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It’s been about 5 days since I left Norway and now cruising around Sweden. Definitely very different landscape but still beautiful. As I mentioned in the last blog update on Norway, the beauty of Norway is non-stop. It really just kept coming, even as I went further north. I left the green fjord land (click on images for larger view, if you look in 3rd picture you can see kayaker)
and headed North. Along the way I passed beautiful mountain streams,
a final glacier which I called Number 9
and the Torghatten Hole (click on the image for a larger view to get the perspective of the size of this hole, if you look in the center, you can see the islands in the background and if you really look, you can see a couple of people standing there.)
Travel involved riding on a lot of Ferry boats and I think I spotted Loch Ness on summer vaction.
Norway is famous for their very old churches. I really liked this one with the cloud structure behind it.
Lastly, I reached the Arctic circle arriving around 10 pm, just in time for the sunset. While the guide book talked down this place because of the commercial visitors center, I really got a kick out of it. There are thousands of cairns on the hills behind the center where people leave their marks and a lot of notes. Very fun place to walk around.
And one final beautiful sunset at the Arctic Circle, 10 before leaving this beautiful country.