3rd September 2011 / To Nordkapp, Norway
We woke up early in a field with an amazing view. We collected some cans and brought them to the supermarket for a 1kr refund. We brought supplies from Finland, so this was the only Norwegian money we had on our trip, and I still have it.
We made a sign for Nordkapp, and before too long Christian pulled up. Christian had come from Germany in this beat-up old van with a dog and a mattress in the back. It was cold, but the van super-heated your feet as it struggled up hills. I wasn’t sure we were going to make it, and it took twice as long as a car, but it was sort of perfect for our trip.
There is a toll on the way to Nordkapp. It costs about 15 euro per car, plus 7 euro per person. We got out and walked around, but Christian paid for us as the staff had seen. We paid him back, but we were annoyed at having to pay. When we got to Nordkapp, land’s end, we discovered there was a 35 euro entry fee to the visitor’s centre. It seemed strange to go that far north, just to go into a building. Of course, we hopped out before the entrance and wandered around and took photos on our own. I loved the look of the long highway coupled with the empty sea horizon.
Part of a journey from the hitch-hiking feature film This Time