The night was pretty terrible because there was a free running alarm clock in the area (probably a sheep with a bell around the neck). That thing woke me up about five times. Also, the mist was setting, so everything was a bit wet in the morning. On top of that, I didn’t feel so great. But anyway, we needed to go on.
We cycled slowly for the first 15km over a relatively flat road to the next village.
On the way we saw a couple of whales or dolphins. That was really nice, but unfortunately no pictures because they disappeared quickly.
We knew that there was a serious mountain on the way just afterwards. So we started climbing and this one was the worst of the whole trip (so far). It was not only the steep incline to a total of 390m. The main problem were this disgusting bloodsucking flies. If you were too slow, they were attacking you. I got close to my max heart rate a couple of times. But we made it to the top and had a cup cake and a coffee there. That was well deserved.
The view was OK but here in the far north, the landscape becomes a bit boring. Especially when you are saturated from places like Rondane or Senja.
Apparently 370km left to the North Cape from here.
At least the way down to the valley was fun. I got a high speed of 62km/h.
That was at a bit slower part:
Then we had another 20km over hills to the next mountain. I bought some mosquito spray in hope that it helps against this suckers from hell.
The next climb was to 280m. The mosquito repellent worked pretty well, so this mountain was a bit nicer in the end. But my legs were pretty done afterwards.
They are very specific in Norway when indicating which animals may cross the road:
We stopped at a store for some supplies and at a gas station for a Hotdog. Then we went on, heading to a camp site.
We passed the border to Finnmarka. Here in the north you can enter a kommune when you are still 80km away from the center.
After more hills, we finally reached the camp site Altafjorden. This one was nice because of clean showers and a huge kitchen. Especially the common room was impressive. Beside of comfortable leather couches, they had almost a museum about the Sami.
Total distance was 88km today, but with crazy 1160 hight meters. I was really done after this and it was for sure one of the toughest days so far. At least the weather was good, so it could have been worse.
The weather forecast looks promising as well and maybe we can get some tailwind for (probably) the first time.