Last weekend we finally got the chance to visit the northernmost part of Norway. Together with Bine and one more Oslo-based EVS-er we flew to Alta and from there drove all the way to the Nordkapp (the North Cape).
Beginning of May, the day lasts almost forever, and yet it’s still snowing – a somewhat unnatural combination for us. The winding road went through Sennalandet, an endless white desert with cabins half buried in snow and cross-country skiing people here and there. One of the most amazing landscapes we have ever seen. Even though at only about 300 meters above sea level, we had the feeling we were very high in the Alps. After Sennalandet the road continued along the coast, with many reindeer occasionally annoying the drivers. Around noon we reached the North Cape!
The next day we travelled to Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu, an important cultural centre of Northern Sápmi, where reindeer herding is still a main occupation for the Sámi.
Our experience in the North was even greater thanks to Randi, a CISV-er who hosted us in Alta 🙂