Falun-Lofoten and back in 8 days

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    Suddenly realizing we had a week to spend by choice we decided to drive to northern Norway and see how far we could get.

    Day one

    Falun-Sollefteå

    Since Max's dad and stepmom has a cottage in Sollefteå 450 km north of Falun it was the obvious place to stay. We spent another day here without riding.
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    On the way there we stopped for a swim in Ljusdal. At the time we left there was a huge forest fire nearby and there was smoke in the air. The beach under the bridge was amazing though.

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    The XT 660 Z hade been recently bought and wasn´t perfectly equipped for a long ride like this. As we later found out a luggage rack would have been optional. But more about that later.
    After Ljusdal we took the E4 to Sundsvall, then made the mistake of taking the Viksjö road. Halfway through there was some road construction work that lasted several miles. It was all course sharp macadam and how we avoided a puncture is a mystery. Apparently more than 150 cars had had a puncture on this road, but the road builders claim that the best way of compacting the macadam is letting the cars do it. The offroad capabilities with a passenger were certainly put to test and we made it in one piece.
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    More pictures from the bridge with the amazing beach.

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    The cottage. Despite the hot weather Max managed to catch a trout nearby.

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    Day three :
    Sollefteå-Tärnaby

    Back on the road again. We were adviced to take the route 90 into Lapland to Storuman, by Vilhelmina and then a route called "the Blue Road" cross the border to Norway. However we got a late start and decided to stop at a beautiful camping in Tärnaby instead. The river by the camping was supposed to be a great place to fish for trout, but due to the hot weather the manager told us the fishing was useless is northern Sweden until it would get colder.

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    On the way there the scenery got better as the houses got fewer..

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    and better..

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    The camping place in Tärnaby, where our very well worn tent somehow managed to keep us dry for another night. Hopefully, we will return here when the fish bites again. This was our last night in Sweden and we were excited to cross the border the next day for some great Norwegian scenery. The plan was to get to the coastal road "Kystriksveien" by "Mo i Rana", a rather small norweigan town close to the border.
    Just before the border there´s a food wagon. It´s a good idea to pack a lot of food before crossing the border due to prices being much higher on the other side. We usually bring lots of dry food.

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