Snow, icy roads and sub-zero temperatures were the main companions during our tour through Scandinavia. We started the new year by visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark. A highlight was definitely the moose safari but see yourself…
Thanks to everybody who joined and helped us during the trip through Scandinavia!
As usual, igus® donates one Euro per driven kilometer and so did igus® Sweden. The total amount of 2355 Euro was given to “Frihamnen – Hemlösas Hus” which takes care of homeless people. Mr. Anderberg visited the headquarter of igus® Sweden and received the cheque.
3rd from left: Björn O. Anderberg (Frihamnen – Hemlösas Hus), Team igus® Sweden/Denmark
We spent the weekend to get to know the local and famous animal really well – The moose. We started our Scandinavian tour with a sticker of a moose on the back of our iglidur®-car but now we have the change to see these animals in nature. Therefore, we drove to a “Alg Safari”.
Say “Hello” to the “Moooooooooooose!”
Fortunately, it was allowed to feed them and we had some carrots with us.
They like carrots …
… as well as iglidur®-bearings.
The mooses are not shy and if there is something to eat, they will get it anyway.
Come in and take a seat.
Nom Nom Nom
We had a lot of fun but it was time to continue the trip to Denmark. After 1697 km on Swedish roads, we crossed the border and started our trip through Denmark!
Today, we visited the headquarters of a Swedish automobile manufacturer and our e-chain®/chainflex® retailer for Sweden. Later that day, we visited the company Königsegg which manufactures high-end and luxury sport cars. Look and see!
High-end cars with high-end products – dry-tech®!
We arrived very early in the moring in Sweden and had just a few hours of sleep. For the next couple of days, Dirk Schaar (German journalist of MDA Technologies) and Oliver Cyrus (Leader for PR and Advertising of igus®) will join us for the Sweden tour.
Left to right: Nils, Dirk Schaar (MDA Technologies), Karl, Oliver Cyrus (Leader for PR and Advertising of igus®), Sandor
The first stop in Stockholm – The Riksdag which is the seat of the Swedish parliament.
The House of Parliament
Close by, one can find the Stockholm Palace which is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch.
The iglidur®-car at the back side of the “Kungliga slottet”
The last stop for today was the ABBA museum …
The fusion of ABBA and iglidur® on tour
At the end of the day, we drove to our hotel in Tranas to be ready for the next day because we will visit a swedish car manufacturer.
In the morning, we visited our last Norwegian customer which produces customized operation chairs for offshore applications. Afterwards, we drove to Oslo to say “Good bye” to Norway and cross the border to Sweden.
In Oslo, we drove to the oldest and most modern ski jump in the world – The Holmenkollbakken. It was opened in 1892 and renovated 15 times until today. Furthermore, it is made out of 100 t of steel and the hill record of 141 m was set by Andreas Kofler in 2011 during the World Championship.
Next stop – Sweden! While we were looking for a restaurant for dinner, we drove down the hill to a small neighbourhood. We tried to turn around and suddenly realized that the ground was frozen. No change to get out…A yound man helped us to put on the snow chains for the cars. We were sliding along the ground, knelt on the ice and tried to tension the chains while lying on the ground. After an hour and without any feeling of the toes, this young man took his car and brought sand for us…It worked. We made it up the hill and could leave to continue our tour.
That was representable helpfulness! Thank you, Henrik!
It’s good that we have them.
We arrived at the hotel around 4 pm and started our first day in Sweden after 3 hours of sleep. By the way, we hit the 70,000 km!