RVing in Norway: Road Trip to the North Cape (Nordkapp)

RVing in Norway: Road Trip to the North Cape (Nordkapp)

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I'm, riding. Riding. Riding, riding. In. My the. IRB. Wherever. I want. To be. You. Guys I'm free in. My RV. Greetings. From, Norway, today, the plan is to drive to the northernmost, place. On the planet that. You can drive to that is the. North Cape nordkapp. In the region. We're. Going to a pretty remote, area here, so let's begin by emptying, our grey water tank and so we can be as autonomous, as possible, as. Well. Soon find out it is not nearly as remote, as we originally anticipated but, it. Is better to be prepared just in case. Would. You take a look at those mountains, coming. Over the horizon and, that's, just a preview, of what's coming up ahead here, in Norway. The. Further north we, go the more surreal, the landscape, becomes. Hey. Check it out wildlife. Well. It is our first reindeer. First of many I'm sure. And. There. It is that, body of water in the distance is part of the poor Sanger, fjord which. Empties into the Bering, Sea which, is basically the, Arctic. Check, out that narrow waterfall. Coming down that mountain, isn't. That beautiful. We're. Gonna tell you the. Landscape has become, incorrect. Beautiful. Here. This. Will approach, the. Arctic. Yep. I am totally, mesmerised. By the change, in scenery here. This. Rose around here are so narrow that there's, barely, enough room, for two vehicles, they, don't even bother painting, a line in the middle. And. We've got some sheep here. And here. We encounter, a herd, of reindeer. Unpredictable. Little animals. Well. Yeah this is beyond, picturesque. It is almost surreal, can. You imagine it with nice, sunny, weather no. Matter how remote we, are as we go deeper, into this Arctic, region there's, always a gas station or, a campground. And cell, phone coverage pretty much everywhere. At least along, the main road which oddly enough is, this narrow strip, of pavement. All. Right quick, stop here to stretch, our legs and, admire, the scenery. Yeah. They, are all over, the place this, reindeer. We. Are about to cross here a pretty narrow and dangerous, tunnel. I don't, know exactly what, you Lee has, punked means but. It sounds dangerous it, is a very, narrow, entrance, and, according. To Google Translate you. Lacasse punked a minx accident, point sounds, but right, apparently. The narrow entrance, is, actually a gate that, opens, and closes automatically. In the winter, as cars. Approach, the tunnel in, order to keep the cold out and, avoid ice formations. On the rock walls and look, at what's waiting, for us at the narrow exit, luckily. We are both expert. Drivers, huh anyways. That was a pretty long and scary, tunnel, particularly. The entrance, and the exit so, let's, take, a break it, looks like there is a parking, area up ahead by. The way that was the scarf burg tunnel almost, three kilometers, long. Yes. Very, nice place, to take a break here with views of this waterfall, and the, fury. By. The way you won't believe how many RVs. We've seen in this area. We. Still get an hour and 40 minutes. Until. The, very top. Of the world this. Is RV, central, here in Norway. So. Many. Motorhomes. Let's. Go. And. The. Sun came out if, ever so, briefly. Well, perhaps not, so briefly, after all. I. Am. Still amazed, at, how many reindeer, are grazing, in this area, and check. Out the faint rainbow, can't barely see it. I. Didn't. Notice when it happened, but the landscape, has certainly, turned, a lot more barren.

And Tundra, like. We, continue, pushing through. Just, a quick stop here to enjoy the scenery, we. Are getting close to our destination. It's. Very cold, let's. Go back inside, let's. Check out this man right. Deeply. Whoa. Check, that out let's. Stop again. You. Now, this tunnel coming up first, of all 9% grade, I've never seen a tunnel with such a high percent, grade, second. Almost seven. Kilometers, long this. Is the North Cape tunnel and we're going to go 212 meters or. 696. Feet below the surface of the sea, and, to. The right of, course I will not make you go through the whole thing anyways. The camera doesn't really do it justice can't, really tell how steep, the grades really are. And, this here is the hauntings bar the tunnel, both. Tunnels, were completed in, the late nineties, before, then you had to take a ferry. And. Here. We are Hani's. Fog the. Northernmost, city. In Norway, and the, Gateway to the North Cape of course, very touristy with, a cruise ship stopping. Here even. The welcome, sign is in English. Very. Cute, town though we, will visit tomorrow on the way back south because right now we want to make it to the North Cape, we're. Almost there I can't. Believe, we've made it all the, way up here. By, the way it is 10 p.m. but, of course it is not going to get dark tonight in fact where we are the Sun does not set for, 76. Days this, time of the year from. May 14th, to July 29th. Let's. Continue the, North Cape is just 33. Kilometers, away. The. Town from, this vantage point, here is a mixture, of cute, little houses and industrial. Facilities. Here. To the right we have the nordkapp, campground. But, we've been boondocking. Most, of the trip and we're going to continue doing that. Well. Yeah, that's, our view. This. Is the final, stretch on, this barren, frozen land. Let's. Park real quick check, out this scenery of, course. A tour bus had to arrive just after. We did. Right, down. Amazing. Landscape. Let's, continue we're almost there. I. Know. Hello. Good evening. Thank. You and. Miami, Florida. United. States yes. That's. The week's. Yes. Whoa. Check. Out all these RVs, parked, here it. Looks like we are kind, of late, to the party. Looks. Like everybody got the same idea. Okay. Let's walk to the famous, marker, which by the way ironically, is not at the true northernmost. Point, these. Markers, never, seem to be at the correct place, for some, reason, but the symbolic, aspect is. What really matters. That Peninsula. Over there that's the real northernmost, point, but after all we've traveled, what's an extra, 1,500. Meters right. Here's. The king oscar ii. Obelisk, he. Visited, this point in 1873. And declared, that, the kingdom, of Norway, reached, all the way here, hmm. So it did it looks like it might rain here. Person. There. Is the visitor center. Only. 2093. Kilometers. To the North Pole and I came in here just to defrost and, now I'm going to see the marker. Here. We have a group of rowdy Spanish, tourists, which, just arrived, as I was going to take my selfie. The. Northernmost point, in the world. You. Can drive to the. Closest. You can drive to the North Pole really, which is I just, saw the scientist a couple. Of thousand miles that. Way and, here. There's. A bunch of people here celebrating. But. The. Marker, that, marks the northernmost point. More. Or less over there is gonna be coming down. This way the midnight song I'm, gonna try to come. This way later the. Camera to make a time-lapse and. If. You have it remember we will do a live video. The. Combination, of our journey the only way now is the. Only possible way now is south this, of course is another bucket list destination. In. 2010, we made it to the northernmost point in America to Prudhoe Bay another most point in America where you could drive put away and, now this year we made it to, the northernmost point in the world that, you can drive to I. Don't. Know what's next but it is going to be hard to top this one off this. It. Is pretty mind-blowing. Once, you realize where in the world you are. There. It is the. Arctic, Ocean and, the, Midnight Sun trying, to peek out from behind, those, clouds. Also. Hard to fathom we are 1,000.

Feet High. Pretty. Cool to see old birds swarming. The boat and. There's the cruise ship that just left. Honey's vogue. It. Almost looks, like there are two suns doesn't. It I was, actually expecting to encounter sea. Ice you, know like we did in Alaska, but, that doesn't happen here, apparently, the North Atlantic Current. And the, deep waters, are responsible. For that so noise, it. Is so surreal. There. I can almost see, the North Pole almost. I. Returned. To the parking lot to take a time-lapse, and, right on cue the, Sun starts, to peek out. It. Is exactly midnight, and, the, Sun is supposed to reach its lowest, point at around, 12:20. Such. A fascinating. Phenomenon, now that it's almost 1:00 a.m. the. Sun finally came out. It. Is incredibly, cold out here, but now that the words, of tourists, have dissipated. And we have. Design. All to ourselves. Right. Yeah. I didn't, come prepared, for this cold, temperatures. Here, we are. Greetings. World. Is, very, surreal. Good. Morning. I'm, going to drive to the visitors, center so, we don't have to walk in the cold. It. Is not really as much the, cold as, it is the wind actually. Here. At the Visitor Center they have some displays, a panorama. A movie more, displays, here depicting, the discovery, of the North Cape some famous tourists. Who came here and Oscar. Ii himself, claiming this land for, norway, there. Is a chapel of course. And. For. Some reason a time museum, and. Here. We have the cave of light which should, actually be called the cave of darkness unless. I'm missing something here. They. Do have a nice display, depicting. The Midnight Sun phenomenon, and all that which. Here it lasts, from May 14th, through, July 29th. Time, to head back south. I guess. Some people actually choose to do this track on foot. It. Is such an incredible drive, going down this narrow, road. Not. Having a centerline actually, makes the road feel a lot narrower. Than it really is as you can see it can accommodate two RVs, with a little, room to spare. We. Are going to checkout scar, vogue here real quick before we continue which. Happens, to be the world's northernmost. Fishing. Village. But. That was pretty much the whole town. Now. That we saw it let's continue towards. Honey's, vodka. Remember. These spots we stopped here yesterday, briefly. I guess, these people spent the night here, in their camper vans actually. I've heard a lot of people do that and then, hike the rest of the way so they can avoid the entrance, fee. Here. We can see the North Cape Horn which, is an important, point of orientation, for maritime, traffic I guess, before the invention of GPS. Lots. Of people hiking today anyways. Get ready for a rollercoaster, ride. I. Think. This road is too narrow to have so many pedestrians working. On the side of the road. It. Gets worse. This. Road is already narrow, enough, for two RVs, to go through. Who. Even people with strollers, in, the middle of the street, it. Is otherwise, a beautiful. Drive. Does. The honey's vogue Airport, and this.

Whole Thing is apparently, an event called the North Cape March. Anyways. Here we are hunting's, vogue I like to say that. Let's. Find parking, hmm. Nothing, here. I. See. An RV, I see, tour buses, hmm, yes this is it. It, seems like a nice button other, RVs. Were following, us here obviously. And. They can figure it out. The. Class a. Brother. Next to us. This. Is a. Incredibly. Beautiful place. Kind. Of touristy. Understandable. Since it is were the cruise ship stock and there, is a marching band. Hmm. I wonder what's the occasion. And I'm still wondering because, I asked, at the tourist information center. And they couldn't say either something. About the birthday, of the municipality. I, have, a feeling something that lost in translation. Anyways. Marching, bands children. In costume, sounds, like a big deal to me. Such. A picturesque, town here, running smog at, the top of the world, King, Crab House we're, looking for somewhere to eat and that sounds, like a really good, candidate. Here's. The 12-yard, cruise, ship. Yeah. We decided to eat here at the king crab, house, very. Nice, I. Ordered. A seafood, soup, and ilig at the bacalao, delicious. Both. Eyes. Bar by. The way the trollfjord, here, sails from Bergen, all the way to Kirkenes, near the Russian, border and it, stops here and then to footin which is where we're going next. There's, a Norwegian band plane or a Brazilian. Music. There's, an advantage here. Well. Here we are. Money. Makes her, visa scone. We. Are at the Norwegian. Supermarkets. Let's. See if we can find what we want. You got a check out to the supermarket, to write this is what, they have. Decco. Sauce. Actually. Very well stocked supermarkets. For being at such a remote, place but. As I mentioned at, the beginning nothing, around here feels old that, remote, because there is infrastructure, like this pretty much everywhere, and, fresh. Produce all the way up here in the Arctic I. Love. Going to supermarkets. In other countries, as you can probably tell by now well. I just love supermarkets. Period, skirt. Steak. Really eclectic mix. Of stuff and when I let, you walk back, to, the RV. That's, a big nose. Trolls. Here are very, much part of the Scandinavian folklore, and, mythology, you. Know what it's. Time to go blue, Fulton awaits, and there. Is such a beautiful day now. Riding. Riding. In my RV. Wherever. I, want. To be. Gasps. I'm free if. I RV, I'm. Writing. I'm. Writing, in, my RV, my, RV. Wherever. I, wanted. Because. I'm free if. I'm. Coming. Up on the next episode we'll, begin the journey south, towards. The Lu foot inertia, PL ago of the, Norwegian, Atlantic, coast. My, videos are made possible in part by the support, of viewers like you so do me a favor if you liked it share it with your friends, spread the word and for, more options go to travelling robert comm, slash support as, always, thank you so much and see, you on the road.

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Next up, Drive southern most point in south americas :)

I’m pretty sure you’ll be on the travel channel pretty soon Your videos are very high quality and your drone videos are amazing Keep up the good work

How to top off going to the northernmost point of a mainland continent? Going to the northernmost city in the world, which I believe is Longyearbyen in Svalbard.

I see...or should I say I hear you used your "new" track starting at 3:40...I thought ulykkespunkt meant "white knuckle tunnel" ;-)

Hey, night as well mean that too.

I know you drove the Dalton in Alaska I didn't know there is a road that goes even farther north.

Yes, this one goes a little further north. Now I have to go to the furthest south which will probably take me to Patagonia, Argentina

When you were at the grocery store I saw the prices of produce...what is the equivalent in American dollars because some like tomatoes were 99 dollars.

Thanks for the reply Robert but wow still almost 10 times more expensive than the USA. Would love to travel there someday for sure, your video was amazing.

99 Kroners is about $12

Too much music.

What a beautiful video! My Dad was born in Horten, Norway so this was a special treat, many thanks!

Thank you. Glad you liked it

Wow what a great trip. Thanks for sharing. First of your videos for me and I will certainly be having a look at your previous work. Ounce again thanks from South Wales

Wow! You did an amazing job on the video and music! Thank you for sharing!!!

Thank you!

Great vlog and video composition!

Cool video, I also visited Nordkapp on June 8. Can't really say if I saw your RV there though, there were so many. I was riding a red VFR myself.

Well, that's a coincidence. Thank you

Thank you for sharing such beautiful vistas...bravo Robert..!

Wow, $102.00 for soups at lunch...is the exchange rate really bad?

Traveling Robert awesome!

Well, it was originally inspired by that. You re the first person who has noticed.

Traveling Robert Wow! I like the Guitar Lick..four notes, like the intro to SGT Peppers LHCB

That and Norway for the most part is very expensive.

This music is like from some final boss fight.

love your videos Robert do you travel on your own you do some road miles also is that you singing the rv song love it all the very best from the UK

Great clip...loving it...

Map was from Finland?

Another great video and another interesting story! Thank you very much! And music is also great for such traveling videos - i even bought couple of your tracks for myself :) But in this video there is one track that I didn's recognize. For example, here: https://youtu.be/BTp2LIcftDw (5:11-5:40 and so on). Could you please tell the name of the track? It's really beautiful!

Really well done! You have the best travel videos!

The troll at the end is the same troll thats in Epcot Disney in the Norway Pavilion!

when i watch one of your videos, it always feels like a tv show, with your voice and the quality of everything. thank you

Robe maybe the next big trip should be to the Southernmost place in the WORLD!! La Patagonia maybe in Argentina!!!

What's the music starting at about 4 minutes? It's beautiful! And thank you for the video, I loved it

Gorgeous, so glad you're shooting this in 4K.

Cool video, thanks! Same here, I like to check the supermarkets abroad, that sometimes annoy my travel companions :P You often see people from northern Norway shopping in northern Finland and enjoying some 'after ski', with or without the snow.. Northern Finland is their Cancun ;)

Robert why is it that you always seem to have to leave as soon as you arrive at a destination??

Fantastic !

Thank you

Jumpy Jumpy AGAIN


Your videos always blow me away! Can't wait to visit some of these places myself!

Thanks! It was a once in a lifetime trip for sure

Reindeer is the stupidest animal on earth. Did you see any reindeer with red nose? Rudolf sometimes goes to exploring the north. About 13 kilometers west from Alta is a Kåfjord ( pronounced Kofjurd, å is o ) where German Bismarck-class battleship Tirpitz stayed 1943-44 as a threat for allies convoys. Alistair McLean made a book about it. Only a rumor of Tirpitz broke convoy PQ17, but she was anchor in Kåfjord. And one thing is exceptional in Alta. It is an area of very dark gray slate. On the beach all stones are from coin size to hand size slates. Sometimes I planned to make a path from Alta slate but carrying couple of hundred kilos of stones in RV or trunk of the car does not sound very attempting. Tero

Yes sure Tero

Traveling Robert, my fault. All this came to my mind way too late. Next time I can be your assistant in digging background information?

Next video... will be going by Alta. I wish I had known about the history and about the stones, I would have paid more attention.

You managed to drive all the way into Norway without running into hundreds of reindeer blocking the street in northern Finland... how?

Thank you for another wonderful ride in far off lands I would otherwise never see. I especially like the visit to local grocery stores and I find myself comparing prices of foods with our prices here in the US. Following a few gray days of mist and cold, that spurt of brilliant sunshine along with the brilliantly colored homes really topped this video off, I am looking forward to your next leg of this holiday.

From my front door I have 1246 km to Nordkapp and I have never been there, what a shame! Thanks for showing it to me!

Nice video once again! It's a pity that you had a little bad weather there, but as you know it can be anything between snowstorm and sun and warmness there in june. I drove to Nordkapp several years ago and there were no snow at all anywhere, but it was in the end of july. Nordkapp is quite a tourist trap but a place that you should see at least once in the lifetime at least if you're European. I am waiting for your video about Lofoten islands!

Love your videos! Next up should be the southernmost point then... =D

Hi you both! Petteri and I have a common friend Mikko Pikarinen who drove from Helsinki area (Espoo) to Lofoten in 2015. Mikko made a series of videos with dashboard camera. Here is one example. https://youtu.be/WXOjL6g2EUI

Spectacular video. Fabulous journey. Good new music and interesting historical controversy between countries. Congrats. Go ahead.....>>>>>

Loving this video's if you want proper narrow roads much smaller than Norway we would like you to visit us here in sunny Cornwall UK and take a trip to lands end

Great video thanks for the the getaway.

The very northern part looks like Iceland.

Almost the same latitude. I would love to visit Iceland.

Eh.. eh.. eh.. I was waiting for this destination. Good video


Looks a lot like where I used to live in WA state.

What a spectacular journey! The landscape is harshly beautiful. So many reindeer! A victim of 3 car/deer accidents, it made me a bit nervous. It seems the reindeer don't dart out in the road like deer. You showed off your expert driving skills through the narrow roads and tunnels. Fabulous footage and music. Thanks Robert!

So glad you liked it

How was i so early o.O

Beautiful place and amazing video .Keep adding the stock we are hungry for more . Love from New Delhi ,India .

Nice work. To bad that it was overcast. Northern Norway is much, much better when it is sunny. Just sayin'

A great video! I will have to take my dog sled and go. Your trip has Foxies Dog tongue hanging out. What a beautiful trip.

Looks like white knuckle driving.

The roads up at nordkap are actually fairly wide by Norwegian standards ;) Here's some examples of the more southern roads https://youtu.be/AStAMrvAV7M?t=10m10s and this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd0iggttDz0

Oh wow! Looks like you can touch the clouds! Thank you for the vid!

Outstanding work! Thanks for the 43 minute vacation.

Great 'Background Music' in this video.

I am an armchair traveller thanks to YouTube enjoying great videos of this kind. I do find difficulty in searching vocabulary to place my sincere appreciation for all his extraordinary efforts in bringing the splendid visual splendor.

Well done - Where did you leave the sun... ;-)

Que buenas imagines...

Robert, You are a top rate narrator, this is a fascinating vlog to watch, tysm.

Thank you Robert. This is by far the best Video I have ever seen about a Northcape tour. Excellent. You are a great artist. Thank you so much. Greetings from Hamburg Germany Volker

Hi Robert. I was interested in the marching bands, too. It looks like they may have been playing for Norwegian Constitution Day. Would you have been there on May 17th? The day "always includes marching bands" (norwegianamerican.com).

Howdy Robert,many thanks for sharing yet another great video here about your travels in Norway.This represents another feather you can put in your already richly adorned cap surely buddy.Highly appreciated and relished here. Cordial greetings from William in Bruges,Belgium,Europe

It's changed went there about 30years ago .on a motorcycle ,no tourists ,will not be going again.loved the video

Very entertaining and bold trip all the way to the "northernmost point" of Norway! People hiking on the edge of the road and getting sweeped by arctic wind shows how resilient these Norse folk are! Once the mortgage is done and I am able to survive the carnage at work, this is going to be on my list and this is where my annual leave is going to be used at. Safe travels.

It was an unforgettable trip.

Really enjoyed your video,what a beautiful trip.....

thanks, robert,, always great the travels you take and share..paul in rv park at word of life schroon lake ny...im from ottawa, ontario. enjoying the adirondack mts...wow. enjoying viewing norway. cheers

Thank you for the vid. Very entertaining as usually :)! At 24:00 something you say "the kingdom of Norway" but it should be the kingdom of Sweden (Norway didn't exist until 1905 and was a part of Sweden till then - and Oskar II was a Swedish king).

Indeed, he was king of two Kingdoms to put it simply. And sorry about the supplementary studies, but it had to be done or else there will definetly be an endless psudo-monarchy debate going on here.

Ynga Gammm : Lol, yes that is correct but perhaps a little too much supplementary studies. The Swedish king Oskar II was in fact also in technical terms "king of Norway"! Probably why the sign told what it did... The Norwegians are not too happy being reminded of who have ruled their land in the past.

Not quite accurate, the Kingdom of Norway have existed since 872, and existed as a kingdom in the official "Denmark-Norway" also known as "the Dano-Norwegian Realm", "the Oldenburg Monarchy" or "the Oldenburg realms" after the dissolution of the Kalmar Union in 1523. You may technically say that the Kingdom of Norway was dissolved in 1536 when the archbishopric in Trondheim was dissolved. It was however restored as a kingdom (albeit in legislative union with Denmark) in 1661 and still existed as a kingdom prior to the union between Sweden and Norway in 1814, officially named "the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway" or alternatively "the United Kingdoms" unlike what would become Finland.Thus the Kingdom of Norway existed as such like the Kingdom of Scotland exist in/under todays UK.

Ok and thank you for correct information.

Jorma Tapio ; Norway was a part of Denmark to 1814, then it belonged to Sweden till 1905. Finland was a part of Sweden till 1809. Oskar II was a Swedish king. So there you have it all :P

Before independence Norway was part of Denmark, not Sweden. But Finland was part of Sweden for 600 years.

Glad you liked the video. By the way, that's what the plaque said.

wow!,.very nice Robert!,..TY for sharing!

You're welcome

Really digging your videos. I especially enjoyed your Fort Pierce, Stuart and Jensen Beach episode. We live in that area.

Great Video Robert!

Super video! Gorgeous scenery and I love your new music. This was an awesome trip for you and your wife.

Joan, I agree with your comment. Can you see yourself there? I can myself there only I would have to stay a few days to see the wonders of being at the top of the world, just one of their many trips I want to explore as well.

You can check my special campervan conversion from old army camper from my channel if u like..

Hello from RV-buddy from Finland.. This year we skipped nordkapp and went to vardo instead in east Norway.. Also worth checking out !

Next time, I think you should go to Havøysund, not far away from Honningsvåg. Have you heard about the U2 spy plane? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_U-2 Well, that spy lived in a fjord, called Bakfjord on the way to Havøysund. He nearly made a world war. Selmer Nilsen was his name.

If you go to Vardø, then you have to go to Hamningberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamningberg

Cool. I have to go back some day with more time.

It's quite humbling to see the stark difference between smooth, round fells on the finnish side and the rough, jagged mountains on the norwegian side. Kinda shame that as a Finn, our closest to that is few "small" (our largest) mountains at the "arm" region in North-West (Kilpisjärvi/Enontekiö).

Robert, this video will definitely hit 1 mil views. Congrat.

Great Video once again!, If you like that landscape. A trip to west coast Canada is a must. BC & Alberta, I’ve been out there a couple times and fall in love with it more and more each time. To me there’s nothing more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies Would love to see a video series from you out there

Ushuaia, Agentina here I come

Yeah, Nordic countries tend to be on the expensive side. Food, rents, fuel, etc.

Yeah, that's the great thing about Reindeer in summer, they are quite relaxed/docile - and you see them! At winter it can get nasty: fur turn rather white, high snow and constant darkness makes it super hard to avoid them. If they decide to take the road, and jump/climb the snow barrier, the moment you see them might very well be when it crashes on your hood/windshield. :S

Thank you! I live in Sweden and have actually never seen this special place on video (or for real) Been thinking of driving up there from Stockholm..... but its soo far away, and barren land with pricy hotels etc. RV would be A good choice (Oscar the second was A Swedish king, at this time Sweden and Norway was ONE country)

I enjoyed your video while I ran on my treadmill. Fantastic scenery and I like all the information you give about the areas you visit.

Outstanding music work, awesome nordic views. Thanks for the joy.

Fun fact: it's actually further north than Iceland. For example Helsinki in Finland is at the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland. There's a warm ocean current that goes between Iceland and Norway that keeps the Nordic countries relatively warm in the summertime, which is why the entire place isn't covered in snow all year round like Greenland.

Nords are big and built for cold weather, but on the other hand we start to feel extremely uncomfortable if the temperature goes above +20°C :D


Sometimes I wonder what your music reminds me. I thought about Jean-Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield and your music has a bit of same, but this is something new. Because of your new music I dug out my old Fleetwood Mac-records.

I like Jarre. It is possible I got some influence :-)

ARE you gonna RV to Cape Horn?

I'll hope to make it a least to Ushuaia

Thank you for the tour of a part of the world I'll probably never get to see.

music is absolutely dire!!!!!

Wonderful video, thanks again for making these videos! I bought your music CD and love it, I play it all day at work.

How on earth did you manage to drive all the way to Norway without seeing a reindeer while still in Finland?

Didn't see any in Finland

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

You're right, Robert, Bark is just ignorant of the actual facts. Sweden and Norway were two separate states in a union. They didn't cease to exist.

If it was the 17th of May, everone would be in their best clothes and wave a flag. And there would be a children's parade following the band :) I checked, Robert travelled in Honningsvåg on the first day of the 43rd North Cape festival. The walk to the cape and a marching band gathering was part of the festival. It is not really a celebration of anything in particular, more like a reason for the locals to gather for a week of family friendly fun.

Such a memorable journey! Thank you for sharing.

You're welcome. Glad you liked it. It was memorable for sure.

Beautiful place.

Those few intrepid motorcyclists ...... thanks for taking us all to the “top of the world” !!!!

Why are all the buildings and barns painted deep burgundy red?

Good question

Aha, it was the 120th anniversary for the Honningsvåg musikkforening (music association)

An epic journey for sure.

Not even close. Iceland is further south by a good margin.

Those camper vans should be banned. They are not only driven inconsiderately but also parked inconsiderately. There was one parked in my street for four nights. The people who rent them just want to save money and do not benefit local business only leave trash behind them

Regaring the people doing the trek on foot: there is a Norwegian tv show called 71° North where the contestants journey from the Lindesnes Lighthouse, the Southern most point of Norway to Nordkapp. So, kind of normal.

Robert bedankt, very very nice.

That narrow road, with dashed white stripes indicate that the road are under 6 meters wide, they dont have strip in the midle of the road. And with max width 2,5 meters for cars, you have plenty of space :) Skarvbergtunnelen , first one you drive to, are very bad, so thats why they start this year making a new one. Fun to see what tourist see where we live :D

Love it Robert! Just getting back from vacation ourselves and are getting caught up on your adventures. Really enjoying your Nordic trek so far. Great footage!

Its was the cheapest kind back in the day, now its mostly because it has become a tradition.

2:37 It's nice but that kind of waterfalls are *everywhere* in Norway. There are some that are *truly* spetacular, not to be negative, but that one is just... nice... 3:24 Hum, reminds me a bit of Iceland. I miss having such a open landscape without bloody trees everywhere obscuring most of the landscapes features. 4:30 Remember last episode you mentioned people acting as if there's a third lane in the road? Well, many of us are used to roads like this... And it's a fairly good road btw. 8:14 Dangerous? Why do you say that? 8:18 Ah, that explains it. And I suspect it's the turn and not so much the tunnel that is dangerous. "Ulykkespunk" directly translated is "accident point" basically the area has more then normal accidents statistically speaking and they've makred that fact. That kind of locations tend to be places where cars colide more then normal or where people are run over or some such so the sign is there to notify people to pay more attention then normal and to slow down. Usually the cause is a difficult turn or roads meeting at a location with poor visibility or some such. I'm guessing it was referring to the turn before the entrance of the tunnel and not the tunnel itself really as the tunnel has good visibility, looks solid, got good lighting, is reasonably big etc. (We got a *lot* of tunnels here in Norway, and there are some that genuinly *are* scary, think tiny ones that you barely can fit a small car through with no light in the roof and that is rugged with rocks sticking out on the sides etc and you have to slowly drive single file and try to avoid the rocks sticking out and watch out for traffic from the other side using your night lights only with turns... Yeah, not something you'll find in frequently used roads, but they do exist) 8:50 Honestly I'd be more worried about *that* sign... That location is pron to rock slides according to the sign. The state is of course activly fighting to keep rock slide risks low, but new rocks ends up being loose every year and no matter how much work you do to protect the road there will always be some risk. 17:43 The "Å" is *not* an "A" but a completely different letter, just so you know. ;-)

Loved the video.... so cool.... thanks Robert....

i want to see you cook in your rv

hey Robert! nice video, probably we were on the same time on the North Cape ;)

This was in early June. It is an amazing place. I hope to go back some day.

Meus Parabéns!! Belo trabalho, amo a Noruega.


Mike Le Suèdois My grandparents came from Malmo, Sweden! My mom asked my grandmother why she named her son. “Oscar.?” My Grandmother said, “If Oscar is good enough for the King of Sweden, it is good enough for my son!”

Kelly Clark You must be thinking of eastern Washington!

Beautiful pictures video

Wow! - So you actually found your way to _this_ part of the world Robert! - Such a contrast to watch when compared to your trips in the US, especially when you were down in Florida! - I think your choice of music was fitting to the rather 'monotonous' scenery approaching the cape plateau, but, after having been following you to so many interesting and beautiful places, @ 10:15 I was almost relieved to hear your original 'RV-song' again!

Thank you. It was a once in a lifetime trip.

It's nice to see that you got your wife trained to stay out of site and to be quiet tell how you do it

I grew up there.

Wonderful video!

Thank you! It was a wonderful trip.

Hurtigruten-ship from Bergen to Kirkenes

Wonderful sights. Thanks so much.

Yes it was wonderful. One of my favorite trips. You're welcome.

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