RoadTrip #24: The Halden Canal in Norway and the Båstnäs Car Cemetery in Sweden (+ trying out a new border crossing point)

This roadtrip was done in February 2022, so the grounds are still covered in snow and the lakes – frozen! It was one of our mini weekend getaway. The plan was to stay in a herregård (manor house in Säffle, Sweden) for a night, and just visit a couple of sights on the way. I … More RoadTrip #24: The Halden Canal in Norway and the Båstnäs Car Cemetery in Sweden (+ trying out a new border crossing point)

RoadTrip #22: Nordre älvs estuarium and Sillvik beach in Gothenburg, Sweden

For this entry, we took a weekend trip to Sweden, staying in Lilleby Camping which is situated by the Sillvik beach and the Nordre Älvs estuarium – a nature reserve consisting of 7, 226 hectares of islands and islets, a portion of the river Nordre Älv, meadows, swamps, forests and rocky areas, which do not … More RoadTrip #22: Nordre älvs estuarium and Sillvik beach in Gothenburg, Sweden

RoadTrip #21: Visiting Solbergfoss Hydroelectric Power Station en route for Töcksfors Shopping center in Sweden

This is 2022’s first roadtrip abroad! It happened in late January – after a long bout of border restrictions due to the omicron virusvariant. We started near – jumped over the border to Sweden to do some grocery shopping. On the way, we stopped by the huge Solbergfoss Hydroelectric power plant in Askim, located on … More RoadTrip #21: Visiting Solbergfoss Hydroelectric Power Station en route for Töcksfors Shopping center in Sweden

RoadTrip #20: New Christmas tradition : Spending the holidays in a cozy cabin a.k.a. Juleborte (@Bø Camping)

During this adulting process, I’ve realized that it’s never too late to start new family traditions. Last Christmas, we took the cat and the car and stayed in a cozy cabin in the woods surrounded with snow. It went so well that we plan to do it again next year, and the years to come. … More RoadTrip #20: New Christmas tradition : Spending the holidays in a cozy cabin a.k.a. Juleborte (@Bø Camping)

RoadTrip #18: Weekend getaway ft. Gamle Hvam Museum, Kongsvinger Fortress and Magnor Glassworks

On this roadtrip, we visited spontaneously: 1) the Gamle Hvam Museum, an old manor farm from the 1700s, located in Nes 2) the never-been-conquered Kongsvinger fortress, erected in the 1680s, and 3) the Magnor Glassworks factory, established in 1896 and maker of high-end tableware and vases. Then, we crossed the border and drove all the … More RoadTrip #18: Weekend getaway ft. Gamle Hvam Museum, Kongsvinger Fortress and Magnor Glassworks

RoadTrip #15: A day tour to Fredriksten Fortress (Norway’s biggest and most important border fortress) and Strømfoss Mill (a national museum for mills)

We ticked off two kommunes on this roadtrip which happened in October 2021 – Halden and Aremark. In Halden, we visited the Fredriksten Fortress, which was built in the 17th century. It is the largest and most important fortress, since it is strategically located by the border and had defended Norway many times from the … More RoadTrip #15: A day tour to Fredriksten Fortress (Norway’s biggest and most important border fortress) and Strømfoss Mill (a national museum for mills)

RoadTrip #12: A short visit to the picturesque seaside town of Arendal – the 3rd time around!

I’ve been in Arendal a couple of times before, when we stayed overnight, like a weekend getaway. This time was just a quick visit. A few months ago, the city opened its glass elevator to viewpoint in Fløyheia. It made a fuss because a civilian stole the show and cut off the ribbon before the … More RoadTrip #12: A short visit to the picturesque seaside town of Arendal – the 3rd time around!

RoadTrip #11: A day in Moss, one of Norway’s oldest industrial centres

What to do when your husband has a worktrip in a nearby city? Tag along, of course! We left home at 07:30 am to avoid traffic, and welcomed the beautiful autumn sunrise on the road. There are a few route options to Moss, like 1) going through Oslo, 2) taking the Oslotunnelen or 3) taking … More RoadTrip #11: A day in Moss, one of Norway’s oldest industrial centres

RoadTrip #10: An exciting tour to the Kongsberg Silver Mines, plus a visit to the Norwegian Mining Museum

We had been eyeing this tour underground to the silver mines in Kongsberg for years! And finally, in September 2021, it happened. This particular web of Silver Mines is the largest in Norway, and operated from 1623 until 1958 – producing a total of over 1.3 million kilograms of silver! Before going in and down … More RoadTrip #10: An exciting tour to the Kongsberg Silver Mines, plus a visit to the Norwegian Mining Museum

RoadTrip #9: Visiting the Rock Carvings in Hornes in Østfold and crossing the border to Sweden for the first time during the covid-19 pandemic

Disclaimer: This roadtrip happened in September 2021 when travel restrictions to Sweden were eased for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020. From September to December, it was pretty easy to cross the border, do some grocery shopping and a little side trip, and return to Norway without taking a PCR or … More RoadTrip #9: Visiting the Rock Carvings in Hornes in Østfold and crossing the border to Sweden for the first time during the covid-19 pandemic