Today I left Stockholm and flew north to Kiruna, Sweden. It’s quite a tiny airport…
I picked up my hire car (a poverty-spec Volkswagen UP! in white) and headed west along the E10. The E10 runs all the way from the east coast of Sweden to the tip of the Lofoten islands at Å. Kiruna is maybe half-way along. I was soon driving through some beautiful landscape, with autumn in full swing, the trees various shades of orange and yellow. I pulled over in one of the many layby’s for a photo:
I continued along the road, and close to Abisko there’s a nice waterfall, Silverfallet. I took a picture, but might stop again on my return journey for a longer exposure version, and to explore the path down to the lake.
The road leaves the large Torneträsk lake and rises up through the mountains to reach the border with Norway. Crossing over, the landscape becomes more mountainous quite quickly, before beginning to descend towards the sea. The same orange colours were here too.
After around 4 hours driving I reached my overnight stop at Lødingen, a small town at the eastern end of the Lofoten islands. Tomorrow, I’ll continue west.