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Where is worth visiting in northern Scandinavia

Personal recommendations for must-see places

Benzed
post 27.Jul.2009, 11:19 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
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QUOTE (Grandma Death @ 18.Jun.2009, 12:48 AM) *
And also, I want to do this:


That picture is wicked! I might have to try and get over there myself when heading up north on the Inlandsbanan in a few weeks.
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Charles Xii Was A Bit Of ...
post 27.Jul.2009, 03:40 PM
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The best view in northern Scandi has to be from top of Skierfe, on the edge of Sarek. You need to get Aktse, which a lovely spot if a bit off beaten track. Then it's a couple of hours walk.
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Charles Xii Was A Bit Of ...
post 27.Jul.2009, 07:23 PM
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BTW, if you really want to see a full-on tour of Scandi, check out this guy:

http://www.skipaddlenorway.com/
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nic_tester
post 28.Jul.2009, 04:48 PM
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North of Sweden: Imho, buy a postcard instead. North of Norway is nice thou. North of Norway is actually populated, sweden is not.

If you necessarily HAVE to go up there, find out when the mosquito-season is and avoid it at all cost. Im not kidding about this, if you dont listen you will kick yourself in the groin afterwards, assuming the mosquitos left you a groin and a foot to kick it with.

Hm, well, actually, there are no mosquitos in the mountains as long as you stay somewhat above the tree-line. But you have to make it there alive first, and back to civilisation, which you shouldnt have left in the first place if you had half a brain.
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Charles Xii Was A Bit Of ...
post 28.Jul.2009, 10:22 PM
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Second half August, mozzies mostly have died off.
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The Lix-a
post 28.Jul.2009, 11:53 PM
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Location: Norrbotten
Joined: 20.Feb.2009

I think we have seen the worst now, not too many out. Ive seen none the last week, but then it hasnt rained in ages, we will see.
I hate mosquitos so much its ridiculous, the neighbours really must wonder why im always shouting bstards arghhhh cnut fkcer! they probably think i got torrets.
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jvtx3232
post 8.Oct.2011, 07:33 AM
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Here is an example of a bear eating an elk (moose) in the vicinity of Arjeplog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4K04aHTL-Q
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CTIDinÅrsta
post 9.Oct.2011, 05:15 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 9.May.2009

I'd second Lofoten.

Try the Hurtigruten down the Norwegian coast as well.
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jim747
post 14.Oct.2011, 04:45 PM
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Location: Umeå
Joined: 12.Aug.2006

http://nrk.no/hurtigruten/

Just watch the video instead.

Didn't it go on fire a couple of weeks ago?
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Zappa
post 15.Oct.2011, 09:28 AM
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Yes one of them did go on fire a couple of weeks ago! Full evacuation in more ways than one I would think.

If you have SAS points have a look at going to Svalbard. It is regarded as an internal flight so not so many points required. I have been a couple of times. Sort of Arctic (78 degrees North) versionof the Wild West. Northern most everything in the world (hospital,PO, off licence blah blah) Everybody runs ar ound on snow scooters and carry rifles in case the Polar bears get hungry. Fascinating place. Have a look at Basecamp website for bed/guided/escorted/armed tours. Not cheap but hey!
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