Beautiful Hike Routes

Musskudden Port Complex bunker Safehouse…with the train tracks and all those red cargo containers filled with fuel cells / doggos inside…has literally I believe 4 to 6 of those inside it…Mountain region or maybe Marshlsnds…

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No.

There is only 3 weapons vaults in Muskudden Port Complex. One in 1st big vault and two in 2nd big vault. Both big vaults are side by side, near the pier.

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@Aesyle

Well, I stand corrected then.

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All three are in this Vault route.

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@Gysbert

Double d’oh!

Gen Z location overload for me, I guess.

Apologies.

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No worries. I missed one that I added just now because of your post

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Route 6: Forntida Kultur & Ritualer

Ancient Culture and Rituals sites
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Let me start of with the multitude of cairns that I saw on my run through the GZ-world, much more than I show here. Most Cairns I found are used as landmarks or marking a trail. They are basically stacked loose flat stones build into a tower.


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You can find them everywhere, even on a tree-covered mountain top.


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Here one close to the coast that has extended left and right the beginnings of a low wall.


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Sometimes I found some Cairns that seems only half build, or damaged over time. This one is close to the ruins of a castle, I think. It is build on a socle of stones.


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Near a camp on the coast I found this one with bloody hand on a soccer ball next to it.


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The Cairn near the mouth of a cave seems unnecessary as a marker. So maybe it’s to mark it as a save cave or as a passage or something.


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This last one marked a high point and the locals have build stairs to the top preserving the Cairn in the middle. I have logged the coords of 15 cairns total not counting half built ones, but it would be boring to show them all here.

Riksrösen

Another type of Cairns are called Riksrösen. I found two of them in GZ with a mysterious German text on them hinting towards another game. They are sort of milestones. In the real world many Riksrösen mark parts of the border between Norway and Sweden.

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Grave Mounds

On the next picture you see two large hills and a smaller one just out of view. Gravhögar are larger burial mounds probably made to bury great kings and nobles. The stone grave chamber is buried deep in the tumulus. The bigger the tumulus the more important the people buried there. This funeral tradition was most common in Sweden during the ‘Vendel period’ around 550–800 AD.


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The “Högarna of Torun” on the next picture are much smaller hills and there are six of them. One in the middle surrounded by five other hills. I assume that they are also graves.

Stone Circles

Stone circles, I love them. So far I found ten locations with stone circles or stone ships. Although many theories have been proposed to explain the use of Stone circles, it’s most likely related to providing a setting for ceremony or ritual. Here are a few pics.


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Here are a few more pics.


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The stone ship in Swedish “Skeppssättning” is a variation on a stone circle with the oval shape of a ship. These boat graves probably developed out of a desire to equip the dead with everything they had in life, but also that it was particularly associated with the voyage to Helheim.

Runestones

Then finally the so much talked about Runestones. I logged three runestones, each of which has the same inscription. Gamers have tried to translate this and the most perfect idiomatic Swedish sentence was: “den dag skall komma då smedens ilska ger liv åt metallen” (‘The day will come when the blackmith’s wrath/anger gives life to the metal’).

It is said that there are more than three runestones in the game, I haven’t found them though.


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Runestones are typically raised stones with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock. The tradition began in the 4th century and lasted into the 12th century, but most of the runestones date from the late Viking Age (793–1066 AD). Here is one in Archipelago.

Maypoles

A Maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place.

The festivals may occur on Midsummer (June 20-26) or Pentecost (Whitsun), although in some countries it is instead erected at Midsummer. In some cases the maypole is a permanent feature that is only utilised during the festival, although in other cases it is erected specifically for the purpose before being taken down again.
I found only 2 locations that have a Maypole. One at the Ljuset Commune site (pic below) and the other one in Hagaboda.

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Route 7: Crashed Vråken Strike Fighters

On this run I have made photos of all eleven crashed Jet fighters that I came across. I have no idea how many were shot down, and most of them played no role in missions. Still I loved trying to find them. For discussion on aviation go here

I suspect that the north Coast and Forest region have some too. But I haven’t seen them. If you happen to know any crashed plane other then the eleven I show here, please let me know.
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This first one is so far the only one I found in the Marshland Region.
It crashed into a pillbox in FOA 2 Arena.

The Arena has 9 circular hatches and 1 big Octagon one in the center.


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Also only one crashed Vråken found in the Mountain Region.
It crashed south of Overseers villa.


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On Himfjäll Island I also found just one.
It crashed north-west of St. Charlotte Church. (piloted by Elsa Khorsandi)


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Archipelago Region had two Crashed Strike Fighters. Things are looking up.
One crashed south-west of Björkvik farm.


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An one on a mountain ridge near Iboholmen Castle. The tricky location made me wonder how it ended up right there, and not down the mountain.


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In the South Coast Region I spotted two crashed Jets.
One crashed north of Sillavik Church.


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And one crashed west of Ängsnäs Manor. (Piloted by Helena Jacobsson)


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In the FarmLand Region however I found five. Not surprising really, because in the wide open landscape the crashees are easy to spot.

One crashed north-east of anl 129 Vidsele.

view of above plane after the 2012 feb update

One crashed south-west of FOA Facitity


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One Crashed upside down, 200 yards south of the Vråken above in the same field.


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And number three crashed west of F23 Överby Air Base.


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And the fourth crashed Vråken is on the side of F23 Överby Air Base runway.

And then it happened, one crashed on a cross-roads between Gamla Stan and Björkhagen in the Forest Region. (May update)


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Route 8: Resistance Graffiti & Warnings

In this short hike I ran past all locations I could find that has some colorful one-word or multi-word texts written by the resistance. So far I found three different, unconnected words. Stick, Hjälp and Säkerhet and two Warning Sentences. If you found other instances of these typical Graffiti-like texts let me know.

                             STICK!  (Get Out / Leave) 

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Stick painted (purple) on Bunker 66. (Farmlands)


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Stick painted (red) on cross on Bunker 66. (Farmlands)


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Stick painted (red) on board in Guteby Farm Barn. (South Coast)


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Stick painted (red) on wall in Room 301 Björntunet Hotel (Himfjäll Island)


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Stick painted (red) on cupboard in Room 301 Björntunet Hotel (Himfjäll Island)


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Stick painted (red) on other wall next to tv in Room 301 Björntunet Hotel (Himfjäll Island)


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Stick painted (red) on a board in Resistance Camp near Åsötungan Outpost. (Farmlands)

Mirrored Stick painted (red) on back of the board above. ▲

Stick painted on a caravan at Vråkudden Camping. (Himfjäll Island)


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Stick painted (white) on a board at the entrance to Petterstorp. (Farmlands)


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Stick painted (white) on a board at the Petterstorp Cabin. (Farmlands)

                           Hjälp   (Help  /  Aid) 

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Hjälp! painted (red) on wall of a Radar Array Facility near Österhällan Marine Center. (Himfjäll Island)


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Hjälp! painted (black) on board on Österhällan Church. (Himfjäll Island)

                           Säkerhet  (Safety / Security)

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Säkerhet (blue) painted on board in Mullvadsberget Tunnels. (Farmlands)


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Säkerhet (red) painted on board in Resistance camp. (Archipelago)

Found warning sentences too.

Fly Till Säkerhet (Escape to safety)
Painted (red) on board on a caravan at Vråkudden Camping. (Himfjäll Island)


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Öppna inte utomjordisk kolonisatör härinne!
(Do not open, alien colonist inside!)
Painted (black) on a barn in Stora Dyrbo. (Farmlands)

No alien found inside

The alien colonist (a Hunter) disappears once you complete the side mission “Colonists”

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If you wonder what they are called in Swedish; Vapenkassun (or just “kassun” for short).
Those buildings with two double steel doors that you need a hairpin to unlock, they are also kassuner but bigger :hugs:
Wiki link (swe) for kassun

Image from the net

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Thanks. I just used Google translate to conjure up a nice sounding name for those Vapenkassun. I don’t seem to be able to edit those old posts anymore. The option to edit is no longer there.

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Route 9: Signs, Signs and even more Signs

Signs on Civilian Workplaces

Skid Butik (Ski Shop)


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Health Center


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Café


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Tobacco & Games


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Three star Hotel


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Post Office
Posten (The Mail)
Postombud (Postman)


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Supermarket


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Konditori (Confectionery / Patisserie)


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Police Station on Himfjäll


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Police Station on Östertörn at night


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ACA (Grocery)


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Clothes Shop


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Varuhuset (Kitchenware shop)


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Bicycle Shop
Cykelpumpen (Bicycle Pumps)


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Restaurant


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Pizzeria


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Fire Station

Close-up Fire Station shield
Kust & Skärgard Räddningstjänsten
Coast & Archipelago Emergency Services
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Skärgårds Kiosken (Archipelago Kiosks)

Kiosk Text translations
* Varmkorv & Biljetter (Hot Dog & Tickets)
* Välkommen hem! (Welcome home!)
     Öppettider (Opening Hours)
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     Vardagar   (Weekdays)    10:00 - 18:00.
     Lördagar   (Saturdays)   12:00 - 16:00.
     Söndagar   (Sundays)     12:00 - 14:00.
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Benso Gas Station


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Florist
Blommor (Flowers)


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Carlberg's Marina Reparationer & Förvaring
(Carlberg's Marina Repairs & Storage)


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Original EXA
Kolsyrad Fruktdryck (Carbonated Fruit Drink)


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Road Signs

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Information


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Warning Moose


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Stop Sign


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Slippery Road


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No parking!


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Parking


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Disabled Crossing :wheelchair:


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Pedestrian Crossing


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Disabled Parking Zone :wheelchair:


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Maximum Headroom 3,9 metres


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Speed limit 50 km/hour


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Bus Stop 56
SK => Skärgards Trafiken (Archipelago travel)


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Bus Rules & Timetable sign

Text translation
* Förbjudet att förtära alkoholhaltiga drycker 
  (It is forbidden to consume alcoholic beverages)
* Olaglig affischering är förbjudet (Illegal posters are prohibited)
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* Busstidtabell Landsbygdstrafiken (Bus timetable rural traffic)



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Fishing licence required (I love this one)


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No Parking
Parkering Förbjuden (Parking Prohibited)


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Low-speed road (30 recommended top speed)


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Do not enter


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No stopping or standing


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Give way


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Footpath


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Picnic site


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National heritage


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Markings for sharp bends in the road


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No open flames / fire


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Petrol station


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Danger


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Hiking Trails

Markers on the Trail

This Trail path has multiple markers like on the picture below all about 50 metres apart until the end of the trail, which in this case leads to a touristic attraction.



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Langlaufing Trail
This Hiking Trail is also suitable for Langlaufing in snow season.


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Signs on Industrial Areas

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Recycling Skip/Container

Tex on Skip
Atervinningsvertket (Recycling Plant)
Max Last (Max Load) 8000 kg
Max Lyftvinkel (Max Lifting Angle) 90 °



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Rökning förbjuden (No smoking)


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Endast Personal (Staff only)


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Dörren skall vara stängd! (The door must be closed!)


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Gasbehållare. Bringas I säkerhet vid eldfara
(Gas Cylinders. Move to safety in case of fire)


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Gasflaskor (Gas Cylinders)
Förs i säkerhet vid brandfara (Move to safety in case of fire)


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Flammable Gas


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Explosive when vented or ruptured


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Poison Class 4


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Giftgas (Poisonous Gas)


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I wonder what is in this Blue tank (air / water ?), since it has no warning at all.


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Kabilskap (Cables)


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Bunker & Military Signs

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At all bunker entrances / exits there is this warning message

Translation text below
Military Area
STOP!
In this area, be warned that without permission it's prohibited to 
reside, carry explosives, take photographs or depictions of objects.
The Armed Forces 



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Here the older direction signs next to a new colored one

Translation text below
Kraftcentral (Power Station)
Sanitet (Sanitation)
förråd (Storage)
Dagrum (Living Quarters)
Utgång (Exit)
Hangar (Hangar) 



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Green (Exit)
Blue (Warroom)
Yellow (Generator room)


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White (Living quarters)


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Fire hazard


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Brandpost & Utrymningsalarm

Translation all text below
Utrymningsalarm (Evacuation Alarm)
Lämna omedelbart byggnaden när larmsignal tjuder / lyser
(Leave the building immediately when the alarm signal sounds / lights up)

Brandpost (Fire Hose Cabinet)
Får ej stockaras (Do not stockpile)



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Skyddsrum (Emergency Shelter)


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V.K. Vapenkassun


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Persedel (Mil. Gear / Outfit)


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Varning Livsfarlig spänning - (Warning Dangerous voltage)


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I guess the central farmlands aren’t really a “Beautiful” Hiking area anymore

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Well, every scene has it’s own beauty. But it’s good to have pictures of how it was.

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@Gysbert Hello Gysbert another nice hiking route. Some invite you to wander around the map a little

Good work, keep it up please :+1:

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Route 10: Bridges & Walkways

Bridges and Walkways
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There are many Bridges and Walkways to find. Let’s run past all those I found so far. Starting in Archipelago. This is the long bridge from Norra Saltholmen to Södra Saltholmen.


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This Bridge leads to Salthamn.


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This old Stone bridge leads to Måsskär Resistance base.


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Walkways are not really bridges, but they make crossing the swampy path much easier. You can find this long walkway North of Seggesta farm.


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A small and simple, but effective, wooden Bridge at Hastvik.


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This wooden passage leads from Saltholmsbro to the main Archipelago island.


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Next I checked out the Forest Region. This broken bridge near Sundgård leads to a big unknown island at the East.


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This cute little wooden bridge near Kyrkparken crosses a narrow stream. With my boosted jumping boots and pants I could jump across the water if I wanted.


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A small wooden bridge with a balustrade near Påskallaholm. Very nice view.


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This wooden pier bridge will get you to Littorp with dry feet.


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I’m at the bridge near Lillå Settlement leading to the Farmland Region. Close to the river all I hear is the wind and the birds.


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Farmland Region is next on my list. This is the one near Stralsund which is totally destroyed.


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Broken wooden Pier Bridge east of the Skinnarbol Crater crossing the Överbyan river. Although broken it is still crossable. In the background, one of Don Don Quixote’s Giants is on Fire.


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Bridge over Boobron, really recognizable with the lookout tower next to it.


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The Överby Bridge is a beautiful old stone bridge near Boo Bruk AB.


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Next I ran across snowy Himfjäll Island and shot this broken bridge east of Österhällen leading to a small unknown Island.


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Gäddön has a nice straight wooden Pier bridge on poles. It looks like it’s been built yesterday. There’s absolutely no sign of subsidence.


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Then I went to the Mountain Region to get a picture of the bridge near Klinte.


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I am standing in the water, only knee deep, looking at the bridge near Muskudden Port Facility.


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A nice but narrow cable bridge crosses the Muskudden basin. Providing a shortcut to the Overseer’s Villa.


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Elevated railway (bridging the valley), that comes from Muskudden Port Warehouse and goes towards the Factory entrance RÖ (Redovisningskansli Öst) to the left.


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From The mountain Region I travelled to the Marshlands, where near the Skyteclubb this small stone bridge is found, with one of its two arks totally blocked.


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The broken Östertörn Bridge north of Stenmyra leads to another small and, for now, unreachable Island and the main land.


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Near Borgakulan I found this raised wooden walkway. For walking comfort I guess.


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On the South Coast this very long curvy walkway meanders through the reeds close to Tokeröd farm. It bridges from the savehouse to dry land.


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The Pier at Brevekins Camping connects the small savehouse island to the the South Coast Region.


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A strong looking small wooden bridge with rather sturdy support posts near Annatorp.


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In Tangetil I crossed this wooden railless walkway bridging the gap. It has a stone fundament though.


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This wooden walk bridge, also at Tangetil, really contributes to make it a wonderful sunny picture.


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And last but not least, this wooden pathway near Lännbacka completing this route until I find more.


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Funny Pontoon bridge north-east Stenmyra.


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Pier bridge to a safehouse camp on small island in Lake Avern north of Helgaryd.


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Hello Gysbert, this is another nice hiking route. Really beautifull. :+1: :grinning:

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Thanks, the GZ world is beautiful. :sunglasses:

Didn’t you like the first one: Route 1: Electrical Power Line ?

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@Gysbert I love them all :laughing::+1: . Walking along the Powerlines is also a good orientation.

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Route 11: Kasematt or Defence Bunkers

Kasematt or Defence Bunkers
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On my travels through the Swedish game world, I came across a number of Concrete Buildings like the one, on this “Real world” picture below.


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These often partially covered, independant defence works, most likely remnants of WW2 are military defense buildings that offer some degree of protection against shelling and bombing and were built of reinforced concrete. I found 16 Kasematt total; 14 in Archipelago, 1 in the mountain Region, and 1 in the Marshland Region.
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Starting off in Archipelago with a group of two Kasematt.
A kasematt at Saltholmstugan (1 of 2) -100, 3318.


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And a kasematt at Saltholmstugan (2 of 2) -123, 3265.


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Next a group of four kasematt which are all close together near Sandviken Camping.
A kasematt near Sandviken Camping (1 of 4) (~750, 2604)


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A kasematt near Sandviken Camping (2 of 4) (A)


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A kasematt near Sandviken Camping (3 of 4) (A)


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A kasematt near Sandviken Camping (4 of 4) (A)


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Then east of Saltholmen Naval Base there were five kasematt a bit more spread out, but still close together.
A kasematt (1 of 5) with a dead soldier at (836, 3865).


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A kasematt (2 of 5) at (926, 3952).


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A kasematt (3 of 5) with the power lines on the left at (955, 3910).


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A kasematt (4 of 5) close to the coast at (962, 3991).


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A kasematt (5 of 5) built in the mountain at (989, 3942).


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A group of 4 kasematt also close together I found near Salthamn Bridge on Iboholmen island.
A kasematt (1 of 4) near Salthamn Bridge (2133, 3052).


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A kasematt (2 of 4) near Salthamn Bridge (2193, 3035).


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A kasematt (3 of 4) near Salthamn Bridge (2263, 3145).


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A kasematt (4 of 4) near Salthamn Bridge (22114, 3108).


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Bunker with a Radio Tower ontop


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                                  Mountain_Region

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First I thought these Swedish “Kasematt” bunkers were only featured in Archipelago Region. So I searched and searched and it seemed at first I was right. But then I found 2 more kasematt in two different regions. This one in the Mountain Region at -2854, 423.


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And to end this Route, this nice icy one in the Marshland Region west of Norrmyra Artillery Base towards the coastline at -3000, -3127.


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Top view the icy kasematt


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