RoadTrip #26: A family weekend in Borås, Sweden (ft. the Zoo, Pinocchio Walking to Borås statue, the City Center, etc.)

Borås is a municipality in Västra Göteland county in western Sweden. The plan was to spend the weekend there with my sister and her family. Carl and I also decided to take Missy with us – her first time in Sweden and outside Norway. We visited the 40-hectare Borås Zoo and its circa 400 animals, … More RoadTrip #26: A family weekend in Borås, Sweden (ft. the Zoo, Pinocchio Walking to Borås statue, the City Center, etc.)

RoadTrip #25: Exploring Säffle – the youngest city in Sweden (+ a cozy stay in a manor house, the Krokstad Herrgård)

Before February 2022 ended, we took a roadtrip to Sweden. We explored Säffle, the last place in Sweden to receive a city status in 1951, and thus, the “youngest” city in the country. Some of the main attractions in the city with a population of almost 16,000 are von Echstedska gården, Wiksfors bruk, the Vikingacenter … More RoadTrip #25: Exploring Säffle – the youngest city in Sweden (+ a cozy stay in a manor house, the Krokstad Herrgård)

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 #23: Grimeton Radio Station (UNESCO WHS), Gekås Ullared (Scandinavia’s biggest department store), and Tudor architecture-inspired Tjolöholm Castle – a weekend in Sweden

This roadtrip was taken in February, but thanks to school, work and a missing dash of motivation, this blog is late. Nevertheless, here it is. 🙂 Like most people, I like shopping. Window-shopping mostly. So, we thought it was time to visit the biggest department store in Scandinavia. We also stopped by the UNESCO World … More RoadTrip #23: Grimeton Radio Station (UNESCO WHS), Gekås Ullared (Scandinavia’s biggest department store), and Tudor architecture-inspired Tjolöholm Castle – a weekend in Sweden

RoadTrip #19.2: Fanthyttan and its limestone and dolomite quarry

About 10 kilometeres north of Lindesberg is the village of Fanthyttan (which I still find fascinating to pronounce with the distinct Swedish accent). There lies the yellow house where my husband grew up. The place seemed very rural, surrounded by nature, and the houses are placed far apart from each other. Also hidden in the … More RoadTrip #19.2: Fanthyttan and its limestone and dolomite quarry

RoadTrip #19.1: From Örebro to Fanthyttan via Lindesberg – a trip down memory lane

With my husband’s permission, I get to make an entry about our roadtrip in Sweden last year, a trip in the places where he spent his childhood. We started with a walking tour in Örebro, the 6th largest city in Sweden, and drove on towards some rural areas in Lindesberg, Fanthyttan, Kalkbrottet and Gråboda. The … More RoadTrip #19.1: From Örebro to Fanthyttan via Lindesberg – a trip down memory lane

RoadTrip #17.2: A history of Swedish automobile technology and design @ the Saab Car Museum in Trollhättan

Trollhättan was the birthing place of the Swedish branded cars, Saab Automobile AB, founded in 1945. Its parent company, Saab AB, is a Swedish aerospace and defence company established in 1937 and is still in operation today. We visited the car museum and appreciated the technology and design employed in the manufacturing of the state-of-the-art … More RoadTrip #17.2: A history of Swedish automobile technology and design @ the Saab Car Museum in Trollhättan

RoadTrip #17.1: The spectacular waterfalls and locks of Trollhättan, Sweden

Trollhättan is one of the most memorable Swedish cities we’ve visited so far. I felt small as we wandered along the Göta river, or the “River of the Geats”, which flows from the largest lake in Sweden, Vänern, into the Kattegat, the sea between Sweden and Denmark. The Trollhättan falls in the Göta river with … More RoadTrip #17.1: The spectacular waterfalls and locks of Trollhättan, Sweden

RoadTrip #16.2: The thrilling Kungsklyftan in Fjällbacka and the ancient rock carvings in Aspeberget – a roadtrip along the western coast of Sweden

After getting amazed by the Stone Ship (Stenskeppet) in Strömstad and the vast natural exhibition of rock carvings in Vitlycke Museum, we continued our drive along the Swedish coast and reached a picturesque seaside village called Fjällbacka. I fell in love with the village, although we only spent a couple of hours there. We had … More RoadTrip #16.2: The thrilling Kungsklyftan in Fjällbacka and the ancient rock carvings in Aspeberget – a roadtrip along the western coast of Sweden

RoadTrip #16.1: The Stone Ship (Stenskeppet) in Strömstad and the Tanum World Heritage site (Rock Carvings @ Vitlycke Museum) – a journey through time

Some time in October 2021, we took a weekend trip to the southwest of Sweden. Since it was preomicron, restrictions in crossing the borders were eased and we had no troubles traveling in and out of Norway. The roadtrip was pretty spontaneous. We didn’t plan our destination – we just drove southward in the hope … More RoadTrip #16.1: The Stone Ship (Stenskeppet) in Strömstad and the Tanum World Heritage site (Rock Carvings @ Vitlycke Museum) – a journey through time