Our summer road trip included getting to see quite a bit more of Sweden including Söderköping, Kalmar, Öland, Göteborg, Fjällbacka, Sälen, Mora, and Falun.
Söderköping was the most charming little town, situated near the eastern end of the Göta Kanal. Kalmar and Öland are worth a visit especially for history buffs, both boasting impressive castles. Göteborg is Sweden's second largest city, vibrant, lots to see, and full of culture. Mora and Falun are located in Dalarna where the dala horse and falun red come from (same red many Swedish houses are painted).
Now that my Swedish course is over (and I actually passed, allowing me to study in Swedish at the university if I so choose) I felt like a little vaca was indeed deserved! The parents have arrived and I've been looking forward to spending time with them and exploring Sweden and Norway together. They'll be staying for a total of six weeks, so we had a bit of time. Below is our itinerary, we will be spending about eleven days covering this beast of a road trip, pictures to be posted soon!
This picture is from 09/19/2010,
the day my Swedish life began.