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The little fishing village on the top of the world

There is a bleakness about the approach to Skarsvag, the fishing village on top of the world, that is both beguiling and intimidating. The fjords are thunder grey. 538 more words


Heading East (and a bit of South) on Nordkyn

The morning of the august 17th started sunny, although wind had picked up. This day we would have the Nordkyn plateaus (300m+ above mean sea level) to cross. 359 more words

Olderfjord to Nordkapp.........

Olderfjord to Nordkapp

The ride to Nordkapp from Olderfjord split into two parts – the mainland section and the island. The former is a stunning run along a rocky shoreline with very little change in altitude. 1,112 more words

Cycling Day 96: Ready For The Final Leg... Kind Of.

About to set off on the final 35 km ride to Nordkapp. I’m told it’s uphill most of the way which, bearing in mind the condition of the rear brake pads, is no bad thing… Back here at the hostel in Honningsvåg on Wednesday after a night at the cape before catching the ship south early on Thursday morning.

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Cycling Day 95: Olderfjord To Honningsvåg

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What a day! Horrendous weather for almost all the cycle but, well, I am in the north of Norway so I can’t complain too much. 116 more words

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Mad dogs ...

Everything has changed.  Gone are the thousand lakes and the endless forests.  Gone too, if temporarily, are the midges. We have crossed into Norway, into snow-capped mountains on the edge of the sea. 301 more words