Day 50. 12km hike + 50km cycle. Syltevikmyra – Vardø

Posted: July 27, 2013 in Cycling, Hiking, Norway
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A hike in paradise. My private valley. My private fjord. Sun. Warm. A smile in my heart. The smell of cloudberries on my fingers.

Day 50. 50km. Syltevikmyra – Vardø. Map and gpx.

I woke to bright sunshine and beautiful warmth. After breakfast the valley beckoned. It lead to the U-valley I saw yesterday. I wanted to sit on the top of the cliff looking over the scenery. And that is exactly what I did.

Day 50. 12km Hike. Syltevikmyra. Map and gpx.

The valley passed a lake. I then climbed up to have an amazing view over a forgotten beach, and then up to view the tundra glacial, grassy bowl, and the view over Syltefjorden.
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On the return route I circled around the lake, wading across the steam running from the lake to the sea.

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My trusty bike was waiting for me with lunch.
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The time for cycling had come. At it was a slog. Firstly headwind and a terrible road surface to get back to the ‘main’ road. The headwind continued making the cycling slow. It was beautiful cycling though. Rocks. Beaches. Sheep. Narrow road winding through the rocks.
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Then I passed two fellow cyclists that had cycled there from Hamburg. Chris and Margot from Canada. Here is their blog.

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They have cycled all over. We did some exchanging of notes. They have cycled to Singapore, and have seen some amazing places.

Then it was definitely time to do at least a couple of kilometres. Up to then I had done 18. I needed to get to Vardø to do some shopping.

Vardø is on a beautiful island, bathed in the Arctic sunlight. To get there, you dive deep under the sea. Another big tunnel. Norway’s first to connect an island to the mainland.
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The town is lovely. Shopping, dinner and then camp.
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Thanks Chris and Margot for the camping tip. 🙂
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Comments
  1. chrisjoram says:

    You are very welcome for the camping tip. Please get in touch if you ever come to Vancouver!

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