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Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

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Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

Hello All,

In the early 1990's I spent some time in Northern Norway hiking in the Hamerfest area - Nordkapp on a snowmobile in December....great fun....thank you to a great country and great people for a great visit.

Some 15 years later I am considering another visit to Norway....

My question is : has anyone ever walked the E6 from Bodo up to Nordkapp? I estimate approximately 1000 kms - some ferry journeys. In terms of planning a route, I would be looking to follow the E6 as much as possible - this would also be a "charity venture" where I would be raising money for a charity in the UK.

My plans and thoughts are at a VERY early stage - I welcome all constructive comments!

Initial questions are :

- how much of the route is open in Winter?

- are any parts of the routes permanently closed in Winter?

- how dangerous? Traffic?

- "best" time in Winter to undertake journey....not total darkness....not total daylight - I am seeking a challenge!

- information sources for research and planning?

- time for completion? I do not know (at present) the various terrains that the E6 covers.

- am I mad?

Many thanks in anticipation....tusen tak!

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1. Re: Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

Winter ? ! Sheer stupidity, this is a summer venture only ! Road may be partly closed due snowstorms, you are not allowed to walk thru tunnels, of which there are severals (without ferries), you may be run down by a car that cannot see you. And in the north there will be dark most of the day, no sun. And yes, you are mad. Sorry.

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2. Re: Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

If you wait until April this should be doable. Whenever you are about to get to a tunnel you may ask around for other roads to avoid them.

You may find some useful information on these sites:





http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europavei_6 (Norwegian, but with essential local links and names of places)



Hope this is a help for your early planning. I am impressed by your challenge !

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3. Re: Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

Many thanks for your response rjsol. I promise to "report back" when I have gathered more data. Many thanks again.

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4. Re: Walking the E6 from Bodo to Nordkapp

Many thanks also to greek-traveller....the above comments apply. Apart from other sources that I am looking at and researching your link to http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Home is proving to be very helpful....I am gratefull. As stated, I will let you know how matters advance.

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