Nobody home in these roadside winter pastures. Lapmi.

On the lookout for summer pastures, reindeer, and herders! (Alta, Norway – KM 2,570)

Now that we are in Sapmi, the northernmost part of Northern Europe and the land of the Sami people, we have been actively looking for its semi-nomadic reindeer herders. We expected that the probability of two-wheeled nomads finding other moving people would be like two ships on the ocean collidingRead More »

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The Lofotens and the road to Swedish Lapland! (Kiruna, Sweden – KM 1,990)

The Lofotens and the road to Swedish Lapland! (Kiruna, Sweden – KM 1,990)

A segment of a ski movie we saw last year was filmed in the Lofoten Islands. Skiers were getting ready inside seaside cabins before being dropped off by helicopters on the ridges of steep mountains, seemingly shooting out from the beach. Now, our jam-packed ferry is slowly coming in theRead More »

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Norway Beach! (BODØ, NORWAY – KM 1,395)

Norway Beach! (BODØ, NORWAY – KM 1,395)

With some friends waiting for us in Trondheim (they had been waiting 3 years for our visit to Norway since we had met at the TDLG in Gaspésie) we started to hit on the pedals a bit harder. During a dreamy fast ride along the broken up coast of MoreRead More »

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Of fjords, alpine plateaus and sea coast: a Norwegian smörgåsbord! (Kristiansund, Norway – KM 990)

Of fjords, alpine plateaus and sea coast: a Norwegian smörgåsbord! (Kristiansund, Norway – KM 990)

The Sognefjellsvegen, Norway’s first national scenic route, is the highest pass (1434m) in Northern Europe and it has been voted « one of the most beautiful bike rides in the world » by The Guardian, amongst many publications. It made sense that we started sighting bike tourists on our way up fromRead More »

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