2011 - Norway

Introduction

Cycling route map

This year we returned to the North Cape in Norway. Our last visit there was in 1997. That year we cycled from the Netherlands all the way to the most northern point of Europe. This summer we started in Bodø, then cycled through the Lofoten to the North Cape. From the North Cape we cycled to Kirkenes, which was to be our end destination.
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Monday, June 27, 2011 - Monday, July 4, 2011

The Lofoten

We start our cycling trip through northern Norway in Bodø. There we first take the ferry to Moskenes on the Lofoten. We arrive at a very scenic Lofoten. On the E10 we cycle to the north on a reasonable small road. We meet a lot of other cyclists on the road. We cycle towards the E6 by the 825 from Tjeldsundbrua. We only stay very shortly on the E6, beacuase we take 84 towards Botnhamn where we take the ferry (National Cycling Route 1) to Brensholmen. From there we have a realy beautiful cycling trip through the fjords to Tromsø



Departing Moskenes


Through the Lofoten


One of many bridges between the Lofoten islands


many waterfalls along the way


Through the snowcapped mountains


Through the snowcapped mountains


Crossing Sandnessund Bridge at Tromsø



Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - Monday, July 11, 2011

Tromsø - Nordkapp

From Tromsø we follow the E8 and 91 to Breidvik. There we take the ferry to Svensby. What folows is a beautiful road towards Lyngseidet, where we take another ferry to Olderdalen. We then have reached the E6 again. From Russenes we do not follow the E69, but we go by the 889 to Havøysund. This road takes us trhough a beautiful vulcanic surroundings. Because it's a quiet road, we see a lot of reindeer and even a fox. In Havøysund we take the Hurtigruten to Honningsvåg. From there we cycle to the North Cape (Nordkapp) through very thick fog and stormy winds.



Cycling on scenic roads


Cycling on scenic roads


Reindeer in Russenes


Misty and stormy aproach to the North Cape


Reached the North Cape





Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nordkapp - Kirkenes

From the North Cape we cycle back to Russenes. First we visit the Knivskjelodden (the real most northern point of Europa). We cycle through the long Nordkapp Tunnel (6870 m) towards Russenes and Lakselv all the way to Vardø. In vardø we take the Hurigrutten to Kirkenes. From Kirkeness we first visit the Russian border and then go to the camping to enjoy the last few sunny days in Norway before we return home by plane.



Knivskjelodden


Suossjohka


Suossjohka


Reached the end of our trip; Kirkenes



It has again been a very beautiful cycling trip, which we both enjoyed very much. Especially meeting all the nice people we met along our trip was great. Perhaps we'll meet each other again on one of our next cycling trips.

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