Lapland, Sweden 2017 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Travelled: 332 kilometres from Tornehamn to Lansjรคrv in Sweden.

Visited: Driving the E10 and Gรคllivare

Stayed: A picnic stop and parking area near Lansjรคrv, free with the usual facilities.  N66.65083, E22.18469

It’s another late start this morning, we seemed to have settled into the campercar lifestyle, that being ‘stay in bed, you don’t have a train to catch’.  It was very cold overnight, the coldest this year so far.  There was a heavy mist early but as you can see its lifted a few hundred feet.
Pam has found a walking path, leading from one corner of our little car-park.  It follows the stream crossing in three places over properly constructed bridges.  Passing around a small lake then a larger one another kilometre further on.

The view across the first of the two lakes. The snow cover mountains are something to behold.  Back from our walk we pack up and get going.
We do a quick stop at a little supermarket in the middle of nowhere.  The first we have seen since crossing into Sweden. We quickly work out its stocked with cheap Norwegian goodies to catch those heading home through Sweden. Just so happens Meller caramels are Pam’s favourite.
After passing perhaps a thousand warning signs of reindeer on the road through Norway, we no sooner roll out of supermarket to find reindeer on the road. We see several goups over the next hour.
Seems this one is the leader of the group, you can tell by the stylish chocker.
We stop for lunch and a break in a little picnic area on the Kalixรฅlven River. This magnificent old concrete bridge was opened in 1929, only used as a walking bridge now.
Without wanting to be critical, this picture typifies travelling through Swedish Lapland. Pine trees lining the roads for hundred of kilometres.

Its getting late in the afternoon when we see a service station come restaurant with a large parking and picnic area at Lansjรคrv.  We roll over and park in the far corner with another small camper-car.  They are a couple of guys from Finland on a trout fishing trip.  They tell me they stay here every year.  I get the BBQ out we have defrosted some pork chops for dinner.  They go nicely with some takeaway chips from the restaurant, a glass of beer and wine.

Michael and Pam

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