Hey guys, Just over a month til we fly into Kirkenes in Norway to begin our big European trip. A couple of quick questions from any of you who may have cycled that way.
1. Will the airport shuttle have room for our boxed up bikes or will we need to assemble at the airport and ride in. This will influence which flight I book
2. Riding south into Finland toward Inari, we've read that the ground is very soft and wet and squishy for camping. Is this all over or are there spots where the ground will be more amenable for the tent. If not, any hints on keeping our tent upright (it has pegs), and getting a comfortable nights sleep without sinking onto a bog would be most welcome. On our Australian trip we had the opposite problem of rock hard ground bending our pegs.
3. We don't think water will be an issue in that part of the world. Does anyone foresee any issues if we only have three water bottles each? (In Aus we carried up to 12 L between us which was very HEAVY. Hoping not to have to repeat that) We'll carry one or more methods of purification (tablets and a steripen) so as long as we can get it, we can drink it.
4. Has anyone had experience with the Thursday market in Kirkenes? We were hoping to stock up on supplies but unsure if it is that type of market.
Cheers in advance for absolutely any info you can give us.