Did you know there are such things as swedish miles… that equate to about 10km? So when someone in Sweden is being helpful and telling something is only a few miles away… expect to be walking a while.
Anyhow, I made it to Karlstad, about 210 miles away from Stockholm due west. Tomorrow, I have the choice of trying to get a reservation in Oslo when I turn up (which looks unpromising, the hostels international website is not telling me there are any availabilities)… or avoid Oslo completely and just head north west. Where I am at the moment I can do both things from here. Head for Sognefjord and see how far I get. Which, is probably what I will do.
Can’t write much, I’m on a tiny little keyboard in the tourist information center. Just to let you all know I’m ok.