it wasn't linked from the Brevik page.

    2 people with a 6m+ m/h is £720 one way. We are about 18" over the 6m. :( Adds an extra £170 to each leg.

    I don't imagine they are very well equipped to carry passengers with mobility problems either. Not many lorry drivers use wheelchairs.
     
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    I have been in the truck but not in motorhome. I want to see the fjords not just pass them like in the wagon. 26 hrs to brevik it's better than driving I think
     
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    Since they stopped the Newcastle to Bergen run, we had a Romahome at that time so no probs with size, we've always driven up through Denmark and across to Gothenburg as we avoid Oslo if we can. However you get there it's worth it! My introduction to Norway in the eighties came courtesy of the Queen, free and four times with LOA at £12 a day!(y)
     
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    It's the old question - where does the holiday start. If you have the time & can start the holiday as you roll off the drive, then driving is the better option. It will be cheaper, but not by all that much, when you add up fuel, bridge & ferry costs. If it means more time off work, it probably reaches break even point.

    If time is limited & the holiday doesn't really start until you arrive in Norway (Sweden in our case), the ferry starts to look attractive. I think I'd still want more than 2 weeks though, to feel I'd got value for money from the cost of getting there. But if you only have 2 weeks, you only have 2 weeks & then it's a case of just accepting that the daily cost is going to be high - and that you won't see everything that you wanted to.
     
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    Well, didn't take too long but I had a reply and a price list ..

    see attached .. it says Swedish but its the same cost to Norway.. (I asked.)

    Single trip..

    PASSENGER:
    Adult GBP 170
    Children 5-15 years old (under 5’s are NOT accepted) GBP 85
    Administration fee GBP 31
    PAX VEHICHLES:
    Motorcycle (lashed by owner) up 6m length + 1,85 m height GBP 60
    Car up 6m length + 1,85 m height GBP 150
    Vehicle over 1,85 high, up to 6 m long GBP 200
    Vehicle over 1,85 high, up to 9 m long GBP 370
    Vehicle over 1,85 high, up to 12 m long GBP 500
    Vehicle over 1,85 high, up to 18 m long GBP 720
    Vehicle over 1,85 high, over 18 m long GBP 45/m

    So, for 2 x passengers and 1 x 6mt van = £540 single.. + £31 admin = £571
     

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    Same problem for us getting to the Faroes now, long way round with a vehicle. Been mentioned elsewhere that the Harwich to Esbjerg passenger route finishes this month, to do with international emission requirements which renders the route unviable, or so they tell us, always full when we travelled that way and they charged enough! :swear2:
     
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