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Cute Places to Stay in Sweden!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We stayed in some of the cutest B&Bs all over Sweden! This fairytale castle by the sea is Villa Sjötorp (pronounced kinda like Where-torp). It was built in 1901 on the coast of west Sweden with a stunning view of the surrounding ocean and islands. In the afternoons they have “fika” — the Swedish custom of taking a break for coffee and a sweet — and serve seven different kinds of cookies, a tradition in Sweden for special occasions or when you have special guests over. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon just in time for fika and ate cookies and brownies on the quiet back veranda overlooking the sea.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

This cozy, 14-room inn is filled with charm. Staying here was like stepping back in time, but with all the modern conveniences. There’s even a secret room underneath the stairs!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

Villa Sjötorp is also a well-renowned restaurant with an incredible menu featuring locally produced ingredients. We LOVED the steak and potatoes!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

And seriously, how cute was the old-fashioned key to our room?? If you find yourself on the west coast of Sweden, definitely plan a stay at Villa Sjötorp!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

The next day we visited Knäck & Bräck, a charming farmshop and organic bakery specializing in Swedish flatbread.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

They ship their unique crispbreads all over the world, from Swedish specialty stores in California, to an Ikea in Tokyo.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We had a delicious taste-testing of these fun moose-shaped crackers with jam, cheese, and watermelon. So good!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

For lunch we stopped by Sivan’s Cheese. This sweet farmshop owned by a mother and daughter was another one of my favorites in Sweden!!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

How cute is this place with a wall made out of doors!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

Loved all the natural light in here.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We got there before they opened, but on afternoons and weeknights they are packed!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

Loved how cozy this places was with benches and all the comfy pillows!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.comPhoto via Stephanie

The bakery case…

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.comPhoto via Stephanie

These cookies looked so good!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We got to sample Sweden’s best cheeses with homemade jam and bread.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.comPhoto via Stephanie

And chocolates for dessert!! Swoon!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

That afternoon we were treated to another drive through the stunning Swedish countryside. We saw several rainbows along the way.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

Our destination that evening was Bjertorp Castle… (Pronounced kinda like Bwere-torp)

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We drove through the iron gates, down the shadowy, tree-lined drive…

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And arrived at an ivy-covered mansion, our home for the night.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

This view!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

How cute was our pink and purple room?? :)

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We even had a cozy purple seating area.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

Bjertorp Castle is also a popular spot for meetings and conventions. I wouldn’t mind having a conference in this room!!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

This pink dining room would make the perfect spot for lunching with girlfriends!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.comPhoto via Stephanie

They even have bikes you can borrow to explore the area.

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We loved driving the Volvo all over Sweden. Volvo has always been a pioneer of car safety, so we always felt very safe on the road. It was Volvo who invented and patented the three point seat belt, but they gave free license to all other auto manufacturers to use it because they believed the lives it would save was more significant than profit.

There were so many little features about the Volvo that just made driving so much more convenient.

Like the automatic windshield wipers. They would automatically come on when it started raining, adjust for the intensity of the rain, and turn off when it stopped raining. So you know when it’s just sprinkling, and it’s not enough rain to keep the windshield wipers on the lowest setting (they squeak) but it’s too much rain rain to leave them off? So you just have to keeping turning them on and off manually? Yeah. The Volvo’s automatic windshield wipers do that for you! It was so nice not having to fumble with finding the windshield wipers in a new car! They’re there if you need to adjust anything, but if you don’t, they’ll take care of everything for you. We even drove through a puddle one day and water splashed on the windshield and the automatic windshield took care of it for us!

I loved how the back hatch would open and close at the push of a button. Made getting our luggage in and out super easy!!

Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.comPhoto via Stephanie

The Volvo also automatically shows the speed limit on the speedometer. The car has a front-camera that captures speed limit signs on the road as you’re driving, so it always knows and shows the current speed limit. Because of this it even works in construction zones that may pop up unexpectedly. It was SO nice having this feature on unfamiliar Swedish roads!

Another one of my favorite features, which I think this is a must for any roadtrip, was the cruise control. At first, it’s just like any other cruise control, where you set your speed and and go. But here’s where it gets awesome. If traffic slows down, or someone pulls out in front you, the Volvo will automatically match the speed of the car in front of you. It’ll slow down, keep a safe distance, and match whatever speed they’re going. Automatically. No more having to break, set, and reset the cruise control. Then when traffic clears up, it automatically speeds back up to your original speed. Loved that!

And most of all, if someone pulls out in front of you, or breaks unexpectedly, the Volvo will automatically slow down or slam on the breaks, if needed. They’re always thinking about safety.

To learn more about how you can get your own free trip to Sweden, check out Volvo’s Overseas Delivery Program.

 

More Posts from Sweden

Exploring Sweden!
A Charming Weekend in Sweden
Upper House Dining Experience
A Night at Läckö Castle
Swedish Countryside
Cute Places to Stay in Sweden!

Thanks so much for looking!! Have a great weekend! :)

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19 Responses
  1. Anna

    I think Volvo has gotten its money’s worth out of you – I really want to get one now! My husband and I aren’t much for spending a lot of money on cars, but the features you are talking about sound amazing. Plus my first car was an old Volvo and it probably saved my life when I ran a stop sign in an unfamiliar area. The car was totaled but I didn’t have a scratch on me!

  2. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Sweden looks like my kind of place!! Those shops alone! I could get lost in them all. And that castle looks like quite the place to crash at night!

  3. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I have been DYING over all of your Sweden posts. Truly a dream of mine to be able to experience the same one of these days. All of my ancestors on my Dad’s side came from Sweden! Beautiful place.

  4. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Oh Amanda, how charming! ‘Cute places’ is right. One after another. You’ve given such a wonderful bird’s eye view capturing the feel of Sweden. I have loved learning more about Volvo’s programs too. Everyone I know who had driven them swears by their safety which now having an almost teen driver in our family means more to me than anything! Thank you for letting us tag along on your incredible trip!

  5. Rebecca {foodie with family}

    Sweden has loooooong been on my bucket list and from your photos, it looks like it would live up to my daydreams about it! How lovely and full of character all of those places are. And the food? SWOON! Sweden- I’ll see you one day!

  6. Andi

    You did it! All your Sweden posts finally convinced my hubby that it needs to be on our list for a future trip. My husband is French and spent a couple of summers in Sweden when he was a poor student 35 years ago and said I wouldn’t be interested in going. Your posts have changed his mind – I loved all the places you visited and food you ate and showed him that he must change his mind, and he has! Bravo and Vive Sweden!

  7. Gaby

    I mean, this trip looks absolutely insane!! And the places you stayed… to die for!! Sweden looks like a total gem and I’m dying to get there on day.

  8. @Travelpanties

    Wow! Stunning photos! I don’t know what I expected Sweden to look like but that looks like a storybook! Definitely would love to check i tout!

  9. sheila

    It’s like a fairytale!! 17 years ago right now ken and I were in Stockholm. I loved every part of that trip. I would love to be able to go back someday!

  10. LyndaS

    Oh. My. Goodness! When I (finally) win the lottery, I am going to have to do the Volvo Overseas Delivery Program. I would love to go to Sweden and own a Volvo! My parents had one when they lived in Germany and they loved it.

  11. Andi

    All the photos from all your posts, it makes you want to squeeze them into your hand and pinch their cheek – Sweden is adorable. I have been amazed by the variety of really creative breads and did not realize how many types of cheeses they have natively. We are going to Greenland and Iceland next year and I am thinking of extending my trip to hit Sweden as well.

  12. Kimberly

    My jaw kept dropping lower and lower as I kept scrolling down! :) Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and I just love how you captured each of these places. 7 kinds of cookies in one sitting? I think America should adopt more Swedish traditions! :) Love, LOVE that farm shop! Like being transported back in time. So charming with such a nice atmosphere. I have a lot of Swedish ancestry but thus far have only been to Stockholm. Thanks for giving me some more ideas of what to visit next!

  13. Anita

    Gosh, what a beautiful country. Your photos really capture it! I wish I could visit that bed and breakfast– it looks so relaxing and cozy!

    Always, Anita

  14. Maria

    So did you go to the north too? I’ve been scanning the blog and your instagram in hopes of seeing pics from where I live, but so far nothing. I live in Söderhamn, a very cute coastal city in Hälsingland, about 25 metric miles north of Stockholm. Hope to see more from the north of Sweden through your eyes! :)

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