Midsommar in Gothenburg
We spent our Midsommar in Gothenburg. ‘Midsommar’ is Swedish for Mid Summer. The Swedish people celebrate the longest and lightest day of the year in Summer. We went to Gothenburg to celebrate it there. But as you could see in a movie I uploaded last Friday, we were stuck in traffic for about 6 hours! In this blog I didn’t show you all of it, because I made a special movie for it.
So what did we do in Gothenburg when we arrived? We had a Midsommar night at least! We went to a ‘fackeldans’ as they call it. It’s a traditional Swedish dance during Midsommar and it started at 23.30. We went to Nääs Slott (a castle in Nääs). There we even met Dutch people who come here every year, for over 20 years now. Just for Midsommar, they still live in the Netherlands. The people here are playing music and dancing traditional dances. The ‘fackeldans’ is a dance with torches. People holding that in their hands because it’s dark. The real traditions behind this dance was not told to us, you probably need to be Swedish to know this. If any one knows why Swedish people have this dance like that, feel free to share it in a comment.
Apple hotel Gothenburg
The hotel we stayed in was Apple hotel Göteborg. Göteborg is the Swedish name of the city Gothenburg. Gothenburg is about 450 km South-West from Stockholm. The breakfast and dinner buffet are included in the price of the room you reserve. This was really great. The food was good. The first night we had typical Swedish Midsommar buffet and the second night we had Greek food.
Lillebybadet & Liseberg
It’s located close to the coast and we went the second day to the beach called Lillebybadet. An amazing quiet and big beach with lots of rocks and some forest close to it. Such an amazing view and the water was very bright. A bit cold though, but it’s Sweden. The day was perfect. It was not too warm, but about 25 degrees Celsius. So that was great weather. I got some vitamin sea! In the afternoon we went to Liseberg. It’s an amusement park like Gröna Lund in Stockholm. Liseberg is the biggest amusement park in Sweden. At night we had dinner and Mache loved to watch this endless European Cup haha. It was cool because it was a long day and I had to prepare the giveaway I had this week.
The last day we had the breakfast, then we checked out at 12.00 o’clock and we went to the city center for a while. It was very crowded though. We drove to the shopping mall Nordstan as well. It’s really nice, but since there were so many people, we decided to go back home to Stockholm. It’s about 4-5 hours driving, so it was a good idea to go. I was tired from the trip and we both were satisfied with what we did and saw. It was time to go home to Stockholm.
How was your Mid Summer? Did you celebrate it and how?
Please let me know what you think of my Midsommar in Gothenburg and the video above!
One more question, who do you think is going to win the Euro Cup?
Have a great weekend!