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Old 12th August 2008, 15:50   #1
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Default Roadtrip to NorthCape the northernmost point of EUROPE

During mid August we made a road trip to Northcape, the northern most point of Europe.
Our Starting Place was town called Luleå in northern Sweden.
Hope you guys enjoy the photos.
We drove in a Mercedes E class W210, a car suitable for such long trip, very comfortable and quiet and not a single problem on the whole 5000km long trip.


On the way to Finland
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At Rovaniemi
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Forest and lakes thats all you find in Northern Finland
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And ofcourse Reindeer testing for DUI in the middle of the road
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Nice Parking for a short break
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Boring Roads
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Getting closer to Norway
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Around midnight nice view from the cottage we rented, note that the sun is still up because we are in Lapland the sun wont set until winter
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Accomodation for Eskimos..?
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Getting closer.
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Breathtaking scenery and beautiful roads, notice the abscence of trees we are now north of the tree line so no more trees to be seen on the rest of trip until we head southwards.
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to be contd..
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Old 12th August 2008, 18:07   #2
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And ofcourse Reindeer testing for DUI in the middle of the road
Nice pics there ashran. Very scenic spots and the roads are lovely.

Looks like the reindeer is getting pepped up for a drag. Notice the rear legs are positioned for a burnout.
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Contd...

time for some photos again and stopping to look around at some breathtaking views.
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From top of a fjord.
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We are there..
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Crazy italian bikers riding all the way from italy..
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Yes this European highway ends in a Parking lot, you cannot drive any further north
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North Cape
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A small chapel/praying room cut in the rocks at northcape
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Children of the world
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Roadkill, you cannot escape these damn mosquitoes even at Northcape.
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northcape tunnel almost 7km long and is 212 meters under Sea
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Norway is beautiful
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Time to stop again and get some sleep..
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Morning and time to drive towards Tromsø
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Car spotting at Tromsø,
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i spent 2 nights at Trømso a really beautiful city and highly recommended for visit if you are in that of the world.

On way back to Sweden
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This is where Norway, Sweden and Finland meet.
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Continued...

Just in nick of time otherwise it would have been run over at 120 km/h.
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Back in Sweden.
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And of course Ikea.
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Overall it was a very nice trip and a definitely recommended for those who might to try drivng up there..

but i think before entering Norway they should put up a sign or Warning it is DAMN expensive there
ofcourse i am there several times in a year but it still amazes me how expensive that country is.
Petrol price was around 1.3€ a liter and driving around in a V8 car doesnt help.

Hope you guys like this thread if there is any information you need just dont hesitate to ask.

Ps: sorry for the bad photos after the trip the camera has been upgraded to a much better one.
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Old 12th August 2008, 20:39   #5
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The travelogues section has changed to International one with so many of them coming outside india. Great guys. Keep them coming. How else we can "visit" these places
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Wow - the pictures are breathtaking and the place is beautiful. Calm and serene - sigh !

Post some more pictures if you have.
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exactly. May be we should have a international travelogue as well.
Am amazed on how a road can end in a parking lot. sounds funny. is there any other part of the world that ends the same way ?
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Ashran - Those are some really beautiful pictures! Great work & the countries look absolutely fabulous!
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Norway is indeed beautiful. Thanks for the nice pics. Some shots remind me of Scotland though.
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wow .. must have been a solid experience. nice pictures and writeup btw. and amazing chairs in that chapel. sweet design.
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Ashran2 - I have been planning to visit Sweden for a while, a friend has been trying to persuade me to visit him. After seeing your pictures it might be sooner than I thought it would be. Will ping you if it happens soon. Till then drive safe
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Nice pictures and ofcourse fantastic scenery.I never thought W210 looked this good. What engine does it have? Whats the thing beside your right fog lamp?


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Norway is indeed beautiful. Thanks for the nice pics. Some shots remind me of Scotland though.
I second the Scotland observation.

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Note the clarity of the photos. Things look much different when the incessant Indian water vapor is not in the air.
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The road is amazing, and scenery is beautiful... but this is what took me cheers:

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Thanks a lot guys for your nice comments, i have a lot more car related photos and photos of my other roadtrips from this part of the world would definately post more if you guys are interested.,

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Ashran2 - I have been planning to visit Sweden for a while, a friend has been trying to persuade me to visit him. After seeing your pictures it might be sooner than I thought it would be. Will ping you if it happens soon. Till then drive safe
Hey buddy do that, you will love sweden just send me a PM if you are in north of Sweden you are more than welcome at our place

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Nice pictures and ofcourse fantastic scenery.I never thought W210 looked this good. What engine does it have? Whats the thing beside your right fog lamp?
Yes the W210 is a very handsome looking car if taken care of. Ours is a E430 its a 4.3lt 32v engine with 280hp and 400nm torks
The thing beside the foglamp is a plug outlet which you can connect to a power output to heat the car in winters its especially good up here when its -40C outside I will post more pics of the Car, it has recieved some upgrades since the trip

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The road is amazing, and scenery is beautiful... but this is what took me cheers:
Yeah i was also surprised to see this baby there and guess what it was supercharged and was running on E85 putting down 900bhp on the wheels according to the owner
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