Norway 2008.

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by dr.chala, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. dr.chala

    dr.chala Adventurer

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    Norge 2008.

    After almost 10 months out of saddle (broken legg) finnaly we start to our longest adventure.13 000 km long trip from Zagreb-Croatia to North Cape-Norway and back!
    4th of jully everything was ready.And early morning on 5th we started...

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    First day we we made almost 1000 km and reach the Franfurt-Germany.Our friend gave us nice B&B and really nice small talk.He is also very good hobby mechanic so we changed the rear disc pads next morning.
    STAU in Germany...

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    Next day the finish line was in Schleswig-Germany.600km total.
    Down town...
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    Third day.Plan was to buy ferry tickets at Hirtshals-Danmark to Kristiansand-Norway.So like we saw on internet there was no tickets for morning ferry,only available was night ferry.So we bought the night ferry tickets.

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    It was 3pm , we had tickets...so we decited to make a small trip(70km) to Skagen.The most northern Danmark point.
    And there we found...

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    Nice composition...
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    And the ferry is close...
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    Very precise boarding...
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    Trucks,campers,cars,bikes...
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    Midnight,just before the Norway land.Almost dead...
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    Garmin Zumo helped us to find a accomodation.Little cabin called Hytte near Kristiansad.We slept immidiately we cross inside...
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    To be continued... :wink:
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  2. @lf

    @lf Adventurer

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    Give us more:clap

    Always interesting to read what other people think of your own country and what pics they take!
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  3. zadok

    zadok Been here awhile

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    Magnificent pics there, mate. Beautiful country.:D
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  4. curty

    curty Sum'a bitch

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    Wow, what an amazing place and pictures.
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  5. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    Great Pictures, Norway is beautiful:clap
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  6. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    I'm amazed I have not seen pictures of these places before on a post card! thanks for the effort.....Bruce
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  7. Roboter

    Roboter Vagabond

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    Subscribed! I hope we get more!!!! I was just in Roma Denmark and Sylt Germany a few weeks ago! Awesome weather and beautiful riding! I'm looking forward to more updates!!
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  8. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Excellent Pictures, captures the landscape marvelously! Keep it coming:lurk
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  9. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Where does Norway find its road engineers? Did no one tell them roads can't be works of art, never mind bridges.
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  10. dawggawn

    dawggawn Nihilist . . . maybe

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    Oh boy. If I don't get to Norway before I die, I did something wrong.

    Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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  11. dr.chala

    dr.chala Adventurer

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    After 3 days of nice weather on EU highways in Norway comes ones little bit less beautiful.Rain in the morning.We made 2000 km till now and past Slovenia,Austria,Germany,Danmark.
    We took road to the west to the crossroads with no 13!
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    All day raining.We use some moments to take a pics...
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    There were very difficult to find accomodation,sa after many camping sites finally , with a help of locals,we found nice cabin od the Atlantic shore near Sola...First we plug in the hitting and starting to dry our clothes...
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    About 9PM thre rain stopped ,so we gone for a walk...
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    Neighbours...
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    Cows... :mrgreen:
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    Close to our new home...
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    Next land is USA... :misli:
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    Jumping over rocks... :D

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    The beach...
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    Hytte view... :LOL:
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    In the morning sky looks like... :?
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    <o:p>...to be continue... :clap </o:p>
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  12. dr.chala

    dr.chala Adventurer

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    Very interesting day is coming.1st of Jully we hosted Monte Negro Nordkapp team in Zagreb.Then we planing to arange meeting in Norway.So we heard each other by the mobile and meeting point was Priekestolen.This is the rock 600 m above the see with a great view.Only one problem there was...climbing on the top is almost 2,5 hours and unfortunatelly it was too much for my leg...
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    The first grass roof house we saw...
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    I saw the rock only on the other people pics...
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    When we came there we noticed Ivan's bike...
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    ...called him,but he was in the middle of the climb.We continued down the road,but slowly,that the guys could overtaking us...somwhere on the road...
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    on the road 13...again...
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    Parking area...very crowded as you can see...
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    We stopped often for a rest and to gave them a time to catch us...
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    So we had where...
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    <o:p></o:p>...and the reason to stop...
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    This are the guys...
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    all on the beemers...sponsored...


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    Continued together after a deal to had a dinner together...
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    Road 13...amazing,waterfalls,lakes,fjords...
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    Finished in Sunndal after the 11km long tunnel leading by Zumo.We found nice big Hytte and my wife Xenia prepared a dinner...Lots of advice,impresions and talk we had that evening...
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  13. dr.chala

    dr.chala Adventurer

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    Next session tomorow!
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  14. dr.chala

    dr.chala Adventurer

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    We wake up and looked through windov...sun...yuuupiiii..Today must be a special day....and it was...
    Packed the stuff and we went through tunnel back to Odda!We rode together via road 13 till Brimnes.from the left some fjord,to the right cherry tries...nice surroundings...

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    Ferry over Eidfjorden to Bruravik.
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    Here we get separated.Guys didn't have time so they went directly to the North Cape via the shortest possible route.We went to Voss for supllies...
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    Chicken from the grill was in the bag.Only we had to find nice place to have a lunch...But in Norway we never had problem to find a right place...
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    I asked Xenia:There,down the waterfall?Is it OK?
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    And Twinnefoss was the perfect place to stay for a while...
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    FAnce and the mountain to the south...
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    <o:p> </o:p>Now we have energy to continue.In Vinje we took road E16 to Aurlandsdalen and then we took road 50.Tunnels...lots of them.After the last tunnel ....Aurlandsfjorden...
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    It's cca 100km in the main land...
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    Mountain platou....
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    Lots of snow at only 1000m above the sea level...
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    ...and at the end everything finish in fjord over the Haggafoss...
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    Road 7 then to the east to Gol.In Goll we took road 52 towards west.We getaway from the clouds.Climbing again.Alone...
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    Taking the pics...Sun telling us it's late...
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    Hegg.10PM.Hytte....
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    Enjoying the view 0:30AM from the Hytte...
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    Dreams became reality...
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  15. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    Beautiful country and your pictures do it justice. Those roads look really nice to ride. Glad you're stopping a lot to appreciate and take it all in.

    Lets this report going:ear :freaky
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  16. Radar Rider

    Radar Rider Been here awhile

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    Ah Norway... beautiful, beautiful, and expensive country...
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  17. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Beautiful pictures, they give me a feeling that everything in Norway is very calm, relaxing and slow.
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  18. Indochine

    Indochine 'Bikes are OK, but . . .

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    Wonderful countryside and mountains! Looks very appealing. If only I was not on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. I think I did not see a single advertising billboard. Nothing but natural beauty! That's my kind of country.

    What were you paying for gasoline up there? Must be a bit expensive.

    Thanks for sharing your trip. :clap
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  19. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Incredible places!


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  20. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Wow...some of those places are just gorgeous! :eek1

    Please post more!
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