Saturday, June 21, 2014

Its odd, you watch the sun fall in the sky, anticipating a sun set. Then it hangs there, seeming not to move and then ascends.

The weather at Nordkapp is volatile, calm and clear, then an hour later rainy with wind with daily temperatures ranging from 5-10 C. Its beautiful, today we hiked to Knivskjellodden, which is the most northern point in Europe, in the rain. We're exhausted and slowly warming in Buster's cozy cabin and a bowl of stew.

I'd like to return in the winter and experience the noon darkness and the northern lights.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you have/had a nice trip, even if it is a bit cold. Last autumn I drove from Helsinki to Lapland, spend some time there walking around fells, visited Norway, and then came back. First time for me, I really loved it. I understood that you are following similar path, at least partly.. Finland and Sweden are long countries, with lots of forest and countryside. After few hours it might start to get a little boring. But the fells and reindeers and fjords in Norway are really nice. It is remarkable how quickly the scenery changes when you cross the border from Finland to Norway. Some Norwegian at some point in history knew how to play his/her hand, even if you count out the oil.. :) Have fun.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Robert Taylor said...

I have never been that far north but as the north magnetic pole is currently in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut, aurora can occasionally be seen as far south as Toronto or Stirling.

6:29 PM  

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