Overland to Scandinavia and more!
Spring 2017


Lits to Blattnicksele

As we left Lits for the 200 mile run to Blattnicksele and Sandsjögǻrden Holiday Resort & Camping we got the distinct impression that we were going to see a lot more Snow and Frozen Lakes the further North we went, but at least the roads were clear……



This is where some of those logs end up……



Garage Sale?........



Anyone fancy a bit of Ice Fishing?......



Think this farm could do with a Garage Sale?......









Over the bridge and into Vilhelmina!......







The town Moose still looks good!......



Open clear road again outside the town……









Nice large pieces of ice clinging to the rocks!……



As we come into……
Which is just inside Southern Lappland……



Black Bear looking for a snack?......



As we pulled into a small parking area for a drink and a snack, we could look back towards the town centre of Dorotea……



While at the edge of the parking place there was this signpost for Ski-Doo riders and the places to go to with the distances......



While each of the places on that signpost were on trails across this frozen lake!......



Back on the road and we then pass the Solifer (Polar) Caravan factory, which are still the only manufacturer who ‘pressure spray’ each caravan as it comes off the production line to ensure there is no water ingress!......



We thought for a minute that we were going to get stuck behind this machine, but it turned out it was sweeping all the winter grit away from the junction……











Next town along the route was……



As we see another car that had left the road during winter and ‘kissed’ the trees!......



After filling the tank in ‘Flamenco Red’ with Diesel that was actually cheaper than the price we are paying in the UK, it was a short drive then to the campsite turning off the E45 into this ‘snowy lane’!……



The on the right is the entrance which as soon as we got there we recognised that we had stayed here 2 years ago!……



As the campground was not useable we pitched between a couple of cabins……



We then found out that the Huskies were still here, and one female who is 16 years old (116 Human Years of age) spent the Winter with a few of the others hauling sledges around and seemed to enjoy every minute of it, so we had to go and say ‘Hello’, and here she is!......



Then she hops back on her platform to soak up a bit more of this nice sunshine!......



As we then went off to meet the rest of the gang!......



The ice on the lake and the floating ‘Picnic Table’!......



The lake which up to 2 days ago you could still walk out onto it, but now the ice is no longer joined to the shoreline, so might be fragile!......



While here is the weather forecast for a place called Kiruna which we will be heading to tomorrow!……
I think we could be muffling up in the Salopettes we brought along to sleep in, as well as the Thermals!......



N.B. As well as the ‘nice weather’ we have on our front door, because of our night time locations I doubt if we will have any Internet connection for the next 7 DAYS, so there will be no updates for the Travel Blog, but then you should have quite a bit of catching up to do, if we have not become ‘frozen stiff’ and cannot operate the keyboard!!!......