Ømmervatnet lake laybyJuly 16, 2017 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 13 °C
Our Arctic adventure had come to an end. After entering the Arctic Circle in Sweden, today we passed back over the line in Norway. This time the crossing was marked by 'The Arctic Circle Centre', a commercialised tourist trap that sold a range of 'Arctic' and 66°33' souvenirs and clothing. We ventured in but were soon put off by the taxidermied polar bear, seal pup, arctic fox and hare, eagle and moose interspersed with the pricey products they were trying to flog. We didn't like the mix of commercialisation and the display of these animals so we went outside to the biting cold wind and stinging rain. There was a field of cairns and a bare wood structure supporting a black, metal rod globe, similar to that at Nordkapp. The moors around still had snow patches and it wasn't a day to hang about outside so after a quick pee for Poppy we set off with the hot air blower on high.
After an uneventful but scenic day's drive we found a pull off close to the road to spend the night. On the other side of the road was a lake but it was raining pretty much all evening so we didn't venture over to explore.Read more