The day started warm and sunny. And for some reason, a group of tourists was running around our tents. I have no idea what was so interesting in this place. Maybe the airport of Alta, which you could see from the coast here?
We packed up and had a decent breakfast. There were a couple of mountains to cross today.
We had a warm up of about 10km to the first climb.
Then the road was going up to 290m. It was easier than expected because not so steep and even more important, there were almost no blood suckers. Then we went down a bit and up the next mountain to a maximum of 390m. There was a plateau on top which looked like the Highlands. Almost no trees and just the straight road ahead.
It was a very nice change to the not so interesting coast line.
And there were two more reindeer. They are not really afraid of cars and bikes. But my recumbent seems to be too weird for them.
We made good speed because after the first climbs, the plateau had a gentle down slope for half of the day. After about 30km through the wilderness we passed through a cabin area. That was pretty unexpected.
After that, we reached the village Haukaino (or something similar). Only a tiny store at a gas station was available to buy some things for an afternoon snack. But we were well prepared with food anyway.
Then we began the next climb over a plateau. This one was only 240m high and shorter in distance. After a fun down ride, we were back at the fjord at Russenes. We passed the 100km mark of the day and started looking for a camp spot. We found one a few kilometers later at a river close to Smørfjod (butter fjord?, no idea why they came up with this name).
This was a very good cycling day with good temperatures and interesting landscape. Also the traffic is getting even thinner after Alta.
Now it’s just 130km to the North Cape.