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29 Nov 2019 07:37

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03 Dec 2019 19:34

Part 47: Sulphuric Acid from Pori (FIN) to Oulu (FIN)
600km north to the city of Oulu.
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Rain as we leave Pori.
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The rain gives way to a light mist.
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A farmyard by the roadside.
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Crossing Lake Villilänsalmi as we drive around Tampere (seen in the distance).
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Boats on a lake.
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Going through Jyväskylä.
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302km of winding roads through the forest to go.
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Another lake.
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The sun is low in the sky as we approach Oulu.
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Oulu at midnight - we're very close to the arctic circle.
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08 Dec 2019 22:11

The next part of the trip takes us further north again.
Part 48: Olives from Oulu (FIN) to Ivalo (FIN)
A further 550km north to the arctic town of Ivalo. Earning €35,000.
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On the motorway around Oulu - a burnt out trailer & a fire engine.
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Colourful houses in the town of Ii.
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Through the forests (They seem endless at this point).
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Ariving in Rovaniemi.
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The road continues north...
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Crossing the River Ounasjoki near Kittilä.
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Taking the more scenic route along the 956 takes us through many small villages.
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The road runs out of tarmac as we go around a lake.
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Arriving in Ivalo from the north. (You can see the ADR plate I forgot to remove after our last job. Luckily no one noticed.)
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Looking across Ivalo in the evening.
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09 Dec 2019 19:19

Part 49: Empty Pallets from Ivalo (FIN) to Honningsvåg (N)
A final 350km north to the most northerly point in continental Europe. The aptly named Nordkapp.
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On the road out of Ivalo in the late afternoon.
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343km to go...
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Coming over the crest of a hill.
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Over the river Kárášjohka in Norway.
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Arriving in Honningsvåg after one of the best drives I've ever experienced.
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The view over the town.
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Nordkapp.
So concludes the long drive north from Budapest. The next section of this tour will take us southwards through Scandinavia - exploring the countries of Sweden, Norway & Denmark before we head for Iceland at the very edge of the Eurasian plate.
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28 Dec 2019 18:35

Part 50: Salmon Fillet from Honningsvåg (N) to Umeå (S)
We head south out of the arctic circle to the Swedish city of Umeå.
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Making our way back towards Ivalo.
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Through the Finnish forests once more.
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There are more than 180,000 lakes in Finland.
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On the E75 south of Rovaniemi.
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Going through Tornio on the Finland/Sweden border.
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Sweden isn't short on lakes either.
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On the E4 - not a cloud in the evening sky.
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Having rested overnight at a service station, we continue on as the E4 crosses a river.
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Leaving Skellefteå.
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Our destination, an industrial estate north of Umeå.
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03 Jan 2020 20:05

Part 51: Post Packages from Umeå (S) to Trondheim (N)
650km westwards to Norway's third most populous city. Earning €30,000.
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Preparing to leave Drekkar Trans in Umeå.
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The rain lightens as we pass by a lake on the E4.
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Waiting at traffic lights in Örnsköldsvik.
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Looking out at hills across a lake from the motorway.
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Crossing the Högakustenbron.
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Around Sundsvall.
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Turning off the E4 at Sundsvall to head west along the E14.
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Lakes and villages beside the E14.
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The road twists between rocky cliff faces as we approach Trondheim.
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Looking across Trondheim in the afternoon.
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16 Jan 2020 23:07

Part 52: Motor Oil from Trondheim (N) to Lillehammer (N)
350km south through the Norwegian countryside, earning €13,000.
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On the E6 out of Trondheim.
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Mountains in the background as the dual carriageway ends.
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The road winds it way along the banks of a river.
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A train as we approach Oppdal.
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Houses by the road in Oppdal.
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The road continues to follow the Driva river.
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Some impressive cliffs.
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Arriving in Lillehammer. The terrain here is (a little) less mountainous.
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17 Jan 2020 17:28

Part 53: Engine Oil from Lillehammer (N) to Oslo (N)
280km to the capital of Norway.
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Along the shores of lake Mjøsa (The largest in Norway) south of Lillehammer.
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The E6 goes through a tunnel.
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Crossing the Vorma at the lower end of Mjøsa.
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Entering the greater Oslo region.
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Turning off the motorway to get to the depot.
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The view across the harbour.
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18 Jan 2020 21:14

Part 54: Maintenance Supplies from Oslo (N) to Stavanger (N)
A quarry near Stavanger is in need of some supplies for important repair work - so it's time we head west.
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Our journey reaches the 20,000km mark shortly after we leave the depot!
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Through Oslo on the E18.
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Crossing the mouth of the Drammenselva river.
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The E134 takes us back towards the Fjords.
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A rural village with mountains in the background.
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Over a mountain stream.
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The road clings close to the mountainside - it's a very steep drop the other side.
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Looking out at a bridge across a fjord.
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Inside one of the many tunnels.
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Sheer cliffs on each side.
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Crossing another fjord.
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Along a narrow road past a hamlet far off the main road.
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Arriving at the quarry in the late afternoon.
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We make it to Stavanger before the sun sets.
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19 Jan 2020 17:46

Part 55: Electrical Wiring from Stavanger (N) to Karlstad (S)
A long 750km east, earning €30,000.
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At the Port of Stavanger.
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Through farmland in southern Norway.
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Another bridge high over a fjord.
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In Kristiansand - looking out across the port.
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Crossing a bridge as we go around the southern edge of Greater Oslo.
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Paying the toll.
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The Swedish countryside.
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Arriving in Karlstad.
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