Today we went to an island, not that far from Lulea. Here is a map link: island location. The boat ride took almost 1 and half hour. Despite very high (20 degrees) temperature it was chilly on the deck. The winds here are really cold.
On the island there were free saunas and a lot of BBQ places. For the first hour we went around exploring the island. The paths were nicely build with wooden floor few inches above grounds. Grounds were covered in different kinds of mosses. Above them there were conifer trees reaching the water. For me this looks weird, because we are used to see conifer trees at high altitudes. After a while we found an observation tower on a small hill and went up. Despite not being too fond of heights the climb was worth it. The view was amazing, you could see whole island (and beyond) from the tower.
After that we went to a BBQ place to cook lunch. While we were cocking there were some people running from saunas to the sea water for a quick dip in 13 degree water. I think they are going to try and go swimming when there is going to be ice as well. 🙂
After that we were ready to head back.