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Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Our thoughts on Sweden after touring there in 2017

Strengths: My apologies, but we didn’t put a lot of planning into Sweden. we cross in and out of Sweden three times during 2017. Firstly we drove up the west coast of Sweden from Gothenburg to Norway. We visited the beautiful Koster Islands on our way. Some six week later we crossed northern Sweden in Finnish Lapland, another scenic drive of snowcapped hills and treeless tundra. Finally we travelled by ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm spending 2 days exploring the palace’s of Stockholm. We then followed the east coast spending a couple of days on windswept ร–land before heading west to Malmo and the famous Bron/Broen bridge.

Stockholm’s marina stellplatz

Weaknesses: Obviously dealing with the Swedish Krona is inconvenient. There are few options for legal overnight parking in Stockholm other than the marina stellplatz. It’s expensive, crammed and a bit noisy with an overpass directly above it. Diesel and LPG is expensive as is beer and wine.

Solliden Slott, ร–land

Opportunities: The smaller town such as Sigtuna and Veta are very pretty and worth exploring. The regional centre of Linkรถping was another interesting visit. We found the drive south from Stockholm to ร–land particularly interesting. The island of ร–land is well worth a couple of days.

Following Sigtuna’s viking rune stones

Threats: Sweden has speed cameras everywhere. Wandering wildlife in the north are a driving hazard.

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