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May 24, 2016 - Across Sweden

After a rainy night the weather became better at noon. I met people from France going to Nordkapp and had long chat. Then I get visiting the church town and then continue my path south with not a lot of objectives in that area. In fact there are few points of interest so you met all campers there. And by the way the rain start again at 3pm; and it lasted till end of night. This is the reason why I have few pictures only to share. Oh by the way I have got a tomorrow objective from these people so I hope I will find the place and share with...

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May 23, 2016 - Kalix Sweden

That Monday morning occurs under little sun. I continue driving south without any plan just watching for any point of interest. This is such a huge river with a very important decline rate where people do rafting. But the weather is still rainy and not a lot to visit. On the evening I arrived close to a special village and I will pass this night on a car park under rain . Have a nice evening...

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Jun 6, 2015 - Abisko

On Friday I headed north on the train to Uppsala to stay with Hella, another sailing friend from Jennifer days. She is a surgeon and has recently returned from a month in Pakistan working for MSF. (Doctors without Borders who Jill is with) Some amazing stories! Hella and I made a plan to head north for a week. On Saturday we flew to Kiruna in Northern Sweden and picked up our rental car. First night was spent at Abisko National Park overlooking Tornttask Lake. Stunning view and 24 hours of daylight. It was difficult to go to bed so we spent...

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Jun 6, 2014 - Sweden Again

We followed the river & therefore the border South to the coast at Tornio where we turned West & crossed the river back into Sweden. That meant putting the clock back an hour so we are back to just one hour ahead of UK time. The drive South was unremarkable except that we did also cross back across the Arctic Circle. The Finnish tourist centre on the roadside was less impressive than the one we stopped at in Norway on the way up. There was no snow here & the temperature was up in the 80s, not very Arctic like. The town just across the...

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Jun 21, 2011 - Af Chapman Ship, Stockholm, Sweden

Well upon arrival at Stockholm airport it was apparent Skye was not well.Feeling very shaky and a little irrational she started to get the staggers.She started to get a bit irrational so upon arriving at the wrong terminal she found a seat and sat down.I took off to try to retrieve our luggage at another terminal.After running all the way and struggling back to where I left Skye she wasn't there.A security guard approached me and asked me to follow him.Here i find Skye being attended to by Paramedics in a medical room.They were quite...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Old Church Town, Gammelstad, Sweden

After the shambles of Sammi culture tour we proceeded to Gammelstad which was originally the main city up here but was moved 10 km and called Lulea.This place was just a Church but by law all people in surrounding districts had to attend.Some people had to travel far so they built cabins around the church for over night stays.Each village built in their own place so they could be together and you could tell where they came from if you knew where they built.They are still there today some 500 years old and still used by the church goers.We...

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Jun 19, 2011 - Sami Culture, Flakaberg, Sweden

The horse ride was a great experience.We had to fully gear up the horses including brushing them down.All up with the ride of about 3 hours including Stopover at the half way mark for hot chocolate and pancakes we had about 4 hrs with them.We got back around 4.00 am and it was broad daylight all the way.24 hour sunlight.Once again bloody exhausted and hurting all over.Showing my age. If you really want to experience the traditional local Sami culture and lifestyle, then this trip will give you a once in a unique opportunity to getter a...

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Jun 19, 2011 - Sami Tour, Gammelstad, Sweden

Wow, what a night last night :) I have no need to remind myself how lucky I have ben in the last 15 years to have traveled so, met so many interesting people and have seen such amazing sights. This morning was leisurely, I am glad I planned it that way as half way through my hot shower in the tree sauna I was singing to myself whilst looking out the window, then.... the water stopped. I was stuck with shampoo in my hair and was to face stepping out into the cold morning air and wilderness like a damsel in distress looking for a...

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Jun 18, 2011 - Tree Hotel, Harads, Sweden

No holdups and good flight again.Norwegian airlines run similar to Jet Star.Buy your own food and drinks.As it was only 1 hour flight we did not require their services.Arrived in Lulea and picked up our hire car.What I did not know was that its left hand drive over here.Skye was the pilot and we had some anxious moments with me flapping my arms and Skye telling me to calm down and shut up.So strange driving on the wrong side of the road and not knowing where you are going is very hard.Skye though is very capable and once out of the city and...

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Jun 18, 2011 - Tree Hotel, Harads, Sweden

Oh love, love, I feel normal again! What a great nights sleep, I didnt even hear any snoring! Actually I dont think that I even changed my sleeping position. Heaven. We wandered up to the nose of the plane for breakfast, and it was delicious! I ate and ate and ate, real food mmmmmmmmm. I also packed a little snack for a bit later - travelers habit when you get free breakfast! The morning was lovely and leisurely, as we only flew out at 10am. Our body clocks are a little out of whack which is expected so we awoke early (about 6am) but having...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Driving up the Bothnian Coast

Wow! What a day of driving. We covered a lot of ground today on our quest for the midnight sun. We left Lake Siljan before ten this morning and headed east to the coast. Our first sight of the Sea of Bothnia was from the small city of Soderhamn. This city was dotted with pretty little parks filled with a beautiful array of flowers. We climbed to the top of the Oscarborg tower for a nice view of the city and sea in the distance. The tower resembled something right out of a fairytale—it was white with turrets at the top. After our stop, we...

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Sep 20, 2006 - Lulea - Three seasons in one day

Travelling from Narvick by train we climb up spectacular gorges, clinging to steep valley sides. The mountain peaks are concealed behind grey clouds, the freezing rain babtising the bare rock and coalescing into brilliant white cascades which gift wrap the mountain in ribbons of white foam. Ascending toward Sweden the rain turns to snow at 1300 meters, a height celebrated on the outside of the station at Bjonfell. This snow, falling in the first few days of autumn melts and forms puddles in the red grit around the station. We ascend further...

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