• europe,  sweden,  SZ,  unesco world heritage

    Seven reasons why the coastal archipelago of Bohuslän (Sweden) should always be on your bucketlist…

    Sweden is a country of many faces. It is much more diverse than most people think: naturally, scenically, culturally as well as gastronomically. In this post we would like to focus on the southwesterly region of Bohuslän, which made quite an impression on us because of its astonishing natural beauty and breathtaking panoramas, unexpected prehistoric culture and some of the most delicious seafood we’ve ever tasted! Lonely Planet calls it “one of Sweden’s natural treasures”, and we can only agree with that statement. We reckon that if you have explored the north of Sweden for a few weeks and are heading back south (to your European home for example), Bohuslän…

  • europe,  sweden,  SZ

    Fulufjället National Park

    After spending some time in the area of Sonfjället National Park, we decided to folluw up a tip from Elias, our bearwatching guide, and head a little more south to Fulufjället. This national park is situated right on the border between Sweden and Norway, so part of the park is on Norwegian grounds. The main attraction of the park is the Njupeskär waterfall, the highest in Sweden (70m). There’s an easy walk up to the waterfall, mostly on wooden boardwalks. Most visitors to the park go up to the waterfall and then head back, making a stop at the nice visitor centre along the way. We decided to stay a…

  • europe,  sweden,  SZ

    Stenshuvud: one of Sweden’s lesser known national parks.

    Sweden is well-known for its superb nature and wildlife. The country has protected a lot of its natural heritage in no less than 30 national parks, scattered over the whole area of the country, from north to south and from east to west. Those national parks may be one of Sweden’s most important assets, and one of the primary reasons why travelers visit this country (next to its capital Stockholm, and Swedish meatballs I suppose…). While the most spectacular large mammals (including reindeer, moose, brown bear, wolverine, lynx ánd wolf) can be found in the centre (more or less starting just north of Stockholm) and north of the country, they…

  • europe,  sweden,  SZ

    Bearwatching in Sweden

    If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know we are nature enthousiasts. Seeing a brown bear in the wild was still on our bucket list when we left for Sweden, despite previous efforts in Finland and Slovenia. While you can try to spot more abundant Swedish wildlife, such as moose, reindeer and foxes by driving around at dawn or dusk, brown bears are known to be quite shy and tend to run away when they hear human noises. We knew an observation hut would elevate our chances of seeing a bear in the wild. After some research on the internet we found Sara Wennerqvist. Sara runs the…

  • europe,  sweden,  SZ

    Things to do in Sonfjället with your kids…

    Sonfjället (or Sånfjället, if you want the correct and original spelling) is one of the 29 national parks in Sweden. The park consists of the Sonfjället Mountain and its surrounding forests. Due to its central location, this park is an easy addition to any road trip in the country, whether you come from the south, the north or the centre. And since it is only a 1-hour drive from Härjedalen Sveg Airport, it is also a short break opportunity. Because yes, Sonfjället is the ideal spot for a break from your busy life. Visit beautiful Sonfjället to immerse yourself in nature, tranquility and solitude. If you need some exercise, go…

  • europe,  sweden,  SZ

    Färnebofjärden & a canoe trip on Stora Kloten

    Färnebofjärden  national park brings you to a unique landscape formed by the river Dalälven, which spreads across large areas, creating spots that look more like lakes than rivers. We decided to spend a couple of days there. If you decide the park is worth a visit, make sure you protect yourself from mosquitos. We had a very dry period when visiting and it was only in Färnebofjärden that we got some unwelcome mosquito visitors. In normal summers, the mosquitos there come by the masses. Park staff advised us to bring a hat  with mosquito net attached, strong repellent and impregnated clothing. I can imagine we would’ve really needed those had the weather…

  • citytrip,  europe,  stockholm,  sweden,  SZ,  themed posts,  themepark

    48 hours in Stockholm

    During our Swedish roadtrip, we passed the capital Stockholm on our way to the middle of the country. We decided to explore Stockholm for two days, to get at least a taste of this magnificent city. In this blogpost we will give you our things to do in 48 hours Stockholm. We hope you find our tips usefull! Day 1 Start of your day on foot in Gamla Stan, the old historical neighbourhood. It has a fair share of important buildings, like the Royal Palace and the Parliament. Mostly, you’ll find cobbled streets, colourfull houses and cosy souvenir shops. Afterwards, pass the Royal Palace and head towards the water. You can…

  • AF,  europe,  finland,  sweden

    The Finland roadtrip: the final blogpost

    On this sunny Sunday afternoon, it’s time to write my last blogpost of the Finland roadtrip. On the last days of this trip, we headed down south. First, we made a stop in picturesque Porvoo, which is the second oldest town in Finland. I really loved the red houses alongside the waterfront and the cobbled streets. Cute flower shop in Porvoo. Cobbled streets. Belltower. Red houses along the water. 1346 -2005. Waterfront houses. Our next stop was the capital of Finland, Helsinki. We took a long walk around the city, visiting the main landmarks and strolling around, soaking up the atmosphere. Helsinki cathedral. Helsinki cathedral. Senate square, in front of…

  • AF,  denmark,  europe,  finland,  sweden

    The road to Rovaniemi

    In 2005 I made a huge roadtrip to Finland. It’s still one of my favourite trips ever, mostly because I saw so much nature on that trip. Northern Europe is a true wilderness, and often we could drive for a whole day without seeing a single other person on the road. The only disadvantage is that I took this trip before meeting my lovely husband. I’ll have to show him & my lovely girl this beautiful country one day! In a series of blogposts I’ll take you through the 8250 km I spent up North. I’m pretty certain that you’ll want to do the same afterwards… Part 1: the road…