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Västerbotten

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35 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    26.8.2016 Umea

    August 26, 2016 in Sweden

    Kilometer: 2.401

    Vorgestern verließen wir Stockholm, um dem nördlichen Polarkreis ein wenig näher zu kommen. Berücksichtigt man die Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 80km/h für Gespanne und die regelmäßigen Pausen finden wir es ziemlich gut, dass wir gestern im über 650 Kilometer entfernten Umea ankamen. Eine Nacht verbrachten wir - ganz kuschelig - auf einem Parkplatz am See, Daniel kochte und wir gingen früh schlafen. Gestern erreichten wir schließlich den Campingplatz in Umea und damit auch schon fast den 64. Breitengrad. Umea ist aufgrund seiner Universität gar nicht so verschlafen wie gedacht (erhofft?). Mit einem Durchschnittsalter von 38 Jahren ist es sogar recht aufgeweckt. Und es gibt einen Lidl mit deutschen Weintrauben - die wir natürlich gleich kauften! Bei bestem Wetter konnten wir auch einmal das Vorzelt incl. neuer Vorderwand (Daniels Geburtstagsgeschenk) aufbauen und haben festgestellt, dass wir nun auf Winter-Camping betreiben können. In einem Skigebiet sind wir ja schon. Wir müssten nur noch vier Monate warten...

    Heute biegen wir jedoch in die Berge Richtung Norwegen ab und werden wahrscheinlich in zwei Tagen auf die Küste des Europäischen Nordmeers treffen, aber definitiv während dieser Fahrt den Polarkreis überqueren!
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  • Day356

    Fritids Metropolen Stallplats

    June 17, 2017 in Sweden

    Vicky had a new phone that Sue and John had brought over when they visited. With a limited amount of data, downloading apps and transferring content would be tricky so we chose to stay at a 165 SEK (£16.50) a night 'stallplats' run by a motorhome dealer that had inclusive wifi. It was effectively a back yard next to a ploughed field but it had communal cabin with free use of a toilet and lovely shower. We also sneaked a go of the washing machine that we found later we should have paid for!

    Setting up the new phone took a long time but we also made full use of the data by glutting ourselves on YouTube travel videos, especially those focused on Norway, our next country! The price of the night's stay was worth paying for us for the use of the wifi, shower and washing machine, but we were shocked when we translated a sign stating there was no toilet emptying and they hoped we would understand! No, we didn't really understand a camping stopover charging £16.50 and not providing a basic facility such as this!
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  • Day13

    Waking up in Pitea, to the soothing sound of factory machinery, we didn't hang around long before heading to the bus station withheld aim of catching the earliest bus South to Umea, or even Sundsvall,

    Unfortunately, the morning busses weren't able to take bikes (for reasons that weren't exactly clear - "it's Saturday" the bus driver told us with a smile).

    So we were left in the derelict bus station withheld whole day to kill before the evening bus arrived, which could take us (and our bikes) as far as Umea.

    Luckily, the high street was a lot nicer and it wasn't a hardship to be killing time in the sunshine. We got lunch, had coffee, balanced our spending and did some writing.

    By evening we were ready again at the bus station, passing the time while waiting for the bus by watching the local drug dealer do his business across the street. The bus arrived in spite of all the signs suggesting it wouldn't, and we were on our way to Umea for 9:30pm.

    Since ourarrival was so late, we were pretty certain that the campsite we were heading to would be closed to new arrivals. Our plan was to camp anyway, and hopefully make cheeky use of their facilities. So we set off through an evening fog, along cycle routes that took us past a University and 30 minutes out of town.

    On arrival, it looked like we were out of luck, as all the facilities were controlled by ID cards (which we couldn't get as late arrivals). But, luckily, some other guests had left their cards lying around after leaving. So we were able to camp properly and not even pay for it! Can't complain, really...
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  • Day44

    schwedisch lappland

    August 19, 2016 in Sweden

    Waren heute in arvidsjaur
    Früher eines der Zentren der sami, Urbevölkerung im Norden Schwedens
    Ende August gibt es ein großes Fest in der Stadt
    Angeblich werden die holzhütten noch zum übernachten benutzt
    Fahren heute noch nach Norwegen Wetter wie gehabt...
    Im Hintergrund erster norwegischer gletscher

You might also know this place by the following names:

Västerbottens län, Vaesterbottens laen, Västerbotten

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