I was reading through my email this morning and came across an email from Volvo about their Road Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes. Volvo flies you and a guest out to the Volvo Factory, gives you a facility tour, and then lets you drive one of their cars around Western and Southern Sweden. The sweepstakes is promoting their Oversees Delivery Program. I first heard about this last year from Kevin and Amanda’s Blog. Amanda was lucky enough to be contacted by Volvo and given the chance to experience the prizes in this giveaway. You can read about her experience here.
Funny enough, a few weeks after reading her recap I found myself heading to Sweden for work. I didn’t get that much extra time to explore Sweden, but what I did see definitely made me interested in exploring more of that area of the world. I have a draft post for my Sweden trip waiting for some final edits, but in the meantime, take a look at what this contest has to offer.
I chose the Volvo XC60, because I’m dying to buy an SUV so Gus has a comfy ride around town. Yep, I want a bigger car just for my dog…he’s a beast! As you step through the website, it guides you through selecting activities for each day that you add to your itinerary. You can also pick one of the pre-planned itineraries based on your interests. While the pre-planned itineraries looked amazing, I ended up wanting a mix of of historical, culinary and outdoors activities. My final itinerary looked like this:
SAS TRAVEL DAY
Stay at: The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
PICK UP VOLVO
- Volvo Factory Delivery Center
- Volvo Cars Brand Experience Center
- Volvo Café and Shop
- The Volvo Museum
DAY 3 & 4
Stay at: Bjertorp Slott
- Everts Sjöbod Oyster Safari
- Kosterhavets Marine National Park
- Gothenburg Southern Archipelago
- Mussel safari in Lysekil
- Sea Lodge Restaurant
DAY 5 & 6
SKÅNE (SOUTH SWEDEN)
Stay at: Ystad Saltsjöbad
- Ales Stenar
- Flickorna Lundgren
- A Slice of Swedish Hospitality
- Bastard - Bry and I ate here in September and it was amazing!!
- Biking Österlen
Good luck if you enter!
Have you been to Sweden before, or would winning this contest be your first time there? What do you think would be your favorite part of the trip?
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with or being compensated by Volvo to talk about this giveaway. I just wanted to share this awesome chance to road trip around a really cool part of the world.