Karesuando Travel Guide

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Karesuando, in the northeastern part of Swedish Lapland, is the northernmost parish in Sweden - close to the Finnish village with almost the same name (Karesuvanto).
Karesuando is a small border village by the Muonio river, with a relatively large Sámi community. Karesuando houses Sweden's most northerly located church. There's a bridge to Finland, a shop, a petrol station, a small hotel and a hostel. There are bus connections with Kiruna and Haparanda. Karesuvanto on the Finnish side has bus connections with, among other towns, Rovaniemi and Tromsø. The area is characterized by northern forest (birch, spruce, some pines) with many reindeers, bogs and occasional hills.
It is also the end (or the beginning, if you like) of the 2,000-kilometer Inlandsvägen (Inland Highway, national road number 45), which will take you along the backbone of Sweden. Beginning (or ending) in Göteborg, it will carry you along the big lakes in the middle, the endless forests between Karlstad and Östersund, and on to the north, with Lapland as one of the highlights. And -- lakes, lakes, lakes.

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