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 #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 #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