Stromstad, Boats to Nordkoster
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Stromstad, Boats to Nordkoster

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A: Stromstad, Sweden View towards Town Hall

by Lars Lindahl, 210 meters away

Stromstad, Sweden View towards Town Hall

C: Stromstad, Railway Station without rail

by Lars Lindahl, 330 meters away

Stromstad, Railway Station without rail

D: In the middle of North Koster road

by Lars Lindahl, 10.3 km away

In the middle of North Koster road

F: The western bridge on North Koster

by Lars Lindahl, 10.5 km away

The western bridge on North Koster

G: Basteviken Nordkoster 2012

by Lars Lindahl, 10.8 km away

Basteviken Nordkoster 2012

H: The Skjærhalden Marina

by Bane Obradović, 11.9 km away

The Skjærhalden Marina

I: Skjærhalden

by Bane Obradović, 12.2 km away


J: Brattestø

by Bane Obradović, 19.5 km away


This panorama was taken in Sweden, Europe

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