Hungover the next morning (Fri 25th) after an evening at Lill and Espen’s we drove down in the glorious sunshine and blue skies to the barrier – open! Down to the Nordkapp convoy and that looked promising too! There were 2 cars there when we arrived, by the time the convoy was due to leave there must have been 30 cars, most made up of a huge group of young Spanish people in cars stickered up ‘Polar Raid’. One of them had a drone camera and we hope to find the video he made as we are definitely in it. The drive up to Nordkapp was epic, white as far as the eye could see, huge snow drifts – but annoyingly some patches of asphalt. The crunching and clinking of the snow chains turned into a bangbangbang! Got into a layby just in time, found a link had broken on the right rear wheel, flailing a chain on the edge of the arch fuel tank! Straight though the paint, and the metal tank nicely chewed on the edge, but no hole luckily. Pulled the chain off and joined the back of the convoy on 3 chains..
Got up to Nordkapp, paid the entry fee (we had been told by the locals that we must do the full hit and see the panoramic film). Finally there. Hard to fathom really, from map and google earth dreams to reality. Walked around, took pics and vids, had a coffee and a waffle! We were so lucky with the weather. Didn’t have much time there really, the convoy left a little after 11am, and the convoy back was 13:45. Tried to squeeze everything in. Enjoyed the panoramic movie, quite moving, and good to see the surrounding area and how some people live their lives in the area. Quite amusing to see footage of a ferry arriving, doors opening, and a herd of reindeer walking out!