Heading up North!
Northcape we’re coming!
Tuesday, the longest day, was a big driving day, plan; we drive all the way from Strömsund to Bodø in Norway!
Many kilometers ahead of us, so we left on time. When on the way we realized it was the day we feared, Suströmming-day! At the first possible supermarket we stopped and were laughed at when we told what we needed… Encouraging words so to say…
The big moment came and a was the lucky one to open the can… Equipped with gloves and can opener I made the first incision or mistake, the can squirted the awful smelling fluid right into my face… (See video on Facebook) We made the first obligatory photo, put the can in some bags and in the back of the van. I tried to clean my face, ears and hands to get rid of the smell, unfortunately it didn’t go…
Now 200km with the can in the van, windows open and go!
We stopped at the mile to get rid of the can and drove on with the windows open
We crossed the border with Norway somewhere around 1pm, and further in the afternoon we crossed the Arctic Circle 🙂
We took some pics and headed on. Finally around 8pm we arrived at the campsite in Bodø, quick dinner and off to bed, alarm set at 4.30…
Early morning at Wednesday as we had to catch the 6am ferry to Moskenes. We made in time and sailed off at 5.50am, hoping the sea would be gentle to us. And actually it was, we were lucky in comparison to other teams who had rough seas 🙂 Destination for today; Hov, partybeach on the northside of the Lofoten. Very scenic route and we arrived at 2pm, put up our tents and even enjoyed the sun! We spoke to other teams about their journey and experiences, had a big BBQ together, and a massive campfire.
Thursday we planned on heading in the direction of Tromso, we left at 9am sharp.
First few hours we drove to the mainland, very scenic but very slow as well. We finally managed to drive up to Rotsund, past Tromso along the E6. We arrived as second team around 6pm, made our camp and had dinner. Other teams kept dropping in, driving the camping lady crazy, she had the best day of the season we guessed 😉 It was a lovely and quiet place and we slept great.
So, today is Friday and we are heading for the northern tip of Europe’s mainland, the North Cape.
Currently we past Alta and have about 175km to go!
- Keep on tracking us: SAC tracking site