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Haylands



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Mike, thanks for that..

Eirik34, great info, thanks.

If the E6 is not recommended at that time of year is the E4 or E45 the best/prettiest route..?

Cheers Pete

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If it were me, and it's clearly not, and your main reason to do this trip is primarily to see the northern lights, as opposed to doing a "road trip with a purpose", I'd fly to Iceland, hire a car and do it from there.
As with all natural phenomena, you have to get lucky with timings. I've been to Iceland with work half a dozen times in the past 2 years and saw them once. I've lost count of the amount of times I heard disappointed tourists say that a northern lights tour had to be cancelled due to bad weather but they do put you on another tour FOC should that happen.

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Just a thought Pete, but worth you thinking in advance about....
What will be your maximum fuel tank range between top ups ??
I remember sweating a couple of times in my P38 diesel with 22-24 mpg.

One funny thing I remember about driving around Hardanger.
You would go for miles and not see another car, then suddenly you would go round a bend and be in a line of standing traffic.
The cause... the main road would suddenly lead you to a floating ferry road, very similar to crossing Windermere from the Hawkshead side. Very rarely shown on the map I had., and only taking 8 or ten cars at a time.

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Just in case you have not already done so, you might enjoy the Youtube films of Harry Metcalfe of "Harry's Garage" taking a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow he had bought for £4,100 on Ebay to the Arctic Circle and then to see the northern lights. I'd like to take my motorcycle to Norway, but not at a time when one can see the northern lights... Only Range Rovers since 1988

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Haylands wrote:
Mike, thanks for that..

Eirik34, great info, thanks.

If the E6 is not recommended at that time of year is the E4 or E45 the best/prettiest route..?

Cheers

A clarification: the western route - west coast of Norway - is E39 (or variants around that route), via Stavanger, Bergen and Ålesund to Trondheim. E6 is via Oslo over the mountains Rondane and Dovrefjell to Trondheim. Both E6 and E39 can be driven during the winter, but with the shorter days, less daylight, I don't think that you'll get full "return" (benefit) of taking the extra distance via E39 - round the west coast of Norway. But E6 is reallly a nice route as well!
I haven't driven to Tromsø myself, but know many who has. Fastest route is through Sweden, but most say that route is not very exiting, driving through woods and forests for hours and hours...

Reg fuel; it shouldn't be a problem to find a petrol station when you need it if you drive the main routes. I drove a 2 days return trip from Stavanger to Ålesund (northern part of the west coast) late April - used appr 110 liter of diesel driving 1200 km these 2 days.

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If it's of interest, Harry Metcalfe (Harry's Garage on YouTube) did a pretty good 2 part video about driving an old Rolls Royce he'd bought on Ebay to Norway and the Arctic Circle:



&t=333s .

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Alan, If we don't see them we have an excuse to go back... Thumbs Up

CS and Paul, thanks I'll have a look... Thumbs Up

Mike, yeah, mines the petrol so we will have to tow a petrol tanker...!!! (about 350 a tankful)

Eirik34, thanks, dare say I will have some more questions for you if that's OK... Pete

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Ah, sorry CS - I missed that you'd posted the same - I was looking at multiple screens whilst working, and clearly not paying enough attention to FFRR!

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And most importantly, Harry Metcalfe is an L322 owner. A 3.6 TDV8 iirc 2004 L322 4.4 V8 Vogue Bonatti Grey
(192,000 miles and counting.......)

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You will need one of these.

https://www.rpm-fuels.co.uk/towable-bowser...gJDq_D_BwE

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If Harry can do it in a Roller that does 15 mpg, I'm sure I can do it in a S/C that does maybe 1 mpg more.. Thumbs Up Pete

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