Now we have crossed the polar circle. Today we also have great weather with sunshine. But it is still cold and we see traces of the winter snow here and there and the ice on the lakes is still lingers. Up here we see a lot more lakes and river than down south; even though the map tells us that it is down south all the lakes are supposed to be found.
There are a lot of
running back and forth across the road up here. It is the Sami people, that is to be found all over Northern Scandinavia who keeps them. To see rein deer’s running loose comes completely natural to us, but when we see cows, horses, goats, sheep’s and camels do the same in other countries, we think it is exotic. Strange isn’t it?
At the border town of Salle we turned right and all of a sudden we where
back in Russia again
. As soon as we crossed the border the very nice, smooth Russian road turned in to gravel and dirt road again. We went strait for the Kola Peninsula and the White Sea.
After a few hours driving the beautiful White Sea Bay opened up next to the road. We followed the coast line for 100 kilometers to the town of Umba.