Summer in Sweden ~ Lögnäs

By September 16, 2016Travel

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Do you know those holidays you just don’t want to end?

Our summer holidays this year went by in a flash it seemed, mostly occupied by the move into our new home here on Ærø. Which has been absolutely and utterly amazing, and we still can’t quite comprehend it! But we did feel like spoiling ourselves with just a little bit of box free holiday. So we managed to sneak in a few days of travel, and were lucky to hit that sweet spot in July where the weather here in Scandinavia finally turned and became amazingly sunny, hot and “proper holiday weather”.

Our holiday goal was a long-in-the-making visit to dear friends on the beautiful westcoast of Sweden (amazing co-photographer P. J. Boman @absinthemindedswede and family) – but we started off with a stay at the super cozy, family friendly farm hotel Lögnäs Gård just outside the little town Laholm, about 45 min drive North from Göteborg.

Aside from a trip to visit family in the Netherlands a few years back, this was our first trip abroad with the girls – plus the first driving vacation – so we decided to travel shorter distances and keep things down to earth. The stay at Lögnäs Gård was just what the doctor ordered in that department: Apart from the location at a lovely and quiet rural area, the hotel sported an entire petting zoo of all kinds of small farm animals ~ enough to keep the girls occupied for hours.

However, what all of us will remember Lögnäs for was the amazing, warm and siruppy golden light that came with the sunset on the first evening. Usually the golden hour during summertime is well past the girls’ bedtime ~ but it being the holidays, and a truly special time for all four of us after weeks of moving and (unfortunately) often semi-absent parents, we decided to go for a post-dinner sunset wander and just frollick in the glorius light….

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{ summer fields }

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{ foraged flowers forever }

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{ classic Swedish Falun red wooden walls at Lögnäs Gård }

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{ flower hunting }

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{ someone’s getting back into shooting mode }

summer in sweden - lögnäs gård - copyright maria fynsk norup

summer in sweden - lögnäs gård - copyright maria fynsk norup
“Make no mistake about it.
We are born blind, deaf, and mute.
It is neither these eyes that give us sight,
nor these ears that give us sound.
It is not even these lips that give us voice.
It is only love.
Love makes us seek beauty and truth.
Love yearns to connect. To experience.
To understand.
So close your eyes at once.
Don’t utter a word.
Perk up your ears and listen
to that silent sound inside you
where all this is found.”
~ Kamand Kojouri

summer in sweden - lögnäs gård - copyright maria fynsk norup

summer in sweden - lögnäs gård - copyright maria fynsk norup
Holiday equals icecream! Ordering lactose free icecream in Sweden was never a problem ~ but the addition of coloured sprinkles on the adult serving as well was a giggle-worthy holiday surprise!

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The minifarm had all the child-friendly animals you could imagine, from tiny baby rabbits, cats and dogs, to goats, sheep, petting pigs and horses. My favourite of the bunch had to be this fierce-looking punk-rock chicken though! Such an impressive stare and “haircut” (Silkies, I learned later).

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{ sheepy portrait }

summer in sweden - lögnäs gård - copyright maria fynsk norup
{ family portrait }

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{ latte coloured moods }

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{ with love }

Stay tuned for images + story from our visit in Laholm, Höganäs and surrounding areas.


All images shot with Sony a7ii + Zeiss 24-70mm 4.0

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