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Old 04-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #31
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We arrived later on to Umea with a rather fast driving







We had lunch in Umea. People were taking advantage of the good weather and sunbathing.











Our first stop after Umea is Lulea









We headed to Tornio after Lulea, to renter to Finland.









We arrived quite late to Rovaniemi, checked in the first hotel available and started to get rest.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #32
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Nice pics, and VERY nice bikes
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #33
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do you remember what you paid for the ferry Tallinn/ Helsinki and how long does it take?

i will be taking it next year on a RTW but the other way around
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #34
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do you remember what you paid for the ferry Tallinn/ Helsinki and how long does it take?

i will be taking it next year on a RTW but the other way around
Itook it last summer and it was about 2.5 hours and about €45 for bike and 1 person without advance booking
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #35
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Nice pics, and VERY nice bikes
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #36
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do you remember what you paid for the ferry Tallinn/ Helsinki and how long does it take?

i will be taking it next year on a RTW but the other way around
I can't remember How much I paid but You can get updated information at this addresshttp://www.tallinksilja.com/en/
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #37
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18th Day Rovaniemi Karajsok

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We left the hotel in the morning, made a short city tour, and





Started for Napapiiri, the zone where Arctic Circle passes over Finland.









Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle is one of the five important latitudes shown on the map, together with Antarctic Circle, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer and the Equator Circle. Arctic Circle on latitude 66° 32′ 35″ and symmetrical with Antarctic Circle on Southern Hemisphere, is moving to the north every year with movement of continents. 24 hours of daytime on June in the summer and 24 hours of nighttime on December in the winter on every point of polar circles are experienced during equinoxes, due 23.5 degrees declination of the earth.

Countries the Arctic Circle passes over

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Russian Federation
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United States of America - Alaska
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Canada
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Danemark - Grönland

· Sweden
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Norway
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Finland
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:32 AM   #38
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We get socialized with a German motorcyclist while parking our motorcycles and we learn to our great surprise that he is a close friend of Huseyin, our buddy from Alanya.



























We leave Napapiiri and continue to head to the north.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:34 AM   #39
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A short stop-over near Petkula









We get socialized with a Fiinish group heading to the north too.





Meanwhile, a motorcycle returning back from the north parked next to us







and the motorcyclist


After some conversation, we learn that she is dealing with computer software in Southampton, that she travels alone and returning back home from the north. She says that she is driving motorcycle for the last 25 years; that she prefers motorcycle on long trips for she never had any technical problems at all and that she would be able to solve if she’d ever have one. She said she has another R 1200 GS for use on shorter distances.

The link for those who would be curious to know long trips of this lady

http://www.cynthia.boxerman.co.uk/

After this short stop over, everybody started to drive to their targets.



We met with reindeers more frequently while we got closer to the north





We decided to stop over for lunch in this place which offers smoked fish







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Old 04-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #40
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Our motorcycles





We continue our course over Ivalo and Inari towards Krasjok, our today’s target









Image we had on GPS while reentering to Sweden from Finland; due time difference. It is 19:46 (9:46PM)
Distance: 101 km
Arrival time: 19:46 (9:46PM)













We planned to stay in a camp site called “Engholm Husky” in Krasjok. Our bungalow we had reserved earlier was not available due for a family who arrived before us had decided to extend the vacation. Camp site host did manage to accommodate us in a nearby camp site. Such a blessing in disguise, the place was a real mosquito paradise. I neither got off my helmet, my balaclava nor my gloves while we spent almost 15 minutes there.

The site is rather super for the winter and is completely nested with the nature. Safaris with sledges and fishing on the frozen lake are organized during the winter. In short, there are lot of activities and lot of mosquitoes on June and July.


Photos from the camp site



















The place where sledge dogs stay, just next to the camp site





We decided to check in Karajsok Rica Hotel when we gave up the idea to saty in the camp.

We enjoyed the sauna and the pool in a mosquito-free environment, savored deer meat with wine together with a nice conversation by the fireplace in the hotel’s authentic restaurant and went to our room to rest.















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Old 04-03-2012, 02:38 AM   #41
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19th Day Karajsok Nordkapp

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We took photos of local traditional wear exposed in the hotel’s hall while having our breakfast in the morning







and then we visited Spami park next to the hotel

Sapmi is a historical zone located on the north of Scandinavia, mostly on Sweden, a little part being among Finland, Norway and Russia.
This zone is habited by the Semite. It is called “Lapland” in Swedish.


Sapmi Park link

http://eng.sapmi.no/Home/tabid/842/l...S/Default.aspx

















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Old 04-03-2012, 02:40 AM   #42
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We started from Karasjok to Lakselv atter having visited the park







We continue our route on the shoreline, which would lead us to Nordkapp from Laksev











We continue towards Honningsvag from Russenes intersection. We shall take the same course when returning back from Nordkapp, but shall turn to Alta on this point and cross the whole Norway from the north to the south, by the Atlantic Ocean coastline.







Nordkapp tunnel, 6,870 m long and 212 m under the sea level, and which connects Mageroya Island to the mainland.









we contınued our riding from Mageroya Island to Honningsvag





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Old 04-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #43
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The way to Nordcapp

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #44
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We go first to Skarsvag, inhabited by nearly 60 people and which is the northernmost fishing town, after check in the hotel at Honningsvag





















We meanwhile meet with king crabs







Target after Skarsvag is NORDKAPP, main target of travel












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Old 04-03-2012, 03:05 AM   #45
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It is a little bit cold, but we are rather lucky for there is neither rain nor fog. Motorcycles we met yesterday and who were returning from Nordkapp had complained that they could not stroll around as they’d like due strong wind and rain.



Our flag and banner







By the way, memories came by. I saw when I looked a little bit through reports that I savored “Rakı” in another edge.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, South Africa





“Rakı” pleasure is almost a prerequisite on maximum edges.



And we fulfill our duty









Cabo da Roca, Portugal







And NORDKAPP



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