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Any experience of camping in Sweden?

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AuraofDora Mon 05-Feb-18 12:30:46

Most of our camping has been in southern Europe, but kinda interested in exploring elsewhere this year but do like warm weather...

Has anyone camped in Sweden during the summer, what's it like and was it warm?

ffsetc Mon 05-Feb-18 12:43:02

Have only ever been in self catering in Sweden but from what I can remember in August was warm and lovely with lots of outdoor swimming etc (south west coast). Check this out to be certain but I think there are more lax rules in Sweden about where you can actually camp if you're taking your own equipment - basically, you have the right to settle just about anywhere. The Swedes are lovely people - we had a great time there.

AuraofDora Mon 05-Feb-18 12:58:24

thanks ffsetc, that's interesting. Really relieved to hear that the weather was pleasant in August.

Have visited Scandinavian countries years ago, but DH doesn't believe it would be sunny there in the summer shock and although it won't be like the south of France, as long as it's better than UK summer I could possibly convince him

Did you drive? Where you staying around Malmo area?

ffsetc Mon 05-Feb-18 15:02:15

This was around ten years ago - we were in Gothenburg for a few days which we loved - then drove up the west coast to a place called Fjällbaka which was just gorgeous. Little huts by the beach, laid back cafes. Ingrid Bergman used to have a holiday home there.

AuraofDora Wed 07-Feb-18 18:21:46

Anyone else camped in Sweden, top tips and horror stories, well kinda, welcome

AuraofDora Fri 09-Feb-18 14:59:56

Or Denmark?

profpoopsnagle Sat 10-Feb-18 11:40:15

A reasonably recent thread I did here

user1495884620 Sat 10-Feb-18 11:54:04

Lovely and sunny the two times we have been to Sweden, although obviously not as warm as the south of France.

If you go far enough north, it doesn't really get dark for very long (if at all) which I found messed with my sleep patterns.

user1495884620 Sat 10-Feb-18 11:58:58

If you are going to Malmo area, if you are thinking of spending any time in Copenhagen, this is a great campsite in an old fort on the Oresund (although it is a few years since we camped there so perhaps check out more recent reviews) campingcopenhagen.dk/en/

mixture Wed 21-Mar-18 17:09:07

A colleague stayed at Brantevik, it looked awesome, link here. You can find more places to visit on the site, use the flag to switch the web page into English.

"If you go far enough north, it doesn't really get dark for very long (if at all) which I found messed with my sleep patterns." - I once read a book where a Brit wrote he pulled a cap over his eyes, and it actually works, good idea.

SquirrelsareUs Wed 21-Mar-18 17:15:15

We camped in Sweden in August 8 or 9 years ago - the weather was absolutely fine. We were in much the same area as you mentionned - Lund and then down to the coast at Trelleborg. Can't remember too much detail, but we and the kids definitely had a great time.

Anatidae Wed 21-Mar-18 17:22:07

Be aware that ticks carry both Lyme and TBE - if you’re in a tick area then just check daily, be aware of correct removal and remove them fast.

I live here, never camped but there are loads of campsites - up north no ticks either. July and Aug are usually warm although of course nowhere in Northern Europe is guaranteed hot weather. However, as I will be heavily pregnant in August I suspect it’ll be warm. ;) find somewhere near lakes for swimming 🏊‍♀️

www.camping.se/en/Campingse-International/

mixture Wed 21-Mar-18 18:04:19

Here's the information you need, go directly to the part of the vaccine. www.nhs.uk/conditions/tick-borne-encephalitis/
I've taken the vaccine more than ten times; you're supposed to take it on a rolling 3-5 year schedule except the first time (when it's twice within a few weeks time, then again one more time within a year I think, and then you're on a roll...)

mixture Wed 21-Mar-18 18:05:58

Oh, one more thing, it doesn't stop people from camping or being outdoors, it's just that you check for ticks one more time before slipping into bed Zzzzz.... you don't necessarily want them biting you overnight.

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