North Cape 2008 Info
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Hello aircooled freaks out there,
Once again it’s time to do something that will make your neighbours shake their heads. Every two years sometime in February you can find some guys and gals from the Finnish VW Club (FVWA http://www.suomenvolkkariyhdistys.fi )
working on their bug’s Eberspachers or Webastos, collecting snowchains and showels in their car…what the heck… ?
Well, their neighbours have stopped wondering some time ago –these crazy people are going to do it again : they will leave for two weeks, drive to the North Cape in their bugs and come back smiling…
Imagine this, February in Lappland = anything from –45C to +5C…hey instead you could book a flight to Lanzarote or Mallorca – it would even be cheaper ! ! Well, if you have ever planned a trip like that we are glad to help you , and you can tell your neighbours that there are more crazy ones out there somewhere…
There is space for 20 teams only, sorry.
07. - 16.02.2008
The trip is going to start in Oulu (northern Finland) and take you to the North Cape and back.
What car should you take…?
Aircooled VeeDubs are the best -of course you can take any car if it is aircooled…but this is not a MUST. The fun part is the most important.
What´s it going to cost?
To be sure that you are really going to take part we will charge a 50.- Eur / person participation fee. With this sum we will cover the reservation costs for the hotels / motels.
Additionally we will charge a 50.- Eur / person that we will refund in Aavasaksa after the tour is finished.
31.10.2007 final day to let us know that you will take part
Pls send mails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After we have checked that there is still place transfer the 100.- Eur to:
IBAN: FI86 5641 7320 0044 67
Each one will have to cover his /her own journey (to and from Finland, gas, equipment, food and so on). We will be your touristguides for 24h a day and of course we will have a small repairshop travelling with us.
What else are you going to get?
We will be your touristguides for 24h a day and of course we will have a small repairshop travelling with us. During the trip we will offer you the chance to feel the North: You´re going to get the Lapland-baptism*, Certificate for crossing the Polar Circle*, swim in an ice hole (after the sauna) and of course you will get the chance to drive on a lake in your own car… * = will cost you some £5-10
The schedule : (FIN = Finland, N = Norway, S = Sweden)
Saariselkä - Inari
Karigasniemi - Skarsvåg
Skarsvåg - Nordkapp ~
- Skarsvåg ~
Alta - Enontekiö
Enontekiö - Aavasaksa
Who needs a snowplow when you‘ve got skis…
(Road to the
INTERESTING LINKS FOR INFO ON FINLAND
intend to take the boat from
Useful stuff, lot’s of links:
Weather-camera, takes pictures of the finish roads (updates hourly):
What‘s the weather like in Finland right now? (daily updates):
Pictures of previous North Cape trips in VW‘s (sorry only in Finish)
The weathergods were kind to
us on this trip, temperatures between –5C and +
http://www.jupeviihde.fi (check: KUVAT on the upper left and there: NORDKAPP…picture from the trip 1998it was bloody cold:
–40C loads of snow, sometimes you really couldn‘t tell if you are on the road or not…)
That‘s all, you will find my e-mail address on this page below, if you should have any questions don‘t hesitate to ask. I will try to answer as soon as possible.
But PLEASE remember this:
This trip is costing us a lot in terms of effort and still we don’t want to see a penny. Also we are not going to drag you to overpriced touristattractions -we will try to show you Lappland from it’s most beautiful sides….and yes we might have a good party or two (even more =) with our own D.J.! So take care of your equipment as good as possible, I will send out more detailed info on what is useful later.
…and yes we are definitely crazy pulling a stunt like this….
Any questions? Send’ em here: email@example.com