Posts Tagged ‘Norway’


Today was my last day cycling. A small stint in the sun to Kirkenes – where they are partying in the warm sun. It’s the city festival – to say goodbye to a tired and contented cycler.

Day 57. 36km. Holmfoss – Kirkenes. Map and gpx.

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My bike trip started with heat, and now, in the Arctic, it is ending with heat. Cycling and swimming in the bright sun, exploring the Russian border. Cycling along Pasvikdaken.

Day 56. 130km. Grense Jakobselv – Holmfoss. Map and gpx.

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Up and down under the warm sun through wooded steep terrain to a beach at the edge of Europe.

Day 55. 69km. Kirkenes – Grense Jakobselv. Map and gpx.

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Vast open spaces. Sun. Heat. Flying salmon. Cheap groceries. Military zone.  A lovely day’s cycling.

Day 54. 120km. Bugøynes – Kirkenes. Map and gpx.

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Today was wet, and warm. Grey and uninspiring until the weather really got erratic. On the back road to Bugøynes, I had a downpour and a beautiful rainbow.

Day 53. 96km. Nuorgam – Bugøynes. Map and gpx.

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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.

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I could have been cycling in Australia. Desolate plains – the mid north in South Australia. Then with trees – somewhere in New South Wales.
What was a sunny and warm day became exciting as the black clouds drew in.

Day 51. 113km. Vardø – Vestre Jakobselv. Map and gpx.

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