Jävre rest areaJune 18, 2017 in Sweden
There are a number of good rest areas off the main road we've been travelling on. We've noticed several have small campsites attached, but Jävre had a 'stallplats' specifically for motorhomes to stay. It was busy with more than a dozen vans but we managed to find a decent spot when we arrived in the late afternoon.
The site looked out on to a small bay and had badminton and petanque (boules) courts. A small decked area with picnic tables led onto a boardwalk that extended out over the grassy wetlands to the sea. At 50 SEK (£5) you had access to toilet emptying, fresh water, a toilet and bins. For an extra 100 SEK you could opt for one of the premium pitches with electricity. They bordered the canal and looked as if they had a cabin included.
In the late evening Will fished from the pier. Come 1:35am Poppy needed out and unusually Vicky was very glad she did, because the light was amazing. The sun had set only recently and was now above the horizon again, although it was hidden from us by the rise of the land and trees. You could see a pinky amber hue in one direction and a more intense peachy glow where it was rising; incredible!
Morning came and Vicky enjoyed some Pilates on the decking while Poppy basked in the warmth on the grass. There had been a few, not very prominent signs asking us to pay at the 'ICA'. We didn't know what or where this was and only after 10 minutes or so of investigation did we learn that it was the small supermarket across the road, accessed by a walkway that passed underneath the carriageway. We were happy to pay because the facilities, location and upkeep were great. Just before leaving we saw someone at the top of the small lighthouse. We found the door closed but unlocked, so climbed the metal stairs spiralling up its core. There was access to the enclosed light as well as the outside balcony around it, via a metal hatch in the ceiling. It was great fun to explore!Read more