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... biker again and not a mudman.
Just after that I stopped at a coffee shop and had a coffee and cake before heading on towards the border into Sweden.
Of course by now I was wishing and asking myself why I ever came this way back down from the North!! The scenery in Norway is so much more better than the long boring tree lined roads I have just covered of Finland. I was first planning to ride the whole way back through Finland but after looking at ...
... and had some particularly yummy local salmon. In the later afternoon we did a tour of the ICEHotel and learnt how it takes about 10 weeks to build it each year and then the hotel can be used for approximately five months before it melts away back into the river again. Some of the more expensive rooms are amazing ice sculptures. I took a picture of my favourite one, an underground train! ...
... The reindeer that Per keeps are wild not bred. He catches them via a lasso from a young age and over time 'tames' them, usually by putting stupid gullible tourists on a rickety sleigh attached to them. For our trip, Per picked one of the stronger, wilder males. It's easy to forget that these cute creatures are wild and it's incredibly dangerous attaching the sleigh to the reindeer. The reindeer will pull and fight to get away and when there's huge antlers flying around inches ...
... to pick up my luggage when got a text message saying my bag had not travelled with me. I went to baggage enquiries to let them know. Thankfully it did arrive tonight. I did think it funny that I flew from Kiruna (which is above the Arctic Circle) to Stockholm and from Stockholm to London yesterday and my luggage arrived no problem and yet for the short distance from London to Belfast it was delayed.
... now, it's a very strange and confusing feeling and it's pretty hard to sleep when the sun is filling the room with light at 3:30am but it's a once in a lifetime experience.
We spent the rest of today checking out the town's shops, going out on the row boat onto the lake, and making a homemade meal because our tiny cabin happens to have a mini kitchen. And as there's no Internet and we barely got any sleep the previous night, we went to bed earlier than ...