Gävle Day 16

After a later start due to our shock absorber yesterday, we travelled up the E4 to Gävle. Some stunning scenery along the route . Beautiful camp site just outside Gävle.  

Day 15 Umeå, Sweden

Wild camping in Sweden is easier than we thought, last night’s camp by the lake was well protected from the mizzly rain that persisted for most of the day. Unfortunately, the repair on Alice’s shockabsorber that was done (not cheaply) in Finland, has already failed, so we are at Biltema, Umeå, for a new bush…

Finland to Sweden, Day 14

We are sorry to say goodnight to Finland, beautiful county, friendly people, amazing food. Just crossed the border into Sweden.

Day 12 – a well earned rest day!

After a good night’s sleep by all the crew and a later breakfast than usual, kids played on the beach and adults in the sauna. We trekked into Oulu for lunch (Thanks to Colin for being a great tour guide!) We had fried sprats and potatoes for lunch, obligatory selfies with the Toripollisi, Bobby, and…

Pori to Nallikari, Day 11.

Civilised camp site tonight, at Nallikari, near Oulu. Shout out to the Finnish Land Rover group who have been so full of advice and information for us.

Day 10 Tallinn to Pori.

Welcome to Finland.  Tonight’s camp is close to a UNESCO world heritage site, so naturally, we were very careful about our footprint.  

Day 9 Lithuania through Latvia and Estonia.

Wow, what a beautiful country Lithuania is! The sun shone all the way over our trip North as we came through the country. As we headed through Latvia, we unfortunately didn’t have so much time to explore as we had a ferry to catch at Tallin. Our pass through Estonia was peaceful and leisurely even…

Day 8, Poland to Lithuania.

Well, it’s not very Baltic in the Baltic states! Very hot and humid as we passed into another time zone.  Lithuania is very beautiful and the people so hospitable but you can see the results of former Soviet rule which is a real shame. Camping Marijampolé is gorgeous, kids have had a whale of time…

Poznań to Olszytn, day 7

Stunning breakfast by the lake. After lunch we travelled further north for around 150 miles before hitting a camper van spot by great swimming facilities in Dobre Miasto.