16 July. Mageroya

This day was the most saturated. Let’s continue the journey.


At the morning we were moving through Mageroja using the weather, which was unimaginably good for such places. We have visited little towns, ports and fishing hamlets. In life painting the Norse are same esthetics as Fins, but more tough climate and mountains instead of taiga are make their footprint.

Steps decorated with round stones

The next part of the day was used for the trip on the most Northern point of the Europe. It is located on the cape with long name Knivskjelodden (71градус, 11’08” n.a). The walking path that 18 kilometers long starts from the gravel parking, on which we were unable to park all of our vehicles. In the end we were forced to place Prius on the bare rocks.

Extreme parking over sharp stones

At 16:00 the group have moved farther. The route appears as very rocky one. Periodically we should have overcome the little swamps. The tough walking cross-shoes were very handy. We were very lucky not to receive any injuries.

Movement along the trail with the guidelines in the form of stone pyramids

On the path we have met many times the islands of green grass and soft-purple little flowers – the marks of the tough polar summer.

Flowers on the rocks

The route was moving like the maze all over the rocky breakages and steep cliffs. At the end it leads us to the sea.


White marble outcrops

Colorful stone in the form of a pterodactyl head

Stone pyramid

Layered rocks

Reflection of the sky in the lake on the Cape. Right – North Cape

We have finally overcome the wet rocks, cracks in the mountains and rockfalls. Soon we realize that on the most northern part of the Europe is standing the automatic baken with solar battery. It’s definitely didn’t work at polar night.

The northernmost beacon of Europe

The waves of the emerald color were falling at the rocks and stand up with fountain of splatters.

Beach and waves

Sea waves and beating against the shore

 Water is everywhere. A lot of salt water in sea and the streams with clear babbling water are making their way between the stones.


The road back to the start of the walking path had required some efforts.
To be continued…

Table of Contents: Raid Paris – North Cape 2010 Daily Reports

  1. 3 July. Paris. The beginning of The Raid
  2. 3 July. The beginning of The Raid. Part Two
  3. 4 July. Denmark. Copenhagen
  4. 4 July. Denmark. Ferry on Svedish side
  5. 5 July. Sveden. Hamlet and the people
  6. 6 July. Sveden. Stockholm
  7. 6 July. Scansen
  8. 7 July. Helsinki
  9. 8 July. One hundred thousand of lakes
  10. 9 July. Finnish lifestyle
  11. 10 July. Finland. Passing the night on nature
  12. 11 July. Silent people
  13. 11 July. Rukka resort
  14. 12 July. Trip through the natural reserve
  15. 13 July. Finland
  16. 14 July. Finland. Further to the North
  17. 15 July. Norway. Hemningberg
  18. 16 July. On the place. North Cape
  19. 16 July. Mageroya
  20. 17-18 July. Trip to the Soroya Island
  21. 19-20 July. Tromso
  22. 21 July. Lofoten Islands
  23. 22-23 July. Norway. Hobbits and foxes
  24. 24-25 July. Sveden. Deers and camping
  25. 26 July. Norway. Trondheim
  26. 27 July. Norway. Trollstigen
  27. 28 July. Norway. Bergen
  28. 29 July. Return
  29. 30 July. Holland
  30. 31 July. France. Ending of The Raid
  31. Paris – North Cape 2010. Results
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