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    You will probably land in Stockholm (Arlanda Airport) which is a beautiful city for the photographically inclined.
    ( http://www.geographia.com/sweden/stockholm.html )
    August is very nice btw. Östersund ( http://www.turist.ostersund.se/ ) is inland and about 650 km (NNW) from Stockholm, 8-10 hours non-stop drive. Not recommended for the tourist. (driving non-stop in the moose hunting season) Make it two days and enjoy the scenery.

    South and south-west of Stockholm there is a metric a**-ton of cool sights. Old cloisters,
    ( http://www.raa.se/sites/alvastra.asp )
    ruins, channels, locks, and waterways.
    ( http://www.gotakanal.se/en/ )
    And nature. We have available nature it in spades.
    ( http://www.environ.se/allemansratten/ )
    And the Stockholm Archipelagio.

    If you swing by Uppsala (90 km NW of Stockholm) I will be happy to show you around. We have a Viking museum,
    ( http://www.raa.se/olduppsala/index.asp )
    a 12 c. cathedral,
    ( http://www.factbites.com/topics/Uppsala-Cathedral )
    one of the few anatomical theatres still excisting,
    ( http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/english.shtml )
    and a university founded in 1477.
    ( http://info.uu.se/fakta.nsf/sidor/about.uu.idE1.html )

    -- MW

    (edit) Kodak, Ilford, and Fuji films are readily available in most cities. 120 films can be a little bit tricky, so my recommendation it to stack up while in Stockholm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    August is generally the best time, at least around here!
    Same in Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hortense
    In 1939, the parents of my wife emigrated from a small farming community near but north of Östersund. We are planning a trip there in August 2006. We will use United Airline travel miles via SAS, to get to Sweden from Los Angeles.
    A. From a photographer’s point of view, what entry city(ies) should we consider for the drive north.
    B. What highway route would be recommended?
    1. How long a drive in miles/KM or hours?
    C. What medium format ASA 400 film is readily available in Sweden?
    Ole’, if possible, it would be nice to visit you in Norway.
    Welcome to an enchanted country! For how long do you plan to stay in Sweden? Anything particular you have in mind that you would like to photograph?
    There's a quick route north by taking a "freeway" along the east coast, but you will have great opportunities to visit small villages and cities along the shore. Driving straight to Östersund from Stockholm will take one day, a long day...
    Inland, you will take a slower route, but there's plenty to see as well. I'm originally from the Gästrikland county which is close to Dalarna, which is a very picturesque part of Sweden. Taking this route to Östersund is also a good option.
    I live in Stockholm and I can show you around here. We're all APUGers, right?
    When it comes to 120-film you can get that in Stockholm, but I advice you to stock up already in US, you'll save a lot of money in that way.

    cheers,

    abeku

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    Particular thanks to both Magnus and Abeku. Will try to arrange a meeting.
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