Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
And further north we went! Our last stop was Fjällbacka:
Every travel book talks about this place and calls it picturesque, pretty, quaint, etc. Since it has less than 1.000 inhabitants, we thought it would be a small village. And it was one of Ingrid Bergman’s favorite places in Sweden.
The reality is a bit different. It is indeed picturesque, but it is very crowded as well. You find hotels, pubs, restaurants, b&b’s, campings, … everywhere. Actually, it was so crowded that The Viking and I almost got a panic attack.
We found some peace and quiet in the outskirts of the village. And we have to admit that when we saw the mountain on one side and the rock formations on the other hands, that it was indeed picturesque. Especially since we could still see the beautiful colors of the sunset.
By the way, driving around on these local roads of the west of Sweden with its spectacular archipelago can be quite exciting. There are places where the road simply stops and you have to continue your trip on a small, open ferry. The Viking apparently had taken a lot of ferries before, but for me this was a new experience!
Here are the other pictures!