Nordkapp Solo

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by AlanQ » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Hi Austin, yes most places were around £20 a tent pitch or £30 - £40 for a hut. The hut sizes varied quite a bit, from a very cramped two beds to more usually four beds in a twin bunk arrangement. Bedding was just a mattress and pillow, never any covers so I just chucked my sleeping bag on top. They usually had a little two ring cooker and wall heater (glove dryer!) of some sort but use the campsite kitchen area and shower block for anything else. The only problem I had was some sites being closed as it was the end of the season. When they're all open I doubt you'd have any trouble finding a space, I got the impression most people just rock up without booking.

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by boatman » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:31 pm

We went in July and apart from one night on the Lofoten isles we were able to find a cabin every night.
From very posh to garden shed and everything in between . Often cash is required cards seldom any use at the small rural places . I would always recommend that you should go with the idea that you might need to camp frequently and kit up accordingly (thumbs)

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by ullukk » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:45 pm

Great read, thanks for posting, already got Norway planned for summer 2018 so a very interesting and informative read for me.

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by wwdph02 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:57 pm

This was 7/800 a night but it was a 6/8 sleeper and the owners let me have it for 400 cash for one night(£38). (june 2016) and most I stayed at were 350/400 NOK.


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Standards do vary, all had basic bed/heating/cooking and then the better one's had tv/running water/inside toilet and shower


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Been there 2014 and 2016 and hopefully again this year, so much to see and having done Lofoten/Polar Arctic circle centre I agree to other advice. I will stay in a few sites nearer to south west and then visit Sweden, there ia so much to see and it was so quiet, plenty of room to ride and a very welcoming country.


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This is where I wild camped, about 20 miles north of the "entrance to the north" archway across the road when north of Trondheim and heading to Mo-I-Rana and the polar centre.

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by AustinW » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:14 pm

Brilliant - thanks guys. We will be taking all the camping stuff as this is a small part of a much bigger trip (Scandinavia, Baltics, East Europe, Balkans, Greece and back). The cabins would only be used if its pissing down with rain when we arrive. We take a duvet to sleep under in the tent so one of us might be cold in a twin or bunk cabin if we cant push the beds together. :(

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by bond_yzf » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:32 pm

Fantastic report mate really enjoyed that !

Out of curiosity what sort of budget did you have for the whole trip ?

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by Spike941 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:52 pm

I was in Norway for 10 days of my 15 day trip end of June last year. I camped every night whilst in Norway, but had the contingency plan of using cabins during bad weather. Thankfully I didn't need to, was extremely lucky with the weather. I paid between 100 and 200 krone a night to pitch my tent (usually 200) a shed without water was 400, one with was 800. All campsites were open and most till 9pm or even later. I normally didn't start looking until at least 7 in the evening and was never disappointed. There are so many campsites in Norway and are well signed. No need to book ahead, or worry about finding somewhere to stay. All sites I used had good wash facilities, kitchens and WiFi. Up at the Nordkapp, I pitched my tent in the Honningsvåg campsite around 8pm (the one AlanQ didn't rate much, and I guess I must agree with him on that, but it was ok), then continued up to the Nordkapp itself where I knocked up my evening meal and a brew in the car park before watching the midnight sun. I got back to my already pitched tent around 1am. Broad daylight of course, as it was for the entire 10 days I was in Norway.

Because of Norwegian prices, I filled one pannier with 10 days worth of food supplies, (quick cook rice and pasta, and a selection of 'Look what we've found' ready meals, oh and my porridge) and just bought fresh fruit and bread en route. I hate working out how much my trips actually cost me, but I reckon my Nordkapp trip cost around a £1,000 possibly a little bit more, but not much.

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by Heff » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:26 pm

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by boatman » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:17 am

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Re: Nordkapp Solo

Post by qcnr » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:44 am

Don't forget that wild camping is allowed in Norway, so if you have a tent, no need to
look for a campsite. Apart from the luxury of showers every now and then.

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