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Hi all. Any one got any updates on the current state of the roads north from Helsinki to Nordkapp. I'm currently in Hungary and weather permitting hope to get to Finland in about a week's time then head straight north. Am I being practical?

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Nordkapp

Hi Navalarchitect, you are an early runner.

http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Home
Nothing spectacular on the Norwegian Road Authority website.

Low nighttime temps could be a problem for ice on shady areas and northfacing slopes from melting snow, as well as local flooding or avalanches.

Visit North Cape

might be interesting to you and others

Safe travels

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Peter, thanks for the quick reply. Early running is forced by circumstance, have to be in UK by middle June. Based on what you've said I'll take a punt - so Poland here I come today.

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Just stumbled on this and joined the Hub

Planning similar trip N.Ireland to Nordkapp, leaving 6th July.

I have got three weeks, starting to wonder is this enough time. The plan is land in ijmuiden and leg it to Nordkapp, fastest route. Up the E4 , Sweden and across the corner of Finland. 5 days to get there

Then a more leisurely pace back down the coast of Norway. (15 days)

Interesting thread, hopefully meet a few travellers on the way.
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Yesterday we booked our ferry Travemünde – Helsinki
We will arrive in Helsinki on the 4th of July and want to get to the North Cape in 4-5 days. Than we have about two weeks to explore Norway on the way south.

Nice to see that there will be quite some people on their way, hope to meet some of you.

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Everybody travelling Norway/Finland seems to going anti-clockwise and then there's me travelling clockwise, going North in Norway and South in Finland

Still, even if we don't ride together perhaps we can chat in passing at stop points
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RachelAnne (and Zedos too if you find it helpful), I've done almost exactly the same trip last year in 20 days starting from Dublin though which doesn't add much to the journey.

It was more than do-able, in fact in Norway I've really enjoyed the ride without being too much in a hurry. Yes the way back was just clocking the miles but it was more about Norway, not the way back.

I took Dublin>Holyhead>Harwich>Hook of Holland>Hirtshals>Kristiansund>(western fjords)>Trondheim>Bodo>Narvik>Alta>Nordkapp>Kirken es>(via Finland to Helsinki)>Stockholm>Malmo>Hamburg>Brussel>Cherbour g where I took a ferry back to Ireland.

If you do decide to do the trip next year will be happy to answer any questions - you're also free to check my blog at rideinwild.com as I described this journey there too!
Great blog dude!!
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