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Hiking In Sweden


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By a series of coincidences I again this year ended up spending part of the summer in Sweden. This time also in a tent, but with an old friend instead and with even less modern day luxury.

From our little trip to Norway and tenting in Sweden last year I’ve been wanting to try a more Bear Grylls kind of trip close to nature, and for some reason my old friend Tim has also had the idea that hiking might be the way forward.

We talked about the south-east of France, Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany, and even the highlands in Scotland. But in the end it was pretty hard to beat the Swedish Allemansrätten; not least because of its liberties and the country’s beautiful nature, but also because our nordic bigger brothers have laid out very promising routes with spots for drinking water and shelters: without a car and unable to find concrete route suggestions in the southern countries we started to wonder if we could find accommodation every night, and decided that it must be the intermediate stage.

So, we ended up settling on Öresundsleden in Skåne. It turned out to be a great choice, both because of the nature it took us through, but also because it seemed to fit our beginners level pretty well: we hiked for a week and managed to just cross the line where a bit of padding on our own shoulders seemed in order.

As the pictures show the route takes you through a lot actually: open landscape, dense forest, and what (by a Dane) could be called mountains. We also went through a lot of small fishing villages and as a result enjoyed splendid fish, often several times a day. Highly recommendable!

By the way, I only brought along an old analogue camera (an Olympus OM-1). For one, I’ve been more into that stuff recently. Secondly, it doesn’t run out of batteries so no worries if there are no outlets around. And thirdly, it’s cheaper to replace if broken or lost.

I shot a total of around 50 frames on two different films — a Fujifilm Superia and half a Kodak Portra — and besides some issues of not being able to focus too well (only took the 35-70mm) they came out pretty decent. Since I just used my little table for setting the exposure, with the errors this implies, both films also seem to be quite forgiving, and hence candidates for a good general purpose colour film.

And Allemansrätten? It worked great; brilliant concept! And only once did we add to the statistic of Danes breaking it; in our case a kind park ranger knocked on the tent at 8am to inform us that we were in a restricted area and had to leave.

Tenting In Sweden, Part 1


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Sweden was set as the target of our summer vacation this year! It started out with a friend recommending a week long sailing course near Göteborg (more to come on that) and grew to another week by car in the country. More precisely, we started in Malmö and spent a week working our way north-east to Stockholm.

The first photos are from the beautiful country side in Skåne. We of course avoided the motorway as much as possible and even ran across the Swedish Marguritrute a few times – I’m not sure what they actually call it, so sorry, no link. Lacking trees in this part of the country I instead fell in love with their red houses with white frames (how could a Dane not?) and continued to satisfy my fascination with lonely country houses:

Moving further up the country we finally started to come across tree and non-Danish landscape in Småland. It is no secret that I was looking forward to going through the Swedish forests, not least after having noticed that a lot of the houses were made from wood.

We made some of our most beautiful sights around Gränna and lake Vättern, but that’s for part two!