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Slept well with the soothing sound of the river. We slept in and after Peter finished his work conversations we went to the supermarket in town for a few essentials and then to the Sami Museum. It covered the indigenous cultural groups of northern Scandinavia, who had written language (engravings on stone) 200BC. There was also beautifully presented information on the ...
We had a day traveling north through the forest to Inari, in the centre of Sami culture, in Lapland the far north of Finland. There we frequent sightings of reindeer on the road, walking along the road and beside the road. Reindeer of all color variations from albino, to grey, brown and almost black coats. Reindeer with fawns, ...
... long before the great sea eagle came gliding along the rising winds. This bird is huuuuuge and lives high upon the cliffs
On the tour we got to sea a lot of birds including Cormorants, Gulls, Razorbills, Arctic skewers, Northern Gannets and Guillemots among others and even though it's not a bird, a seal showed up to accompany us on the way back to shore.
Driving north towards Nordkapp we quickly noticed a thick fog surrounding the cape it self.
We hoped it would be "just temporary" but oooh, it wasn't.
When we arrived at the cape the arctic wind really made it clear that it was arctic... Nonetheless we stumbled out to barely catch a glimpse of the cold and harsh ocean below the cape. Off course ...
Driving from Finland to Norway you quickly notice how the Norwegians actually build homes, farms and cottages far, far from the cities. It is a living land which quite differs from the common thinking in Sweden where everybody needs to take to the cities, leaving small communities with almost a ghostly image.
Driving this great distances also makes you tired, especially after you've just been hiking for ...