Scandinavia 2013

Scandinavia 2013 - Kjerringøy 01In June I’ve finally finished packing and headed north again, this time by car. In Sweden the summer has been already waiting for me. I passed southern landscape and after few days continued to the mountain range. As well as the last year I spent week at Fulufjället plateau. Then I continued to remote valley Töfsingdalen full of ancient pine bonsai. This year was definitely the most pleasant summer since I’ve been visiting Scandinavia.

In July arrived my friend Kryštof and we continued together to Norway. In Norway we traveled to Mosjøen where we digressed to coastline. There we spend some time and then drove back to highway to visit Saltfjellet. In Semskfjellet we climbed to glacier. From there we continued to Biearn, over the mountains, valleys, rivers and back to fjords again. We visited Saltstraumen – the biggest maelström in the world. After that we sailed to Kjerringøy peninsula, where we enjoyed the end of the summer.

Scandinavia 2013 - Kjerringøy 02 Then I continued alone to the south where I lived some time in borrowed house at Stortjørnlia close to Børgefjell. Except working I explored surrounding mountains. In September forests were full of colors, still the sunny weather prevailed, although days were much shorter. Then I visited the coastline, the town called Berg. After that snow came, so I was forced to drive back. At the last moment I crossed the mountains in shallow snow and icy roads where car sometimes turned to sledge. In the middle of Sweden was still quite cold, -20 °C, but no snow. At southern Sweden where is basically the same climate as in Czech Republic was still colorful autumn with no ice.

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