The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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There are no problems camping in Norway from large preditors. In Sweden and possibly some areas of Norway there are "some" brown bears but you're very unlikely to see one even if you're camping wild in the forests as they're in a very small area. There are wolves and lynx too but the same applies.
The major wildlife hazard is Moose (elk). They have a habit of wandering into the road. I've seen the aftermath of a collision with a car so the thought of hitting one with a bike doesn't bare thinking about. I always keep off the roads late in the evening.
Very rarely do polar bears make it south to Norway but they are occasionally seen in the very far north in Finnmark.
Enjoy your camping in Norway, it's a wonderful country.
Ahem - Polar bears in Finnmark? Ah, you must refer to that dead one on display in Hammerfest? Seriously, only in Svalbard, which is an isolated group of islands near the North Pole, will you ever encounter polar bears on Norwegian soil. There has been rumour about a polar bear in Finnmark which supposedly came over on a rogue ice flake, but that's a rumour with the same connotation to Norwegians in the north as the Big Foot is to the Americans or fairies to the Brits.
In my 40 years living out- and indoors in the south and north of Norway I have never encountered any dangerous animals. Have fun!
Oh, and check out my site or country info here on HU on how to travel the inexpensive way in Norway!
No, the cool arctic seawater keeps the bad guys away :-) The fish you get in lakes, rivers and in the sea are all eatable. In the lakes and rivers you are most likely to catch perch, trout and pike (pike needs some preparation though) + a couple of others I don't know the English word for. In the sea you'll most probably catch codfish, coalfish and perhaps the odd mackerel.
Originally Posted by frankkyboy
Is september a good season to catch some trout or salmon?
Legally you can fish all year round as long as you use only a rod (except for salmon and sea trout). I'm not much of a fisherman myself so I don't have the details regarding seasons for the different types of fish. If there are specific seasons for specific fish I'm sure you'll be informed when buying the local fishing license.
Hi Frank, please don't worry about bears, wolves or poisonous snakes. You will be very lucky to see any of them. On the other hand, we do have some creatures who will be very happy to see you - our mosquitos (mygg) and ticks (flått). They can be a real pest, and some ticks can give you a nasty illness (borrelia or Lymes disease).
Above mentioned elk, deer, reindeer, cattle and sheep on the road are a real danger. keep your speed down and enjoy the scenary. There is no logic to their behavior, should you encounter one (or more) steer behind the animal, they tend to run foreward rather than turn, but there are no garantees.
Part of the experience of biking in Norway is wild camping, see Ali Babas impressive Norway guide. I assume you are from an urban area in Canada, maybe you could train a bit in your own wilderness to find what works for you.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Norway
"Too much of a good thing....is just wonderful" Mae West
correction to above message. The guy who has made the impressive guide to budget-travel in Norway is called Indu. Check it out. Ali Baba is a very knowledgable fellow, but didn't do the travel info.
Peter, in Oslo
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