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A local newspaper here in Finland recently ran a fuel efficiency test that might provide some relevant data here. The original article is, alas, in Finnish only, but I'll summarize the results below. The test compared the fuel consumption of the test vehicle (a Volvo V70 D4 diesel), on a test route that included both highway and urban driving, in three ...


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Short answer: It depends tremendously on who you ask and what vehicle is used. An empty rack has been reported to increase the cost of fuel over time from anywhere from 1% to 15%, while a fully loaded roof rack will add 20% to 50% to your fuel bill. I'll justify these numbers below. Note that however the exact same sources put the effect of "driving ...


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Please remember that there are two different mpg's: US and UK. mpg is "miles per gallon" - unfortunately there are two different gallon sizes used, a US gallon of about 3.78 litres and an UK gallon ("imperial gallon") of 4.54 litres. As a result, the same car that does 50 mpg in the USA does 60 mpg in the UK. Fuel consumption is made up of several ...


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ConsumerReports.org has done the analysis. Obviously it'll be different for every car and shape and size of roof rack, and contents of the rack, but in their experiment: 2013 Honda Accord (4-cyl.) MPG (Miles Per Gallon) @ 65 mph = 105 km/h ---------------------------------------------- No rack 42 mpg = 5.6 l/100km ...


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You're looking for a travel guide. I hear Lonely Planet is popular, and they have apps too. Tripwolf and Triposo are well-rated app-centric travel guides. These will certainly cover world natural heritage places, culturally important places and places to eat as well as you'll be able to find anywhere. Climbing, however, is a special interest that general ...


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It's not an answer to your question but could be a practical solution to your problem: Street parking, where allowed, is free from 19:00 to 09:00. You will only be staying a couple of hours at each end of this time period so you can simply pay a few euros when arriving to bridge the time until 19:00 and pay again before going to bed for the two hours in the ...


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You could take the rather pleasant Silver Ferry service from Hachinohe to Tomakomai if you have a few hours to spare and would rather do so on a boat than on a train. The transfers from your desired start / end points only take 20 minutes (from Misawa to Hachinohe) and about 45 minutes (from Tomakomai to Sapporo). In total you're looking at 12,500 JPY for ...


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The one faster alternative would be to go to Aomori and fly from there to Sapporo, there are direct flights on both JAL and ANA. However, this is considerably more expensive (~US$190). Personally, I'd be tempted to drive, unlike most of Japan a car is quite handy in Hokkaido. Sapporo is a nice enough city, but the real attractions in the countryside. ...


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Transfercar4u.no offers this sort of service within Norway, though it is more focused on regular cars instead of camping cars


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There is a ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (Orkney) and Lerwick (Shetland), operated by Northlink Ferries. It calls at Kirkwall three or four nights a week. Northbound, it is not really overnight - it departs Aberdeen at 1700, arriving at Kirkwall at 2300. The return is overnight, depart Kirkwall 2345, arrive Aberdeen at 0700. Note you will have to check in ...


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You can take the Caledonain Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William, get down at Inverness(nearer to Orkney) and then hire a car from there. And believe me the train journey is awesome in the morning. The Scottish highlands are a treat to watch in the morning sun.



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