Tallinn

We caught the 9pm ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn because it was the cheapest option at €154, but also because arriving at midnight worked for us, as we planned to stay in a 24 hour car park just near the harbour. Meaning we could sleep and have a full day sight-seeing for just €2 (this …

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Helsinki

We arrived in Helsinki as France were beating Croatia, by the score line it seemed to be a thrilling final, but for us the World Cup was a distant memory only to be discussed again in four years time. Thanks to reading the blog of Julie & Jason Buckley (ourtour.co.uk), our location was a car …

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From our church car park we skipped the city of Stavanger and headed straight to 'Pulpit Rock', experiencing our first car ferry from Lauvik to Oanes, a short 10 minute crossing on the Ryfylke scenic route costing 116 NOK (£11.14). We didn't fancy parking on the road side so paid the 200 NOK in the …

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6 – 1!

Leaving Oslo we moved south to the beaches, apparently where Norwegians holiday over summer. Heading to Kristiansand, Norway's most southerly city, primarily to watch England vs. Panama on the big screens they had in each major city. We split the 325km journey over 2 days, stopping for walks at Stavern and Arendal on the way. …

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Oslo

Entering Norway on the E6, a road which we'll use again to reach Nordkapp, we duly turned right to 'declare' Stanley. After some confusion between ourselves and a short wait in the customs office with hundreds of truckers, I got Stanley's passport checked and we were good to go. Our destination in Oslo was Holmenkollen, …

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