Travel Blogs from Ivalo
... troops from both sides, frozen to death. What a thought.
It was still sunny outside, which lifted our spirits and we set off on the return route, one that was a little further than the direct 971, taking the E6 and then the E75 homewards. The E6 took us westwards along the side of the huge Varangerfjord, with hills on its far shore still boasting patches of snow. It was lovely, quite quite lovely. Then, our road headed ...
Drove along miles of road with pine forests and lakes- really beautiful although not as spectacular as Norway. Going to be hard not to compare all subsequent scenery with Norway. Reached Ivalo for coffee and tourist info. Discovered we had missed the Sami town of Inari. Drove back, found our camp for the night and started the washing. Part way ...
... by the time I reach the border of Finland I am feeling the
chill and ready to find a hotel. Lucky for me my bike gear and rainsuit are
quite good and so I was not freezing too badly. My hands of course have good
gloves and the bike has heated grips and the handlebars are fitted with large
bags to keep the rain off and heat in but what really was freezing were my
These useless and expensive motorcycle boots made by Orinese leak like a
sieve!! On ...
... given a sausage to toast over the fire, my personal favorite. Sausages have never tasted so good!
On good nights, you'll be lucky enough to catch the northern lights as you cruise down the icy roads! Unfortunately we were not that lucky but the journey was still fun nonetheless.
Even though the night ...
... Finnair (One World Alliance)
Cost: (Returned) Euro 185.87/pax
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
Booked: Finnair via eDreams.com
Transport: (to/fro airport) Euro 20/trip
Airport pick up: Via Mr Henri's personal vehicle
Accommodation in Ivalo: Näverniemi Holiday Center
Cost: Euro 120/night (up to 6 pax)
Booked: Cottage with Sauna via ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking