Day 10 – Tour de Finnmark 2016: Skoganvarre – Karasjok – Karigasniemi

So it seems that rainy days were left for the end. Actually today it was the first time that I had to delay the departure due to rain. Bursty rain same as yesterday. Which is not a problem when you’re on a holiday: it’s actually nice to lay down in the tent listening to the sound of raindrops. Being well inland, wind was calm and temperature higher (like 14 degrees), so it doesn’t make you feel in a real hurry.

Anyway sooner or later you have to start, even because it was clear this was a rainy day just by looking at the sky. While cycling I started wondering that after all weather hasn’t been that bad during the journey: although mostly cloudy, it didn’t rain during the most important stages of the trip, so I can’t complain that much. And while getting closer to the end of the day, even a rainbow showed up, just at the border like it was welcoming me back to Finland.

Getting back to Finland also means the end of this year’s cycling tour: thanks to all of you who had the patience to read these lines, it’s been a very nice 890-km ride!

Day 10 – Tour de Finnmark 2016: Skoganvarre – Karasjok – Karigasniemi
Cycling distance: 64 km
Cycling time: 3 h 40 m

Tour de Finnmark 2016: grand total
Cycling distance: 890 km
Cycling time: 53 h 15 m

Tent desperately left to dry up

Tent desperately left to dry up

Strange signs in the forest

Strange signs in the forest

Rainy day but beautiful sceneries

Rainy day but beautiful sceneries

Last crossroad before the end of the trip

Last crossroad before the end of the trip

One of the rare shadows I saw in this trip

One of the rare shadows I saw in this trip

An appropriate rainbow welcoming me back to Finland

An appropriate rainbow welcoming me back to Finland

Crossing Tana/Teno river from Norway to Finland

Crossing Tana/Teno river from Norway to Finland

A really old pine will supervise my sleep tonight

A really old pine will supervise my sleep tonight

Celebrating the 890 km of the trip with a beer, cheers!

Celebrating the 890 km of the trip with a beer, cheers!

Day 10 – Tour de Finnmark 2016: Skoganvarre – Karasjok – Karigasniemi
Cycling distance: 64 km
Cycling time: 3 h 40 m

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