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Shutting down 12 Feb 2023

Dear biker friend.

As of 12 Feb 2023, this site will no longer be operational. I am simply shutting it down after some 10 years of service. It has been a site with hopefully useful info from bikers, to bikers, all for free. Now it is time for someone else to pick up where this site left it. I wish you all happy travels – especially to Norway 🙂 – and perhaps we will see each other on the road somewhere, sometime.

So long, all!

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Gazing into 2022

2021 didn’t exactly end the way we hoped for. So here’s to 2022!

I’ve been a bit slow on the updates on this page, mainly because of other things in life keeping me busy. However, the info on this site is still valid and mostly updated, so it will hopefully work as the repository it was meant to be for riders who wants to ride in our wonderful country.

Although many of you were here last summer (send us your images!), 2021 didn’t become the year we hoped for. The latter part has been utterly disappointing pandemic-wise, and new restrictions have been popping up all over Europe. Let us hope next year brings better tidings so you can bring yourself and your bike over here as soon as the roads clear.

As they say: Whoever waits for something good, waits not in vain. So use the time ahead to plan your trip. We’ll still be here whenever the pandemic lifts, because our Constitution’s fathers in 1814 swore the Eidsvoll oath “United and loyal until the Mountains of Dovre crumble!”. In essence: It takes more than a mere pandemic to topple us. As promised, we still keep the roads in good order and the beer cold. Even if it is hard to predict, especially about the future: Here’s to better days in 2022! Happy holidays – see you next year!





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Wait for it, wait for it…

Spend your Corona quarantine time wisely, and plan for better days. See you at the other end!

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(Image is shamelessly stolen from the Visit Norway homepage.)

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Happy 2020!

What will you do? Where will you go?

A big shout-out to followers and readers of your one stop shop (although everything is for free) for motorcycle touring in Norway, RideNorway.com, wishing you an exciting 2020 with lots of great roads, nice weather and wondeful experiences on two (sometimes three) wheels.

See you around in Norway somewhere!

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Your images of Norway

Remember to check out the Images of Norway page for (hopefully) inspirational images of the country you are about to visit. After your trip, send us your images to be displayed here!

 

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The lighthouse at The World’s End – “Verdens Ende” – is a replica built in 1934. The area is breathtaking!

 

 

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Stranger things

Norway is mostly about breathtaking landscape scenery, fjords and mountains. But there is more to this country than meets the ordinary tourist eye…

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The Hessdalen Phenomenon: Strange lights that suddenly appears in the night sky, speeding along the valley ridge, and then disappearing into thin air. Veeeery strange indeed…

Because we also host Keiko the Orca’s grave (lead character in the movie “Free Willy”), the Hessdalen Phenomenon (some say it’s UFOs), a leprosy museum (500 years old) and the world’s steepest road tunnel (15.5% climb!). Check out the odder sides of Norway!

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Last year in review

Whereas 2017 in many ways was not what we would hope for, it was a brilliant riding year. Here are a few glimpses of last year’s fun. What is your image of 2017?

 

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Happy New Year!

All the best for 2018 to all of you! Hope to see you on the road somewhere in Norway!

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Right then – spring is (nearly) here!

So we’ve been through the New Year’s Rally 1st weekend in January and the venerable Primus Rally the last full weekend of February. Now it’s time to plan for this summer’s escape!

From this year’s New Year’s Rally, 1st full weekend of January. It was cool, and I debuted on my new Yamaha Tricity scooter with studded tires on a winter rally. Worked a treat!

This summer I will do all of Norway. Top to bottom. But in two legs: First, I’m having a bunch of biker friends from Finland coming over in July. My wife and I are spending ten days with this excellent crew. It’s their third time riding in Norway, and I’ve rigged a route – The Social South Bike Tour, Norway 2017 – for us. It’ll take us to Trollstigen and Geiranger (of course), Olden, Hardanger, Road 13 down towards Stavanger, Suleskard mountain road including the Lysebotn serpentines, Dalen, ending the trip near Oslo. It’ll be a hoot, especially since a couple of my Guzzi friends in the West are considering throwing us a barbequeue party to remember, with pit roasted suckle pig and plenty of home brewed ale (so maybe we will not remember after all…). But I cannot reveal the whole thing here – in case some of my Finnish friends reads this.

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The Svartisen Glacier in Nordland county. I took this pic last year while guiding a bunch of Finns to Lofoten along the Coastal Road 17.

The second leg is with my 81 year old mum. We have since long planned a 14 day long trip from Finnmark far north, where she lives, all the way down south with her riding in the tub of my sidecar. Her recent osteoporosis scans forced us to alter those plans, however, so we’ll take the car. It’s a convertible, though, so we will get wind in our hair anyway!

So start planning, people! There are miles and miles of splendid roads and fantastic scenery awaiting you here in Norway. And a trip here doesn’t have to break your bank.

 

 

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Kjerag by drone

Check this out. If this doesn´t tingle your wish to bring your bike to Norway, nothing will. Sit back and enjoy while planning your bike trip here 🙂

 

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