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Trollfjord - Norrlandsroadtrip dag 7

Efter att ha vaknat upp i Beisfjord utanför Narvik tog vi oss in till staden för att ta en kik. Vi hittade ett litet café där vi satt i några timmar och planerade vårt Lofoten-besök.

Vi såg att Matt Damon befann sig i Lofoten för att spela in en film, bäst vi började röra på oss.

Vi slog första läger nära Trollfjorden.

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Gjorde en camping-version av Quorn Tikka Masala. Några quornfiléer skurna i bitar, Tikka Masala Spice mix, krossade tomater, coconut milk & koriander. Gott!

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Och fick möjlighet att göra lite sylt av hjortronen vi plockat i Gällivare 💜 

Resten av kvällen var vi upptagna med att göra ingenting. Kolla på bergen och läsa böcker.

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Nästa resa kanske vi investerar i en riktig camper van. Men vi har det riktigt bra i vår lilla Ford med.

Gällivare / Jukkasjärvi - Norrlandsroadtrip dag 5

GÄLLIVARE

Out on the road again we saw our first reindeer sneaking around, a good sign that we're approaching the mountains <3

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We stopped at Harsprångets kraftverk to see if they might release some waterfalls, but we were there at the wrong time. 

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Lo and behold, just outside Gällivare we saw cloudberries at the side of the road. We literally jumped out of the car to pick the gold. 

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Gällivare unfortunately was not a success. A real ghost town, I might give it another chance sometime and it gave me cloudberries after all. 

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We stopped for a flea market sign and got tempted by this waffle sign. Felt genuine right? 

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Played a few rounds of cards in full on holiday fashion.

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...and reached our first truly northern milestone - Torne älv / The Torne River!

JUKKASJÄRVI

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We decided to stop to camp in Jukkasjärvi, where during winter time they build the well-known ice hotel. It was weird being in a place that actually felt like it was sleeping during summer time, the opposite of most cities in Sweden.

We camped at the Raindeer Lodge and could only imagine how cozy this place must be to hang out in these colorful cottages during the winter, to go dog sledding and sit in front of a fire. 

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We had bought some good food that was easy to prepare over the camping stove but still felt luxurious.

Black bean tacos in pita bread with avocado, roasted onions, red onions, tomatoes, red onions and taco sauce. 

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And the scenery! 

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We went for an evening walk in the neighborhood, and heard the Saami dogs bark and communicate with each other from long distances. 

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Sundsvall / Örnsköldsvik - Norrlandsroadtrip dag 2

Sundsvall

After packing up our stuff from our first night in Söderhamn (Skärsö skärgård) we jumped in the car again and headed north. The road signs said Sundsvall.

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Erik picked up a mascot on the way. How can you go on a road trip without a mascot?

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We stopped on a dreamy beach alongside the coastal road (Kustvägen) to Sundsvall to heat some food we brought and take a swim. 

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Found bucket after bucket of wild raspberries. One for my grandmother and one for me. 

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When the signs are starting to show Haparanda you know you're getting closer to the north. 

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But first a pit stop to visit my grand parents and uncle in Sundsvall. Even though it was just an hour I can't pass Sundsvall without just saying hi. How cool is my grandpa? 84 years old in a baseball sweater and jeans <3

Örnsköldsvik

We continued on, and pretty soon we passed the High Coast Bridge / Högakustenbron that was more scenic than I actually thought it would be. 

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We finally found a nice spot in Örnsköldsvik to watch the sunrise, so blew up the air mattress, made our little camper bed and made ourselves comfortable grilling some vego burgers with lettuce, roasted onions, avocado, and aioli. But we soon realized that the campsite we found was far too busy with cars that passed. So we packed up again and moved on to a new spot - Gullviks havsbad. 

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Who would think that it would be this cozy to sleep in a small Ford Mondeo?

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We butter-fried the chanterelles we had found the day before over the Trangia stove, threw them on crispbread. The raspberries ended up as a sweet oatmeal topping, a few eggs, and we were ready to conclude, you will not get a breakfast at home. 

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Next up: The northern metropols Umeå / Piteå / Luleå