My girlfriend & I are in the planning stages of a Norway trip in July. We rode through the alps and the dolomites with a couple on an Edelweiss tour a few years back and we decided to meet in Norway this summer.
I would like to rent a BMW for trip (it's what I am most accustomed to). I am not having a lot of luck finding a rental place in Oslo. My initial thoughts as of now are finding a place in Hamburg Germany and riding to Oslo through Denmark and taking the Ferry.
I'm sure many of you guys have done a trip similar to this and may be able to give me some suggestions.
Unfortunately, I am going to be limited to about 10 days total vacation. I was wondering if anyone could respond with motorcycle rental suggestions and what to expect as far as how long it should take to get to Oslo from Hamburg. (also if reservations are required to use the ferry ).
I am flexible on where to rent, and honestly at this stage of planning, even the path to Norway. I am planning on taking camping gear and maybe staying in a hostel occasionally. (not new to camping but never done the hostel thing). I understand that camping is pretty much OK almost everywhere, but don't really think finding a place to stay should be an issue. But, again, any comments/tips are welcome.
The Edelweiss trip was first class and made us want to go back to Europe....bad. I would strongly consider them again, but I figured if we could go "on our own" we would be able to go back more often than every 6 or 8 years.
Thanks in advance