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Good Driving Map for Norway & Sweden

Normally, we rely on Michelin maps (plus our GPS) for our driving adventures. I've seen mixed reviews on the Michelin maps for Norway and Sweden. Can anyone relate their personal experience for a driving map that you liked, even if it was Michelin? Thank you!

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In Norway there is a local company "Nordeca" (www.nordeca.com), that makes the maps. They are widely available at gas stations and bookshops in Norway. In Sweden the maps are made by "Lantmäteriet" You can check out examples on Nordeca's online store: http://www.kartbutikken.no

All that being said, I just use Google Maps when I'm driving in Norway.

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Thanks for the suggestions. We really like the big picture we get from a paper map. Plus, accessing the internet/google maps hasn't always been as available as we'd like when we need it. Could be a age/comfort thing, too.

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Good points.

A bunch of people on the tour I just took highlighted the roads we took at the end of each leg. I think it made for nice (and inexpensive) souvenir.

Also I would like to point out that many of the numbered roads in Norway may not be full-width 2-lane highways. I find Norway's narrow roads, especially going around blind curves and cresting the tops of hills, kind of stressful.

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We're not wild about narrow roads and blind corners ourselves. But, as they saying goes, this won't be our first rodeo with driving in Europe. Which is why we like having a very good paper map (we've experienced GPS failure and lack of internet). Thank you, Nordheim.