(8) Finally at Nordkapp (our start point)
After spending hours flying over snowy scenes nursing my prized chocolate we landed in Alta. We proceeded to build the bikes in the airport lounge, ours taking much longer to build then Sara’s. We camped the night in some woods next to the airport and got up early to catch the 6.50am bus. The bus did not arrive and we found out there were no buses to Nordkapp on Saturdays or Sundays until the following weekend. So, on to plan B! We picked up fuel and food and proceeded to cook our dinner on the tables out side the airport lounge with a few alarmed looks from staff with a 2 foot yellow flame coming out the stove and Sara’s gas canister flying across the road with gas flying out of it…
Eating ‘alfresco’ at Alta airport
So plan B was catch a bus to Skadi which still left 110 miles to Nordkapp. Once there we set off by bike to ride to our first camp spot 38 miles north with stunning views all the way. We found a fantastic free camp site with a good camp meal and a good nights sleep we woke to a very windy sunday.
Our campsite – this photo was taken at 11.30pm
It was very slow going with a 20 mph headwind and 5 tunnels one of which was 7km long under the sea with 3km decent 1km flat and another 3km climb the other end ‘ we were knackered’. After covering 50miles, we arrived at Honningsvag very tired and hungry. We found a supermarket to stock up on food. We were so hungry we had to buy a snack and a coffee before me and Sara started shopping! Tim fell asleep whilst watching our bikes! Fortunately there was a late bus to Nordkapp and we are here now in the visitors centre, looking out at a lot of cloud – everytime the midnight sun pops out there’s a cheer!! We are drinking a £6.80 beer each so savouring every drop and not eating tomorrow.