This summer we traveled to Sweden and Denmark. Visiting these Scandinavian countries has always been on my 'travel bucket list' so when we were planning on purchasing a new Volvo this year, we decided to take advantage of their overseas delivery program. Volvo has a fantastic program -- you order your car in the US and then they fly you and a companion over to Sweden to pick it up. Along with some other perks, they allow you to drive it around for a few weeks and then return it and they ship it back home. Our car was unfortunately not ready for us to pick up from the factory, so they kindly provided us with the exact same model to drive around during our time there.
Our journey started in Gothenburg which is the second largest city in Sweden. It is a lovely and beautiful city to walk around. I was consistently in awe of the architecture. The restaurants are amazing with the freshest seafood you can find. Luckily, I have two children who love trying new foods and especially bubbling pots of "just caught" mussels. We also definitely ate our weight in Swedish meatballs, but then again how could you not when you are in Sweden!
Two things my kids couldn't believe while in Sweden were the fun children's parks that they had all over. Everywhere we went we came across unique and different play-parks where they were able to let off some energy and run around. As well, we must talk about the candy in Sweden! There are so many stores that just have bins upon bins of candy, chocolates and salty or sweet licorice. Oh the Swedes love their black licorice!
Up next I will share our time in Copenhagen. It is in the running for one of my favorite European cities.