I made up my mind last night and decided to end the Northern Europe trip here. I’ll catch a bus to Oulu today and then take a train to Helsinki. From there it’s a 29h ferry ride to Germany.
It’s been a great, an awesome trip. Scandinavia is filled with natural beauty and I’ve met many a nice person. And I cycled pretty much exactly 7000km since I started in Trelleborg 3 months ago.
The reasons for ending this here and now are, basically, that I’m looking forward to a break from the break, and that I’m required to take a break from the break, i.e. there’s work to be done.
The blue line shows my route up to here. Click the map for a slightly larger version.