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Day 56, 01 March 2016

Rest day.. …We thought!

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D-Day minus 7, 29 December: Last few days

The days for preparation are running out!

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D-Day minus 17, December 19: Route Options

So many route options!

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Nordkapp

Nordkapp (English: North Cape; Northern Sami: Davvinjárga or Nordkáhppa; Kven: Kappa or Nordkappa) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Honningsvåg, where most residents live. Other settlements in Nordkapp include the villages of Gjesvær, Kåfjord, Kamøyvær, Kjelvik, Nordvågen, Repvåg, Skarsvåg, and Valan.

Some 200,000 tourists visit Nordkapp annually during the two to three months of summer. The main tourist attractions are the North Cape and the nearby Knivskjellodden. The North Cape first became famous when the English explorer Richard Chancellor rounded it in 1553 while attempting to find a sea route through the Northeast Passage. Helnes Lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Porsangerfjorden.

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Lakselv

Lakselv (Northern Sami: Leavdnja; Kven: Lemmijoki) is the largest village and administrative centre of Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village lies at the southern end of the large Porsangerfjorden. The 2.22-square-kilometre (550-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,258, which gives the village a population density of 1,017 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,630/sq mi).

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Masi

Masi (Norwegian) or Máze (Northern Sami) is a village in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located along the river Kautokeinoelva, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the town of Alta and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of the village of Kautokeino. The village is made up predominantly of Sami people, and both the Sami and Norwegian names of the village (“Máze” and “Masi”) are officially recognized.

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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjärvi (Northern Sami: Gilbbesjávri) is a village in the municipality of Enontekiö, Lapland, Finland. It is located in Finland’s northern “arm” near the very northwesternmost point of Finland.

Although Kilpisjärvi is one of the largest villages in Enontekiö, it is still quite small. In 2000 its population was recorded as 114. Like most Sami villages, Kilpisjärvi is built mainly around one major road, Käsivarrentie, or the “Arm Road” and Neljäntuulentie, or the “Four Winds’ Road” — also known as E8. Near the Kilpisjärvi is the highest point of Finnish road network, at altitude of 565,8 m.

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Hemavan

Hemavan (or Bierke) is a locality situated in Storuman Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden with 222 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is located on European route E12 between Storuman in Sweden and Mo i Rana. Hemavan is most famous for being a family-friendly ski resort. During the winter months Hemavan caters to many tourists, mainly from Sweden and the neighbouring countries of Norway and Finland.

Hemavan also has the Hemavan Airport, with one flight per day 6 days of the week to and from Stockholm-Arlanda.

Hemavan is the starting point of the Kungsleden trail. From here Conrad and Hilary will follow the Kungsleden.

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Hattfjelldal

Hattfjelldal (Southern Sami: Aarborte and Northern Sami: Árbordi) is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hattfjelldal. Other villages include Grubben, Svenskvollen, and Varntresk. Hattfjelldal Airfield is located in the village of Hattfjelldal.

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Røyrvik

Røyrvik (Southern Sami: Raarvihke) is a village and municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Røyrvik. The area has always had a strong Sami influence.

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