RoadTrip #31: Hiking to Fugleleiken lookout tower in Råde, Norway – A 17th of May special

17th of May is a big public holiday in Norway. People put on their best dress, usually the bunad (national dress), wave the flag, join the crowd on streets and watch the big parades. It is also tradition to have some sausage sandwich or ice cream. This year, we tried to skip the crowd and … More RoadTrip #31: Hiking to Fugleleiken lookout tower in Råde, Norway – A 17th of May special

RoadTrip #29.3: The medieval sandstone church in Söne, the Ice Age-built and nature reserve Hindens rev peninsula, and the old Svinesund bridge – My 32nd birthday special

This is the last entry for the roadtrip we had for my birthday. We left the Läckö Castle around noontime, and with so much time left on a sunny spring day, we decided to visit another attraction in Lidköping, Sweden. We were headed towards the Hindens rev peninsula – a 5-km stretch of land which … More RoadTrip #29.3: The medieval sandstone church in Söne, the Ice Age-built and nature reserve Hindens rev peninsula, and the old Svinesund bridge – My 32nd birthday special

RoadTrip #28: Exploring the idyllic Skjærhalden in Hvaler municipality – the Norwegian archipelago that resembles a pod of whales

Hvaler municipality lies on the eastern part of Norway and borders the country to Sweden. The archipelago has been mainly dependent on boating, fishing and sailing as their economic means. At present, Hvaler is a pretty popular holiday destination, with summer houses dotting some of the islands. One can also visit the Ytre Hvaler National … More RoadTrip #28: Exploring the idyllic Skjærhalden in Hvaler municipality – the Norwegian archipelago that resembles a pod of whales

NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

The air was crisp when Carl and I went for a nature stroll up on Landfalltjern in Drammen. As it was a Monday mid-April, King Winter had not officially left the land. Seemed like he was enjoying lingering around for a few days more.. The lake was frozen and yet, some people were out in … More NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

The Easter roadtrip in southern Norway was a refreshing break from all the stressful requirements in school and at work. We visited the southernmost point in mainland Norway, visited appealing lighthouses and nice beaches, and enjoyed our stay in a fjordhotel in Farsund. Farsund itself was a charming coastal town where many houses have boats, … More RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

After admiring the dramatic beauty of the southernmost point of mainland Norway in Lindesnes, we took the roadtrip westward. Around 13:30pm, we reached a moss-covered forest with a pathway leading to the Varnes fort, built in the 1940s. The fort with its cannons, bunkers and creepy underground paths is located in a protected forest area … More RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)

Actually, I had workshifts on Easter weekend, but the three days prior to that was spent on a nice getaway with the hubby and the cat in Farsund and Lindesnes. The highlight for this entry? The Lindesnes Lighthouse (Norway’s first lighthouse) located on the southernmost point of mainland Norway, and a sidetrip to Rosfjordsanden beach … More RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)

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