Rica Hotel Narvik
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... bears, no wolves, second coffee for free, infrastructure is good, a lot of americans work here, a lot of bikers like me, there is no end in the absolute beauty, nowhere, nowhere dirt or forgotten plastic junk everything is 100% clean, the water is brrr cold, toilet is free unlike holland they only have a few big roads e39, e6, e10, a lot of cyclists strugling their way up a mountain...
Day 11 - NARVIK
NARVIK is a town 140 miles inside the Arctic Circle, an ice-free seaport in Northern Norway, near the head of Ofotfjorde . It is a major shipment point for iron ore from the rich Kiruna-Gallivare mines in Northern Sweden, since the Swedish ports on the Gulf of Bothania are frozen in the winter.
The site was chosen an an ore port by an Anglo Swedish Consortium in 1883. In WW2 Narvik was seized by German forces during their invasion of Norway ...
... t a major issue most of the time as there really isn't a lot of traffic. However it is a bit hairy when a big lorry is coming towards you!!
The speed limit in Norway is generally lower than in the UK , mainly 70kmp and you must drive with your headlights on at all times. The other things to look out for depending on the time of year of your visit are reindeer and elk crossing the road.
On the approach ...
... wstawac, wiec grzalem sie w spiworze zujac niespiesznie kawalek kabanosa.
W koncu jednak pojawilem sie na posterunku, wyczekalem swoje i zlapalem autko co zawiozlo mnie na stacje przy okreznicy Trondheim. A od tad zaczyna robic sie ciekawie:
Miejsce gdzie stanalem dobre nie bylo, ale w poblizu nie spodziewalem sie niczego lepszego wiec nie wydziwialem tylko cierpliwie czekalem. Wtem przejechala obok mnie pewna polciezarowka z przyczepka, lecz ...
The day dawned (see previous comment) to a torrential downpour which fortunately eased slightly whilst we packed the tent (wet again!) using the veranda of the campsite reception as a shelter. The downpour resumed as we walked down to the bus stop on the ferry terminal to begin our bus trip along the Lofoten Islands and down to Narvik. Although we had checked with several people that the 9.00am bus actually did come of the main road to the ...