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Ostersund

rain 20 °C

After catching the train from Trondheim in the morning we crossed into Sweden at Storlien, the middle of nowhere. Around lunch time we arrived at our destination, Ostersund, also in the middle of nowhere, but this time a small city and no longer Norwegian prices!

On the train we'd thought we should check and make a reservation for the train down to Stockholm the next day, we hadn't been able to do it back down in Munich. So after dropping our packs and working out which train we wanted we went in and managed to get the last 2 tickets available on the train :) talk about lucky :)

Deciding that our bbq the night before had been really good, and so would another one, we dropped into a supermarket and stocked up with a bbq and some meat... 'some meat' 'cause we don't actually have a clue what it was :)

Sitting beside the lake we fired up out barbie and cooked away enjoying a nice slow lunch waiting for the hostel to open at 4pm.
After check in we had a snooze for a few hours then went out to enjoy the seemingly endless daylight, wandering around the town and having dinner.

Having another good sleep in we went to visit the Jamtli museum, Jamtli is something like the name of the area in either Swedish or Sami... couldn't quite work out which sorry :)

The museum was really good, probably the best that we've been to so far. The whole thing was set out like a story, showing the life of the Sami and how the season etc affect what they are doing and where they are. After realising that we'd spent the best part of 3 hours and still needed lunch and to walk to the train station, we whipped up stairs and ate an awesome buffet lunch in the museum cafe :) man the Swedish prices are way better than the Norwegian ones :)

Grabbing our packs from the hostel, and quickly drawing our umbrellas we made a run for the train station on the other side of town...

Posted by timnz 10:36 Archived in Sweden Tagged backpacking

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