Day 5 - Crossing into FinlandMay 16, 2016 in Finland
Our longest single day of riding yet...and possibly the best. The roads have evened out compared to Norway and, despite some fierce wind, the weather has stayed mild.
We are both in the rhythm of cycling now, and got through the last of Norway easily enough. After stops in Finland at passport control and a restaurant (meatballs and mash with free, refillable coffee) we pushed on to Hetta, along some beautiful Road - the forests turned from bare branches to lush green and the wind dropped away, allowing us to free-wheel much of the last 27km
We were expecting to arrive in a town without any accommodation, but we are now sitting in a log cabin, surrounded by forest and mild, dry weather.
So, Finland is great so far! But tomorrow may be our first day of cycling in the rain. Stay tuned...Read more