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road trip to artic circle

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road trip to artic circle


We are visiting Norway for the first time for 10 days. we are planning to stay 3 days at trondhiem, just thinking instead of Trondhiem if it is worth to drive to touch the artic circle by staying at Moirana.

Is it the right weather for a road trip to the artic circle?. Your advise would be of valuable help.

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1. Re: road trip to artic circle

No, that would not be worth the effort. The main road north is monotonous and the "arctic circle" is just a small visitor's center. Mo i Rana is a small, industrial town, not very scenic and not very interesting for a tourist.

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2. Re: road trip to artic circle

Trondheim-Mo i Rana is a 7 hours non-stop drive and the Polar Circle Centre is a further 1h 15m drive onwards.

This would result in you spending 2 of your 3 days in Trondheim driving to and from Mo i Rana and as klimaflyktning quite rightly states the main road is very boring and non-scenic (it gets slightly better when you pass the Trondelag-Nordland border).

Bypassing the main E6 road and driving the backroads and scenic roads to Mo i Rana will add approx. 100km to the drive, but more than double the time it takes as the roads are narrow, bendy and includes several ferries.

If you want to do a road trip I'd recommend Trondheim-Tautra (Klostergarden - http://www.klostergardentautra.no/ and )-Inderoy (The Golden Route - http://dgo.no/?lang=en)-Stokkoya (http://www.stokkoy.no/) before returning to Trondheim either via Brekstad (ferrry Brekstad-Agdenes and drive along the south shore of the Trondheim Fjords) or via Rissa and Rorvik (ferry Rorvik-Flakk, just outside Trondheim).

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3. Re: road trip to artic circle

Thanks for your advise Kilma and Whisky Traveller. I think we will settle for the golden route, Looking forward to see the best of Trondhiem.

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Enjoy your stay!

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