You are not joking, I use to go once a year when the Newcastle ferry was on and the price is horrendous but as I do not drink it was alright Do not let that put you off going at least once as it is a truly astounding place as is the whole of Scandinavia and those bends are worth seeing. The tunnels and there are quite a few and some quite long are another thing to take onboard, but do not drink and ride as the police uphold a strict drink drive policy, I always allowed cash for tolls and ferries as to get any distance you will encounter lots of ferry crossings GREAT PLACE INDEED.
Will tour Norway again, in june. will post pictures an report afterwards.
Norway is Outstanding when it comes to scenery and twisty roads.
A tad expensive, compared to Sweden, and a lot expensive versus GB.
You are right, stay of the booze, and keep speed limits when in Norway.
Speed tickets are EXPENSIVE! (Finland is even more expensive, The record some years ago were 250 000 Euro and it's based on your income.)
Personally I think alcohol and driving should never ever be mixed, and it will be expensive or even render you some extra time spendt in Norway with food, clothes, and single room paid by the Norwegian Authorities. You can even get jailed for speeding, and the law just love using their radar guns in them small villages trying to catch speeding Motorcyclists.
It's an expensive country, but stay out of the hotels and restaurants, use Youth Hostels or Hytte/rooms and buy food at the supermarkets and cook it yourself.
Oslo is even more expensive than the rest.
Motorcycles are so expensive that it's silly! That's why You can find old Honda/Kaw/Suz/Yam from the seventies and eighties in almost pristine condition in Norway, cause the Norwegians usually take very good care of their bikes. Then again, a lot of rich people in Norway, and cheap loans.
I have never seen so many Harley Davidson CVO models as in Norway, and I know the usually costs 40 000-48 000 Euro in Sweden, and I do not dare to think how much they would set you back in Norway. I saw several groups of them riding around in Norway last summer.
Yes, Norway is a place I would recomend to any rider out there looking for fantastic scenery and great roads.
Jst stay out of the way for "The man with a white van" allthough in Norway they are "The man with a blinged up, and with 20" cromed billet rims and chipped engine, driving like a maniac, van"
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