Europe 2018 on the R NineT – Day 36: Luleå to Örnsköldsvik

Day 36, 03/07/2018. Embracing the forests of Sweden as I ride down the eastern coastline of Sweden.


I initially regretted missing out on the whole north-west of Norway, opting for the flat landscape of the Scandinavian east coast. The land of Mother Svea deserves some attention too, I thought. All wasn’t totally wasted, though. Sweden is a country with a proportionally small urban population, so rural living is a major part of its culture.

The term, Allemansrätten, refers to everybody’s right in Sweden enshrined by law to roam freely across the land that is not specifically private property, which makes the country a haven for wild campers. Wherever you go, a forest suitable for camping is not too far away. With its mild temperatures and a sunset horizon that never quite goes away over the night during summer, I think it’s just beautiful; beauty in simplicity of landscape and mindset.

Now, to head to the west. The fjords are calling.





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Approximate route:

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