As our main energy source for heating, hot water and cooking is LPG gas we are equipped with a fixed tank of 60 liters. We do not need any gas cylinders or gas bottles which are different in size and connector in most of the countries and therefore difficult to change and refill. Our LPG tank can be filled by using the standard LPG gas connectors at petrol stations like LPG driven cars do.
As Finland is one of the few countries in Europe without LPG stations, we filled up our tank in Estonia just before taking the ferry to Helsinki to survive the trip up through all of Finland and to the Nordcap.
The usage of LPG gas is a very easy and efficient energy source for us. We needed about 45 litres of gas for the last 30 days which makes 1 EURO per day or 1,5 litres of gas per day in a harsh northern environment.
Another important stop is of course at the supermarket. It is fun to explore the choices different supermarkets in different countries offer. We always try to find something new which we don’t know.
After a day of shopping, sightseeing and service to the car we left town and found a magnificent spot at the Alta Fjord, 60 meters above sea level with great views. Next to us were the ruins of a WW2 artillery battery. From our window we could watch the fjord and the mountains around us changing constantly with the clouds and the sun.