Sweden out of a picture book: moose, reindeer. Wonderful lakes, marshlands and nasty biting flies. And finally, one last adventure on the ferry.
Travelogue Scandinavia 2021 Way back through Sweden
The next days we spent mostly in the car and drove lengthwise through Sweden back towards Germany. This had several advantages: We could also see a bit of Sweden, the route is shorter, the maximum speed allowed and even more the average speed are higher and by the way Sweden is much cheaper than Norway.
On our first day we cross the border between Norway and Sweden at Junkerdal and drive to Storuman.
Our personal conclusion about Sweden: Yes, it is beautiful. But we liked the mountains and fjords of Norway much better and it was a great luck for us that Norway lifted the Corona-related entry restrictions right before we entered the country.
On our last day it is raining cats and dogs all over southern Sweden and we drive without any further break to Ystad, from where we take a ferry directly to Sassnitz (Rügen).
No sooner have we left the vicinity of the coast than an incredible swell sets in. The ferry is flung from right to left and back. All around us, passengers are puking their guts out. And in the middle of it all, two silly billies from Munich who are holding a competition to see which of them can stand in the aisle longer without holding onto something. Malina, as a former figure skater, has incredible balance, but I have a little more experience with swell. Great fun for us, ending in a draw. And miraculously, at the end of the trip, our car is still exactly where we left it.
On the way back through Germany we visited the pretty town of Greifswald and spent a few days with my mother in Rudolstadt, which is also beautiful.
What a trip! We would have loved to have had a little more time, to have stayed a day longer at one or the other place in Norway, to have ventured even further north. But we are super grateful for the time we had. We hope you enjoyed our pictures and reports and that they inspire you for future trips.