A Sustainable Adventure in an Electric Car from Copenhagen to Northern Sweden
This blog post is written in collaboration with Michelin & Audi.
Welcome to TheTravelBook, where eco-friendly tourism and adventure come together! I have just returned from an incredible road trip from Copenhagen to northern Sweden in an Audi Q8s, and let me take you on this inspiring journey through the Nordic wonderland.
Day 1: The Magic of Gothenburg
My journey began in the heart of Copenhagen, where we left the city’s vibrant energy and set the course for the Swedish adventure. After a beautiful day on the Swedish highways and the electric hum of our Audi Q8s, we arrived in Gothenburg. Here, Hotel Pigalle, a Michelin-recommended gem, awaited us—a place that embraces both luxury and homeliness.
Shortly after arrival, we ventured out into the streets of Gothenburg and sampled one of the city’s many culinary treasures. Restaurant Koka, a culinary gem in the heart of Gothenburg, with a brilliant Michelin star, shines as an iconic gastronomic destination where Nordic flavors and sustainability meet in a symphony of culinary art. Guests are invited to a sensory journey where each bite tells a story of local ingredients, creativity, and dedication to culinary perfection. Experience an evening of subtle flavor nuances, elegant decor, and personalized service that makes Koka an essential stop for any food enthusiast seeking an unforgettable experience in the heart of Gothenburg.
Day 2: Stockholm
– A Royal Entrance Our electric adventure led me on day 2 to Stockholm, a city steeped in history and elegance. The Grand Hotel in the center of Stockholm opened its doors to me, and I felt like royalty in this historic gem as their valet parking ensured the safe and secure charging of the Q8 for the adventurous day ahead.
The evening brought another culinary delight at the Adam&Albin restaurant. It is a culinary oasis in the heart of Stockholm. With an impressive Michelin star, Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman’s culinary temple is known for delivering a gastronomic experience that transcends expectations. The restaurant is a masterpiece of modern Swedish cuisine, where the finest seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques meet in a symphony of taste experiences. Adam&Albin doesn’t just create meals but a journey through delicate flavor nuances, presented with an elegance reflecting the kitchen’s skill. With an impressive wine list and a relaxed atmosphere, Adam&Albin is a must-visit for those seeking sublime culinary art in the heart of Stockholm, where every meal is like a symphony of taste and sustainability.
Day 3: Glamping Höga Kusten
– Nature Experience in Luxury Our electric car took us on day 3 to the picturesque Glamping Höga Kusten, where we were embraced by the beauty of nature. Glamping Höga Kusten, where nature meets luxury in the most enchanting way. This unique glamping retreat in northern Sweden is a tribute to simplicity and the sublime. Here, guests can immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere, where the tents combine comfort and style amidst the breathtaking landscape. Evenings are filled with coziness around an open fire, and the stars become your neighbors. Glamping Höga Kusten is not just a place to stay; it is an experience of harmony with nature, where every moment is enveloped in peace and adventure. Take a break from the busy life and embrace a unique blend of comfort and natural beauty at Glamping Höga Kusten.
Day 4: Treehotel
– Sleeping in the Treetops One of the highlights of the journey was Treehotel, a magical retreat in the heart of northern Sweden. This unique hotel, nestled among the treetops, is an architectural gem that blends with nature, creating an extraordinary experience. Each room is an artistic creation, designed by different architects, all celebrating sustainability and immersion in Swedish nature.
Sleeping at Treehotel is like floating above the forest floor, surrounded by peace and silence. Whether you stay in the Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, or Dragonfly, Treehotel guarantees a unique connection to nature and an unforgettable night’s sleep in the treetops. This destination is not just a place to stay; it is a true adventure that allows guests to rediscover their inner child and immerse themselves in the beautiful enclave of the Nordic lands. So step into the enchanting world of Treehotel and let the magic of nature embrace you.
Åre – a quick pitstop
On the way home Åre, a winter paradise and a legendary ski destination where snow-capped mountains meet elegant luxury. In the center of this idyllic ski resort stands Hotel Copperhill Mountain as a modern oasis. This luxurious hotel combines comfort and style, offering guests an exceptional base for their skiing adventures.
Located at the foot of Åreskutan, Copperhill Mountain provides direct access to some of Sweden’s best ski slopes. After a day filled with snowy experiences, guests can retreat to the hotel’s elegant interior, where modern design and Nordic charm come together. The spacious rooms and suites are a tribute to comfort and tranquility, with many offering spectacular views of the snow-covered landscape.
The hotel’s culinary scene is as impressive as its location. With restaurants serving a mix of local and international delicacies, guests can enjoy world-class culinary experiences without leaving the property.
Hotel Copperhill Mountain is not just a place to stay during your ski adventure; it is an integral part of the experience. From the heated indoor pool and luxurious spa to the attentive service, this hotel is a retreat for those seeking the perfect combination of winter sports and exquisite comfort. So let Copperhill Mountain be your base as you explore the snowy expanses and create memories that last a lifetime.
Conclusion: My journey from Southern Sweden to Northern Sweden, spanning over 20 hours of driving each way and more than 1750 km, was not just a technological achievement but also a soulful journey. Overcome your range anxiety and let the electric car be your faithful companion on the road. With a growing infrastructure of charging stations and sustainable options, the future of electric car travel is bright and full of possibilities. So take the wheel, let the journey begin, and discover how far you can go without worrying about complications. The world awaits you, and your electric car is the key to exploring it with ease, responsibility, and pure joy. Safe travels, adventurer!