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of February 2002
Car trip, day 2: Tromsų - Lyngen-fjord - Alta
Forenoon we made again a
walk through the old town of Tromsų and as
yesterday night we where enthused by the old wooden houses and the
life in the streets.
continued our journey to the North not on the main road (the E6), but on
the street through the Lyngen peninsula with two ferry passages. On the
ferries we had enough time to enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Lyngen
At Olderdalen we "met" again the E6 (Trans-European
road No. 6) which we would follow until the North Cape. This part of the
E6 is certainly one of the nicest, with deep insights into the Norwegian
a boom blockaded the road and so we stood in the beginning darkness
somewhere in the nowhere at the E6. We decided to wait, because we knew
that such barriers are quite normal in the winterly Norway ... maybe an
avalanche has to been removed? The only irritating thing was, that there
was no note or time table at the boom, when this road section will be
short time a bus came and the bus driver told us, that indeed an avalanche
blocked the road and in a half hour the road would be opened for the last
time at this day.
minutes later a huge snow plough and a car of the road maintenance came
and with the snow plough in front of us and the maintenance car at the end
we crossed the dangerous road section.
crossed the avalanche, the bus passed us and was driving like crazy on the
icy roads to Alta. We tried not to loose the bus, because we didn't know
the winding road. At 8 o'clock we arrived at Alta, where we rented a
hytter (hut) at the next camp ground.
of the campground said also, that we had look in even getting to Alta,
because yesterday all roads to Alta were closed because of snowfall and