"Journey along the Arctic Highway" Top 5 Page for this destination Luleå by bpacker
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I was dead tired by the time I came to Lulea. Earlier that morning, I was in Rovaniemi and I've pull out much hair in frustration when I groped my way to Kemi followed by Tornio, then to the border town of Haparanda where I took a bus to Lulea . It didn't help that I didn't speak fluent Swedish or Finnish . Also very little information was available on travelling in these parts. When I finally arrived In Lulea, I got kicked out a hotel but it turned out to a blessing in disguise. I stayed for just one night over here and boarded the Ofotbanen train the next morning to Narvik.
Enroute to Lulea I nearly got killed by a crazed moose. I wondered what got into the furry-headed creature when it decided to do a catwalk in the middle of a road . The bus swayed crazily for a couple of seconds before the cool bus driver righted the bus and drove past the moose. Of course, he swore at the moose after that in some Scandic language and shook a fist at it before driving away. Well to no avail, the moose was still walking jauntily down the lane with the bells chiming merrily on its neck....
For about 6 months before the trip, I read excitedly about the epic rail journey that climbs over the mountains on the Swedish border, rising farther and farther away from the waters of the Rombaksfjord and over to the mountains of Norway. It was a must to try this. After careful research, I woke up at 5am to catch the only train with a glass ceiling to Narvik. It turned out to be a journey more spectacular than my Norway in a Nutshell trip.
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