Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tour -d-Northern Europe

Northern Europe consists of the most historical and geographical regions and Scandinavia is one of them. Scandinavia is centralized on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Now I am talking about Sweden, Stockholm, Norway and Oslo because of its beauty.

As a cultural and historical concept, Scandinavia can include Finland as the larger region Fenno-Scandinavia.

If you would like to visit at Northern Europe, plan your visit with Sweden, Stockholm, Norway and Oslo.

Before moving towards Sweden, here are some tips for Traveling by Car or Motorcycle in Scandinavia. The unbelievable scenery of Scandinavia makes driving your own vehicle a phenomenal experience.

Once you have arrived in Scandinavia, fast and comfortable trains and buses run throughout the three countries. For motorists, the roads are well maintained, but you need to be aware of the right hand traffic rule. The roads are excellent and traffic signs are easy to understand.

From the Danish lowlands to the vast mountain area of Lapland, the dazzling scenery of Scandinavia makes driving your own car worthwhile. The roads are well-maintained and traffic signs are easy to read. Here are some basic rules that you should bear in mind when driving in Scandinavia.


  1. You must drive on the right side of the road in Scandinavia.
  2. All passengers in the car must wear a seat belt.
  3. Dipped headlights must be used 24 hours a day on all vehicles.
  4. You must be 18 years or older to hold a valid driver’s license for car.
  5. A warning triangle is irremissible.
  6. For motor cyclists, safety helmet is compulsory.
  7. You are not allowed to drive under the influence of either alcohol or drugs/psychoactive drugs.
  8. It is not permitted to drive while using a hand held telephone, you would bear a fine, if so.
Speed limits for cars on motorways vary slightly throughout Scandinavia. In Denmark, the speed limit on motorways is in general 130km/h. In Norway the general speed limit on motorways is either 90 km/h or 100km/h. On Swedish motorways the speed limit is 110km/h. Certain stretches will only allow a lower speed limit, due to heavy traffic closer to major cities or driving through unreliable areas. On smaller roads throughout Scandinavia the speed limit will range from 70 to 80 km/h and within residential areas from 30 to 50 km/h.

In Norway, road tolls are very important for maintaining the quality of the roads and tunnels. There are 45 road tolls in total (2007) of which half have electronic fee collection – AutoPASS. This allows you to drive through road tolls in the AutoPASS lane without stopping. The subscription and tag needed are also available to foreign vehicles.

Some roads in Norway are closed during winter season but the main mountain crossings are intended to stay open throughout the cold season. It is always best to check this before going on any longer trips or crossing the mountains as the road closures vary depending on the weather conditions.

If you would like to have more information, please contact the Road User Information Center. When in Norway simply call 175 (+47 815 48 991 from abroad). This service is open for 24 hours.

During your visit at Northern Europe, you can enjoy more only with saving your money by staying at cheapest range at Sweden Hotels, Stockholm Hotels, Norway Hotels and Oslo Hotels. Whatever money you saved with these hotels you can enjoy your pleasures moments at the peak. The reason is all above hotels are absolutely decent and roomy enough, enough storage, comfortable bed and chaise lounge to relax on. What you think here .... don't think .... just act.
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