Wednesday 6 August 1986 - Tuesday 19 August 1986
Wednesday 6 August - Drove to Helsingør to catch a very short ferry ride to Helsingborg in Sweden. Drove via Jönköping to Stockholm.
Thursday 7 August - A sightseeing day in Stockholm, visiting the Town Hall, the Vasa Museum, and Skansen Park. Barbeque and sangria party later. Messy.
One of the cannons on the Vasa.
A play being performed at Skansen Park.
Bears at the park.
One of the display of old Scandinavian buildings.
An old Norwegian house.
A view over Stockholm.
The messy sangria party.
Friday 8 August - Another day's sightseeing including Royal Palace. Weather not good so afternoon in camp.
A royal guardsman.
The officer in charge.
Saturday 9 August - Drove from Stockholm to Oslo. Late arrival, into town after dinner. Awesomely expensive beer (31 krone = £3 when back in UK is 85p!!!).
Sunday 10 August - A sightseeing day, visiting Frognan Park, the Viking Museum, Thor Heyerdhal's ships, the Armed Forces Museum, and Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
An interesting sculpture in Frogner Park.
Looking down the Holmenkollen ski jump.
Monday 11 August - An early start for drive to Geiranger. It was a very scenic drive as we passed Lillehammer and Otta before turning off the motorway. The road into Geiranger is a series of hairpin turns as it winds down the mountain sides towards the sea. It is a small place with a camp site, ferry port and a few houses. There were two Russian cruise ships anchored in the fjord.
A farm house with a turf roof.
On the road to Geiranger.
Tuesday 12 August - An early start for the ferry from Geiranger to Hellesylt, a short drive and then another ferry to Liabygda. From there we drove up and over the Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) to Åndalsnes. We had an afternoon hike to top of Mt Rauma. A barbecue for dinner and we had nice warm cabins instead of cold tents :-)
A waterfall on Geiranger Fjord.
2120 feet up Mt Rauma.
Looking back towards to pass.
Wednesday 13 August - Drove from Åndalsnes to Hell via Trondheim. I even have a tourist stamp in passport to prove it! After dinner we invaded the sauna, very nice indeed.
May this be closest I ever get to Hell.
Thursday 14 August - We carried on driving north and arrived at Mo i Rana, 70km from the Arctic Circle late afternoon. Softball and euchre after dinner.
Friday 15 August - A sleep in as we stayed in Mo i Rana visiting the Svartisen Glacier. This involved a bus ride, a ferry ride, and a long walk over a moon scape. A beautiful sunny day highlighted the glacier and we were able to wander underneath it for a short while to get some good photos. More softball and another good dinner.
The Svartisen Glacier.
Underneath the glacier.
Saturday 16 August - Still driving north, crossing the Arctic Circle. Camped at Tysfjord. Camp disco after dinner.
At the Arctic Circle (66.33N)
The photo takers, Dennis & Adrian.
Sunday 17 August - Drove to Storsteinnes. This is a very picturesque camp site. After cricket, BBQ, and a sangria party we ran our own disco at the camp.
Another group photo, this time in Narvik.
Monday 18 August - Long drive to Hammerfest with a stop in Alta for changing money and coffee.
Tuesday 19 August - Free day. Sightseeing in town, but not a lot to see. Fish for dinner.
The town of Hammerfest.
Midnight at Hammerfest.