We could have caught the early bus to Alta airport on Wednesday but with plenty of time to spare we booked in at the hostel in Honningsvåg for one night, the plan being to catch the 09:15 bus on Tuesday. There was no need to rush so after a leisurely breakfast we packed and rode into town, calling in on the REMA 1000 for food for our last two nights. It was much cooler today, with a slight breeze. Check in time was 15:00 but the receptionist was amenable to our early arrival so we could lunch in the kitchen out of the cold. It was a large modern hostel but only three rooms were occupied.
We spent the afternoon riding to the fishing village of Nordvågen, the clouds having dispersed. It’s at the end of a road past a tunnel, the only one we’d encountered with a separate cyclist and pedestrian path. Utility cyclists and commuters are well catered for in Norway, long distance riders less so. The road ended in a track and we continued past a rack of smelly drying stockfish.
After dinner I stepped outside to see a faint aurora but considered it not worth riding out to escape the town lights.
Distance cycled: 29 km