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Northern Coast Panoramic Road

Thurso - Bettyhill - Tongue - Durness

Expect on your Northern Coast Panoramic Road Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Beach Beach
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Wildlife Wildlife
Historical sites Historical sites
ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km118 h/stage0.6

Best months to drive Northern Coast Panoramic Road

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Northern Coast Panoramic Road in Scotland?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 38EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 66EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 151EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 188EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 60EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 132EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 241EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 301EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 105EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 356EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 461EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 33EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 130EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 355EUR
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Northern Coast Panoramic Road Itinerary

Avid road trips fans can expect multiple interesting things to see while on Northern Coast Panoramic Road. Our road trip will be suitable for target_traveller]. The road tour runs, among others, through such places as Thurso. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s begin set out!
number of days 1 number of days
route length 118 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
Thank to the fact that Northern Coast Panoramic Road entails plenty of time spent outside the cities, you can enjoy picturesque natural gems. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a range of interesting venues. If tourists are expecting to take advantage of comfortable places to spend the night, the hotels on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. Embarking on Northern Coast Panoramic Road is is more expensive, as there is a small number of amenities. In Scotland, the accident level is moderate, and you will be driving on the left. The period between May and September are recommended for the adventure.

START Thurso

Distance 118 km Driving time 1.9 h Pace: modest Airports INV
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1 Thurso - Bettyhill

Distance 49 km Driving time 0.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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2 Bettyhill - Tongue

Distance 21 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Tongue - Durness

Distance 48 km Driving time 0.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Northern Coast Panoramic Road Summary

We believe that the presented journey idea has become a superb inspiration for your future travels.
The proposed ideas may become useful when behind the wheel or already at the onset of your journey.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Scotland, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of elements to be mindful of to make your road adventure smooth. The following road rules will surely become useful for all travellers who are considering vehicle rental or hiring a camper.
In Scotland, there are a number of road regulations to be remembered while travelling. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all costs while moving in a car around Scotland. Holidayers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is low and amounts to only 0.8‰. The maximum speed when travelling around the the city streets is 48km/h. If you are aiming for undeveloped areas, you cannot exceed the maximum allowed speed of 96km/h. When travelling on highways, you cannot exceed the speed limit of 112km/h. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit for safety reasons.
The majority of drivers wonder about the costs of the whole tour. The budget option that you are interested in determines the total expenses during the whole undertaking. A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
The cost of gasoline for the budget option to cover the planned 118km across Scotland can equal as much as 13 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost travellers around 66 EUR. If this option is your target, you will spend roughly 72 EUR on restaurants and food. If your aim is also the budget car rental offer, you will pay about 38 EUR. Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to around 151 EUR without car hire and 188 EUR with vehicle hire.
Drivers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 13 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should keep in mind that the costs may amount up to more or less 132 EUR. Travellers can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost roughly 96 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental car should expect a cost of around 60 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 301 EUR for the whole Northern Coast Panoramic Road, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend about 241 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will come up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers. The whole estimated cost of the tour in this versions of services is 461 EUR with car rental and 241 EUR without a rental vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the trip in a premium hire car can expect a cost of about 105 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the adventure, you need to spend the maximum of 25 EUR to cover the planned mileage. Tourists who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay about 144 EUR for food and restaurants and roughly 187 EUR for accommodation.
Our trip is also a marvellous opportunity for all camper fans. If you choose this transport option, you will pay up to roughly 225 EUR. If you are wondering about the fuel costs for the whole trip, they will amount to around 25 EUR. Holidayers who are interested in camper rental should expect to pay about 33 EUR for overnight stays and around 72 EUR for expenses connected with food.
All of the details connected with expenses can be checked in the Road Trip Costs section.
If Northern Coast Panoramic Road has inspired you, you should see other exciting adventures that we offer on our website. Hopefully, the great versatility of travel opportunities will definitely measure up to the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Scotland

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.8
max speed urban max speed urban 48 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 96 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 112 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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