The road to Nordkapp


The ride to Nordkapp was a shade under 400 km. The first half was fine, just a little wet and chilly. The afternoon was hard work as strong winds had whipped up. The KLR seems to be susceptible to side winds, and today it really showed. I’d never ridden around a right hand bend leaning to the left before today, but the wind made that essential!

The last 50 km were particularly hard, as the Nordkapp is on a mountain and the road goes over some very exposed ground. It was a slog to get there, and reminded me of every time I’ve been to Lands End – or John O’Groats. However, the scenery was spectacular, in a robust and rugged way. Not something to easily take a photo of, but certainly dramatic to experience on my bike!

I finally pulled up to the kiosk at 4 pm, not too shabby considering the trip. Like Lands End it looks like you have to pay to get in, but I’m a tourist so just this once I’ll make an exception to my rules. As I ride up to the window I’m shocked to see that it’s 245 Krone just to ride in! (That’s nearly $80!).

Unfortunately, directly underneath are the opening hours 09:00 to 15:00. It was closed!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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