22-23 July. Norway. Hobbits and foxes

The sun is going to the south while we are moving. It looks like soon there will be the real night.

Sunset

At 22 July evening we have reached the place of the camping. There are fertile valley, little farms and rivers with salmons. The weather is ideal for fishing – the rain shower. Without  any sarcasm.

Check point under rain

We didn’t want to place tents in the puddle, so we are seeking for little hotel for the fishermen and fall to sleep. The moving was hard.

Stand for weighing fish at the hotel with weights and a bell

The hall of the little hotel is covered with photos of fishermen with noticeable trophies in hands. There is a fishing store, where also fishermen are taking the license for fishing. Every livers are looks same: high hills and water-protecting clothes. At morning we are moving along the river and go up on the mountains. If the computer didn’t lie the temperature is 4 degree Celsium. Autotourism is the perfect method to overwinter the summer.

The drop in temperature to 4 degrees

Behind the passover the weather change entirely.

Norwegian pennant on the grassy roof

We have stopped on the gas station before the Swedish borderland.

The house with a roof of turf

Another climb in the mountains and here the Sweden verge.

On crossing the border recalls only the standard Euro-shield

There is a piece in the valleys. In the small town on the coast of the gigantic lake two dealing men in overalls are overloading the fishing equipment on the silver hydroplane.

Hydroplane berth

The weather is perfect and the plane is ready for the flight. With such amount of lakes the aircraft is the best transportation.

The ideal transport for Swedish fishermen

The foliage has become more lush in comparison to tough mounts of Overpolar. We have been moving through forest road. The fox have crossed the road with some small creature in the teeth. She isn’t afraid of us, make some overlooks and disappear in bushes.

Fox with prey in their teeth

After the several hundred miters we have took another encounter. The big bird is proudly crossing the road. It looks like the female of the grouse and big as small chicken.

Capercaillie on the road

There are not many people in here, so animal are not afraid of them.

Picturesque lake

We have reached the small, but very comfy café called “The Saams Cafe”. It looks like the Swedish one. The wooden house is standing at the lake coast within the bunch of slender birches. The owner is not looks like saamy, but give us the homemade bakery. There is also the souvenir and furniture store.

On the veranda, “Sami” cafe

The nature is saves her primal look, which she has after the last iceberg.

Lake

Sometimes you can meet the stormy rivers with waterfalls. We are stops and making shots near the remains of the windmill.

Waterfall

There are also many swamps. This photo helps us to win the one of Grand Jury photo. I have fixed how Sasha shots the swamp.

Swamp in the pines

We have reached the next resting place. This is an amazing location, which looks like hobbits living place. This is the mount with vertical gardens and valley with giant lake, the shattered ground where the cows are pasturing. This is the Sweden village and the reservation.

Hill and lake

There is a little funny raft with engine and house for shepherds.

Raft and house for shepherds

Our nighttime should being at the lake’s beach. The sun is setting down to the horizon by the long projectile.

The fire of dead wood on the rocks near the lake

The coast near the lake is made of stones, and we are spend some time for reaching the place we needed.

Water and stones

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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21 July. Lofoten Islands

The road lead us to the south along the coastline.

The boat in the bay

The bridges are not rare in Norway. The coastline is shattered with fjords and sometimes it is easier to reach the point B from point A by water, than land.

Bridge

Norwegians are like bright and clear colors. Despite the rainy climate the houses and ships are painted in red, blue, green and white. There is also salad-green and orange.

Pier

The old man have come to us on the interesting device while we were standing near the local supermarket. That was something between “Smart” and the invalid carriage. After that another same apparatus with an grandpa has moved through the parking, but that one was electrical.

Turtle on wheels

The summer time is short, so you should use it wisely.

The construction of the Norwegian House

At last we are on the ferry, which shall carry us to the Lofotens islands. That is a quite big archipelago. You need to spend many time to inspect it.

Good weather

On ferry

Meeting with Lofoten

Mountain waterfall and houses

Band of tide

Band of tide

Lofotens are the paradise for the fisherman. It refers to entire Norway. The cod and salmon are the symbols of this country.

Fishing boats

The sea, the mountains and the town on an artificial mound

Like Tolkin’s City-on-the-Lake

Traditional Cathedral

We are moving near the local garbage den (everything is surrounded by walls and it doesn’t looks like that). There is a shield, where were written the sells for utilization of the different kinds of garbage (in Norway croons). The daily garbage from the locals is utilized without paying. This is true because we saw the woman with two big boxes of trash.

Shield with the prices at the dump

Lofotens are the Norway analogy of the Krim. At summer time there is a lot of people and excursion’s buses. With some help from the locals we have found a few deserted places.

Wild rock

The microclimate here is impressive – there is growing morroshka.

North berry

The water is everywhere here thanks to the often raining events.

Waterfall, makes his way through the rocks

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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19-20 July. Tromso

Tromso. Northern Cathedral

After the walking trip through the Soroja our way were leading to the Tromso. This small city is famous because of its many historical expeditions.
According to the raid rules, every crew is writing a little report with the previously chosen title connected to Scandinavia. The final version of it you can see here.

We were driving all night long and on the porch of the Tromso were no free place for camping – the July is a pretty hot tourist season. The temperature of the air is +13 and there is a raining. According to map we have found the appropriate hotel. We were parking near it but the administration has shown up only at 8 a.m. That was only 6 a.m. so we’ve decided to sleep a little. We were woken up by the bumping into our window. That was a determined woman (pretty and young) in the police uniform. She was curious why we were sleeping at the forbidden place. We have explained. We haven’t been penalized for the 10000 kilometers from Scandinavia, and that was the first (and last) contact with police. We have even intersected with military forces in the Finland, while occasionally have reached the borderlands.
So it is the geophysical observatory near the Ramfjordmoena on the 30 kilometers on the North from Tromso.

Atmospheric radar

According to the year period the scientists were few in numbers, but they have met us very fine.

Phased array

They have told us what are they doing (sometimes this eggheads are warm the high layers of the atmosphere to few million degrees), shown us the antennas and the other instruments of station, which they were using for looking on the north lights. The lab is specially located surrounded by layers of the land to avoid the negative influence on the contacting devises. It is also stand near the powerful electro station.

Antenna field

After this we have gone back to the Tromso. One of the most prominent memorials of the city is a cathedral church. It is the most northern in Scandinavia.

A large stained glass window in the Arctic Cathedral

There are not many old buildings have remain because of the wooden structure and the blazes, which have been destroyed the city periodically.

Old house

The ones what have survived is in good state. That was the city during our walking time.

Contrast architectural styles

Monument – the unity of the government and the people

Square and the streets of the city

Another cathedral – a more traditional

Library

Our next meeting with Norwegian scientists had happened during our visit of the Metrological Institute. The hall of this knowledge temple is decorated with fresco of the Odin with the hammer in hand, while driving the chariot in city sky.

In the lobby of the Institute of Meteorology

Near the entrance there is a white polar bear, whose meet the gests.

Polar bear

More details about meteorologists you can find in the report. Our way was leading to the Polar Institute and Polaria center, which is the one of its parts.

Interior of Polar Institute

The skull of a walrus

The skull of a walrus

Teddy bear in a den – exposition in Polaria

Live seals in the aquarium

Food pyramid of Arctic waters

The aquarium with seals

Seal

In the aquarium are living three female seal. This is beautiful and graceful animals, whose are swimming through the aquarium like torpedoes. It is a shame that males can’t live in cages. In small aquarium you can see closely the big, small fishes and also other marine livers.

Actinia

Sea cucumber

In the center of the “Polaria” are a lot of fun for kids, including the real simulator of the ship.

Future captain

After the show we have gone back to the hotel.

The view from the hotel window

The clouds have covered the sun and start to rain.

Tromsø. July. +14.

Tromso is the of of the most interesting cities we have visited in that raid. It is special. There are dug tunnels in the mountain, where the parking zone is. This is entire underground hamlet with the first underground circle movement part.
On the net day we have proceeded forward and during it we have visited the pretty roadside saams’s café. You can drink coffee, which was cooked in burned kettle on fire and eat the cup of the deer’s meat soup.

Kettles and soup pot

Sami tambourine with hieroglyphs

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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17-18 July. Trip to the Soroya Island

At that day we have abandoned the graceful island Majeroja. We were looking at the beautiful isles with fishing buildings. One of this island-on-island are connected to great land with the ajuric bridge.

Island on the island

The bridges and ferries are the visit card of the Scandinavia. If the bay or lake is small they put the bridge through it. If it isn’t fair, they build the ferry.

Bay Bridge

The roads were made in rock and there are also a lot of tunnels. The Majeroja connected to the mainland with the underwater channel, which is going above to the sea level on 212 miters.

Cliff over road

The weather was so good, that I can’t believe we were far behind the 70 u parallel in the real Overpolarity.

The road along the bay

Typical Norwegian road

With the perfect Norwegian road we have reached the Hammerfest – the city which is famous of its polar lights. It is also very comfy and graceful. Locals told us that at winter this city is also awesome and interesting, like at the summer. Except the musical festival the symbol of the Hammerfest is the white bear.

Polar bear – the symbol of Hammerfest

On the first gas station we have encountered the northern deer. Looks like he want some fuel for himself.

Deer and cars

From the Hammerfest our route leads to Soroja – the gigantic island, most part of which is reservation. Tourists don’t like this place, like Lofoten. The cutter is floating to Soroja – the catamaran on the underwater wings.

Water tram

The road didn’t take a more than 20 minutes. That gives islanders an opportunity. Their scholars are driving to the eldest classes from the mainland.

Full speed ahead

The velocity of the cutter is amazing. There are lush surf and numberless colorful hairs of the passengers.

This is not a torpedo attack

Another Carrier

We have reached the little town which population is only few decades of locals.

Fire crew

First, we have accommodated in the local school. It is equipped with swimming pool (!!!), not bad library and during the holidays is used as hostel.

The town is on the edge of the land

The weather comes at hand, but the locals told us that it will be the rain afternoon. Norwegians are the most competent meteorologists in the world.

Way to the northern cape

Our route were lying on the northern edge of the island to the high tower made of plate stones. It was built by locals in the 1855.

Northern cape

While moving we were drinking the streams water (the another one benefit of the Norway before Africa).

Relaxation at the stream

After three hours we have climbed on the top.

Tower – Landmark

After going a little down we have found the comfortable basin, which were looking directly on the northern evening sun.

Tent on a cliff

Close to midnight the sun have set pretty low above the sea, but didn’t do it completely.

Midnight Sun

At night there were vagabonding sheeps, who were unable to reach their favorite place because of our intrusion.

The hill and the tower

At morning we have proceed through the deserted island.

Next on the route

The entire length of our route is nearby 20 kilometers, which is covered with unbelievably scenic places.

The bay and sandy beach with streams

Bay and views of the islands

Sometimes we were accompanied with sheeps, who helps us with especially steep going down.

Sheep Squad conductors

We have moved along the long tight sandy bay with the big amount of seagulls. They were not too glad to see us. You should move through the sand without stops, because it is wet with water and continuously going down.

Sandy Bay and the dune

On the left side of the bay was the high mountain, which I would like to call the dune. Because it is have the sandy slope. The wild deers are moving along the steep slope, lay down the chain footprints on the ground.

To be continued…

P.S. The rain have started at 12:00

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16 July. Mageroya

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

Port

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.

Stream

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.

Stream

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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16 July. On the place. North Cape

The day of 16-th July started at the evening of previous one. Every crew was gathered in one place. The column starts moving to Nord-Cape – the destination of our journey. Three cars are following us. We need to overcome twenty kilometers to reach the point.

RearguardTwenty more crews are moving forward. In the far left we can see the cape. We have planned the walking trip to it.

Column tightened

At last we can see the inscription in Norwegian: “NordKapp”. This is the departure to the territory of the tourist complex. It stands at the height of 300 miters according to the level of the see on the high mountain with the steep coast. This is the midnight, but it still shiny, because of different polar circle.

Cherished plate

There are a lot of people at the square, whom I would call “the northern pilgrims”. People are made the hedge to the northern part of the Europe on the buses, cars, motorcycles and even on bicycles. The mixing of the people remind me the Babylon. We have met the motorcycle team from Italy (they are got two girls), Germans, Japanese (all along) and Sweden.

Prius reached!

We are making the circle of honor over the monumental globe and stops near in the raw of other crews.

Oksana and Antoinette

The Champagne, which was prepared earlier, was poured into the glasses and everybody is drinking. The temperature is 8 Celsius, the wind is piercing, and honestly we want something warming.

Tourist complex at the top of the North Cape

From the top of the cliff you can see the other capes. The far left one is going into the sea a little bit more northern, than the one we are standing on. But it don’t have appropriate square for tourists and car’s parking :). Tomorrow we shall go there by our legs.

Northern capes

By the sayings of the witnesses we were very lucky with the weather. We have seen the sea downside. Most of the time the peak is covered with fog. Somewhere in the midnight the cover of clouds has been torn apart for a minute. The sun, which never set at this time of the year, has finally showed up.

Near signs indicating the geographical coordinates of the place

We have made some shots under the globe – this is the unquestionable ritual for all gests. A lot of people are photographing with their country’s flag.

Photo for memory

There is the Philips team – his family and support in the raid.

Organizers team

There are our main rivals in photographing.

Julien and Andrian

The comfy camping has taken us after the Nord-Cape.

Norwegian camping

We could take a little rest. At the morning we’ve got the raid through the Mageroja island. As we were informed, the Russian scientists have delivered far-southern crabs to the Murmansk. There have breed and multiply all around the Norway coast. When the scientists are yelling on each other about the consequences of that, locals are already chasing the crabs. Also that is done for the tourist enjoyment.

Boy with crab

The second valuable attribute of the Norway lifestyle is the cod. People are drying it all over the place.

Cod

The real mystery is why the seagulls didn’t stall it. The insects feel bad at this temperature, so there are just nothing of them.

Older vehicles – passion Norwegians

We have visited a few comfortable towns on the Mageroja. Deers are browsing near the roadside, but there are very few of them in the Nord-Cape region. There is a big plateau and it is not necessary to run on the road.

Shedding deers

There are very beautiful bay, especially when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Such weather here is extremely rare – only 3-5 days per year.

The bay

There are no trees on the plateau.

Short stopoverThere are not a lot of human signs, but the roads are perfect.

Lake and river

The houses are very scenic. The water in the bay is green as in every Norway.

Toy” island in the gulf

A small village

The town is on the edge of the gulf

Houses at the water’s edge. At the top – snow facilities.

To be continued…

Оглавление отчета о рейде Париж – Нордкап 2010
Подводя итоги
31 июля 2010. Франция. Финиш рейда
30 июля 2010. Голландия
29 июля 2010. Возвращение
28 июля 2010. Норвегия. Берген
27 июля 2010. Норвегия. Дорога троллей
26 июля 2010. Норвегия. Тронхейм
24-25 июля. Швеция. Олени и кемпинг
22-23 июля. Норвегия. Хоббиты и лисы.
21 июля. Лофотены
19-20 июля. Тромсо
17-18 июля. Поход на остров Соройя
16 июля. Магероя
16 июля. Приехали. Мыс Нордкап.
15 июля. Норвегия. Хемнингберг
14 июля. Финляндия. Все дальше на север
13 июля. Финляндия
12 июля. Поход по заповеднику
11 июля. Курорт Ruka
11 июля. Тихие люди
10 июля. Финляндия. Ночевка на природе
9 июля. Финский образ жизни
8 июля. Сто тысяч озер
7 июля. Хельсинки
6 июля. Скансен
6 июля. Швеция. Стокгольм
5 июля. Швеция. Село и люди
4 июля. Дания. Паром на шведскую сторону
4 июля. Дания. Копенгаген
3 июля. Продолжение
3 июля. Париж. Старт рейда

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15 July. Norway. Hemningberg

The raid is continuing. We have passed the borderland of the Norway this morning, and everything around has entirely changed. Even in July this place is cold one. Instead of forestry highlands and blue lakes we saw a green water of the fjords with orange benches during reflux. And there are a lot of mountains. They are scenic and have a lot of water streams.

Road to Hemningberg. Edge of the Europe

Our way was leading through the coast because of the very curvy relief. The web of the Norway automobile routes is not too thick. It is really hard to get lost. Some regions got a very thin one-line roads with a pocket-ways. If two cars meet each other, one of them can drive on the roadside. The pointing as always in Scandinavia is the best. You can meet not only dears, but also the herds of sheeps. They are very curious and not afraid of people. Usually, everything got the marking.

Sheep on the road

The grey rock of local scenic mountains usually covered with moss.

The abstract image of lichen

There are no trees, only the bushes which can be used as a fuel. The sun is almost didn’t set because it is a middle of July. The North polar circle we have pierced in the region of the airport Rovaniam, far away on the south from this place. Also there is Santa somewhere.

Barents Sea coast near Hemningberg.

The strong cold wind is blowing and your respect towards locals starts to grow.

Rocky ledges

The road was made in the wild mountains, which are mostly vertically run high on the coast.

Prius on the road in rocks

Our ending point for today is the small hamlet Hemninberg on the west outskirts of Norway. Farther lays only the Russia. There are not many houses in the village, neither locals, but there is a camping and the capital toilet, which our colleges were searching on the cars at morning.

Small houses under the earthen roof. Hemningberg

Sometimes the sun is come from the clouds and you can see the brightness of local houses. Instead of Finland and, of course, the Sweden, Norway buildings are painted in colors. Sometimes you can meet the traditional red ones. In local cafes is normal to hang the old black-white photos.

Brown coastal strip. Konigsberg House.

We can’t stand a chance and made a traditional photo with the lifebuoy on the piers.

Red lifebuoy

You can see the webs on the drying place.

Рыболовецкие сети

The blue sky is very close behind the gloomy storm clouds – this windy conveyor of Gulfstream.

Sandbank

The green of bushes is trying to move through the stones. There is enough water, no powerful frosts, but the warm and light is not to many.

Stream among stones

The nature around is impressively beautiful. Humans are also looks pretty quiet and harmonically.

Boat in a sunbeam

After the Hemningberg we will have to made another crossing to the North on the Mageroja island.
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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14 July. Finland. Further to the North

The night camping was organized in the middle of the forest and the circle cut of ground. The cars and tents were located by circle. The morning was gloomy and rainy. After a little exchange of opinions with our dog-companion we pick up tent, blow away the mosquitoes and start drinking tea. We were waiting till the traffic congestion ends.

Dog motorist

The Range Rover has heroically overcome the steep highland. They have lost some plastic part during this.

Heading out on the road

Then the weather has become better and the rain was over. That is how locals drying deer’s leaser.

Hut on the beach with deer skins

On the road we met a mystery of nature – lake with beaches, littered with huge boulders. I suppose the work of the glacier.

Lake with stony beaches

The moving on the north continues…

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13 July. Finland

I should accent that Finns take a holidays in their own country pretty often. They consider their nature as the most beautiful in this corner of the galaxy (what is almost right).

Lake with clear water

That kind of powerful beautiful north deer we have met on the road. Also take a look at the quality of the pointing and road-cover of the Finnish suburb.

Deer on the road

We were drove near the hydro-node on the river with that kind of the waterfall. As Finland is standing in the zone of Gulfstream activity there is no problem with precipitates. The rivers , streams and waterfalls are widespread in here.

Spillway

Our crew is at the roadside of the gravel route in the forest. In day we were usually made up 450 to 700 kilometers depending on the difficulty of the path and state of the road.

Gravel roadWe have seen this woman in the mosquito suit, who is walking with her dog. Dog didn ’t wear such cloth. There is a bad situation with mosquitoes in Finland. There are a lot of them when temperature is rise up 20 degrees. Like today.

Walking with dog

Sometimes we are moving like column with clouds of dust, but usually we are choosing places for shots and relax by ourselves.

On the march

On the timeout in Finnish camping I have made this photo, which have conquered hearts of the judges on the First Grand Jury in Kuusamo. It is easy to make such photos in the Finland at the summertime. In that day the sunset was four hours long! We are close to the polar circle!

Boat on the water – best picture

We have met the young couple in the reserve. They are the tourists from Prague.
They were also very kind to posing for our shots .

Who would have thought that this is not the Finns?

As it comes, we realize that knowing of a little English will help you to interact with locals. We are correcting the path with the local (second on the left). He has revealed himself as the Helsinki liver and the owner of the outskirt house in this region. Together we have describe the last number of the capital newspaper. It’s a shame that material about the raid shows up only on the next day.

Communication of the two crews with Finn

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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12 July. Trip through the natural reserve

We are continuing our straight movement on the north through Finland. In
that day we have visited the reserve through which territory most of routes are going. We have chosen the twelve kilometers long road.

Boats for rafting and canoeing rentals

There is the firm near the reserve entrance, which rent the equipment for the water
tourism. Even for the extreme one. The entrance to the reserve is priceless. The path we’ve chosen is a good marking road with wooden stairs and bridges.

Wooden walkways through the swamp

We are still crossing the river and numerous stormy streams. It looks like the most
part of the path was made right before we came. The cleanness is unbelievable.

Pendant bridge

We were accompanied with not big, but precise cloud of mosquitoes. This frog-queen
is hunting them for sure.

Frog in the needles

The water is follows us everywhere. Even from the upside.

Stream

The river, which we were forcing sometimes create such scenic mountain islands with gro
wing pines on them.

Islet on the River

Sometimes you will meet the yelling waterfalls.

Waterfall and stones

This watermill is looks pretty beautiful.

Old water mill

In some especially scenic places (they are marked with symbol of the miradore – beautiful view) I have seen the shields with description of the specific place of the route.
There is even a pierced hole for the lazy tourists – you can look and photographing from
the best point.
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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