Finland as the starting point
SK was working in Czech Rep at the time of planning for the trip. His service term will be ending soon and being in love with the machine and wanted to do something unconventional, decided to pedal home instead of by flight.
Sean worked in Finland some years back. The idea to start the journey from Finland is simply to visit his Finnish friends and the lands he once tracked and trekked.
Arctic Circle was chosen as the starting point. This coming Friday we will take a 12hrs train up from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and then cycle to this place called the Santa Claus village. It lies in the Arctic Circle 5.0170 N, 25.4670 E. On 1st August 2004, we will start the journey going home …