Nearest port to Norway

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by philmatuk » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:45 am

PaulinBont wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:38 am
Exactly! Head for Gramvik and Sletness if you want to see the top of Europe; avoid Nordkap!!
Thankyou so very much for the reply

ive always been a big fan of getting away from the beaten track and would always avoid tourist traps as much as I can ( I have done the same all over Bavaria) anyways many thanks buddy much appreciated

kind regards

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by qcnr » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:51 am

PM me if you want, I live in Stavanger so if your lucky and I have the time I can act as a guide if you come here. :lol:

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by steve the grease » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:15 pm

I wasn't there very long , but I loved Norway. Some things are eye wateringly expensive, some stuff the same price as the UK ( avacado anyone).
Beware of speed cameras though, I took a taxi out in the sticks and the bloke was telling me it was a £6-700 fine for 13mph ( 20kph) over the limit .
Ok, I was mainly in Oslo but just about everyone I met speaks lovely English. And then of course they all like ' the Brits' because of 39-45.
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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by yodagoat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:18 pm

I done Newcastle to Ijmuiden, cuts most of England out. We took the Øresund via Sweden, but I think you'll be quicker on the ferry from the north of Denmark to Norway.
If you like you can read about my trip on the link below.


http://yodagoat.blogspot.com/2017/12/sc ... again.html


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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by Flipflop » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:10 pm

yodagoat wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:18 pm
I done Newcastle to Ijmuiden, cuts most of England out. We took the Øresund via Sweden, but I think you'll be quicker on the ferry from the north of Denmark to Norway.
If you like you can read about my trip on the link below.


http://yodagoat.blogspot.com/2017/12/sc ... again.html


Mike
That ferry no longer runs, unfortunately :cry:

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by sven » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:07 am

Flipflop wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:10 pm
yodagoat wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:18 pm
I done Newcastle to Ijmuiden, cuts most of England out. We took the Øresund via Sweden, but I think you'll be quicker on the ferry from the north of Denmark to Norway.
If you like you can read about my trip on the link below.


http://yodagoat.blogspot.com/2017/12/sc ... again.html


Mike
That ferry no longer runs, unfortunately :cry:
Which one? Newcastle to IJmuiden (near Amsterdam) still runs, as does Hirtshals Denmark to Kristiansand Norway.

https://www.fjordline.com/en/p/our-ferr ... istiansand

It’s the Newcastle - Norway ferry which stopped a few years ago.

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by yodagoat » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:34 pm

Newcastle to Ijmuiden ferry definitely still runs.
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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by Flipflop » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:08 pm

Ah, thanks for the update

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by Spike941 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:15 am

yodagoat wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Newcastle to Ijmuiden ferry definitely still runs.
But is that not the freight service that’s quite expensive and you’re unlikely to get on the crossing you booked? I remember looking into that crossing for my trip, but having researched it and reading about others who’d booked crossings but got bumped last minute due to the freight taking priority, I discounted it.

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Re: Nearest port to Norway

Post by PaulinBont » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:10 am

There is a really nice campsite in Hirsthals to either begin or end your trip in Scandinavia, just outside the ferry port.

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