Day 53 I left Alex and Anne around 9.30am and rejoined road 5/E63 Kuusamo – Kemijärvi 10 minutes later. All the way to Kemijärvi I had to fight against a cold headwind. Around noon I entered Lapland and two hours later crossed the Polar Circle. A some places reindeers were staying on the middle of the road and first fled into the forest as passing by cars blew the horn.
Kemijärvi is surrounded by the lake bearing the same name. I stopped for the night at a B&B hotel in the centre of the town. The sky was now covered with clouds and would mask the midnight sun tonight.
Further information about Kemijärvi on Wikipedia
97.4 km 6:08 15.9 km/h 430 m 520 m 3,993.6 km 4,122 km
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