Sweden, Norway · 48 Days · 184 Moments · June 2016

Summer in Scandinavia

31 July 2016

The last day of the final summer visit begins with a nice breakfast in Uppsala โ˜•๏ธ

30 July 2016

And after the day at the lake Mรคlaren in Uppsala we went for a final dinner next to the Uppsala train station ๐Ÿดโœจ
Visiting my favorite cafe in Uppsala (again) for some chocolate cake and tea โค๏ธ๐Ÿต๐Ÿซ

29 July 2016

A day at the beach and on the lake for some paddling in Stockholm next to the Haga park ๐Ÿ 

28 July 2016

Next stop is ร–regrund and the island Grรคsรถ - with a weather change from sunshine to storm and sun again โ˜€๏ธ
Lunch and Fika in the cafe at the northern gate in Lรถvstabruk while waiting for the bus to the seaside ๐Ÿ˜
Next stop is Lรถvstabruk, an old mining village โค๏ธ
Back in Uppsala for some day trips in Uppland and Stockholm. The first bus is taking us to ร–sthammer โ˜บ๏ธ

26 July 2016

Back on the train to Uppsala - 20 hours in a train ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

25 July 2016

The final stop of a long day and a beautiful trip in the amazing county Norway โœจโ˜€๏ธ
Is it really Norway that we are driving through? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ณโค๏ธ
Having reached the end of the E10 road โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
There are just too many beautiful places in this island โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜โœจโค๏ธ
Visiting the beautiful Nusfjord on the way to the end of Lofoten islands ๐ŸŽฃ
Ahh the second day just starts perfect โ˜€๏ธโœจ

24 July 2016

Spending the evening in Svolvรฆr while admiring the clouds in the mountains โ˜๏ธ
Staying in Kabelvรฅg next to the beautiful church an with a great view
Henningsvรฆr is called the Venice of the Lofoten. It is a bit touristic but very beautiful โœจ
On the way to the Lofoten Islands - cloudy weather but beautiful landscape ๐ŸŒ

23 July 2016

What a day ๐Ÿ˜ƒ finding big trolls on the island Senja
Just in time when arriving at the amazing view point the clouds disappear โ˜€๏ธ
Fighting the fog while driving along fjords and water โ˜๏ธ
The weather changes and clouds appear over the water and on the beach ๐Ÿ˜ณโ›…๏ธ
At the end of the road there is a paradise โค๏ธ
Starting the road trip at the first white sandy beach โ˜€๏ธ

22 July 2016

Amazing sunset lights close to the hostel ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š getting away from all sounds while walking along an empty coast โœจ
Dinner with a stunning view at the amazon youth hostel on Senja ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜
Making a stop for some small Fika at a harbor - guess who we found - a group of Bavarian people fishing โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽฃ
Nearly there ๐Ÿ˜ƒ the goal for today is the island Senja. The second biggest island in Norway and as beautiful as the Lofoten (as least according to lonely planet) โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
Making a first stop on the way to the hostel ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŽ
Good bye Narvik - today we take the car up north ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ

21 July 2016

Hmm nice veggie pizza before falling to the bed ๐Ÿ•
Spending the rest of the day at the beach, listing to a good audio book โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ“š
Next day in Narvik with beautiful and warm weather again โ˜€๏ธ

20 July 2016

Searching for the midnight sun - unfortunately 656 meters are not high enough โ˜บ๏ธ the sun disappeared behind a mountain at 23:40 ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Hiking in the surprisingly good weather plus breathtaking view on all kinds of mountains โ˜€๏ธ
Stopping in the last village before crossing the border to Norway - a perfect skiing village ๐Ÿ‚
On the toad again - taking the amazing train from Kiruna to Narvik in Norway

19 July 2016

Good night from over the arctic circle. The sun is not setting down and the temperature is cold (as well as the beer) ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰
Enjoying the evening sun and a nice pizza for dinner with a great view over snowy mountains and the city of Kiruna while sitting next to the skiing mountain ๐Ÿ™ˆโœจ
And the next really amazing place in the city - the church. Build to represent a Sami camp. A very special and magic place โœจ
First stop: visiting the stadtshuset. This building and the full city center are going to be re-placed in the next 10 years due to the expansion of the mine. Amazing !!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Happily arrived in Kiruna. Finally some kind of city again ๐Ÿ˜Š fist a tea and planning ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ“š
Huskies ๐Ÿ˜ our hostel had 91 (!!!) huskies - soo beautiful โœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ

18 July 2016

The final hiking trail for today. We tried to walk up the mountain to catch the cable car - unfortunately the trail went over a river that was kind of impossible to cross with that weather - so we had to go back downwards ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜…
And a bit more water ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ 
The abisko national park is a great starting point for long and short hikes - the nature is beautiful and the tracks are perfect ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ
4 km on the Kungsleden hiking trail - only 496 km left ๐Ÿ˜Š
No words needed ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜
Starting the hiking day with some very important information at the Naturum museum in Abisko ๐Ÿ˜„

17 July 2016

Spending the evening with a good audio book at the seventh bigger lake in Sweden (with a name that I always forget โ˜บ๏ธ) ๐Ÿšฃ
Finally mountains again. I really missed you โ˜บ๏ธ
Mountains and water - abisko is super small but has an amazing nature ๐Ÿ˜
On the road again ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸšŠ

16 July 2016

These islands are so different from the Stockholm islands - more sand and gras โœจ๐Ÿ˜
Taking a short boat trip to the Klubbviken beach on one of Luleas 1700 islands ๐Ÿšฃ
Sandy beach and ๐Ÿฆ - the sun is back
Perfect place for Fika at the norrbotton museum ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿต
Live music at the church in Lulea โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ
Lulea has many shopping centers (I guess to escape the darkness in winter) - this one looks like a ship from inside. Really cool ๐Ÿ˜
Escaping the rain - having a look at the great museum in the UNESCO world heritage Gammelstad. Super interesting ๐Ÿ˜€
Breakfast in the youth hostel in Gammelstad ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿต

15 July 2016

Waiting for the sunset on the Lulea harbor festival โค๏ธ
Trying to get a small hike in the nature reservoirs turned out to be a bad idea on a warm day - far too many mosquitos ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ก
Our new home for two days is in the UNESO world heritage site Gammelstad near Lulea. A really nice place with over 400 small cottages for people going to church while living far away.
Another beautiful open air museum (like skansen but smaller and for free) close to Gammelstad

14 July 2016

Good night from a perfect place to sleep - seeing Sweden passing by
Dinner on the road ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿšž
Waiting for the arctic circle train to bring us to Luleรฅ in 14 hours ๐Ÿšž๐Ÿ˜ด

13 July 2016

โค๏ธ the botanical garden
Blue sky mixed with some stupid clouds in Uppsala after visiting the treasure chamber in the church โ›…๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ‘‘
Back in Gamla Uppsala ๐Ÿ˜Ž I really like this place a lot.

12 July 2016

Hmmm delicious grilled halloumi at the bishop arms pub in stockholn
Good timing as the clouds seem to come back โ›…๏ธ
Back on the boat to Stockholm โš“๏ธ
Hmmmmm ๐Ÿฆ
After seeing the mine and mine museum spending the rest of the day at the beach in the sun ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ
Perfect lunch picnic spot next to the windmill on Utรถ
Arrived on the island โ˜€๏ธ sun has arrived too ๐Ÿ˜„
Day trip to Utรถ - hoping for better weather โ˜บ๏ธโ˜๏ธ
Second breakfast at the nice cafe K in Stockholm โ˜บ๏ธ looks like I found a favorite place there

11 July 2016

Sunset in Stockholm ๐Ÿ˜
Enjoying the evening at Skansen again. Listen to a big band and observing the dancing ๐ŸŽถ
Dinner after a great day at a great spot ๐Ÿ•โ˜€๏ธ
Spending a day on the Djurgรฅrden island was pretty exhausting โ˜บ๏ธ
Admiring the huge and great recovered Vasa ship ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Finally seeing an elk โค๏ธ even if it is behind a fence in Skansen
Perfect breakfast โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

10 July 2016

Summer in Sweden means little dark night โญ๏ธ
Enjoying a perfect dinner in Stockholm while watching people watching the EM final game

7 July 2016

Enjoying a sunny day at home ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ

3 July 2016

Walking along Gothenburg's water side before heading back to Uppsala

2 July 2016

Ahhhh - traveling quickly to Thailand for dinner ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿด
Sunshine โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
Having a nice tea with a view to the amazing palm house and rose garden
Walking and getting lost in the small and nice part of Haga
Having lunch while waiting for the rain to stop โ˜”๏ธ
Visiting the city museum of Gothenburg - very good exhibitions and information
Sleeping at a nice airbnb place in a quite area with good bakeries around allows a good breakfast at home ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒŸ

1 July 2016

Finally arrived in Gothenburg - making a evening walk in the city ๐Ÿ˜„
If you are in Trollhรคttan you should definitely visit this area - it is super amazing โœจ
Taking the cable car over the first national energy building
The first Schleuse with 4 different levels from 1800 - amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Exploring the old Schleusen systems in Trollhรคttan ๐Ÿ˜ณ
The final morning on the island looks a bit rainy and misty โ˜”๏ธ

30 June 2016

Sunset โค๏ธ
Some more Swedish "fake" history (with a lot of "maybe" and "we don't know for sure") before going home
Hiking part 2 - Through narrow ways and steep stairs to get to the top if the big rock / hill โ˜บ๏ธ
Dinner โค๏ธ the most amazing fish stew in the most amazing location โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
In the morning no one believed that we would go hiking in the sun this day ๐Ÿ˜„ unfortunately the swimming stuff stayed in the car ๐Ÿ˜ž
Smรถgen ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ
And there it is - the blue sky and sunshine before driving to the island of Smรถgen
Forgetting the rain with a hot tea in the hand ๐Ÿต
Bad weather in the morning - hoping that the car ferry will make it โ˜”๏ธ

29 June 2016

On the road again - back to our small Island
Why don't have I my swimming things with me when I need them? ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ
Dinner in a small but amazing cafe directly at the water ๐ŸŸ
Looking out for a bit bigger art now - big sculptures surrounded by stones, trees, grass and sheep - unfortunately only from a distance as they wanted to have too much entrance for walking in the nature
Visiting the amazing aquarel museum with a great Disney exhibition to escape from the rain ๐Ÿ˜Š
The typical coast line fishing village - a lot of stones, red houses, white boats and water. Here on the Herings island ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽฃ
Hiking before the rain starts to get so overview on the coast. Unfortunately we missed the ferry to a small island but there are many more fishing villages like this to see โค๏ธโ›…๏ธโ›…๏ธ

28 June 2016

Sunset on Ulvรถn ๐ŸŒ…
Having some sunset ginger beer on the sauna boat & Enjoying the nice water for a late round of swimming โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŠ
View from our new home for the next 3 days - a small Red stuga on the small island Ulvรถn ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜Š
Waiting at Trollhaettan airport for the hired car - the smallest airport I have ever seen ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜„
In the train from Karlstad to Trollhรคttan โ›…๏ธ๐Ÿš
Getting ready for the next travel day with the best possible breakfast ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿต

27 June 2016

Amazing dinner ๐Ÿ˜„ hot spicy in the city center ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿป
Observing birds in the nature park
On an amazing boat tour to a park outside of Karlstad
Having a second sweet breakfast โ˜บ๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“
Admiring the opera in Karlstad โ˜€๏ธ
Carlstad culture centre
The longest stone bridge in Sweden ๐Ÿ˜„
Good sunny morning from beautiful Karlstad โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

26 June 2016

Next step taken on the way to Gothenburg ๐Ÿ˜ƒ the next two days we will explore Karlstad. A city full of water โ˜บ๏ธ
โ˜”๏ธ ignoring the rain with a delicious princess cake for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š
Taking the tour for the castle in ร–rebro - learning about its history and presentโœจ

25 June 2016

Hmmm traditional ice cream directly from the factory at Nora Glass ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜
Back in Nora โ˜บ๏ธ
Enough walking - heading back to Nora by a very old school train ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Hiking in the Forrest for 15km ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…
Heading towards the Forrest for a longer hike in the shadow ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ
Exploring the beautiful city of Nora. It is a bit like traveling back in time ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ
Breakfast at the lake in Nora โ˜€๏ธ

24 June 2016

Playing mini golf in the park ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š
Waiting for the ferry in the city park ๐Ÿ™ˆโœจ
And another break for some Sugar and drinks ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ
ร–rebro castle โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Visiting the water tower in ร–rebro - nice view and nice cafe
First stop on the way to ร–rebro - tea and kanelbulle in Enkรถping

23 June 2016

The sky is burning in Uppsala โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒ…
Showing the Viking burial grounds in Gamla Uppsala to the next German visitors ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„
Having a great lunch in Gamla Uppsala - best Kรถttbullar ๐Ÿดโค๏ธ

22 June 2016

Stop by in at the Vaxholm castle
Beautiful view on the way back to Stockholm โœจ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
A fresh lunch next to the water on the island of Sandhamn ๐ŸŽโ˜€๏ธ
Arriving in Sandhamn by ferry for a sunny day trip into the islands.

21 June 2016

Having visitors from Germany for 14 days & starting with a chai latte and cake at my favorite cafe in Gamla Stan Stockholm โ˜•๏ธ

19 June 2016

On the way back to Uppsala - stopping by in Norrkรถping's industrial area
Hmm - chai latte in a super nice location in Norrkoping
Last day - Ben & Jerry's in Kalmar

18 June 2016

Ahh most beautiful and delicious food in the nature reserve - lamb and pork from a buffet with super amazing cold and warm side dishes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿทโค๏ธ inclusive live music
Lunch in a beautiful cafe in the north of ร–land ๐Ÿด๐Ÿค
Day 2 on ร–land. Driving to the north today. A beautiful coastal road โ˜๏ธ
It looks a bit like the Netherlands ๐Ÿ™ˆ

17 June 2016

Final coffee in a perfect place โค๏ธ
Old farm on ร–land
Welcome to ร–land โ˜๏ธ beautiful landscape

16 June 2016

On the way to Oskarshamn and to ร–land ๐Ÿด๐Ÿšขโ˜”๏ธ
Most amazing ice cream place in Visby - endless amount of variations ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง
Last day on Gotland. Thanks to the rain a perfect museum and tea day ๐Ÿตโ˜”๏ธ

15 June 2016

Next stop - an old farm in the middle of nowhere ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿš—
Day 2 on Gotland. First stop at a nice fishing village

14 June 2016

๐ŸŒ…no words needed โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
Enjoying ice cream in the sun before the ferry brings us and the car back to the main island ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฆโš“๏ธ
Finally arriving at the most famous rauk stone.
Rauke stone formations in the north of Gotland. Just perfect ๐Ÿ˜
Day 1 in Gotland. Driving to the north part of the island and stopping for tea in an amazing cafe ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿต
Self made breakfast in the prison kitchen ๐Ÿ˜Š pancakes and tea โค๏ธ

13 June 2016

Sunshine and beach - a really good combination โ˜€๏ธ
Exploring the heritage city Visby. A really beautiful place.
Sleeping in the prison ๐Ÿ˜‚ in Visby we booked a room in an old prison - super cool and perfect location
3 month summer holidays - the first trip goes to the Swedish islands Gotland and ร–land ๐Ÿšขโš“๏ธ