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Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Dag 22, etape/stage 16: Rovaniemi-Molkoköngäs

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike trip to the North Cape

Added on 03 Mar 2014

on 20 Apr 2014

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

82

Cumulative elevation gain in m

425

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,52

Cumulative elevation loss in m

381

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 06 Mar 2014

Track points in total

754

Track points per km (avg)

9

Start/endpoint

Start location

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

End location

Rovaniemi, Pohjois-Suomi, FI (119 m NHN)

ridden on

07 Jun 2010

Weather

Changing cloud cover. First overcast, then half cloudy, later a clearing up. Only light head wind and somewhat warmer.

Properties

The morning spent 'in the streets of Rovaniemi'. Then northbound on the main road towards Kittilä along river Ounasjoki. First I go on a following gravel road, then on the main road itself, intersected with parts on bike lanes. Very little traffic.

Remarks

The first day of the northern laplandian stretch of six days to Finland's northernmost point in Nuorgam. Before I emerged into the wilderness I stocked up my supplies in a supermarket. And before that I visited the post office in order to send to parcels. One to Raija in Oulu as she had forgotten the bracelet, I had given to her, in my tent and one to my son Simon with a sticker album of the football World Cup. As I went on the following gravel road I missed the road sign telling me I was crossing the polar circle. So I went back on the main road. This was breaking news back home on the mobile phone. After that an easy and quite undramatic stage that ended on the most beautiful of all camping sites, namely in the wilderness by a cataract in the river Ounasjoki. There was a fire place and a good bathing place in the river. Furthermore the weather was nice, but still fairly cold. But then there were no mosquitoes. I really enjoyed wild life in the wilderness here.

Travel report

Udsigten fra campingpladsen i Rovaniemi/The view from the camp site in Rovaniemi
Udsigten fra campingpladsen i Rovaniemi/The view from the camp site in Rovaniemi
Jeg krydser polarcirklen/I am about to cross the polar circle
Jeg krydser polarcirklen/I am about to cross the polar circle
Mange bifloder til den store Ounasjoki krydses/Lots of tributaries to mighty Ounasjoki are crossed
Mange bifloder til den store Ounasjoki krydses/Lots of tributaries to mighty Ounasjoki are crossed
Her krydser jeg selve Ounasjoki, Nordlaplands største flod/Here i cross Ounasjoki itself
Her krydser jeg selve Ounasjoki, Nordlaplands største flod/Here i cross Ounasjoki itself
Flot himmel spejler sig i floden/The river is like a mirror of the beautiful sky
Flot himmel spejler sig i floden/The river is like a mirror of the beautiful sky
Så er jeg nået frem til vandfaldet Molkoköngäs/I made it to the cataract of Molkoköngäs
Så er jeg nået frem til vandfaldet Molkoköngäs/I made it to the cataract of Molkoköngäs
Det er ikke noget dramatisk vandfald, men smuk natur/No big deal, but beautiful nature
Det er ikke noget dramatisk vandfald, men smuk natur/No big deal, but beautiful nature
Udsigt fra mit telt sent om aftenen/View from my tent late in the evening
Udsigt fra mit telt sent om aftenen/View from my tent late in the evening
Utrolig smukt lys kl. 23.26 finsk tid/Incredibly beautiful light at 11.26 pm Finnish time.
Utrolig smukt lys kl. 23.26 finsk tid/Incredibly beautiful light at 11.26 pm Finnish time.
Jeg koger pasta med kødsovs/Preparing my meal, pasta with meat sauce
Jeg koger pasta med kødsovs/Preparing my meal, pasta with meat sauce
Her er resultatet/And now itʹs ready
Her er resultatet/And now itʹs ready
Bedre bliver det ikke/This is as good as it ever gets
Bedre bliver det ikke/This is as good as it ever gets
Det bliver sent, før jeg kryber ind i teltet/It gets late before I creep into my tent
Det bliver sent, før jeg kryber ind i teltet/It gets late before I creep into my tent