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North Norway / Finland Proposed meet up September 2021

Niborn

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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.
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Definitely interested. It's a lovely idea. Thanks
 
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Sounds great I am into photography also and been to Iceland to photograph the Lee fancy this trip please keep us informed
 
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Liking that :bananadance2
 
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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.
 
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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...
 
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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!


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Sounds great. Was looking for something to coincide with my 50th
 
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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)


 
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So any basic itinerary/route etc?
 
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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.
 
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Do I need a snorkel?
 
Niborn

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Are studded tyres required at that time of year?
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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/
 
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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.
Certainly don’t need a 4WD , just good tyres , all seasons are good enough if they have 3 peak symbol
 
Susan B

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wow. That sounds amazing! I’ve always wanted to explore Norway and Finland.
 
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Interested, fantastic photos. Did you sleep in the van at those spots?
 
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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.
 

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