The word kept on running through my mind as the coach driver announced it at 2am on a dark February morning earlier this year. However, this was July and it was like I was visiting a different country all together.
This is Sweden a land of amazing seasons and natural wild places.
I spent the week in Skuleskogen National Park exploring more of the area than I managed in winter, but sadly gone was feeling of isolation and wilderness. This was replaced by frequent passers by and the distant roar of speed boats.
It was an incredible week and let’s put my negative comments in context as to find anything as wild and as lush as Skuleskogen in the UK would be extremely challenging. It did reveal to me that I have to find more remote areas to visit next.
The week was spent picking wild blueberries, drinking matcha tea and swimming in the warm crystal clear sea. Lighting fires by the beach and wondering how bright it remains until well into the night.
Here are some photos.