Thursday, 31 July 2014

Day 28-29: To Vassdalsvik and Holand via Ornes

Last night, here is home. There was a car parked up between the trees but it was only in the morning that we noticed a house hidden behind the trees when the owner walked to his car. He didn't mind though and chatted for abit, he says it will rain.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Day 25-27: Saltstraumen to Skaugvoll via Bodo

Board the first ferry in the morning at 5-ish to Bodo. Kr180 and about 3.5hrs. Funnily majority of the passengers including me were lying horizontally on the seats and snoozing away... 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Norway: Attire info

I'm never in the right attire while cycling. This minute I could be sweating like mad and the next I'm cold again. Looking at the sky, you'll think a storm may be coming but its just the weather being 'very cloudy'. Well stripping and putting on more clothes have been a daily routine. 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Day 23-24: To Moskenes via after Klepstad

Follow the cycle route 1 (left) instead of main road (far right) as it is flatter and better scenery.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Day 22: To Sortland

From Andenes, the road map shows the west as the most scenic route. But many locals and even Max told me east is the better option. East, it shall be then. 
One of them actually mentioned that some days it can be very windy. And today happened to be the windy day... very strong head wind.

Space center?

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Day 15: To Burfjord

Forecast says its going to rain so I left early in hope to leave the clouds behind

New cycle path out of Alta

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Day 13-14: Alta

Altaelva - 3rd longest river in Finnmark, riched in Salmon

Short hike from the campsite to some UNESCO Heritage site. Started at around 2030hrs and came back down 0030hrs.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Day 11-12: Onwards to Alta

It rained the night before luckily it stayed cloudy and dry for us. Good for warming up cold muscle eh?!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Day 6: Karigasniemi to Stabbursnes

Happy Birthday to me.
Riding mate served up my Birthday Breakfast :) Sang a fast track birthday song, made a quick wish before the match stick gone out... hmmpf, I'm +1 today


About to cross over to Norway

On the border's bridge

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Day 4: Ivalo to Kaamanen

Quiet town on a sunday

Cost saving strategy - Stocking up days of food for crossing into Norway as its more expensive there

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Day 1: Rovaniemi to Korvala

I never meant to start from Rovaniemi, Finland. Originally I was going to ride from England and crossed over to France to continue the journey but plans changed after hearing someone was about to start his month long trip from Finland to Norway and didn't mind that I tagged along. Coincidentally, Rovaniemi ie Santa Village was where my Bro and Sean started their stint many years ago but they were heading south while I'm going up north. 

Arrived at Rovaneimi railway station
Found the new friend, Paul and ready to ROLL!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

To Rovaniemi, Finland

Finally I'm setting off to my starting point at Rovaniemi, Finland where I'll be meeting a new friend (Paul) to ride for a couple of weeks. Would like to thank Adam/ Steph/ Ellie for their help on my flight ticket which gets me on the next day flight at budget price and their hospitality while I was stranded. Not forgettin Eefu and Tony with the help to sort many random stuff. And lastly, my great bro and sis for their extended help.
Packing the bike for check-in at airport