Scandinavia 2008

Motorcycle Journey


The land of fjords

„- We’ve been to Scandinavia… – So, what is it like?” Well, what is it like, such a simple question… and how difficult one. One could answer simply: “nice”, but it will not be true, as the word “nice” cannot describe the nature of a few weeks journey through the land of beautiful fjords, amazing mountains, forests, hills, countless lakes, the fairy tale land, when the night becomes the day? One word is not enough to describe the picturesque landscapes, mountains covered with forests, the summits covered with snow, scorching sun, rain, wind, fog and clouds; piercingly cold tunnels, bridges small and simple as well as large and tortuous; forests stretching for miles and the wilds; fjords, streams, rivers, lakes with crystal clear or turquoise waters, paradise beaches, waterfalls flowing down the slopes of the mountains; roads, tracks full of turns, offering a great driving experience, those in the valleys and those high in the mountains; ubiquitous sheep and reindeers, swarms of mosquitoes, trolls; cities and towns located in the idyllic valleys, connected with ferry crossings; sunrises and sunsets… one word is not enough… we would like to invite you on a journey across Scandinavia.

Info about the trip

RouteNorway, Sweden and part of Finland
Date29.06.2008 – 24.07.2008
Distance5040 miles
AccommodationCamping, wild camping
The longest distance in one day270 miles
The shortest distance in one day0 miles
MapsHallwag International – Touring Scandinavia Spiral Bound
Insight Travel Map (Scandinavia&Finland)
Total cost

Map of the route

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Each day of our trip brought new impressions and adventures, of which we wanted to remember as much as possible. Here are the notes from our journal.

One picture expresses more than a thousand words, so we invite you to the gallery, where you can see a photo story from our trip.

While waiting for the ferry to Lofoten we met two Poles, residing in Germany. Just like us, they went on a motorcycle journey across Scandinavia. Our routes crossed and merged at about 190 miles before the Nordkapp. We drove along quite long distance. We parted the company in Rovaniemi, our trip mates went through the Finland and we turned towards Sweden. Adrian and Krzysiek, that’s their names, such nice fellows turned out to be avid travellers. They’ve done thousand miles on their bikes, and in Europe they have been almost everywhere. Krzysiek’s motorbike is called the Donkey.