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 #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 #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 #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 #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