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Gammelstad
Sweden

Day 5: Luleå to Kiruna — I keep on running into World Heritage sites I've never heard of before. Today it was the turn of Gammelstad, "Old village", where Luleå was in fact first founded as a fishing village in the 14th century. In what is a most unusual catastrophe for a fishing village, the land kept on rising, at 90cm per century, and soon the harbour was too shallow for fishing boats. Read on...

During August 2008 I spent 17 days driving around Sweden in the single-minded pursuit of one good 360-degree panorama per day, posting the results daily to the Panoramic Sweden blog.

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