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Old 04-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Above the arctic circle in Scandinavia

I've been reading through some amazing road reports during the winter and thought it might be my turn to share some pics. This is our trip above the arctic circle in Scandinavia in August back in 2009. It was 3 days riding for about 900 km (600 miles) in a pretty nice scenery.

Here are two maps for you to get an idea about the location.


I don't how much Google Map projection distorts the view but we were
pretty high up in the north. Way above the arctic circle.



F: Hetta: start and finish
B: Kalkkoaivi
C: Kilpisjärvi
D: Halti (approaching from Norwegian side)
E: Alta
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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I'm excited to see some photos from this trip. This is a part of the world I would love to visit sometime. Please post some photos.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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There was no road to our cabin in Hetta, only a foot path and some tracks made by ATV for about 3 km (2 miles). This was our day 0 and the KTM clutch hydraulics failed in the middle of nowhere. Two guys like to feed mosquitoes. It's 9 PM.

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Base camp, originally built and used by loggers.

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Booze and smoke did not keep millions of mosquitoes away but we were happy to be on the road. Or off the road to be more precise. This photo was taken at 11:30 PM.

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Inside the loggers' cabin. Rug on the floor is a reindeer skin.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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It was an amazingly warm week. Highs were over 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) every single day. We stopped almost every day for a swim.

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You better keep your eyes open when riding on these roads.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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Road to Kalkkoaivi above the tree line.

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It was build by Germans during WW II.

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German machine on a German road.

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Road to Kalkkoaivi is a dead end so we had a campfire and dipped for a swim.

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"Fresh gasoline and diesel". This must be a busy place.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #14
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We stayed overnight in a cottage with all amenities in Kilpisjärvi.

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:37 PM   #15
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View in Kilpisjärvi.

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