Norway, Finland, Sweden

These countries are dominated by forests, lakes and rivers, and many kilometres of dirt roads. This section has by far the longest between services, at a maximum of 250km between grocery stores. Go prepared for any weather as even in high summer, as it can be surprisingly cold if its overcast or raining. Also be prepared for biting insects as it can get really bad at times.

Recommended starting in the far north at the beginning of June, there could still be snow any earlier. Aim to finish here, south bound, middle of September.

Flights from Oslo to Kirkenes, 60km from Grense Jakobselv and the start/finish.

Highest point : 700m