After a night at Läckö Castle, we spent the next morning exploring the breathtaking scenery surrounding our little hidden-away hotel. It was a gorgeous sunny day with perfect, 70-degree weather. We could not get over how fabulous the cool breeze and warm sun felt on our faces!! We decided to take a walk through the beautiful Swedish countryside to the nearby port of Spiken, a charming marina on Sweden’s largest lake.
This was one of the most gorgeous walks I have ever taken.
There were barns and farms.
Ramshackle signs, guiding our way.
The road less traveled?
Wheat prime for harvest.
How stunning is this picture of the wheat that Stephanie snapped??
After a soul-filling walk through the cleanest air I have ever breathed, we arrive in the colorful port of Spiken.
Loved all these fun boats!
I wanted to sail away! :)
We saw the cutest bicycles all over Sweden.
This one had a sign that said, “Sit down and just enjoy a little while.” I think I will.
There were cute outdoor cafes all over.
Spiken is the perfect place to come for lunch!
Spend the morning just exploring the cute little marina and watching the boats.
Another outdoor cafe and book shop.
It was hard to believe that this was a lake!
Some of the bluest waters (and skies) I’ve ever seen.
I couldn’t stop snapping pictures of all the boats!
We had lunch at Sjöboden, famous for their exclusive roe that can only be found here in Spiken and one other place at the very, very north of Sweden. It looks so unassuming on the outside with it’s red wood planks and seaweed thatched roof.
But how gorgeous is it on the inside??
Every place we went in Sweden served the fanciest bread baskets I have ever seen. This one came with butter topped with salt and pepper and a salmon spread.
Of course we tried the roe!! This was probably the most exotic thing I had in Sweden. Their famous Spiken roe was served with a horseradish cheesecake topped with pickled onions. Surprisingly, when you got an element of all three in one bite, it worked!
Would you try it? ;)
More Posts from Sweden
A Charming Weekend in Sweden
Upper House Dining Experience
A Night at Läckö Castle
Thanks so much for looking!! More to come soon!
I did pretty much the same trip as you did at the start of August and did a bike ride from Läckö to Spiken for my roe. Sadly it poured with rain in the afternoon and I got absolutely drenched on the way back, it seems that I was there for the only 3 days in the summer when it rained.
It was amazingly beautiful, and I am super jealous of your photos and the lovely weather you had. I really really want to go back next summer.
Your pictures are always stunning but these of Sweden take the cake. They are absolutely breath taking. I would LOVE to visit! And that little restaurant is amazing. I want to have my wedding reception THERE!
I hummed and hawed about the roe… but yes, I would – as you say, biting all three together because I can’t imagine each one on its own… Lovely shots of Sweden! It’s been on my mind for a while and I’m feeling more and more tempted when I see all that glorious nature!
Would I try it?? In a nano-second!!!! Being the foodie that I am, the more outrageous the food…the happier I am!
But if they are known for their roe…..ya gotta eat the roe. That’s just an unspoken rule of traveling!!!
Great pictures..totally makes me want to go check on flights lol!
I’d love to do all of it and I’d happily try that cheesecake too. What an amazing trip, Amanda. I’ve loved all of your pictures and it has me thinking about making our next travel destination Sweden. What a breathtaking country.
Yes, I would definitely try it! And that bread basket is calling my name, for sure. This Swedish countryside look so serene, like the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle for a while.
I would definitely try the roe/horseradish cheesecake combo and after following along with your trip (and all the wonderful pictures) I almost feel like I NEED to make the trip. Probably not for some time, but Sweden is on the bucket list now.
Yes I would try it! Dear Sweden – you look like Heaven on Earth. Absolutely gorgeous. I don’t want to retire there – I want to live there now!
Gorgeous. What a fabulous vacation. I hope to someday make the journey myself. For now, I love seeing it through your lens.
I am just dying here. Everything is so very beautiful and fresh and BLUE! Seriously considering Sweden for our next European vacation!!
Who knew that you could serve cheesecake as a roe chaser! I love roe but don’t think I have ever had Swedish roe, that is definitely something to travel for! The boats and blue and red is so dreamy!
I have loved all of your Sweden pictures and descriptions. It looks absolutely beautiful.
Your pictures of your trip to Sweden are absolutely beautiful. I have enjoyed every post. Thanks for sharing.
It looks absolutely gorgeous and peaceful, but I’m just wondering…where are all the people? The place looks deserted.
Hi Amanda, I have so thoroughly enjoyed reading all your posts about your travels to Sweden. The pictures are just simply stunning. So vivid and bright and all the little towns and ports look so quaint and colorful. I just think it looks like such a happy place to visit. Thanks for sharing!
What a beautiful day! Thanks for taking us along for the ride!
(Oh and a big fat no on that cheesecake thingy! That sounds like everything I don’t like disguised as something yummy. HA!)