Summertime in Sweden means a few things: gorgeous weather, the desire to be outside enjoying said weather, and a sun that never seems to set.
At 4 a.m., the first rays of sun creep through the window (which curtain I never did draw closed). By 6 a.m., thanks to the nine hour time difference, I am up. Ready for the day. Even though I know by 2 p.m., I will be in major need of a nap.
Fortunately for those early mornings, I have the places I am visiting to myself. I am able to creep down the creaky stairs at Strandflickorna in Lysekil and head out the front door to the beauty of the sea that awaits me.
On this early morning walk, it was just me and the seagulls taking in the nature and charm of the town, which is located nearby Gotenburg. A major tourist hotspot in the summer, this morning was quiet.
And all mine.
Editor’s Note: My time in Sweden is courtesy of Visit Sweden, however all opinions are my own. If you have questions regarding this, please read my disclosure policy.