I’m such a lazy dog! It’s been almost 2 weeks since I last found the time to blog. This trip is great and much better than I anticipated. The weather has been really good to me/us with temperatures always above freezing. Hehe, actually its been above 10 degrees Celsius all of the time. Fjällacka was a blast. Great little village. No wonder Ingrid Bergman came here so often. I’d love to run free more often but Scandinavians are real party poopers when it come to having dogs off the leash.
After some exploration of the area we continued further north to Norway. Finding a decent campsite turned out to be a real challenge, as most campgrounds are so close to the highway that they make you feel like your’e sleeping on the emgergency lane. In the end we ended up in Jeløy, an island in the Oslo sound. At first the campground looked like a giant parking lot for RVs but we were allowed to stay on a strip of lawn, right on the waterfront. Great!
The only thing that is more annoying than mosquitos are RVs. Big, bigger and always white. Steered mainly by overweight males in their sixties and above they are the real plaque. You find’em everywhere. On remote beaches or narrow mountain roads. There is no place where they cannot be found. Same goes for mosquitos by the way. At least they’re faster.
From Jeløy we continued towards Trondheim and reached Moskenes on the Lofoten via the ferry from Bodø. Did you know that dogs have to stay in the car during the ferry ride and are not allowed to on deck? How weird is that? What if the ship sinks? Aren’t we worth being rescued? Anyway, I had a safe passage but would have enjoyed getting some of the views from the upper deck.
The Lofoten Islands are “der Hammer”. It’s like transferring the swiss alps to the ocean. The sunny weather and warm temperatures made it easy for me to love this place. We stayed there for 3 days before driving back towards Bodø via Bognes.
We re-entered sweden east of Rognan and stayed the night on a campsite right on the arctic circle. Finally I got a chance to run free without freezing my butt off.
We took a 2 day break in Slagnäs (where Mosiqutos turned out to be really nasty little suckers). The best part pf Slagnäs was a canoe tour to a little island where I was allowed to roam freely.
Now we are in the treehotel in Harads. For the first time since we left Winterthur we are staying in a real room. Well it’s a treehouse but I could get used to living in such a place.
Tomorrow we’ll hit the road again to start our travel towards Stockholm. I’ll keep you posted once I find the time 🙂