The trip!

After some busy days fo preparations it was finally time for departure for the final travel up to ESRANGE Kiruna. The plan, as I´m pretty sure everyone know by now, was to drive our way up. The trip from Stockholm to Kiruna is more than 1200 km but we had decided to try to drive it without stoping on our ways (excluding breaks and such of course). We all met at SPP at 10:00 saturday to pack our bags into the car. After a quick coffee  we started to pack. It all went quite quick and we were actually able to drive out from SPP before planned meaning that we left SPP at 11:20. I, Gustav, took care of the first part of the drive which took us up to just north of Gävle (about 200 km north of Stockholm). From there the trip continued with only short breaks for refueling (the car is quite thirsty using about 1.8 l / 10 km) with Boden as our next target. Just before Umeå the team where however stopped by the police since they thought we where going back and forward on the road (the car is kind of tricky to steer actually). All of us were of course a bit stressed up and it was of course worst  for Georg who were driving and therefore had to be tested for alcohol. However after that unplanned stop the trip continued until we reached Boden. There we got a great welcome and a great dinner at Davids parents restaurant, Oscar II. After plenty of good food (and quite a loth of coffee) we continued north. At about half past four in the morning it was once again my time to take care of the driving (in total we were six of us sharing the driving but I were the only one having to drive twice). The first part of this shift was in total darkness but after about twenty minutes we encountered three raindeers who where standing in the middle of thew raod. However we passed them without any problems. After 45 minutes the sun started to rise which were kind of lucky since I at that point were quite tired. Soon enough we arrived to ESRANGE (at about 7:30 in the morning to be exact). By then we had been  on the road for 20 hours straight.


One Response to The trip!

  1. Rupert says:

    Tested for driving under influence before the celebrations even started!

    Happy Birthday, Georg – and a successful experiment to you all.


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