Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape
Dag 20, etape/stage 15: Kemi-Rovaniemi
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Kemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (0 m NHN)
Rovaniemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (75 m NHN)
05 Jun 2010
Cold! First rather sunny, then some showers, also sleet! Later dry weather and the skies cleared. Moderate headwind. In the evening weakened.
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.
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.