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Travelling Tips between Nordkapp and Piteå


The road between Piteå and Nordkapp was named Midnattsvägen (Midnight Sun Road) many years ago. It is the road less traveled. From the south you can either follow Inlandsvägen E45 which starts in Gothenburg or E4 which passes through Stockholm.

Inlandsvägen is the longest road in Sweden. The road between Gothenburg and Karesuando is 1690 km. It runs along Inlandsbanan most of the distance. Inlandsbanan is a railroad track between Kristinehamn and Gällivare. Inlandsvägen connects with the Midnight Sun Road at Jokkmokk. Inlandsvägen goes through the splendors of the Swedish forest.

When driving along E4 you'll get to Piteå where you can start driving the Midnight Sun Road. It is adviseable to leave E4 at Piteå if you want to experience the majestic waterall at Storforsen which is 90 km from Piteå. Along E45 you have the eastern coast of Sweden including the capital Stockholm with all its attractions.

The Midnight Sun Road starts in Piteå and ends up at Nordkapp. It has a detour to Kiruna. It also forks into two different parts between north of Kautokeino and Olderfjord. One part goes via Alta and Skaidi, the other goes to Karasjok and Lakselv.

In a series of blog post you will below find links to different diamonds along the way. The first block is dedicated to the Nordkapp area. The second block is covering what is between Nordkapp and the Finnish border. The third block are the gems in Finland and Sweden north of Piteå.

Here Is a List of Blog Post from Nordkapp to Piteå

How the King Crab came to the Barents Sea

The Day I Met Mrs. Santa Claus

The Northernmost Fishing Village in the World

11 Places to Get Fish on Your Dish in Nordkapp

The Secrets of the Regal White Bird at North Cape

Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve in Nordkapp – An Egg Heaven before 1983



The White Trolls and a Bewitched Terrier

This Is What the Arctic Is All About

Migrating Arctic Birds on the Payroll

The Only Resort above the Arctic Circle Blessed by Two Popes

The Sexiest Place North of the Arctic Circle


Why Saami Art Is Only Contemporary

What the gunmen of the Wild West had in common with the reindeer herders

Arctic Cloths Talks in Volumes

The Saami Flag Explained At The Saami Parliament

Music Is About Expressing Yourself – Joik Is About Expressing Anything

A Timeless Member of the Slow Movement

The Smallest Court House in the Arctic


Arctic Cartoons Long before Disney

The Northern Lights Cathedral

The Northern Lights Currency - NOK 200

Three Simple Tips from an Arctic Cook That Will Make Anyone an Excellent Cook


What Happens When You Count Decade by Decade

The Hotel’s First Proposal to You Is an Autobiography of The Owner

The Original Commercial Lavvu



Serious on Hiking – Try Hetta/Enontekiö


The Gas Station That Guides You in English, Bad English And All Kinds of Languages

Please Let the Moose Smell the Camera

Saami Church from Jukkasjärvi to Ghana

The Moving House – Hjalmar Lundbohmsgården


The Grand Canyon of Gällivare

The Biggest Toys Ever Made

The Newest Resort above the Arctic Circle


Don’t Touch Me – I Am Tired

For the First Time in the World – 50 Meters Below Ground

How to Make a Drink of What You Find In Your Backyard

The Aphrodisiac and Raisin of the Arctic

Next to 400 Years of Business above the Arctic Circle - Jokkmokk Hotel

People Weren’t Allowed to Live in Houses in the Capital of Wilderness

The Wild West of the Arctic – Saami and Settlers

Forrest Gump II – Run Forrest, Run to Laponia

Carl von Linné’s Passion for the Angelica Archangelica

Bear Blood on the Arctic Circle

The Special Breads of Kåbdalis


The Wildest Wheelchair Falling Adventure

The Coal Maker – The Best Barbecue Coal

Polar Hotel in Miss Small Town Sweden


Piteå – The Arctic Riviera

Midnight Sun Road

The road between Piteå and Stockholm

For many travelers to North Cape the Swedish capital Stockholm is a natural starting point. E4 is in many ways tha fast lane up and down to the Arctic Circle. Along the way you can stop in Sundsvall, Umeå and Skellefteå.

The road between Piteå and Gothenburg

The E45 starting in Gothenburg. Gothenburg is a hub for ferries to continental Europe. Inlandsvägen has been renovated extensively the last couple of decades and is a very interesting alternatives for traveling. Some of the highligths along the way are Kristinehamn, Mora, Östersund, Dorotea, Arvidsjaur and the Midnight Sun Road connecting in Jokkmokk.



April 2015

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