BY South African standards, it’s cold … very cold. But the locals flitting between the buildings of this industrial estate are dressed as though it’s the middle of spring because, in Sweden, it is. I, however, am so preoccupied with keeping warm that I walk past the door of the Volvo Museum and, were it not for my hosts’ shouts, I may still be lost within this complex that houses the most comprehensive collection of Volvos anywhere in the world.
Fortunately, once inside, both the air and the typically Swedish greeting are warm and welcoming. This unassuming building on the outskirts of Gothenburg, just a few kilometres from the city centre, plays home to Volvo’s largest museum and you can access the building by car, bus or boat (and, if you choose to arrive in your own watercraft, as opposed to taking the ferry, there are three berths where you can dock).