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Do cars really hit 20 moose per day in Sweden?

Moose–Vehicle Collisions From Fatal Car to Moose Collisions: In Sweden, the number of moose vehicle collisions (MVCs) were 5874 in 2016 (Nationella Viltolycksrådet 2015). During the last 10 years in ...
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What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

I have hiked the entirety of the Kungsleden, did an 11 day Sarek crossing and have also been on parts of the Nordkalottleden and the Padjelantaleden - so you could say I am fairly experienced with ...
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What types of wild foods are protected from foraging in the Swedish Lapland forests, and how is the status decided?

Protected species in sweden are listed in English here: Protected Species in Sweden. Since information is subject to change I will not copy the information into this answer. Apart from that, hunting ...
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What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

I am not sure, I would take this hike if I were inexperienced. At a minimum, please talk over your plans with an experienced local guide. Personally I would take a guide. The attraction of Sarek is ...
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Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

In the more densely populated areas of Central Europe these long distance trails just seamlessly blend in with regional or local trails, so while the whole, say, 2690 km of the EB Eisenach - Budapest ...
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What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

I've been to Sarek twice and hiked other parts of the swedish and norwegian mountain range (some "wilder" than sarek) more than a dozen times. Here is my view: Sarek is wild, beautiful, but far from ...
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What are the easiest trekking routes in Sarek National Park in Sweden?

The easiest is to take the routes that many people take, because on those routes, social trails have formed and you may find help if you are in trouble. 5–7 days is too short. Although you can get ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

Well, it seems that the mystery was solved: it is a common roach with a guanin deficiency that causes them to have a different colour, as explained by this ecologist (in Swedish).
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Organization or posters for "Leave No Trace" in Sweden

Perhaps it's a cultural thing, but I couldn't find anything in Swedish that spelled it out quantitatively (60m from streams, 20cm holes), so I created one myself. My "Leave No Trace" Poster ...
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What is a kassakåta?

You have actually quoted the right answer already. I missed it the first time I read your post. same­[-]byns gemensamma kassa This means collective funds of the Sami village (My translation, ...
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Do cars really hit 20 moose per day in Sweden?

This comes from more of a personal experience side of things, rather than a statistics point of view. See the other answers if you are looking for the actual numbers. Being a Swede, and telling just ...
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What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

As background, I've hiked the Kungsleden in 2014 (my second hike, and first self-organized), as well as both marked trails and cross country in Norway and Iceland. To add to the risks already ...
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What could possibly go wrong in Sarek?

I've been to Kungsleden and hiked a few days in Sarek until we had to turn back. My main hiking experience is with hiking in Israel, so Sweden and especially Sarek is a whole different game for me. ...
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Do cars really hit 20 moose per day in Sweden?

To address the follow-up, Sweden has four species of large carnivore: wolf, wolverine, brown bear and lynx. The first three are all willing to scavenge, as are some birds, and of course humans (plenty ...
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What is a kassakåta?

I think a better translation would make the meaning obvious. "Kassa" here means "fund". ie a "kassakåta" is a hut funded by the village, not by an individual or a family.
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Where can I find nature in Sweden, like that of Abisko?

The Scandinavian mountains reach from Stavanger in the south to the North Cape in the north. You can easily explore where mountainous areas are via the interactive topographic maps of Norway and ...
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Where can I find nature in Sweden, like that of Abisko?

Abisko is kind of unique in Sweden, with it’s accessible alpine setting. (It’s a long journey no doubt, but not complicated thanks to sleeper trains) The areas of Kebnekaise and Sarek have a similar ...
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Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

I'd say borders are the main reason such trails aren't famous. Well nowadays with free movement within EU, borders aren't an issue. But that is just quite recent history. Also lack of common language ...
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Whats the most efficient food one could forage in the Taiga in a survival situation?

Speaking about taiga implies average climate. If things happen neither in middle or eastern Russia nor northern or western USA or Canada, then these territories are quite dense populated and any ...
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Need advice on custom track in Sarek National Park

I have not been to Sarek, but in lieu of answers from people with that experience I can offer a few suggestions from following retired tracks or going off-track/out of season in the Kebnekaise area ...
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Any help planning a route in Sarek

I'll gladly answer, as I have trekked Sarek before in 2010, and also have months of experience on Kungsleden/Nordkalottleden/Padjelantaleden and various other trails in the region. On helicopter ...
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Foraging food in Kungsleden/Kebnekaise/Sarek (SWE) region in summer

Here is some food for thought: Autumn is the time to come and enjoy the fruits of nature’s labour. During August and September, the forests burst to life with berries, edible wild mushrooms (...
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Foraging food in Kungsleden/Kebnekaise/Sarek (SWE) region in summer

Not nearly enough - don't rely on it. You might find blueberries in the parts of the trail that is below approx. 200m above sea level and certainly you will come upon patches of ripe cloudberries as ...
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Where to buy half tubes for outdoor games

The brightly coloured stuff pictured was probably sold for the purpose, unless it was painted for the players to use. The most readily available material in the UK (and other bits of Europe I know, ...
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Is it necessary to wear a bib/salopette and/or ski pants that can be removed without removing the skis when Nordic skiing

I do not have any experience cross country skiing but ski touring should be sufficiently similar, at least the uphill part. There is always this conflict in clothing that one wants something warm ...
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Where can I find the current status regarding fire bans in Norway?

I was about to write a long essay on how strange the Norwegian rules regarding rights-of-every-man and the department of safety and readiness but I realized you are just asking where to find the ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

After netting one of our stock ponds, for a stock check. We discovered these two beauties in the net, the pond had a mixture of species, Carp, Tench, Roach and Rudd. I’d never seen anything like them ...
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