17 November 2020 22:11
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Last time we reported from the North Cape. So you may wonder why today is about the “real” North Cape. The explanation: because the famous cape is located on an island, some people prefer to look for Europe's northernmost point on the mainland instead. And so we opted for this option, too.
It led us to a peninsula a little further east – to Slettnes fyr. It is considered the world’s northernmost lighthouse on the mainland. But that’s not so important for us. And in any case, the neighbouring rocky outcrop Kinnarodden juts out a little further into the Barents Sea. But we liked the cast-iron tower and the landscape all around so much that we named the place our real North Cape.
Even just the journey to this end of the world is gigantic. Steep roads lead to high plateaus with crystal clear lakes, above which the clouds pass by at a rate of knots. Then in the next moment it goes downhill again to the sea. The Axor masters all of the passes and narrow roads along the waterline.
We have the lighthouse for ourselves, the weather is perfect. We walk along the coast, find stone remains of former settlements and in the light of the setting sun we even meet some reindeer. We decide to stay another day.
Before we were able to set off for a daytime walk, the typical “overlander daily life” reared its ugly head. The water pump had been stuttering for a few days now, but today there’s nothing coming out of the tap at all. Once the initial annoyance had passed, we decided to set about installing the replacement pump in a relaxed manner.
On the evening, we then got our reward: the sun was low above the horizon – great light for taking pictures. At night the whole sky was filled by the northern lights. And as we set out south in the morning, we even spied a white reindeer. You may remember: they’re rare and are said to be lucky.
An unparalleled journey.
Andrea and Mike Kammermann have been on tour in their Axor for three years. "4-Xtremes – The World Tour" is the motto of the journey that the two Swiss nationals embarked on in mid-2020 and which they share with the RoadStars community. Keep up to date and don't miss out on any of the stunning destinations visited by the adventurous pair.
You can find all the parts from the “4-Xtremes – The World Tour” series here.