Posted by: Ian | June 9, 2013

Sweden: Facts and corrections about Vattern

I wrote (based on ostensibly good info) that the Vatternrundan had 20,000 entrants and sold out in four days. I learn (better info) that this year it has 28,000 entrants and sold out in two hours. (And I think it goes without saying that if you want to learn anything about Swedish pronunciation you should ask a Swede, not me.)

Here’s a couple of compensatory factoids about Vattern…

** Lake Vattern is up to 30 miles wide and freezes enough to skate on in winter.

** There’s a water route that includes the Vattern (plus a bunch of canals) connecting Gothenberg and Stockholm. It’s apparently a big tourist draw.

And here’s the very lake:

Vattern

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