Riding in Finland...or actually a month in Norway

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MyTime, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. ppfeifer

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    Really looks like a nice country to explore!
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  2. Little Bike

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    I rode Norway a couple of years ago, it was fun looking through your pictures, I need to go back!
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  3. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    A month in Norway, PART 11: Through the land of Finns

    True and fictional stories of the Northernmost Europe - history and present mixed. Why it took 300 years for crusaders and only two days for us? They didn't ride motorcycles... and they used different navigators!

    The whole story and all pics here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2021/02/kuukausi-norjassa-osa-11-suamelaisten.html (and something hidden even better than usually! :) )

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    Border-river - our country Finland is on the other side of the river.

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    The Arctic Ocean

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    Viivi's new cabin

    - Viivi & Ben
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  4. Moto_Addict

    Moto_Addict Work less, Ride more!

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    I've been following your RR and really have enjoyed the amazing scenery. It's put Norway on my bucket list of places to visit. I've been to eastern Europe twice but never had enough time (or money) to visit the Scandinavian countries. Thanks for sharing. Oh and thanks for sharing the hidden pics.
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  5. MyTime

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  6. MyTime

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    A month in Norway, PART 12: Hamningberg - the final battle

    Hamningberg is one of those final frontiers, a very special place. Like a meteorit had crushed a mountain and a very small road goes there. Nobody lives there anymore, but "Hitler's ghost" is still there quite visible.

    The whole story and all pics here: Oma Aika: Kuukausi Norjassa, osa 12: Taistelu Hamningbergissa (vanhamoto.net) (and something hidden better than ever! :) )

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    ...and after that sauna!
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  7. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    A month in Norway, Epilogue: Rillumarei and totally worn tyres

    From Vesisaari/Norway to Rovaniemi/Finland is about 600 kms / 370 miles and our tyres were worn rather badly. Do we get there? We did but had to spend a few days to get new tyres to the north. Why did people end up living there a long time a go? There were not even roads to get there for thousands of years. The reason was rillumarei - that's not a real word but it's used anyway. Rillumarei is having fun in with all possible ways for a longer period

    The whole story and all pics here: Oma Aika: Kuukausi Norjassa, epilogue: Rillumarei ja kumit loppu (vanhamoto.net) (and something hidden)

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    This was the month in Norway (and Finland)

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    Back in Finland - no high mountains but thousands of lakes

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    The best and only place around to have something to eat

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    In the city of Rovaniemi. Slightly different than e.g. New York.

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    In Rovaniemi, not a long way from down town. A dancing place. Not exactly a disco.

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    The whole city of Rovaniemi and that's how it is in Finland. Forests and lakes. A lots of them.

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    Even in the deeps forests you can find you can find interesting places. Yes, there are bears and wolves but they don't attack people (usually...).

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    Church of Rovaniemi

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    The Finnish Defence Forces are present everywhere - F18 F/A Hornet in Rovaniemi. In Finland we have compulsory military service.

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    A bridge for cars and trains

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    Meeting friends of our motorcycle society

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    The water wasn't so cold


    And from now on, let's go back to the Riding in Finland https://advrider.com/f/threads/finnish-riding.1094114/ as the next rides will be there. Perhaps back to Norway in the Summer!
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