Scandinavian trip – part 3 – leaving Stockholm

So after doing some work in Stockholm I needed to move on.

Monday evening, finishing some paperwork, barely having seen anything in Swedens capital and yet I had to move on. The sun was preparing to show off that golden glow again, I was in a rush.

Last evening in Stockholm

After some quick food shopping I drove towards Uppsala. According to the internet, there was a nature reserve called Norra Lunsen, allowing for me to park and find a place to sleep not too far from the car, considering I’d arrive late.

Rolling towards Uppsala

Fields south of Uppsala

Spending the night at Lunsentorpet

 

I parked, packed some stuff and walked. Being ‘south’ still it could be relatively dark when walking between the trees around 11PM. After about 30 minutes I found a campsite already. I was far from alone: the hut was taken and some other guys got there before me, but I could put my tent down.

Lunsentorpet camp

Lunsentorpet camp – 3 dutchies

Lunsentorpet camp – morning

Lunsentorpet camp – morning

Of course, the kids were Dutch. Fairly young, I suppose the average was 16 years old, but doing a fairly long trip across southern Sweden.

The next day I briefly passed by Uppsala. I visited the cathedral, had lunch in a park, wandered around a bit and did a tour around Gamla Uppsala but moved on briefly after so I’d have some more time to walk at my next stop.

Uppsala cathedral

Uppsala cathedral

Uppsala cathedral – reminders to silly Finnish lions

Uppsala cathedral

Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala

On route to Kramfors

Kramfors

Some 400 kilometres further down the road I left the car behind again. Icktjärnsberget would be hosting me that night. According to the online information there’s two paths leading to a hut. The short path was too short, the long one would be going slightly up and was longer.

I parked by the water and walked up the line going south, then west.

Icktjärnsberget mapWhat it didn’t say was that the path is barely visible and often blocked by fallen trees. I also wasn’t dressed for rain and an endless barrage of wet plants up to my knees.

Icktjärnsberget, going up the hard way (this IS the path)

Icktjärnsberget

I missed a sign somewhere and got to a nice view.. which is fairly useless when wet, in rain and with a tent.

Icktjärnsberget – not up yet

Icktjärnsberget – not up yet

Home. For the night. I was expecting other people there, a warm fire, maybe some leftovers to eat… But nope.

Icktjärnsberget – home

Icktjärnsberget – home

Icktjärnsberget – home

Icktjärnsberget – home

Icktjärnsberget – return

 

Dry and rested, more was yet to come.

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