Thanks. I did some googling of what the situation is in Norway, looks like an open fire ban is in place in areas there too. Shall have to keep an eye on it.Yes, the ’no flame’ poses a huge problem. I am sorry that your plans get disturbed.
I will notify this thread if the Swedish media mentions that the fire ban gets lifted!
Not really an choice for me, I am limited to when I can get the time off work. Also if I push it later than September the weather is going to make it harder. It's also going to be colder.I would move mu trip a month or two if I was you.
No foubt the ban will be lifted by then.
I live in a swamp... I am covered in mossie bites as I've concluded it's better to have the windows open to lower the temp, and accept some bites, than it is to shut the windows and boil.September weather should be fine. Still fine weather, less mosquitoes and midgets.
It has been hot. Hot weather = mozzies and midges have veritable orgies and breed in huge numbers.
Trust me, you have never experienced that.
Even here in the Caribbean the mozzies are nothing compared to Scandinavia after a hot week!
Unfortunately in order to cover the distance by bike each day that I need to make the trip in time, I have to average 150km per day, which isn't going to give me too much time to museum hop as I go.Suggestions:
Before Coprnhagen go to Roskilde just West of C., a superb Viking ship museum there.
Copenhagen to Malmo ( submarine, marine museum)
to Lund ( cathedral ) to Helsingborg then coast road north to Mölle, follow coastal rads to Göteborg, road north to the islands Tjörn and Orust, then North east to Trollhättan, Vänersborg, north to Åmål, Charlottenberg.
Do not miss Oslo: some superb museums, specially the Viking museum.
That is my plan currently.I would try to take the ferry back from Kristiansand in southern Norway to Hirthals in Denmark and go south from there.
A bit of a mixture of both. My bike is built to cope with both, but the main thing is to cycle through pretty scenery and get away from everything for a bit. I have a destination in mind, so in order to keep the speed up I will have to do some bits on tarmac roads, but I don't want to do the whole thing on big main roads with the trucks etc...You will have a fantastic trip!
Just out of interest, are you planning to try to cycle mainly on lesser ( gravel) roads?
As little on main roads as possible?