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Cycling in Norway

Norway In A Nutshell

Norway is supposedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I was only there for a day and saw little more than Oslo and trees and so I'll need the help of others for a worthwhile opinion. One thing I did learn was that it was eye-bleedingly expensive.

Where and When I Went

Map of Norway

18th - 19th July 2013

Norway's Scenery

The west coast is legendary. I didn't reach the west coast. The middle bit was pleasant enough.

Scenery

Norway's Road Quality

Excellent.

Road

Norway's Accommodation & Costs

My only night in Norway was spent wild-camping. I was told the country was more expensive than Sweden. That certainly seemed to be the case in supermarkets.

Language

Almost everyone speaks English.

Neighbouring Countries

Obviously Sweden and less obviously Finland. And, by some Arctic Circle nonsense, Russia too.

Reasons To Go To Norway

Scenery, fjords, if you want to make things easier when taking part in one of those Brewster's Millions-style challenges.

Where Have You Written About Cycling In Norway?

No Place Like Home, Thank God

What Others Say

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"I've cycled from Kristiansand in the south to Bergen, following the coast where possible. The roads were quiet and the locals exceedingly friendly. My entire trip seemed to consist of cycling up a majestic winding road to a mountain-top lake and then hurtling down the other side to a spectacular fjord. In each town I'd offer the cafe owner the entire contents of my wallet for a beer and sandwich before setting off up another mountain." Steven Herrick (Author)

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