Norway/Sweden 2007

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Norway/Sweden 2007

Postby JML » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:25 pm

Following the MX5 club of Sweden goes to Scotland event........

I have been in touch with Steve Farrand (of the Peaks and Pennines group, who some of you have met) about a trip to Norway and Sweden in 2007, with the objective of crossing the Arctic Circle.

Timing is likely to be late June/early July
See this thread on the national forum.

http://www.mx5ocforum.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0

Example of Norewgian roads
http://www.norphoto.com/r/m.php?p=6512&w=eng95

If anyone is interested please post on the topic on the national forum as we are trying to get an idea of numbers.
(I know some of you have already posted - Rockdoc :D )

Current provisional plan is to have 2 options - 1 week and approx 10 days.
I seem to be getting dragged into organising the 10 day verison :D

I was there before on a 1 week trip and felt it was to short to see some on the places, so want to stretch it out a bit this time.

Departure point would be Newcastle.

My plan would be up through Norway to Tromso, and then back down through Sweden, with a couple of nights in Stockholm for R&R, ferry home from Gothenburg.

Was looking at North Cape, but thats 3000km. :( Each way. :( With an 80km speed limit. :shock:

Warning - Norway can seriously damage your wealth ! Don't expect low budget prices, but if we an get a few people together we should be able to get some deals.


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Postby rockdoc » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:15 pm

(I know some of you have already posted - Rockdoc )

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Postby Looow blue » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:35 pm

If you come to Stockholm. please let me know. I had visitors from the Greece MX5 club visiting Stockholm last year. We drove trough central City in convoy. Guess people was looking...Great fun.

We have annual meetings each Thursday and Sunday in Stockholm area during summertime. And Stockholm is such a nice city, placed on several irelands connected with several bridges. I would gladly escort you around town, showing my favorite roads.

Drop me a mail if you want more info.

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Postby BillB » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:26 am

Linda and I took our '5' to Norway for a 3 week holiday. One of the best driving holidays ever!!! And it is not that expensive if you take the option with the ferry company and buy a Fjord Pass, you get a very large discount on hotel accomodation and other benifits as well. We stayed in some of the best hotels and found that with the discount from the Fjord Pass they were on a par or even less than similar hotels in this country. The only thing we found really expensive was alcohol.
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Postby BillB » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:34 am

Oh, and I should have mentioned that the Trollstigen road is well worth taking the time to travel over, makes the drive over to Applecross pale to insignificance!! And the Atlantic Road is also worth taking the time to travel over, it was ranked first by The Guardian ahead of Northern Ireland's Antrim coast roads, the Himalaya stretch between Manali and Leh, Australia's Gibb River Road and Canada's Sea to Sky Highway.
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Postby IanH » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:41 am

Wow, they both look pretty spectacular, I'm sure these guys (http://www.mx5-miata.no/) might have some useful input, anyone speak Norwegian? I'm sure they would respond in English..
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Postby BillB » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:50 pm

Strangely enough, Linda is off Norwegian stock :D :D
The family come from a lovely island just south of Alesund, and you are probably 100% correct when you say the would probably reply to you in English. They seem to master languages without any problem, Linda's nephews and nieces speak English better than I do :D :D
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Postby Looow blue » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:29 pm

Norway is expensive by Swedish terms. It used to be the opposite. But since they found oil in the Northern Sea, things had changed.

And making yourself understood in Sweden is no problem. We all learn English in shool. And we don,t translate films etc, as they do in Germany, so people in common understand English well.

Try to include Stockholm in your planning. You won,t regret it.

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Postby mgrays » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:17 pm

I'm guessing some remember this;

http://www.mx-5.net/midnightmiatas/index.htm .. where is Jim Logan from Glasgow?

It was a laugh, about 40 odd cars and 70 folk for dinner everynight... hard to organise as there are few places that can take that many.

Highlights were;
Ignoring forward facing speed cameras North of Stockholm as they were no use to no locals.. .. starting last, finish about 5th :wink:
Hardanger Fjord .. and go up Pulpit rock before hand
Stockholm in a heat wave :oops: :oops:

Middle lights;
Midges the size of houses called Mosquitos .. and midges too .. I am a deep West Coaster used to them.. but this lot were intimidating .. still got the mossie net and spray that was FOC issue to all!
Police stopping 7+7 cars in one lump, carting organiser's boyfreind off to plodland to lose license (some rich boys cannonball race lot had done Sweden 4 wks before at over 65 mph plus through towns and village ..lucky they did not kill someone)
Norway at 50mph... made 75mph feel like 100mph back in UK!
Norway spot fine by laser speed rifle behind hedge with on the spot fine by credit card of some £120. I was slowing down coming into village but still 7 going on 15 over limit (one heck of a day.. 4 new tyres, full 4 wheel alignment which was 80 mile detour on a 220 mile day so ended up trying to do 360 miles at 50mph limits on wee roads..)
Smoked raindeer every night, not bad but 7 days goes on a bit!
Main roads that turn into dirt/forestry roads in Northern Sweden.. the concours folk were not amused!
Local proposition first the fairer sex .. then moving onto the hairy lot and finally going for a lager throwing contest .. made me feel at home .. bit of a laugh and it is on video somewhere in New Zealand now..
Going to "Hell" mart .. really there is a place called that in Norway.. and they have a shopping centre.. the real shopping in Hell. :roll:

Anyway well worth the effort and a great place to go and see.
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