Nordkapp Finland - Norway - Sweden 11d
Ride to Europe’s northernmost point, North Cape. On this Scandinavia motorcycle tour, you will enjoy empty roads and experience the long summer nights without the nights! The sun does not set in this part of Northern Europe. A sauna is also a must up here! And a late-night swim from the sauna. These are very traditional habits in Scandinavia. And you will naturally cross the Arctic Circle in beautiful Lapland two times on this tour!
Highlights of the Tour
° Midnight Sun
° Lake Finland
° Clean Nordic Nature
° Santa Claus
° Arctic Circle
° North Cape
° Mountains & Fjords
° Sauna & saunamakkara :)
° 13.06 - 23.06.2023
° 12.06 - 22.06.2024
° With Private group months 6-8!
° Driver with own bike ° 2480€
° Back seat ° 1980€
° Rental bike? Possible! ° Ask!
From Day To Day
Kuopio - Rovaniemi
Finland ° 510km
A very very Finnish buffet breakfast this morning with Kalakukko and Karjalanpiirakka! When your stomach is full we hit the road to the north! Most likely you will see also the first raindeers today! And you will see a lot of empty roads. For the night we park our bikes almost to Santa's doorsteps in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finland's Lapland!
Inari - Nordkapp
Finland - Norway ° 360km
Go more north! And going more north from Ivalo means also that we are driving out from the forest area. Trees shrink to bushes before they disappear totally before we arrive at Nordkapp!
But before we drive anywhere, we visit Siida! Siida is a Sami Center, museum and nature centre! And Sami-people are the native people of Lapland! We change also the country today. But the only thing where you notice it, is a road sign saying Norge - Norway!
Gällivare - Umeå
Sweden ° 500km
This is a great driving day with big curves, open roads, and small traffic! North Sweden is very sparsely populated like North Finland! In the evening we arrive at the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia and a small town whose name is Umeå! Not known for anything!? :) ... but it is a nice small city as they are in Sweden... and spotlessly clean!
Helsinki - Kuopio
Finland ° 460km
Showtime. Our first stop is at beautiful Pulkkilanharju where you get the first contact with the lakes in Finland. Totaly there are around 60000 lakes in Finland, so we do not have time to see them all on this tour. Most of the day we avoid main roads and drive secondary roads which are much more fun for bikers. We end our day in Kuopio where you will have for dinner something that all the Finns love! Muikkus with Perunamuussi! You will taste also the local speciality, Kalakukko. That is something that half of Finns love!
Rovaniemi - Inari
Finland ° 330km
Every day is a good day to visit Santa Claus! He is working at Santa park on Polar Circle 364 days a year! Santa's workshop is just a few meters north of Polar Circle!
After Santa Park, we continue to north across Lapland's remote areas where raindeers are the most common inhabitants! Our hotel is on the shore of Lake Inari where you can have a very refreshing swim... with or without sauna! :) ... you are now also in the area of the midnight sun!
Today is a kind of a day off... however we ride after breakfast in the middle of magnificent views to Nordkapp, where we have no timetable! It means you can enjoy Nordkapp as long as you want and drive free-falling back to our hotel. After that, you can visit the small city of Honnigsvåg or maybe go hiking... or relax and listen to the wind! If you like hiking, there are many signposted trails... however, it is not possible to get lost!
N.boton - Gällivare
Norway - Sweden ° 440km
Another extremely beautiful driving day! From Narvik, we turn east and to Riksgränsen, which means state border what it also is! And also a good place for lunch, if we do not take a late lunch in Kiruna! In Sweden, we have still a lot of curves, but the road starts to be more open! Overnight in Gällivare, which is still Sami-area!
Umeå - Helsinki
Sweden - Finland ° 430km
Breakfast at the hotel, a big buffet lunch on the ferry between Umeå and Wasa... and then we do not need much to eat before Helsinki and our farewell dinner! From Wasa to Helsinki we drive via Tampere, which is the second biggest city in Finland. At Tampere market square we stop for a very special local snack... Musta makkara! :)
Including & Excluding the Price
Nordkapp 11 days
Including the Price
° Finnish tour leader (Peter & Martine) who speaks; Finnish, Swedish, English and French!
° Accommodation in good midrange places in 2 person rooms
° Entrance fee to Nordkapp
° Good breakfast on days 2-10
° Lunch on days 2-5 and 7-10
° Welcome & Farewell dinner on day 1 and 10
° Sauna when available at the accomondation
° All tourleaders pictures
Nordkapp 11 days
Good to Know
° Weather is many in Scandinavian summer, but especially in Nordkapp it can be in the middle of summer +3 or +30 Celcius so be prepared!
° Midnight Sun means literally midnight sun. When the sky is clear you can see the sun up there in the middle of the night on the north side of Polar Circle!
° Traffic is light in Scandinavia. The biggest risk are the reindeers in the north!
Nordkapp 11 days
MAKE YOUR OWN TOUR
° If you are a group of Friends, driving buds, co-workers... you can make your own tailor-made trip for more or less the same price than a ready tour!
° You can send us your wish list simply with an email (email@example.com) or go to Own Tour page and we will be back to you in 24hours!
Bikes on Tour
This tour you will drive with your own bike! Almost everything goes from 500cc and up! We drive on paved roads! However, there are some rentals bikes available! Ask!