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Wednesday 15 April 2009 - Helsingborg, Skåne County, Sweden

In hindsight I can say that two drivers is too little for a trip like this (one of us had no drivers license) but on the other hand our car was so small that we only had space for three people. The interesting thing is that all the people above Gävle have been very friendly, is it the cold? I

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Curiosa
Tuesday 14 April 2009 - Helsingborg, Skåne County, Sweden

I found out that there is an association that is called IDA (Dark-Sky Association) http://www.darksky.org/mc/page.do that has an interesting perspective on “light pollution” and how it can affect our health in a negative way, some studies suggests that exposure to light at night can disrupt the

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Viewpoints
Monday 13 April 2009 - Helsingborg, Skåne County, Sweden

Ödeshög-Omberg-Jönköping-Helsingborg (348 km) Made a pasta tuna breakfast, it was time to minimize our food storage. Then we went back to Omberg to walk along the “lake shore” then we conquered Ombergs highest point called “Hjässan” (263 meter). There were a lot of people up there

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Road Rat 4
Sunday 12 April 2009 - Västerås, Västmanland County, Sweden

Sundsvall-Västerås-Vadstena-Ödeshög (616 km) Took a late morning and went down to the river, were the fishing men were already fishing 11:30/:) It was very relaxing and I almost immediately got in a meditative state by looking at the water currents. Then we made another stop at Sala silver mine

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Looking for the needle
Saturday 11 April 2009 - Sundsvall

Piteå-Utanede 1-Utanede 2-Sundsvall (682 km) Did some early morning shopping at COOP, then we made some pancake in the oven, it was a lazy morning and a late departure about 11:30, the goal was to drive down south and to find the famous Thai Pavilion in “Ragunda kommun”. We did a search on

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Halti
Friday 10 April 2009 - Kilpisjärvi, Finland

Karesuando-Kilpisjärvi-Piteå (722 km) Up early to drive to Finland again, to our booked adventure at Kilpissafarit http://www.kilpissafarit.fi/index_eng.html 10:00 Finish time. We got a young guide called “Jussi” that had one snowmobile and we had one so we could change driver between us, the

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Recovery
Thursday 9 April 2009 - Karesuvanto, Finland

Karasjok-Karesuando (274 km) Today I found out that the best place to se Northern Light is in Jukasjärvi , so maybe I still have a chance to see it? We continued our road trip back to Karesuando, not much to tell really, a lot of snow and frosty trees not many houses. We made a quick stop to buy

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North Cape
Wednesday 8 April 2009 - Nordkapp, Finnmark, Norway

Skaidi-Nord Kap-Karasjok (418 km) Woke up to a sunny day, bought some breakfast bread, cheese and orange juice it was a good start of the day. Then we started to drive towards North Cape it was incredible beautiful, icy, snowy, windy and with some very long tunnels. But it was also very challenging

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Road Rat 3
Tuesday 7 April 2009 - Alta, Finnmark, Norway

Karesuando-Skaidi (528 km) Had a great breakfast, drove over the Finish border, great straight roads and beautiful scenery along the border road to Kilpisjärvi. Our new plan was to drive to North Cape but we were not sure about the distance one road sign said 330 km from the border and another one

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Ice Hotel
Monday 6 April 2009 - Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Nikkaloukta-Karesuando (241 km) Woke up to early and I got the confirmation that the guide was worried about us and told us that they never climb the top after 15.30 hmm, and then they turn back. But he was happy that we were back. We had a very quick breakfast before we had to leave with the snow

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