My wife and I are planning a Scandanavia/Russia trip this fall. She spent a summer in Trondheim back when she was a teenager, so we plan on heading there after Bergen/Oslo. Our next stop after Trondheim is Stockholm. Given it's a long drive (about 10-11 hrs), we'll separate into two days. Google maps has 4 almost identical time routes:
The first two routes head toward Lake Storsjön with one going north of the lake and east toward the Gulf of Bothnia coast and second south of the lake more diagonally to the coast.
The third and fourth route is almost a straight diagonal, but it looks like more "low lands" than scenic? One stays in Norway for a while before crossing and other goes mainly through Sweden.
I'm wondering which is the most scenic and has some good 1-2 hour stops along the 1.5 day drive. And, given the possible route(s), where is a good city/town to spend the night about halfway.