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companyofhouseelves

Sweden - was anyone there on a budget?

by companyofhouseelves »

Hey all,

Has anyone from here been to Sweden? And more importantly was there anyone on a budget?

I want to organize a trip to Sweden, and I don't really care for the big cities or huge touristic centers. What I want to see is the everyday life of the people, the atmosphere of the countryside and stuff like that.

One of the possibilities I'm thinking about is organizing a road trip. An other possibility would be to take the Inlandsbanan (Inland Line - wiki), which is kind of the Siberian Express of Sweden. Is here anyone who tried any of these?

And what I really would like, if I somehow manage to find a way to organize this trip on an acceptable budget is to meet one of the last individual crispbread bakers of Sweden . He is not a celebrity or anything, but some days ago I read an article about him (and some other nice people), and was like: instead of telling someone, that Yo dude, I was in Sweden and saw Stockholm, it would be much nicer to say Hey, I just traveled to Sweden to meet the last individual crispbread baker.

About accomodation: until now I tried to find some on Swedish Tourist Association and Hostels World. Any better ideas?

So, if you have any experience with Sweden, please don't hesitate to share it with me!

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companyofhouseelves

RE: Sweden - was anyone there on a budget?

by companyofhouseelves »

Update:

I just found out about the regulation of camping in Sweden (and generally in Scandinavia). You have "the Right to Roam", or the Right of Public Access ( http://www.swedishepa.se/Enjoying-nature/The-Right-of-Public-Access/This-is-allowed/Camping--tents/ ), which lets you camp "a night or two in the countryside as long as you don’t disturb the landowner or cause damage to nature".

I definitely want to take this into account, because it seems that some of the accommodation possibilities are just frightfully expensive... :(

If you have some experience with camping freely in Sweden (I'm mostly interested in some kind of Do and Do not list), please don't hesitate to share it with me! :)

 
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companyofhouseelves

RE: Sweden - was anyone there on a budget?

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Ok, a last post here just to round things up.

The plane tickets are already in my Inbox! I managed to get them for $140 in total.

I assembled a gear list that looks like this:

Backpack - Osprey Atmos 65 AG
Headlamp - Black Diamond Spot
Pocketknife - Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army Knife
Medical Kit - Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .5
Pants - Prana Stretch Zion Pants
Shoes - Keen Targhee 2
Socks - REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Socks (x3)
Rain Jacket - Marmot PreCip

I'm still looking for the possibility to change some things from this list, if you know of any cheaper (but still reliable) backpack, please don't hesitate to mention it [?IMG]

In two months and a week, I will be off to Sweden! :D

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RE: Sweden - was anyone there on a budget?

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