The Trans Euro Trail — or just TET for short — is all adventure riders and dirt road travellers dream. It runs all the way from the North Cape to the door step of Africa. Across 30 countries, zigzagging 51,000 km of dirt roads, gravel and single tracks through Europe.
4 sections in Norway
In short, we have 4 sections in Norway. Section 1, 2 and 2b in southern parts, passing deep forests and high mountains. And section 3 in the north, crossing the tundra and sparse forest, heading north along the Old Post Road. The final stretch to the iconic top of Europe — The North Cape — runs on tarmac.
TET Norway Section 1: Charlottenberg – Blåhø
The close to 600 km long section 1 starts where you cross the Swedish border near the town of Charlottenberg. You dive straight into the forest and drives on gravel, dirt roads and forest roads for more than 100 km. Even if you don’t get to higher grounds to enjoy a view, you pass beautiful lakes, drive alongside rivers and feel really deep into the wilderness. Soon you start climbing the mountain roads east of Lillehammer. Crossing the Gudbrands valley on the way towards Skåbu. This part is considered the trickiest, with some narrow and challenging back-roads. But it is manageable even on huge adventure bikes. In fact, if you take your time, the TET in Norway is in general more of a beautiful nature adventure. Not an off-road challenge. That said, some gravel/dirt road experience — especially if you travel alone, and a set of tougher tires, is an advantage.
From Skåbu to Vågamo you climb mountains and dive into valleys, until you finally climb the section’s destination, Blåhø. The view from the 1618 m high mountain top is spectacular in all directions.
The TET Norway sections
Honor the Linesman
In Norway, it is not allowed to go off-roading wherever you like, and many (actually, most) gravel roads are closed for public use.
But also here, as in the other countries the TET passes, there is an eager dirt road adventurer developing, expanding and checking the route’s on voluntary basis. In TET, he/she is called a linesman and in Norway that is Tore Silseth.
He’s made sure that the whole route is 100% legal for us to use.
Some roads are toll-roads, and if you cannot pay via your mobile phone (Vipps), you need to bring cash. A few accepts card, but far from all of these small roads.
Get the GPX file
Due to copyrights and frequent route changes, you need to visit TET’s official web page to download the latest GPX files. https://transeurotrail.org/norway/