The inaugural Slartibartfast road trip, scheduled to take place between August 23 and September 7 this year, is being organized by Bespoke Rallies, one of the leading specialists in such long-distance motoring events. A two-week rally, it will allow competitors to experience the very best of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords, following a start at the highly acclaimed Louwman Motor Museum in The Hague, Holland.
Named in honor of the character who designed the Norwegian fjords in the 1980s SciFi comedy series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Slartibartfast will begin in Holland and head north through Denmark, Sweden and Finland to Kirkenes; one of the most northerly ports in the Arctic circle, renowned for its views of the Aurora Borealis. From there it takes to the 35-car Hurtigruten ferry MS Midnatsol and follows “the lovely crinkly bits” (as the fjords were described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide) all the way down the west coast to Bergen. Far from simply enjoying the views from the ship, competitors will disembark each morning and rally their way through the stunning scenery before catching up with their floating hotel each evening.
“This is a completely unique event that will allow participants to enjoy Scandinavia in a way they would never have imagined possible,” said Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden. “The final drive will comprise a blast along the famous Atlantic Road—unquestionably one of the world’s most incredible motoring experiences.”
Further details of everything on offer can be found at www.bespokerallies.com.