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Fantastic Roadtrips on Your Campervan Holiday

Photo by  Matthew McPherson (WIkimedia Commons)Centralstation, Gothenburg Photo by Matthew McPherson (WIkimedia Commons)

Sweden has some great roads, which makes it an excellent country to visit in a motorhome rental or campervan hire.  These are a couple pf suggestions of some great roadtrips.

The Road to Gothenburg

This route is just 483-kilometers, but passes some lovely forests and very scenic countryside.  It also passes the beautiful Lake Vattern near Granna.

Your roadtrip starts in Stockholm and heads west towards Gamla Linkoping.  Here, you will find a re-created Swedish village dating back to the 19th century,  you can see traditional homes and gardens, shops, even the local fire station.  This is a nice spot to stop for lunch before moving on to the next stop on the banks of the Gota Canal.

The area around Borensberg has lots of places to stay for the night.  The countryside in the area is very pretty.  You can spend as much tine as you like here, there are lots of places to visit two of the best are Lake Vanern, and the Tiveden National Park, which is over 3,300 acres of ancient woodland.

Moving on from Lake Vattern, pass through traditional villages with painted wooden buildings and picturesque countryside to Granna.  This is where you should stop to buy a popular souvenir, polkagris, a hard peppermint rock type sweet.

From Granna drive towards Aneby where you can see one of Sweden’s most well preserved wooden churches dating back to the 13th century.  The church called Vireda Kyrka has a lovely curly-grain birch chandelier and some beautiful medieval paintings.

A rather unusual museum to stop at along the way in Jonkoping is the Match Museum or ‘Tandsticksmuseet’.  The museum tells the story of Johan Lundstrom, the inventor of the safety match!  Here you can see display of ….matches, as well as learning about the history and politics.  You never knew they could be so interesting.
From here move onto your final destination, Gothenburg, and spend a few days getting to know this beautiful city.

Stockholm to Uppsla.

After spending time exploring Stockholm head for Mora. Stop off along the way at Sigtuna, the oldest surviving Viking town in Sweden.  After spending time exploring the lively town head for you first night around Lake Siljan.  The area is known for its wooden houses, sausages, folk music and impressive mountains.

Spend at least one day exploring Mora.  Take a walk around the lake, or if you’re feeling brave, a swim.  You can also visit the Solleron peninsula which is home to a Museum of Local History, with traditional buildings, exhibitions, and Viking ships.  There are also some paths through the forest where you can see Viking graves.  For the best views take the gondola to the top of Gesunda Mountain, from here there are wonderful views over the lake and the wooden villages below.

Today head for Falun where you can visit the UNESCO site of the Falun Copper mine, before arriving in the pretty city of Uppslala.  The city is a maze of scenic waterways, and streams and has a very beautiful cathedral, castle and some interesting Pre-Viking sites.

These great road trips are packed with places to visit, and the bonus is that you will pass some incredible scenery along the way in your motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle.

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