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Värmland

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  • Day417

    Today we said goodbye to Norway and hello again to Sweden, where we plan to spend the next month. We were sad to leave the beautiful country that had become our favourite of the tour so far, but Sweden is by no means unscenic and it soon began to work charms on us, lifting our mood. The low lying land held so many accessible lakes barely hidden behind curtains of forest.

    We'd been gradually running down our supplies of food in the extremely expensive Norway, so one of our first jobs was to visit a supermarket. A lesson constantly being reinforced as we travel, is how much our opinions are based on context. Coming from the UK, you wouldn't think food in Sweden was particularly cheap, but coming from Norway, we were elated to once again walk around the shop without feeling we were walking on eggshells (that we couldn't afford)!

    The last time we were in Sweden we'd stayed next to Vättern; the 2nd largest lake. This time, Will had found a spot on the north shore of Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden and the EU. It is also the third largest lake in Europe with an area of 5,650 square kilometres. We approached it via the large town of Karlstad, but soon left the urban streets and came to a single track gravel road that wound round tall pines and past pretty wooden holiday homes. Reaching the lake, we saw a few small timber piers with wooden or plastic boats moored to them. To our relief we found a clearing large enough to park a few cars and the van at the end. It was a gorgeous glade, protected from the wind and waves by a headland, with an area specifically allocated for swimming. Lichens, berry bushes and heathers grew under the trees and tall green reeds swayed in the shallows. Vicky and Poppy paddled while Will got out the snorkel, fins and mask.

    We stayed 2 nights so had plenty of time the following day to take the canoe out. The weather was just right; dry, not too hot and not too cold. We paddled over to a nearby uninhabited island, pulled the boat on shore and clambered up the slippy rocks to a spongy surface of deep light green lichen and heather, where we found a couple of large stones to perch on and have a picnic. We stayed well clear of the vast expanse of open water because the wind had whipped up whitecaps that we didn't want to mess with. Instead we explored the shoreline within our cove, protected by a few islands, a headland and some handy rocks. There were many wooden holiday chalets that looked as if they were owned by individuals as opposed to a rental company. Some had pipes pumping water from the lake and all had outdoor decking to sit and take in the fresh air and scenery. The area was obviously well used and lots of small boats were stationed on the rocks or in the reeds.

    Will dropped Vicky back then spent a happy few hours fishing from the canoe without a single bite. Sweden does not require you to have a license to fish on its five largest lakes. In the evening the sun was casting a warm glow on the water and we both made use of the swimming area. It was a little chilly for Vicky to start with but once we acclimatised the water felt glorious. Afterwards, it was warm enough to lay out and air dry on the smooth rocks that had spent all day absorbing the sun's heat. Perfect!
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  • Day7

    Glaskogen

    July 5 in Sweden

    Jsme v národním parku, kde se zdržíme tři dny. Zabydleli jsme se tady, potom vyjeli na kávičku. Tam nás napadl skvělý nápad, udělat si výlet k bunkru....v pantoflích, na kolech, bez vody....samý kopec...vedro....málem jsme umřeli 😁😁. Po návratu jsme skočili do jezera, ugrilovali lososa , nalili víno a zase je vše ok 👍.

  • Day8

    Glaskogen

    July 6 in Sweden

    Dneska jsme si udělali výlet. 20 kilometrový. Špatně jsme odhadli výbavu s sebou. Měli jsme pečivo, italské salámy, vajíčka, bonbóny a láhev pití 😁.Bohužel během celé trasy nebylo místo, kde bychom mohli vodu doplnit 😭. Stojánky s pitnou vodou byly vyschlé, zbytek vody nepoživatelný. Ale Alex nás zachránil- vloupal se fo jedné chalupy a pomocí systému dvou hůlek, náramku a pet lahve, vodu získal 👍👍👍. Kam se na něho hrabe MacGyver 🤣.Read more

  • Day15

    1. Švedski žar

    July 27, 2016 in Sweden

    Pa sva ga sprobala in deluje perfektno! Hvala Miha! 👍 Nardila sva švedske gurme burgerje z lingon berry omako in plesnivim sirom 😊 za sladico pa jagode z vanilijevim kvargom (neki k jogurt) in piskotom-kamp sladica 😄

  • Day9

    Glaskogen

    July 7 in Sweden

    Dnes byl 100% relax a nicneděláni. Dopoledne pršelo, tak jsme četli a spali. Odpoledne se Dan učil chytat ryby, zajeli jsme do kavárny, večer grilovali. Pohoda, odpočinek ☺☺.

  • Day48

    Zwischenstopp in Töcksfors

    July 14, 2017 in Sweden

    Nach einer längeren Fahrt von Bergen nach Schweden (!) verblieben wir ein paar Tage im einladenden Töcksfors, anstatt zum großen Vänern-See weiterzuhetzen. Wir probierten lieber hier (bei kleinen Wellen) unser SUP-Können und machten eine Kanutour ehe wir zum Autofriedhof nach Båstnäs aufbrachen.
    Außerdem konnten wir unsere Essensvorräte ein letztes Mal am günstigen Grenzsupermarkt aufstocken und auch für Frischwäscheverpflegung sorgen 😁Read more

  • Day48

    Draisinen-Wahnsinn!

    July 14, 2017 in Sweden

    Wir beherzigten heute den guten Tipp der drei Schweden, denen wir vor einer gefühlten Ewigkeit in Rixö begegnet waren und fuhren auf einer Draisine.
    Die 30-km-Strecke begann in Årläng und erstreckte sich bis Gustavsfors. Die steilen Anstiege "durfte" ich übernehmen während Meli sich auf die flacheren Streckenabschnitte beschränkte 😅
    War super lustig! Nur nicht als mir bei der schnellsten Bergabfahrt mein Cappy vom Kopf flog und ich fluchend auf der Bremse hin und her sprang bis sie nach 100 m endlich Wirkung zeigte. Das fand nur Meli lustig 😬Read more

  • Day25

    Karlstad

    August 2, 2016 in Sweden

    Von Elverum bis nach Karlstad führte uns unsere heutige Tour. In Karlstad haben wir uns den Dom angeschaut und die City, und sind anschließend mit dem Wasserbus zu unserem Womo zurück. Wir stehen heute auf einem Parkplatz eines Freizeitparkes am Wasser mit vielen anderen Womos.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Värmlands län, Vaermlands laen, Värmland

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