Day 477: Northwest to JokkmokkJune 6 in Sweden
More driving today, turning away from the coast and heading northwest inland towards Jokkmokk. About 4 hours to get there, where we started exploring the Laponia region WHS. This is a series of national parks that has great scenery and home to the indigenous Saami people as well - nomadic reindeer herders.
It was cold and rain/snow were in the forecast so we opted for a cabin instead of just camping tonight. Nothing flash, just a basic room with a bathroom! Once that was sorted we spent the afternoon checking out a nearby national park, though it was mostly taiga forest and boreal tundra type terrain - densely packed and not super interesting sadly.
Though we did cross the Arctic Circle on our way into Jokkmokk! I didn't realise but it's actually the line above which you get the midnight sun at least once (and the polar night during winter as well). So it's not a fixed point, but actually moves around year by year. But we're definitely above it - shame it was cloudy tonight and not visible.Read more