Holiday road trip to southern Sweden

December 15, 2013

in Living in Sweden

Sweden The view from our room at Lund’s Grand Hotel.

 

sweden A bakery window in Lund.

 

sweden Stortorget on a winter Saturday.

 

We are on the train back home to Stockholm after taking a quick road trip to Lund for a Christmas glögg party last night.

Train trips always make me happy. It’s just so comfortable and easy to walk right on with your bag and get a comfortable seat with a table and a fast internet connection.

Although the sun has set now (2.3o in the afternoon), it’s been a wintery gray day. In southern Sweden, we passed farmland with still-green fields. After a quick glimpse of the Atlantic, saw countless lakes, streams,  and forests of pine and birch. As we headed north, we left behind the rain and saw big piles of snow.

Quaint villages with red houses and stone barns feel so much like Sweden to me. Although we did not see any moose, there were plenty of deer.

As for Lund, it was filled with holiday cheer, from the markets to the store fronts. We even saw a fun student concert on the main square, complete with American-style baton twirlers.

sweden Student concert on the square.

 

sweden Dancing at Stortorget.

 

sweden A view from the train.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire December 16, 2013 at 07:05

I love trains – best way to travel, in my opinion! And Lund is such a pretty little town – I went down for a meeting a few months ago, and had a few hours to kill to explore before my train back to Stockholm. I wandered around the university mostly – so quaint and lovely!

2 Sandra December 16, 2013 at 19:34

I also think trains are the best travel option! And you are definitely right about Lund. It’s a charming town. Thanks for the comment Claire.

3 Lou Lou December 30, 2013 at 17:12

We had a nice little Xmas trip down south also, looks like you had a really lovely time.

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