Our trip became a real family-road trip, because I even got my oldest son to join, along with girlfriend.
Day 1 June 24th. Travelling north
Our first day was spent in the car. We drove constantly for 11 hours, with only two pauses for snacks and food and some short ones for driver change and leg stretching.
Our stop for the night was Vuoggatjålme, this is how far we could go in Sweden and still have a comfortable place to stay at. Vuoggatjålme is right on the arctic circle and is one of the old road stations along the Silver road.
After a quick dinner, some of us headed out for a short walk. I took photos of arctic flowers.
Butter ball is a giant kind of butter cup. We found a whole meadow with these flowers, it was amazingly beautiful, mut too much mosquitoes. I also found yellow violets and dwarf cornel (hönsbär).
There is something with a waterfall that is attracting. Is it the energy of the running water, the sound or the beauty of it that caught our interest? What do you think?
Anyway, we saw a lot of waterfalls during this trip.
Vuoggatjålme is located by a lake called Sädvajaure. It has a marvellous beach with flat stones. Perfect for playing ducks and drakes. The water is crystal clear and you can drink it right away.
The mountains still have snow even though it's the end of June. The mountains in the background is Såmbertjårro.
The face of a tired middle aged woman.
Perhaps you are wondering about the names on these places I mention, they sound a bit exotic, don't they? We are in Sapmi the country of the Sàmi-people our native population (Read more about this here).
Day 2 June 25th Leaving Sweden.
Butter balls for the breakfast table. Isn't it an adorable flower?
But first a photo of our kids. Reluctantly posing: Johans son, Gustav. My youngest Alfons, my eldest Oskar and his girlfriend Johanna.
Naturally we couldn't resist frequent stops for photos of beautiful Lapland.
The silent, vast landskape is very soothing for the soul. I wish I could come here again and stay for a while, just to breathe and hike.
This is the amazing view over Skärrim1300 m.a.s. Behind these mountains we have Norway.
Oskar in front of the mountains.