Day 52. 78km. Vestre Jakobselv – Nuorgam

Posted: July 29, 2013 in Cycling, Finland, Norway
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A cloudy, slow day, ending at the most northern point in the EU. Hello Finland!

Day 52. 78km. Veste Jakobselv – Nuorgam. Map and gpx.

What to do with a week in northeastern Norway? Nice roads? Nice hikes? Speak to the locals.

My plan is now made. Today: destination Finland. Tana River. Beautiful salmon river.

It was cloudy and threatening most of the day. The Varanger Fjord was lovely but not well lit for photos.


I then left the Varanger Fjord, over a small pass and down to the Tana River which runs into the Tana Fjord. A quick stop at Tana Bru. It was not really on my way, but I have passed signs to it from all directions. I thought I had to go there.

The Tana River is lovely, with wide sand islands in the middle. Unfortunately I haven’t spent much time on the shore as more rain has come in. I’m all safe inside a little cabin. 🙂

Proof im in Finland and the northern most point of the EU.



  1. jonja says:

    Don’t you get sore hands with those flat bars?

  2. Øyvind Kjelling says:

    Good going Matthew!
    Nice talking to you today, good fun together with Heikki.
    I wish you all the best, and may God bless you!

  3. Sartenada says:

    Great post.

    Here is how we saw Nuorgam when on car tour.

    Nuorgam, the northernmost village of Finland and the European Union.

    Happy biking!

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