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    Quote Originally Posted by Deptford Dean View Post
    Great write up. I enjoyed that. Well done and thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazzabart View Post
    Really enjoyed your write up it bought back many happy memories in June we did a 5664 mile from home near Heathrow to Nordkapp and back - week to get there and 2 weeks home
    I recognised lots of your pics - in 2010 we did another 5538 mile almost to Nordkapp but I bottled it cos I thought I didn't have enough time to get back
    One particular pic made me smile - this one - oddly enough I really loved that little cabin especially the inside
    At least two GSers have stayed there

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    Many thanks for the comments..... what a coincidence over the cabin - I'll admit by the time we got to Nyheim we both quite cold, so that warm little cabin was a godsend. Looks like you also had good weather like us at Nordkapp - we were very lucky considering some of the other ride reports I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Nimrod View Post
    Thanks for posting this excellent RR; you two are an example to us all:

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    Thanks David.... the cheque's in the post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Nimrod View Post
    Thanks for posting this excellent RR; you two are an example to us all:

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    Absolutely right!!
    Thanks for taking the time to post

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    Quote Originally Posted by timeandtide View Post
    Absolutely right!!
    Thanks for taking the time to post
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    Nordkapp

    Excellent report, I did the same trip in 2008, enjoyed Norway so much I went back two months later! I went up to The Lofoten Islands. We reached Nordkapp on the 13th of June 2008. We had a very heavy snow storm 150 miles south of Nordkapp!! This made riding conditions very dangerous! In fact, it was so bad we seriously thought about pitching our tent and weather out the storm. We didn't and after 80 miles we had dry roads! Temperature at Nordkapp was 0c, the weathe centre there said the windchill was -27c !!! It was incredibly cold, we stayed in a cabin that night!! We had camped all the way up, most of it wild camping. Our next night, we were in Northern Finland, again in a cabin! The cabin was on the side of a lake, we walked onto the lake! The cabin owner said, there's no chance of the ice breaking, he was right, it was so cold, this was the 14th of June!!! Norway is fantastic for biking, don't let the expensive label put anyone off, over the course of two - three weeks when camping or using cabins, isn't too bad! I'm definitely going back, I was hoping to get there this year!

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    When is the best time to go, bearing in mind snow and blocked roads. I fancy going , but hate camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westride View Post
    Excellent report, I did the same trip in 2008, enjoyed Norway so much I went back two months later! I went up to The Lofoten Islands. We reached Nordkapp on the 13th of June 2008. We had a very heavy snow storm 150 miles south of Nordkapp!! This made riding conditions very dangerous! In fact, it was so bad we seriously thought about pitching our tent and weather out the storm. We didn't and after 80 miles we had dry roads! Temperature at Nordkapp was 0c, the weathe centre there said the windchill was -27c !!! It was incredibly cold, we stayed in a cabin that night!! We had camped all the way up, most of it wild camping. Our next night, we were in Northern Finland, again in a cabin! The cabin was on the side of a lake, we walked onto the lake! The cabin owner said, there's no chance of the ice breaking, he was right, it was so cold, this was the 14th of June!!! Norway is fantastic for biking, don't let the expensive label put anyone off, over the course of two - three weeks when camping or using cabins, isn't too bad! I'm definitely going back, I was hoping to get there this year!
    Many thanks for the comments - sounds like you had one hell of trip in 08. Sounds like your about due another visit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal View Post
    When is the best time to go, bearing in mind snow and blocked roads. I fancy going , but hate camping.
    I don't think there's a hard and fast rule for picking the best weather for Nordkapp - being that far North its a bit of a lottery. We were certainly lucky in September than people in June/July. There were also far fewer tourists so the roads were pretty much empty.

    As to camping you don't need to take a tent as there are lots of places offering huttes from the basic shed with a bed, to cabin with all the amenities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal View Post
    When is the best time to go, bearing in mind snow and blocked roads. I fancy going , but hate camping.
    I have been five times to Norway and think the best time to go is the last two weeks in May
    to the first two weeks in June, 24 hour daylight,no mozzies but not many
    people so you can always get a cabin.
    Also the waterfalls are in full flow after the spring melt..plus the ferry prices are much
    cheaper. I take vestry army meals as there it is not always possible to get a meal at tea
    time. The weather is a gamble at any time of year though

    Enjoyed the report Barrak, makes me want to set again off now

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    Hi Barak,
    Thanks for a great write-up.
    I rode up to the Nordkapp in August. Actually started on the 1st and followed the same route up via Stockholm and Umea. I stayed most of the time in Hostels, which I booked about two days in advance via Hostelling International. Cheapest way I could find with one or two exceptions. Considering your experiences I was lucky with the weather, cold up the top but otherwise dry. That was until I came back via Finland.
    I know where all their million or so lakes get their water. Rain like you've never seen it.
    Came home via the Baltic States and Poland.
    Glad you got home safely.

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    What an enjoyable read thanks Barak, it made my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdonson View Post

    Enjoyed the report Barrak, makes me want to set again off now
    Thanks for the comments....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlCapone View Post
    Hi Barak,
    Thanks for a great write-up.
    I rode up to the Nordkapp in August. Actually started on the 1st and followed the same route up via Stockholm and Umea. I stayed most of the time in Hostels, which I booked about two days in advance via Hostelling International. Cheapest way I could find with one or two exceptions. Considering your experiences I was lucky with the weather, cold up the top but otherwise dry. That was until I came back via Finland.
    I know where all their million or so lakes get their water. Rain like you've never seen it.
    Came home via the Baltic States and Poland.
    Glad you got home safely.
    Looks like you had one hell of a trip.... I'd like to do the Baltic States etc. - something to think about in the future. We were certainly lucky with the weather - when we went to Norway in 2014, we were there for 18 days and rained every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldrat View Post
    What an enjoyable read thanks Barak, it made my day

    Glad you enjoyed it....

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