North Cape, going through Russia
After visiting the North Cape, shooting the obligatory pictures with the globe and Brutus, we made a quick detour over Finland to drive to the Norwegian-Russian border. Due to the refugee crisis the 2 most northern borders between Finland and Russia are closed and our original route couldn’t be completed. Hence, it is busy at the Norwegian border, but after filling out all the forms and the obligatory taking apart of the car and checking all bags, we finally have arrived in Russia!
We have teamed up with 3 other teams and in convoy drove to Murmansk to take a picture of the Russian atomic icebreaker ‘Lenin’, visited a much craved McDonalds and headed south towards St Petersburg.
The nights are still not getting dark and it is such a weird feeling to be cooking in the wilderness at 23:00 hours. We found an amazing spot off the main road in a very small and pittoresque village and had a cosy time around the campfire.
The goal is now to get as close as possible to St Petersburg for the night and tomorrow still have some time for sightseeing. The road are wobbly and even with the comfy captain chairs in the back, it is still not a great ride. Brutus however is holding strong and keeps on doing good work!