Reaching the top

NORTH CAPE

3 countries, 17 days, 2400 km

Bike: Triumph Street Scrambler -18

01/

STOCKHOLM

The capital of Scandinavia. A green, lively and beautiful city I'm proud to call home.

02/

GAMMELGÅRDEN, MYCKELGENSJÖ

"The old farmyard", one of Sweden's best preserved farmhouses from over 100 years ago. With a cute café where you can enjoy a waffle with typical Swedish cloudberry jam.

03/

UMEÅ

The biggest city in northern Sweden. Perfect for an overnight stop with dinner by the river, or spend a day at the beach by Nydalasjön.

05/

GAMMELSTADS KYRKSTAD, LULEÅ

Visit the amazing UNESCO-heritage Gammelstads Kyrkstad. Travel 500 years back in Swedish history.

06/

PAJALA MARKNAD, PAJALA

So much fun! A little town that normally has around 2.000 citizens gets around 45.000 visitors during this weekend every year. Party, party!

07/

ICEHOTEL, JUKKASJÄRVI

An entire hotel and bar – completely made out of ice. Open all year around thanks to solar panels on the roof. Crazy cool and crazy cold!

04/

HÖGA KUSTEN

The area Höga Kusten was very affected by the ice age, the land rose with more than 300 meters which gave it a unique look that's now on UNESCO's world heritage list. Popular hiking destination.

STOCKHOLM - SUNDSVALL

Take road 272 from Uppsala and then road 83 to Ånge. This road is called "Tidernas Väg".

More info: www.tidernasvag.se/en/.

SUNDSVALL - ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK

E4. The coolest bridge in Sweden; Höga Kustenbron. 

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK - MYCKELGENSJÖ

Road 348. If you want to visit "Gammelgården" in Myckelgensjö.

MYCKELGENSJÖ - UMEÅ

I took the small roads through the villages, and stopped at an amazing view point ("Utkiksplats") in Långviksmon, then road 92.

UMEÅ - HAPARANDA

E4 + E20. All the cool cities; Umeå, Skellefteå, Luleå, Kalix and Haparanda.

HAPARANDA - ROVANIEMI

Road 99, 930 + E75. Visit Santa Claus at The Artic Circle, or skip this part and go straight to Kiruna through Pajala.

ROVANIEMI - KIRUNA

Pajala, Lovikka, ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi and the world's biggest iron mine in Kiruna. Roads: 79, 83, 99, 395, E45 + E10.

KIRUNA - NORTH CAPE

The best route to North Cape: E10, E45, E8 east, 93, E45, 92, 892 + E69.

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HENNANS CAMPING, HENNAN

Super cozy little spot by a lake. Camping and cottages for rent.

02/

KÄRLEKSVIKEN, UMEÅ

Safe and nice spot for wild camping in Umeå.

03/

FÅRÖN CAMPING, PITEÅ

Cottages, camping and a big conference house where they sometimes rent out rooms for 25€/night.

04/

VALHALL HOTELL, KALIX

Great hotel with everything you wish at the breakfast table. 

05/

ICEHOTEL, JUKKASJÄRVI

Stay in one of the ice rooms in -5 degrees, or if you're not into that you can choose the warm part.

06/

AMAZING SECRET SPOT FOR WILD CAMPING

1h and 40 min from North Cape.

Coordinates: 70°38'60.0"N 25°20'42.1"E

With photos of Oscar Jettman

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© 2019 by Hanna C Johansson

Svein and his tractor

19 km/h is his maximum speed in this tractor called "Gråtass", but still Svein had traveled over 2000 km with his tractor.