Finland and North Cape


Travemünde - Helsinki

Try everything. According to the motto, this time the journey went alone through Finland and to the North Cape. With the motorhome a relaxed journey awaited me in a relaxed country. It was unusual to travel alone, originally I wanted to go to the Tour de France with Manu, but something came up. Now I was there with the booked camper and decided to use it in the vastness of Finland. About 4 hours I spent in the ferry port before my small Camper was loaded. Here were also already the first luxury cars in the queue, an extended four-wheel truck and other overlong motorhomes. My goodness, you have to take his entire household on vacation? 🙂

Less relaxed was the outward journey by ferry. 1132 km and 29 hours I had underestimated. Because of the already high price I had no cabin, only sleep armchair booked. On the upper deck of the Finnmaid it was chilly at night and the next day a bladder infection awaited me. The ferry was powerful and fast, so that one could only briefly on's deck, it was extremely windy. In hindsight, one is usually wiser, next time I would cross in Tallinn, especially since the Polish, Lithuanian or Estonian Baltic coast should be very beautiful.

Helsinki - Espoo

After leaving the ferry I planned to stay overnight at Rastila Camping Helsinki and visit Helsinki. But there was unfortunately full and so I had 30 km further drive to the Sun Camping Oittaa Espoo. You should get used to the speeds in Finland right away, the fines here really hurt 😥. Therefore, the driving is also somewhat exhausting, just enjoy the beautiful scenery is not. If possible speedometer always have in view.

Arrived at the campsite, I first walked along the lake. Here I saw for the first time people playing Discgolf, a trendy sport, which is very common here. About 20 baskets with chains stand there on the meadow, in which different Frisbee discs must be pocketed. After certain rules of course, as in golf wins the one with the fewest throws. Then I packed the bike out for a longer tour through the extensive forest here.

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