Scandic Karlstad City
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... And first stop was Halden. Crowning the town here is the Fredriksten Festning, an imposing fortress that looks over the town. Seems unreal that so many towns and cities had so much spent on structures to hopefully save themselves from attack. They must have been very uncertain times.
Our last ...
About 3 hours on the road today leaving Norway and into Sweden. Lots of very pretty lakes and farming on the rolling hills. Mainly dairy type farming and corn in this area. Karlstad is a pretty town but there are not a lot of historical things to visit. The church dates back to 1737. There are lots of pretty waterways and canals. Just before entering Karlstad we came upon an Ikea store. At least the food was reasonable priced there unlike most of the food in ...
... close to the right hand edge for Allison's comfort.
Of course I didn't mention it but you can take it as said that it was raining. Raining on the walk to the car rental office, raining on the drive, raining all the time.
We eventually got to Karlstad and to the campground for the night. The accommodation is a one room cabin with a cooker and 4 bunk beds, small table and chairs and ...
... morning we all met at Stora Torget, which is the city square. The exchange association had arranged a city tour for the exchange students, and we all broke off into groups and were shown around Karlstad while learning a bit about its history. After the tour, we all were free to continue exploring, and a group of us decided that it was the perfect time to go for fika. We ended up in Wayne's Cafe, ordering kanelbulle (of course) and chia lattes. After Fika, ...
... town feel, but was still well connected to large city centres and had everything you would need right in the city.
We got off the bus one stop after the University, and went to the KBAB housing office on site to obtain our room keys and finish our registration. The housing was for university students, mainly exchange students and some Swedish students as well. My room was on the 1st floor (which we would refer to as the second floor in ...