– June 3th 2016, I left Berne behind me in the pouring rain;
– August 31th, I arrived at the North Cape, it’s a sunny morning.
After 90 days and 5500 kilometers on the road, I reached “The Top of the World” as the Norwegians advertise their site in the Arctic. I cycled across parts of Switzerland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. A long lasting dream of mine came through. It was even more precious than I expected. Take a look at the pictures and you know why.
Click on the first picture and it will increase its size. As of then you should move the cursor to the little black button “>” which appears on the right hand side of every picture. Click yourself through my trip withouth sweating.
All it takes is a lovely yellow bike, a Swiss flag and some stubbornness.
Three days later, I was already crusing along the channels of the Alsace (France).
Utrecht, the coziest Dutch city.
Along the North-East-Sea Channel in Northern Germany (from Cuxhaven to Kiel).
On a Danish beach. Not a single tourist around, just the wind, the birds, the rough sea and a tiny boat.
Copenhagen, the tourist mile.
One of 100’000 lakes in Sweden. I’m afraid I can’t remember the name of this one… but I can assure you: Going for a swim was sooo refreshing.
Brätfället, near Ekshärad (Central Sweden).
On the moon. No, it’s the plateau between Sømadålen and Os i Østerdalen (Norway).
The island of Senja (Norway).
Not the Swiss Alps but it looks alike. (East of Tromsø).
On a pass east of Sørstraumen. Such “cuties” in the wild, wild nature.
Sennalandet (between Alta and Olderfjord).
Climbing up from Honningsvåg.
The last leg to the North Cape.
Kjeftavatnet (close to North Cape.)
View from the North Cape.
As I arrived at “The Top of the World” the site is deserted. Luckily, loads of tourists, selfie sticks and noise kill the atmosphere.
I did it – my way.
For 20 years this bike trip had been on my bucket list. Few things in my life have been as rewarding and fulfilling, #ToNorthCape2016 is my very own “Road Movie”.
For those of you who understand German: I’ve published a couple of stories about my trip. Why don’t you start with the “thriller”. But watch out, it’s a longread!