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Smoked strömming at Avan market

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Unlike its nastier fermented cousin, surströmming, smoked (or rökt) strömming – a type of herring – is quite yummy.

Late summer scenes from Gäddvik

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Gäddvik is one of many small photogenic villages that dot Northern Sweden along the Lule River.

Basking along Luleå’s waterfront

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Catching last few warm rays of sunshine in Luleå before heading towards colder seasons.

River crossing at Avan

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Scenes from the ferry crossing over the Lule River between the villages of Avan and Södra Sunderbyn in Northern Sweden.

Indulging in surströmming before summer’s end

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This time around, I decided to skip out on Sweden’s stinky tradition – fermented herring (surströmming) – even though I’ve tried it three times before. As for my husband, he always digs in like it’s the sweetest thing ever invented.