„- We’ve been to Scandinavia… – So, what is it like?” Well, what is it like, such a simple question… and how difficult one. One could answer simply: “nice”, but it will not be true, as the word “nice” cannot describe the nature of a few weeks journey through the land of beautiful fjords, amazing mountains, forests, hills, countless lakes, the fairy tale land, when the night becomes the day? One word is not enough to describe the picturesque landscapes, mountains covered with forests, the summits covered with snow, scorching sun, rain, wind, fog and clouds; piercingly cold tunnels, bridges small and simple as well as large and tortuous; forests stretching for miles and the wilds; fjords, streams, rivers, lakes with crystal clear or turquoise waters, paradise beaches, waterfalls flowing down the slopes of the mountains; roads, tracks full of turns, offering a great driving experience, those in the valleys and those high in the mountains; ubiquitous sheep and reindeers, swarms of mosquitoes, trolls; cities and towns located in the idyllic valleys, connected with ferry crossings; sunrises and sunsets… one word is not enough… we would like to invite you on a journey across Scandinavia.
|Route||Norway, Sweden and part of Finland|
|Date||29.06.2008 – 24.07.2008|
|Accommodation||Camping, wild camping|
|The longest distance in one day||270 miles|
|The shortest distance in one day||0 miles|
|Maps||Hallwag International – Touring Scandinavia Spiral Bound
Insight Travel Map (Scandinavia&Finland)
Each day of our trip brought new impressions and adventures, of which we wanted to remember as much as possible. Here are the notes from our journal.
How to prepare for a trip? Practical information, tips, and our subjective opinions on luggage, accommodation and condition of roads.
While waiting for the ferry to Lofoten we met two Poles, residing in Germany. Just like us, they went on a motorcycle journey across Scandinavia. Our routes crossed and merged at about 190 miles before the Nordkapp. We drove along quite long distance. We parted the company in Rovaniemi, our trip mates went through the Finland and we turned towards Sweden. Adrian and Krzysiek, that’s their names, such nice fellows turned out to be avid travellers. They’ve done thousand miles on their bikes, and in Europe they have been almost everywhere. Krzysiek’s motorbike is called the Donkey.