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Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

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Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

.. and need some help ! Any assistance gratefully received.

We are on a car rally to Norway from the UK and need:

- An area of Oslo to use as a base - don't want to travel into the centre as we'll get lost

- Bar that we could meet up in the evening (around 100 people)

- 4/5 hotels to suggest to our group, basic to 3* options

- Campsite/hostel for budget travellers

- A large carpark to meet in the morning before our drive to Trondheim

Could someone please let me know if there are any tolls/charges for using the road in/around Oslo and if so how are these purchased/paid??

Thanks in advnace ... any inside help would be great.

Regards

Sue

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1. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

Hi Sue,

As a starter, look up this site for Oslo information:

http://www.visitoslo.com/en/

Cheap options for accomodation:

http://www.bbnorway.com/index2.htm

http://www.camping.no/index_eng.html

If you are as many as 100 people, and special requirements are needed, I suggest that you get in touch with the Oslo Tourist Office (mail address given on the first site mentioned above) to help you along.

Toll roads are very common in Norway. This includes toll ring roads around the major cities. Charges vary. For driving in Norway, look up these sites:

visitnorway.com/en/…

http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Roads/Financial/Toll+roads

Some other practical information if you are all coming by cars:

www.toll.no/templates_TAD/Article.aspx…

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2. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

Toll road information link:

http://tinyurl.com/9dqxl3

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3. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

Yes, you have to pay toll to go into Oslo and/or use the ring roads, around 2 euros for car. A camera scans your license plate and you will be billed automatically (toll stations are unmanned).

Suggestions:

Haraldsheim YH, Ekeberg or Bogstad camping.

Perhaps a car park in front of one of shopping centres along E6 (the main road to Trondheim), for ex IKEA or Alna.

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4. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

THanks for the info ... will let you know how I get on.

Regarding tolls, if license plates are scanned and you are billed how does that work for UK registered vehicles?

Thanks

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5. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

We are driving to Bergen the following day (sorry my mistake) - the shopping centres/ikea look perfect is there anything like this on the E18 heading out to the west?

Thanks !!!!

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6. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

Toll: If you don't get a bill in your mail at home, you are lucky. :)

At Sandvika I guess you will change from E18 (south coast road) to E16 (Bergen road). Along E18 there are perhaps no obvious large car parks to stop. Perhaps in front of Henie-Onstad Art Centre at Høvik? This place should be easy to find. Alternative: Continue to E16 and drive over the hill (a small mountain pass called Sollihøgda), when you start decending there is a wonderful panorama overlooking a big lake, there is a car park (right hand side next to the road) half way to the lake.

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7. Re: Traveling with large group to Oslo - August 09

Great, thanks ... will get my map out and check our route.

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