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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 20, etape/stage 15: Kemi-Rovaniemi

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 16 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

125

Cumulative elevation gain in m

434

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,35

Cumulative elevation loss in m

359

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Ottocolor

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 06 Mar 2014

Track points in total

990

Track points per km (avg)

8

Start/endpoint

Start location

Kemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (0 m NHN)

End location

Rovaniemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (75 m NHN)

ridden on

05 Jun 2010

Weather

Cold! First rather sunny, then some showers, also sleet! Later dry weather and the skies cleared. Moderate headwind. In the evening weakened.

Accommodation

Ounaskoski Camping
Jäämerentie 1
FI-96200 Rovaniemi

Properties

Through the city centre of Kemi and on a bike path across the river Kemijoki. From here on a good road along the river without heavy traffic. At Tervola I chose the other river bank road in order to avoid the traffic on main road No. 4. That was a good idea. But at Ossauskoski I cross the river again on a hydroelectric plant and after a shortcut on a gravel road I go to Rovaniemi on the main road anyway. The last about 20 km there is a bike lane. In Rovaniemi I crossed the railway bridge on a bike path and went down to the camp site on the river bank.

Remarks

The second stage of the two-day-stretch from Oulu to Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland's capital. Characterized by the cold weather and the headwind. First a trip round the harbour promenade in Kemi. Then cross Finland's biggest river Kemijoki and along it for the rest of the day. Once I have to pass a sleet shower! I had my lunck packet sheltered behind a shed at the roadside. The headwind takes a lot of power. Coffee break in a kiosk in Tervola. Chatted Finnish with the girl in the kiosk. Had a look at the hydroeletric plant of Ossauskoski. There are many of them on this river, so it's mostly dammed lakes. At another power plant I cook a soup with bread from my supplies for supper. It's almost 12 o'clock before I arrive at Ounaskoski camping in Rovaniemi, but there's still daylight. Very pleasant hot shower and to bed.

Travel report

Havnepromenaden i Kemi/The harbour promenade in Kemi
Havnepromenaden i Kemi/The harbour promenade in Kemi
Industrien præger byen/The city is characterized by industry
Industrien præger byen/The city is characterized by industry
Skib i havnen ud til Bottenviken/Ship in the harbour at the Bothnian Bay
Skib i havnen ud til Bottenviken/Ship in the harbour at the Bothnian Bay
Vandkraftværket nær Kemijokis udmunding/Hydroelectric plant near the mouth of river Kemijoki
Vandkraftværket nær Kemijokis udmunding/Hydroelectric plant near the mouth of river Kemijoki
Finlands største flod er meget bred/Finlandʹs biggest river is very broad
Finlands største flod er meget bred/Finlandʹs biggest river is very broad
Kirken i Tervola/Tervola church
Kirken i Tervola/Tervola church
Typisk himmel: Sol, skyer og bygevejr/Typical sky today: Sun, clouds and some showers
Typisk himmel: Sol, skyer og bygevejr/Typical sky today: Sun, clouds and some showers
En del af Ossauskoski-vandkraftværket/A part of the hydroelectric plant at Ossauskoski
En del af Ossauskoski-vandkraftværket/A part of the hydroelectric plant at Ossauskoski
Hov! Grov navigationsfejl?/Whoops! A severe navigational error?
Hov! Grov navigationsfejl?/Whoops! A severe navigational error?
Aftensmad på vej/Supper in the making
Aftensmad på vej/Supper in the making
Tæt på midnat i den kolde nordfinske sommer/Close to midnight in the cold summer of Northern Finland
Tæt på midnat i den kolde nordfinske sommer/Close to midnight in the cold summer of Northern Finland
Og er endelig er dagens mål nået/And finally I arrive at my goal for today
Og er endelig er dagens mål nået/And finally I arrive at my goal for today