Expedition Norway – a world record attempt along the Hurtigruten Route by Schiller Bike
On 24 July 2017, British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite will embark on Expedition Norway - an attempt to set a world record by travelling the furthest distance by water bike, taking the Hurtigruten Route along the beautiful Norwegian Coast by Schiller Bike.
His 1,500 mile (2,415 km) journey will start in Kirkenes in the north of Norway, and will follow the 124 year-old passenger and cargo route known as “Hurtigruten” or "The Express Route" all the way down to Bergen in the south west. Dave plans to cycle an average of 30 miles a day over 60 days, hugging the coastline and passing through the 34 ports where Hurtigruten visits.
Over two months of his immersive journey, Dave will experience and share the scale and beauty of Norway with wild camping along the coast, visiting islands and fishing villages, meeting the locals and joining up with crew and passengers of Hurtigruten ships at various points along the route.
Follow Dave on Facebook and Instagram where he’ll be sharing videos, photos and stories in daily updates.
About Dave Cornthwaite
Since quitting his job as a graphic designer to become an adventurer, Dave Cornthwaite has created a successful career based on his passions. He has written three books, made 100s of short films, is a motivational speaker with several TEDx Talks to his name, including “How to create a life you don’t need a holiday from” and “Do something new every single day”.
This will be Dave’s 14th expedition on Dave’s “Expedition1000” life challenge to take 25 journeys, each one a minimum of 1,000 miles, using a different form of non-motorised transport. So far he’s completed 13 journeys, covering 21,000 miles (33,800 km), using among other things a skateboard, a tandem bike, a kayak, a Whike, a bikecar, an ElliptiGO, and a Swifty Scooter.
To find out more about Dave’s other expeditions or to receive daily updates on Dave’s Expedition Norway adventure, go to: davecornthwaite.com/waterbike
Say Yes More
Hurtigruten’s heritage is one of exploration travel and adventure. A voyage with Hurtigruten is about each of us connecting with our inner explorer, pushing our individual boundaries a little bit further to enrich ourselves and enjoy unique and meaningful experiences. And of course, seeing beautiful places and incredible sights along the way.
Dave’s life-affirming motto is SayYesMore, a message that Hurtigruten can really get behind. His simple, positive motto resonates with people and it has since blossomed into a community movement of people who want to make small lifestyle changes that will make a big difference.