You can try your chance of winning the ultimate trip to Sweden. For the fourth consecutive year VisitSweden has partnered with Volvo Cars, Tourism in Skane and the West Sweden Tourist Board for the
Car Plus Vacation sweepstakes which offers the chance to win an
all-expense paid dream vacation to West Sweden and Skane.
Anders Robertson, manager of VCNA’s Overseas Delivery said:
Volvo cars were born in West Sweden, and are still firmly rooted in the city of Gothenburg, where most of the cars are still manufactured. The www.CarPlusVacation.com campaign gives potential customers a chance to experience the place and culture where their car comes from. It’s avery unique experience.
Two people will in a one week trip for two to West Sweden and Skane, complete with flights provided by SAS Scandinavian Airlines, accommodation, restaurant meals, activities and a car to use during the trip, courtesy of Volvo. All you have to do is to choose from a selection of adventures, attractions, restaurants and hotels,
then add your selections to the interactive trip planner, share your itinerary with your friends, and submit to be entered in the sweepstakes.
Here is my suggested car and a few of my recommended stops. I’d pick a Volvo xc70, tested and loved, the cargo space is perfect for hauling all of the luggage AND souvenirs and one must see destination would be the Stenshuvud national park and the beautiful beach.
Top three picks from the Car + Vacation website:
Come and visit us in the West Sweden and take a river boat on Göta Canal. The 190 km Göta Canal is one of Swedens best-known landmarks and you take a cruise along it aboard a historical steamship, hire your own boat, or cycle or walk on canal side tracks. Some interesting places to visit along the canal include Karlstens Fotress and the oldest lock along the canal at Forsvik, built in 1813. The most splendid way to experience this unique canal is by boarding one of the Göta Canal cruises between Gothenburg and Stockholm. I of course recommend also the Kinda Canal – if you take the river boat on Kinda Canal, I will be waving for you from our backyard.
Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg
Dunkers Kulturhus is a Kim Utzon-designed art complex located in the north harbor of Helsingborg. The sculptural building itself is worth a visit. It was built after a large architect competition that Danish Kim Utzon won; he is the son of the famous architect Jørn Utzon, creator of the Opera House in Sydney. The building is an arena for artistic and creative experiences, housing art exhibitions, theatre, dance shows, concerts, and much more.
Gothenburg has been named the Culinary Capital of Sweden 2012, in recognition of its wealth and quality of natural produce, often incorporating fresh ingredients from the west coast. From its four Michelin-starred restaurants and many top quality gourmet restaurants, such as restaurant Familjen and the tastiest meatballs at Smaka. It also has a buzzing café scene, where visitors can join the locals and indulge in fika, coffee with a pastry treat to accompany, at local favorites such as da Matteo. Then island-hop around the stunning beautiful islands around Gothenburg and enjoy the simple pleasures of a dip in the clear blue water, lying out on the warm rocks to dry off, and taking in the Swedish nature. Summertime in the archipelago is bliss.
Photos: Car + Vacation website / Volvo Cars / Tourism in Skane / West Sweden Tourist Board / Visit Sweden
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