Today we are headed to Larvik Norway. Orvar joined us as we all rode north in Sweden.
Orvar had planned a route on and off road thru the stunning countryside in the south of Sweden.
We came to this meeting of the train bridge, road bridge, and the lock “bridge”.
From here we parted from the Swede and the Canadians all made for Norway.
We took the small roads for the most part, but we did have to do some time on the highway. It was pretty anticlimactic when we crossed the border there is not even a welcome sign. The route we followed was to near Oslo and then south to Larvik. This route avoided the city, but involved our first Norwegian ferry. It was 44 K ( 6 to 1) for each bike for the 5-minute crossing.
From Larvik we rode to the seaside and we found a camping place next to a group of Swedish riders. Neda and Dan comparing camp pillows…Neda wins.
Today we are planning to get to near Stavanger, but this 400 km was too ambitious for the low speed limits and curvy roads of Norway.
Daniel noticed that the front right fork of the 650 was leaking!! AGH! We had always had fork socks, but at DMX they advised against them. HMMMM.
We drove over several snow covered mountain passes and finally into the village of Lysbotn.
The ride into Lysebotn starts from the high pass on the highway 45 is on a narrow and very curvy 32 km road. There are several sections on switchbacks. The last series of hairpins from the viewpoint to the town is 7 km includes a 1 km tunnel with a hairpin inside.
Arriving here we found the campground with a view of the falls.