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PostSubject: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:16 am

Gonna cheat a bit here and link in to where I posted it originally - Will add some further photos etc here though soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:12 am

Looks good would like to go up to the Scandinavia countres some time another dream trip cheers

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PostSubject: London to Jokkmok   Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:50 am

We did London to Jokkmok (right on the Arctic Circle) and back in eight days!

We took the overnight ferry on Friday evening from Harwich, drove up through Denmark and through the heart of Sweden and then to the Arctic Circle!, drove back to mid Sweden for a Canoe Race on our day off on the Saturday, then back to the Ferry on Sunday evening,

Back to England on the Monday... 3005 miles door to door!, when we go again this year, we're going to do NordKapp this year over a period of 3 weeks or so!

Anyhow whatever and however you decide to do it, I would thoroughly recommend Sweden, Norway and Finland to anyone !
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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:59 am

If going up to Nordkapp avoid the E6 like the plague. You can use the utility roads which often parallels the E6.

Also if new roads/tunnels are there look for the longer older roads

Nordkapp visitors centre is NOT the most northerly point there. Most northerly point you have to walk to. About 18km round trip.


A great thing to do is island hope between Sweden and Finland


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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:16 am

Here you go .. a piccy of our travels as well!:

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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:04 pm

What's it like for gnats and flying things in the summer, heard they can be a pain?

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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:44 pm

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What's it like for gnats and flying things in the summer, heard they can be a pain?

Just like Sotland really.

Pick your wild campsite with care (can be difficult)

Local shops sell their own anti mozzie stuff and it does appear to work reasonably well. Have been up the far north in August without major problems. Don't let it put you off travelling around Scandinavia


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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:22 pm

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What's it like for gnats and flying things in the summer, heard they can be a pain?

get the local repelant,,comes in a little metal tin with a screw of lid,,,they dont come near you,,also you can get mesh hoods they do the trick,,,but some summer months and all depends where you are they are an absolute pain in the arxe, Evil or Very Mad ,they get everywhere,,,,but thats scandanavia for you,,,,i use TCP if i get bitten,, thumbsup ,,and vannila essence allso repells them,,,, scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:24 am

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What's it like for gnats and flying things in the summer, heard they can be a pain?

Wasnt a problem for us, we ate a lot of Marmite, Lots of Gin and Tonic, and didnt get bitten at all!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:34 am

one day when its hot and humid there everywhere next day its a lot cooler and a bit of a breeze,,,,there gone,,,,, scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Nordkapp and back in a fortnight   Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:06 pm

I suffer really bad with mossies and midges - get bitten loads and they really swell up badly.

smoky(ish) fire, bit of breeze and some high deet bug gunk seems to work OK.

while we were there, we had some good nights and some not so good nigths with the bugs but nothing we couldn't handle.

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