R12 Asgardstrand Ulricehamn
Published: 08/02/2020
Fort Fredriksen
In this route you go back to Sweden, you cross the Oslofjord, this is a 107 km long fjord in southeastern Norway. The fjord runs north-south from the mouth in the Skagerrak near Færder in the south to Oslo at the head, past the provinces of Oslo, Østfold, Akershus, Buskerud and Vestfold, with the Horten-Moss ferry. This ferry takes about 30 minutes. It leaves from 5 a.m. and the last crossing is around midnight.

Once across the street, in Halmstad, you can buy a snack at the supermarket for when you want to have a picnic along the route. In the town of Karlshus you can stop at the bakery for a cup of coffee and a delicious fresh sandwich. In the town of Halden, you should definitely stop at Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress). Fredriksten is Norway's largest, most important and venerable border fort. Many also find it one of the most beautiful in Europe, majestically located above Halden. It offers fantastic views of the city and fjord, and far into what was once hostile territory. The construction of Fredriksten began in 1661 after Norway lost the Bohuslän district and the Bohus fort in 1658 to Sweden.

After the stop at the fort, continue towards the border with Sweden, at RP21, cross the border. Nice to stop by the kiosk for some photos and a cup of coffee. Then continue to the town of Ed, where the Ed Motor Museum is located. Here you will experience a nostalgic journey between experienced engines, radios, ship engines, chainsaws, sewing machines, toys, model aircraft and more. With 160 motorcycles produced in Europe and the United States from the beginning of the 20th century until, we are known to have the largest collections in Sweden. Again, of course, enough photo opportunities.

After the museum visit you continue towards the end point, great steering. Along the way stop for gas and if you feel like a pizza or a Kebab sandwich.

In this 4 star route you mainly drive on good roads, a stop at Fort Fredriksten is definitely worth it.

General information:
Sweden is a beautiful country. You will find nice cities, but also impressive nature reserves. Check the weather forecast. In Sweden it can be very hot, but it can also become very cold, so that you can bring the right clothes and other aids. Furthermore, it is advisable to book your accommodations in Sweden in advance. Sweden is a wonderful destination for a beautiful motorcycle vacation. As the largest country in Scandinavia you can go on extensive tours in a unique environment. Forests, lakes, nature parks and agricultural areas largely determine the landscape. The most important cities are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. And if you cannot find a motor camping site or motor hotel, then it is permitted on the basis of the so-called Allemansrätten or everyone's right to camp freely in nature. As long as you take nothing with you and leave no mess behind, you can stay with your tent for a maximum of 24 hours in one location.

South Sweden also has the most motorcycle campsites, motorcycle hotels and other motorcycle-friendly accommodations. This part also contains the 5650 square kilometers of Vänermeer and the smaller Vänermeer. The lakes region has various motor museums and private collections. For historic motorcycles you can visit Ed, Falköping, Motala and Björkenäs for example.

Some practical tips:
Mandatory on the motorcycle:
Safety vest - A motorcyclist must bring at least one safety vest. In the event of a breakdown or accident, the driver is obliged to wear a safety vest. The ANWB advises motorcyclists to also take a safety vest for a possible passenger.
Advice:
First aid kit - Motorcyclists are advised to bring a first aid kit.
Eds Motor Museum
Oslofjord
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Start of the route
Ed's Motor Museum
Fort Fredriksten
End of the route

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Västra Götaland County (Swedish: Västra Götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of Sweden. The county is the second largest (in terms of population) of Sweden's counties and it is subdivided into 49 municipalities (kommuner). Its population of 1,616,000 amounts to 17% of Sweden's population. The formal capital and seat of the governor of Västra Götaland County is Gothenburg. The political capital and seat of the Västra Götaland Regional Council is Vänersborg. The county was established in 01 January 1998, when Älvsborg County, Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County were merged.
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View route collection Top Car and Motor tour through Sweden and Norway
About this route collection
Sweden and Norway are beautiful countries. You will find nice cities, but also impressive nature reserves. This versatility makes Sweden & Norway the perfect countries for an impressive motorcycle vacation.

In this collection 14 beautiful routes through Sweden & Norway.

Good preparation is half the battle, so please read the tips below carefully.
1. Check the weather forecast. It can be very hot in Sweden & Norway, but it can also get very cold. Always check the weather forecast before you go, so that you can pack the right clothes.
2. Determine in advance which route or routes you want to follow. That way you don't drive like a chicken without a head and you can make the most of your days off in these beautiful countries.
3. Learn about traffic rules. Slightly different rules apply in Sweden & Norway in some situations than in the Netherlands. By delving into the traffic rules, you prevent that you (unknowingly) commit a traffic violation and / or put yourself in a dangerous situation.

Furthermore, it is wise to book the accommodations in advance. It may be more fun to drive through these countries on the receipt, but you don't want to have to drive around endlessly to find a place to sleep. If you go to Sweden or Norway in the high season, the chance that you have to look for a place to sleep is greatest. It is also possible to camp during your motorcycle trip, but then find out in advance where this is and is not allowed. You cannot pitch your tent everywhere.

As the largest country in Scandinavia you can go on extensive tours in a unique environment. Forests, lakes, nature parks and agricultural areas largely determine the landscape, which also consists of flat parts and rolling hills. Around the Swedish-Norwegian border lies the Scandinavian Highland, where the mountains rise locally to 2100 meters.

Norway is known for its amazing natural beauty. Fjords that tens of miles into the country, snow-covered high plains, sharp mountain peaks and vast forests. In this sparsely populated country, most people live in the cities, the capital of which is Oslo.

Tolls must be paid on a large number of roads in Norway. Anyone approaching a toll road can simply drive on without stopping. With cameras above the road, the license plate of the vehicle is scanned, not the license plate of the trailer or caravan. It takes a long time for the photos to be processed.
The bill is then sent to the Euro Parking Collection (EPC) in London within four to six months.

Mandatory on the motorcycle: Safety vest - A motorcyclist must bring at least one safety vest. In the event of a breakdown or accident, the driver is obliged to wear a safety vest. The ANWB advises motorcyclists to also take a safety vest for a possible passenger.
Advice: First aid kit, motorcyclists are advised to bring a first aid kit.