Nordkapp – Day 9 – Birtavarre -> NORDKAPP 494 km
This was the day that I reached Nordkapp. I’d spent the previous night in a small house not in my tent. I managed to sleep better because I could draw the windows so that I could be dark and I put on some heating to that at night. When I got to the campsite, it was only 6 degrees and I was ready to ride off before 10 in the morning. The weather was very good, it was warmer, around 14 degrees, with a little cloud.
The last 500km before Nordkapp was exceptional due to the nature. There were fjords, mountains, hills, high lands, tunnels and bridges and some wonderful colours and unique the unique variety of nature to add to that. I had to really be careful of reindeers because there are lots of them. Although they move around slowly, they can startlingly jump over the road and cause great danger. In the evening, just before 7pm, I got to Nordkapp. Unfortunately, you have to pay a great deal to enter the car park, and in my case it was 200 NOK. Well, everyone did warn me that Norway is expensive. Yes, I can state that it is expensive.
Nordkapp presented itself amazingly and at that time there was a ‘sunset’ lasting several hours. There was also a wonderful view to the ocean, not too many clouds and even the wind let go. At first, I left the motorbike in the parking area and walked up the headland. I took a few photos and then I went to get some souvenirs and next to the restaurant to chill out a bit. When I saw that other motorbikers were going up the headland, I decided to take my mite up there because we had done so many kilometers together.
After taking a series of photos and a walk, I got on my motorbike and rode back down south for 20km where I had earlier passed the Naf Nordkapp campsite. I quickly pitched up my tent, took a shower aand made myself some supper. I calmly drank some tea after 10pm and then I took advantage of the internet connection to speak to my family.. It had been a wonderful day and I reached my target.
Advice: Don’t hurry and while riding také many stop to také in the atmosphere, views and amazing nature. Whenever there are placesthat are worth seeing, there is a parking area or larger bays. Thanks to this, after you get back home you will be less regretful that you didn’t see something. Unfortunately, from my own experience I can say that you will regret it in any case 😉 It’s also worth stopping off at places where local sellers put up their souvenirs, and there’s a high probability that they are made in Norway not in China. Then you can buy some souvenirs for yourself, your family and acquaintances for little money.
Equipment: Warm gloves with a GoreTex membrane. I rode in warm gloves during the whole trip. In addition, I switched on handle heating and when it rained I put on my rain protection gear over my gloves and boots. On two occasions, riding in the evening, I put them on even when it wasn’t raining. Breathable gloves have it in them that they do it two ways and also emit heat.