North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

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North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by Capt. Sensible » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:31 pm

'Evening all,

Ricki and I put our heads together at the Malvern do last weekend and decided to start a new thread on this little adventure, partly to raise the profile and partly to keep it clear exactly what's going on.

To summarise, 'self and Ricky are planning to ride to the North Cape of Norway this June/July, inspired by Sexy Si's original idea:



The current plan is to leave the UK by ferry from Harwich on either Thursday 25th June, 2nd July, or 9th July, arriving at Esbjerg (west coast of Denmark)on day 2, ride 340km to Hirtshals, stay overnight, catch Fjordline ferry Day 3 at 0900 to Larvik (c 140 km SW of Oslo), arrive 1330 on day 3. Thence to the North Cape via the spine route, joining the Arctic Coast Highway further north. Return is planned via the same route, getting back to the UK on day 14.

If anybody is serious about joining this ride then please pipe up pretty soon (ferry bookings need to be made in the next few weeks) and take a look at the various posts on Si's original thread.

We will be getting together for a camping weekend somewhere in the SE or midlands to make sure we are all acquainted and happy with the basic parameters of the planned ride. To keep costs down, we intend to camp wild as much as possible, although we recognise that after 3 days of heavy rain and high winds we all might want the luxury of a budget hutt or hotel room! It will require some long days in the saddle but the potential rewards are huge :)

If anybody wants to join us from Norway or en route, then please make yourselves known.

Anyway, over to you, chaps.

Yrs, CS

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by Capt. Sensible » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:35 pm

OK, the link to Si's original post didn't seem to work. You will have to search under 'Arctic Coast'. Sorry about that!

CS

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by boatman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:49 pm

Hi Cap
We (me n t wife) are heading north to the Cape at the very end of June ,
I did the Cape last year as an overland trip and enjoyed it enough to want to go back !!
Which ferry are you using?

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by AndyH1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:50 pm

Is there still a UK to Denmark ferry?
I thought it had stopped running last autumn

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by Capt. Sensible » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:07 pm

AndyH1 wrote:Is there still a UK to Denmark ferry?
I thought it had stopped running last autumn
Regina Line, Harwich to Esbjerg, 3 sailings weekly from Easter.

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by AndyH1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Good news, I thought Amsterdam was the nearest ferry port to Norway.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a Newcastle crossing in 2016

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by geordy paul » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Have been keeping an eye on this one.
Im planning the same journey looks like Im billy no mates this year so will be alone.
I had contemplated joining you but your dates don't quite fit for me.
I will be a week ahead of you, so will prob see you on my way south.
Paul.

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by Capt. Sensible » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:46 pm

Paul, the dates I put up are not 100% fixed. If we find more people want to go slightly earlier then that is do-able. We just want to avoid school holidays in the UK and higher ferry prices at peak season, if possible.

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by boatman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:51 pm

Capt. Sensible wrote:
AndyH1 wrote:Is there still a UK to Denmark ferry?
I thought it had stopped running last autumn
Regina Line, Harwich to Esbjerg, 3 sailings weekly from Easter.
Hi Cap
Do you have up to date info ? I have mailed a couple of times and had no reply

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Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

Post by Capt. Sensible » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:59 pm

I haven't heard anything for a while, not for at least 8 weeks. I did get an email back saying they were intending to start the service at Easter and that bookings could be made shortly before. The website isn't very informative but does give a phone number for thier office in Denmark, I beleive.

CS

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