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Driving in Norway

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Driving in Norway

I am looking to do a self drive tour in Norway next August. Some of the tours are around 160 miles driving in a day. How long will these days take to drive? Any help would be appreciated to get an idea of how long to allow

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1. Re: Driving in Norway

How many hours are you prepared to drive per day ? Please refer to distances in km.

You can use google maps to calculate distances and driving times. Alternatively, calculate 1 minute per km. Do remember to add for ferries.

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2. Re: Driving in Norway

160 miles = ca. 256km = ca. 4 hours driving (give or take depending on if mainly driving main roads or narrow, coastal/mountain roads). Often drives will take longer than the actual driving since one often ha ve to stop to take in the scenery (esp along the coast).

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250 km per day is OK just for driving and breaks along the road, but if you want do something more substantial such as hiking or museums or some other activity, then even 250 km can be too much. For some transport legs (less interesting sections of the route with good road), 400-500 km per day is OK.

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Note that the most interesting drives also tend to be the slowest because of narrow roads, curves, mt passes and ferries.

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5. Re: Driving in Norway

I have made a short guide for driving in southern Norway: http://jiffymade.no/

I recommend a planning speed of 60 km/h plus pauses. This means that a trip from Oslo to Trondheim will take about 8 1/2 hours plus the time for a couple of stops for filling gas and maybe eat.

This follows the E6 or highway 3, that are the best roads in the country. The roads are generally not bad, but they are not built for high speed and the speed limits are often low.

Google maps has realistic forecasts, given good driving conditions. But they don't encompass necessary pauses and time to stop and enjoy the scenery.

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6. Re: Driving in Norway

Thank you to everyone who has provided guidance on driving times. It is invaluable in helping me plan our holiday trip.

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7. Re: Driving in Norway

These might be useful for you:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g190455-c110294/Nor…

visitnorway.com/en/…

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8. Re: Driving in Norway

As one who is at the start of planning a driving trip to Norway, these links have been very helpful.

Thanks for posting!

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9. Re: Driving in Norway

The list of scenic roads

http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en

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10. Re: Driving in Norway

Oh my lord, klimaflygtning! How will we ever choose? I just spent an hour on that site with my jaw dropped. Clearly editing the trip to fit into our two week period will be darn near impossible!

Thanks for the link!