Originally Posted by Mike
I'm in Murmansk for a couple of days, then moving around the coast.. Kirkenes next stop.
Is there anyone out (t)here?
I'm considering a 4 week road-trip/climbing-trip next year: up the coast of Norway, then round to Murmansk. I'd be interested in any advice on what bureacratic hoops you need to jump through to get from Norway to Russia (and back again!).
I don't know if you've finalised your itinerary to get back south, but the following are tip-top recommendations:
1. Take the road from Narvik out the Lofoten Island chain to A in Moskenesoya. Reine is one of the most spectacular places I've ever been. As a diversion, it's well worth taking the (foot) passenger ferry up the Kjerkfjord that goes into the middle of the island.
2. From Trondheim, go along the coast to Andalsnes, then take the Troll Road to Geiranger.
3. Take the private toll road from Turtagro south to Ovre Ardal. It goes over the top past the Hurrungane mountains.
4. Watch out for Trolls!