Buy all your VW California Accessories at the Club Shop Visit Shop

North Norway / Finland Proposed meet up September 2021

Niborn

Niborn

VIP Member
Messages
419
Location
South London
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Hello everyone,
In 2018 I made a trip, mostly with two other VW Calis, to Norway and Finland. My hobby is photograhing the Northern Lights it was my 8th trip and we saw some fabulous lights.
Im doing the same trip again next year at what is regarded to be the best time to see lights, thats the September equinox.
This time I won't be trying to organise accommodation for everyone but im very happy to meet up at a couple of preselected places where you can sort your own accommodation and we can if you like go to some good spots I know to take pictures. If you aren't sure about how to take pictures of the lights im happy to help with that too.
Later I will make a list of places and dates if anyone would like to join please feel free to indicate your interest andvwe can form a group I guess and possibly make one of the dates a formal VW meeting.
44A3C40B-33BF-45B3-A497-9C907A317A01.jpeg60C1919A-50E2-4CE8-990B-CFAECF9D7B7D.jpeg380D3C64-41F9-4DB4-B3E5-49EBD7CD1344.jpeg3014C292-F143-4836-86BD-9076AFF711BD.jpeg

13FF8370-C8D8-4FB2-B32E-641ADAF07FBE.jpeg

A116BFF5-3D1C-4769-A321-EB1719B891F7.jpeg
 
Last edited:
sidepod

sidepod

Top Poster
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
4,096
Vehicle
T4 PopTop
Liking that :bananadance2
 
kurienp

kurienp

VIP Member
Messages
1,376
Location
Newbury, Berkshire, UK
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Thank you @Niborn . On board with this. I remember the trip that you organised last time around. Could not make it then as we did not have our Cali then :) . Will work to make it Sep 2021.

Equinox in 2021 is Wednesday, 22 September - so I suspect we should plan the weeks around that. An indication of rough dates will be very helpful.
 
AlisonF

AlisonF

Staff member
forum co ordinator
Top Poster
VIP Member
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
2,100
Location
Aberdeen
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Ooh, that could be exciting, with an Eriba (sorry guys) and my best friend just retiring, and I could visit my friends in Stavanger and Copenhagen etc en route... definitely worth thinking about...
 
bvddobb

bvddobb

VIP Member
Messages
1,202
Location
Netherlands
Vehicle
T5 SE 174 4Motion
We planned to go there this year, had ferry reservations an everything, but due to Covid-restrictions by FI and NO we had to reschedule our ferries to 2021, so who knows!


Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
 
Tarquers

Tarquers

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
203
Location
Wrocław
Vehicle
T6 Beach 4Motion
Sounds great. Was looking for something to coincide with my 50th
 
Erbster

Erbster

VIP Member
Messages
814
Location
Midlands, UK
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
I’m not sure I could get time off at those dates, but would love to join such a trip. Out of curiosity, would it be safe to drive those roads with a 2WD cali? Also, I presume it’s possible to sleep in the Cali (temperatures not extreme at that time)


 
sidepod

sidepod

Top Poster
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
4,096
Vehicle
T4 PopTop
So any basic itinerary/route etc?
 
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Forever young (ish!)
Top Poster
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
4,075
Location
My World
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
Really interested in this as an idea. I do have a slight fear........I don't have 4WD so hoping that is not a prerequisite for coming along.
 
sidepod

sidepod

Top Poster
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
4,096
Vehicle
T4 PopTop
Do I need a snorkel?
 
Niborn

Niborn

VIP Member
Messages
419
Location
South London
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Are studded tyres required at that time of year?
[/QUOTE
From my experience there is no need to have studded tyres at that time of year . The last trip we made we hardly saw any snow or ice , just a little at the highest points on the coldest days . However I would definitely have on good all season tyres, with the full winter tyre approvals , such as Michelin Cross Climates , or Goodyear Vector , or winter tyres . These will cope with what one will encounter in September and early October.
If you stay on past October especially inland , or Finland , where it is much colder, say -35C , you could consider studded tyres .
During the actual Winter months 90% or more of people in Northern Norway Use studded tyres . On thick ice roads there is nothing better .
Here is a reference to https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topic...ications/veg/tyres-and-snow-chains/id2343739/
 
Susan B

Susan B

VIP Member
Messages
15
Location
Aberdeenshire
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
wow. That sounds amazing! I’ve always wanted to explore Norway and Finland.
 
Lambeth Cali

Lambeth Cali

Messages
119
Location
London
Vehicle
T5 SE 174
Interested, fantastic photos. Did you sleep in the van at those spots?
 
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Forever young (ish!)
Top Poster
Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
4,075
Location
My World
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
Certainly don’t need a 4WD , just good tyres , all seasons are good enough if they have 3 peak symbol
That’s resssuring as I have GY Vectors.
 

Similar threads

VW California Club

Top