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

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 #14: Sweden’s inner landscape and a visit to Värmlands Moose Park

This trip happened in September 2021, preomicron, when restrictions in crossing the border were eased. After having a good night sleep in Karlstad, we continued our weekend getaway and drove across inner Sweden – which, shrouded with fog and mist, looked mysterious and magical. We visited Värmlands Moose Park and learned a lot about the … More RoadTrip #14: Sweden’s inner landscape and a visit to Värmlands Moose Park

RoadTrip 13: Weekend tour in vibrant Karlstad, ft. Årjäng, the Brigade Museum and the Old Stone Bridge

Before September 2021 ended, we drove to Karlstad, a city situated between Oslo and Stockholm. The trip happened preomicron, so there was no testing requirement when crossing the border. We stayed overnight in Karlstad, and on day 1, we got to visit some of its famous attractions, including a museum and a famous old stone … More RoadTrip 13: Weekend tour in vibrant Karlstad, ft. Årjäng, the Brigade Museum and the Old Stone Bridge

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