I needed some fresh air. A twelve hour ride up to Swedish Lapland along the High Coast had left me with a nasty cold…. after winding down my window close to 50 times to take scenic pictures against the rushing wind!.

We drove to the little town of Älvsbyn – the pearl of Norrbotten – to the powerful, rushing waters of Storforsen – the largest whitewater rapids in Sweden which drops 262 feet over 5 kilometers…..

It was the remedy I needed.