Start // Bergen End // Kristiansund Distance // 650km (404 miles), depending on which side roads you take. Getting there // Take a ferry to Oslo or Kristiansand and ride or drive. Alternatively, take a Hurtigruten ship. These run up the coast frequently and carry both bikes and cars. When to drive // Between June and August, when Trollstigen is open. Where to stay // Pre-book hotels or cabins at the many camping grounds. Visas // Norway is part of the Schengen area. Many Europeans won’t need a visa; other nationalities should check. Vehicle hire // It’s best to bring your own. It’s possible to rent both motorcycles and cars, but expensive.