western norway

Go West

It’s hard to challenge Western Norway when it comes to sheer beauty and wonderful motorcycle roads.

Oldevatn Camp in Olden is your perfect base camp for exploring the magnificent surroundings.

In early June 2022, the Norwegian Moto Guzzi Club called for its annual Spring Rally, this time – as it has been done every 5th year for the last 40 years or so – at Oldevatn Camping. Olden is in the vicinity of Loen, Stryn and everything that is good about Norway. Somewhat touristy cramped in the peak season, but I was lucky enough to be there ahead of the bunch.

A proper Guzzi rally requires some Guzzi theater. This 1200 Stelvio died at the rally site – which is probably the best place ever to have a break-down on your Guzzi, after all.

The more famous sightseeing in Olden is the Briksdalsbreen Glacier. It takes a good half an hour to walk up to the tongue of the glacier, but it is well worth it. Unfortunately, this glacier too is subject to global warming in the sense that the tongue is receeding – but it is still visible and you should go there if you can while in Norway.

Master Farmyard Ale Brewer Olav checks out the kveik fermented brew.

Coming from the Oslo area, I chose to ride over the Strynefjell Mountain Range to get there. It’s a good 6 hours ride if you choose the fast lane E6 – as I did getting there – but again: It is worth the ride. Besides, the Rokken Guzzi crew has none above nor beside when it comes to sheer hospitality and – it must be mentioned – great, home brewed farmhouse ale.

So do not linger – Western Norway is waiting for you!

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