Norway is notoriously expensive, particularly if you want to do anything pleasant, like stay in a hotel, drink alcohol or eat out. For example, round the corner is a Spud-U-Like-style baked potato van, knocking them out for nearly £8 each. So we decided for this trip we would camp as much as possible, cook meals on our stove and try not to drink booze.
Well, that lasted until day two, when Bex picked up two bottles of beer in the supermarket, only to be thwarted by Norway's licensing laws, which mean supermarkets can't sell alcohol after 6pm. So far, so dry!
For at least the first part of our journey, we're heading South from Bergen on the North Sea Cycle Route, which circles the North Sea for around 6,000 kilometres, through seven countries, and is supposedly the longest signed cycle route in the world. We met a Dutch man today, who's taken three months of work to cycle all of it. We've just two weeks and hope to cover most of the Norwegian leg ... if we don't go bankrupt first!