Beware if and when you are traveling in Sweden,

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  1. alfandM

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    For Travelers in or coming to Sweden,we have a major forest fire in the region of västmanlands thats been out of control for over one week,for what i have heard on the news media that the whole region is affected of västmanland ,so if holidaying in Sweden try and keep south of the country or west,we are 300km away from this area and now we are affected today by the dense smoke and still at temperuture of over 30C it is not pleasant,so please take care if you are in or near to this region and move south or west,Regards AlfandM
     
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    Thanks for the warning - not that we are likely to be in Sweden this year but others might be.
     
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    Motorhoming in Norway is there rules on parking in park areas or are there aires type places. Thinking of doing Norway.
     
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    Thanks for the warning, we won't be there this year, sadly, but hope it's brought under control soon and the effects on yourselves are minimal. It'll have a disastrous effect on wildlife, but knowing the capabilities of the Swedish Emergency Services the threat to humans will, I'm sure, be minimal. Good luck and if you have time please keep us updated.
     
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    he is in Sweden where Helga Frome Sweden lives she was the one that features in all the Swedish porn moves in the 70's not that I would have watched any thing like that in my teens:Eeek:
     
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    Thank you for warning for those that may be in the area, hoping that they have the fire under control soon and that you are or affected much more x
     
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    Thanks,update on the situation,the fire is out after 1 week of water bombing planes, the fire spread over 40km,and was raging for 1 month,there was minimal effects to live stocks,1 person lost there life ,and not to many homes and farms were lost, the cause of the fire was caused by a forest machine that caused sparks from its metal tracks moving over the rocky landscape,thanks again regards Alf.
     
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    Thank you for the update Alf, it must have been very worrying, good to hear it has now been put out.
     
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    Thanks for the update Alf, so glad it's over but sad to hear that a life has been lost.
     
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    Unless I am mistaken -----you can stop anywhere (sensible) for a couple of nights or so unless it states otherwise--------Norway/Sweden/ Finland are heaven for wildcamping motorhomes and their attitude to motorhomes has to be experienced to be believed. The weather is bit of a gamble but for us last summer it was fantastic.
    Norway is expensive---
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    You're not mistaken, allemansrat (my spelling is rubbish) means you can park anywhere sensibly, out of sight of a private dwelling. We've also asked farmers if we can park in the lea of barns etc in bad weather, never been refused, it's why we always carry a number of half bottles of scotch to say ta!
     
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    Thank you carol,worrying at the time tosay the least acouple of days of uncertain with the high winds it kept changing coarse,that made it difficult for the firefighters,thanks again,Regards Alf.
     
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    Park wherever you want,just tidy up after you,have fun and enjoy a beutifull country,

    Kris
     
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    Definitely!(y)
     
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    Photos from the great fire of 3-month later IMG_2134.JPG IMG_2137.JPG IMG_2139.JPG IMG_2141.JPG IMG_2142.JPG
     
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    Hello Kalleveiken and welcome to Fun. That's a wonderful country as is most of Scandinavia, nature is very forgiving and that area will soon be back to normal.
     
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    Thank you Baily58
    Have you been to Sweden? Which part of our long country have you visited. I live in the southwest part of Sweden and was just to visiting my brother in law when I took the pictures of the forest fire. I've been thinking to observe developments in fire area to see how the nature recovers.
    I am happy to give you tips on nice destinations in Sweden. Just send me an email.
     
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