In September 2020, Mei, her dog Summer, my little van and I traveled through the south of Sweden. Actually we wanted to go to Brittany. At the time, however, France was suffering greatly from the consequences of the global pandemic, while the number of infections in Sweden was significantly lower and declining. And so we spontaneously decided to head north. We took the ferry from Fehmarn first to Denmark and then past Copenhagen over the Öresund Bridge to our first night’s accommodation right on the beach (Löderups Strandbads). Like many of us, I love being woken up in the morning by the sound of waves and then enjoying a leisurely breakfast with a view of the sheer endless sea.
The camping season in Sweden is coming to an end quite quickly in September. During our trip, many overnight accommodations were already closed or only temporarily occupied. That meant a little more planning for us, which consisted in the fact that we always had to call first to find out where we could stay the following night. On the other hand, visiting outside of the high season meant that we very often had the stands and sometimes the pitches to ourselves. Fortunately, all the national parks we had planned to visit were also open. The first was Stenshuvud. From there we continued along the coast, over the Öland peninsula, various deserted beaches, the Tyresta National Park and some campsites to Stockholm. (Rigeleje, Sandviks, Strandstuvikens, Gålö Havsbad, First Camp City-Stockholm ).
We took a total of 6 days for the first leg of our journey.
Arrived on the west coast we spent the first night at the Lagunen & Stugor campsite (https://www.lagunen.se/). Undoubtedly the largest, but with us as the only guests, also the loneliest place on our entire trip. In summer this place is certainly extremely lively and filled with countless bathers, but during our visit, with the small abandoned huts in the dreary, rainy weather, it seemed like a ghost town.
From there we continued along the coast in a southerly direction to Smogen. The small fishing port with its one kilometer long wooden pier Smogenbryggan is the absolute highlight of this place and certainly a huge tourist magnet in summer. We also really liked the small circular trail “Friluftsled” through the rocks on the island of Kleven.
We made the last stop in Sweden in Falsterbo and treated ourselves to a nice long walk along the beach to the Måkläppen nature reserve before we went back to Fehmarn via Denmark.
In contrast to the trip through Norway, this time the engine held out without any problems and the Bulli brought us home safe and sound.