Having been confined to their home shores for two years, Jeremy, James, and Richard are finally back on the road for their first post-pandemic road trip. This time the boys head for the icy wastes of the Scandinavian Arctic Circle with their three all-time favorite rally-bred cars to help get them through the snow.
Their Arctic Circle journey begins at the Norwegian coast, on the dramatic Lofoten Islands peninsula, with the world’s most remote and spectacular football pitch as their start line. From there they must cross Europe’s Last Great Wilderness, a trek that takes them through the tops of Norway, Sweden, and Finland to the journey’s end near the Russian border.
What they believe will be an easy trip in their tough, rally-bred machines, turns out to be anything but. Along the way, they suffer heart-stopping high-speed drama, injury to their not-so-young bodies, and perilous danger on the frozen lakes. To add to their woes there is nowhere to live in the snowy wilderness so they must build their own homes, from whatever they can scavenge, to tow behind them on skis.
Alongside the danger and the pitiful living conditions, there is much to see and do. Traveling through the breathtaking landscape they come across a secret Cold War submarine base where they are definitely not welcome, and a race track carved on a frozen lake. Here they test their cars in an adrenaline-filled race towing Skjoring skiers at almost 100mph behind them.
Back on the road, their mobile homes cause endless havoc that culminates in Finland in a calamitous unscheduled encounter with a ski slope. Then, near the journey’s end, their mission is in danger of total failure.
In between the peril and the catastrophes, there is also plenty of laughter, as Jeremy and Richard literally start a Cold War between the two of them, by escalating ice-based pranks. Their already impressive cars become even more amazing once modded, with Jeremy fitting a particularly lethal modification to his. The speed sequences are immense, and the snowy, icy scenery provides the most spectacular backdrop for their first Grand Tour since the world opened up again.
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September 16, 2022
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May