Fun facts: Sweden

About two weeks in Sweden, hiking the High Coast trail and taking a road trip North… And a few fun facts averaged out with our best possible educated guesses:

  • Northernmost point we reached: N 63°
  • 1896 km driven with the Volvo V-60
  • 250 km hiked, mostly along the High Coast trail
  • Number of moose spotted: 3
  • Number of moose dung spotted: about 28 000 droppings (assuming 100 droppings per poop)
  • Number of reindeers spotted: 3
  • 2.4 m3 of wood burnt to keep us warm at night in the stugas
  • Lowest temperature waking up in the morning: -1°C, in May…
  • Highest temperature: 16°C, in May…
  • Highest temperature obtained in a stuga: 50°C
  • Most incredible anecdote: tyre swap
  • Weirdest food: fish tubes at breakfast & banana, ham and curry pizza
  • Best food: smoked pepper gravlax
  • 2.6 m² of knäckebröd eaten at breakfast
  • Herrings: tasted in 8 different sauces
  • 7 kanelbullar (or cinnamon buns) eaten per person (way less than the Swedish average of 316 per year, not counting the homemade ones)


Travel tips:

  • For a comprehensive list of stugas in the High Coast trail area, including GPS coordinates and commodities, refer to Stuga hopping in the Höga Kusten area.
  • Check out this interactive map (quick tutorial) for the specific details to help you plan your trip and more articles and photos (zoom out) about the area!



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