Route 8

The Finnmark Route: Alta – Kirkenes: Traversing Norway’s northern expanse, you start in Alta, which is renowned for its UNESCO-listed rock carvings. Pedal through the tundra and remote villages, where glimpses of Sami heritage and reindeer herds add to the charm. As the route progresses, embrace the stark beauty of the Arctic Ocean coastline, with its dramatic cliffs and endless summer sun. Finally, arrive in Kirkenes, where the vibrant town offers a perfect conclusion to your adventure, complete with opportunities to explore local attractions and unwind after days of exploration.

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