We’ve just arrived in Gothenburg – our most northerly point of travel.

A few months ago we were in Guia, Portugal – our most southerly point.

The distance by road between the two is 2139 miles!!

A few facts from ‘The Rough Guide to Sweden’ : 

Sweden is twice the size of the UK with fewer inhabitants than London.  We are only visiting a tiny corner of the country on this trip – the area around Malmo, Lund and Gothenburg.

One of the most common words in the language is ‘lagom’ which means ‘just the right amount’.

The people of Gothenburg are reputed to be the friendliest in Sweden.

Sweden is covered with snow from November to March or April – hence the huge celebrations for the midsummer solstice.