Sweden

Why You should Visit Sweden in Winter

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At first thought, short dark days and below-freezing temperatures might not sound like a dream winter travel destination. But despite these attributes, Sweden is the perfect place for your winter travels! If there is somewhere that gets winter right, it’s Sweden. And this is coming from a Canadian who lives in -20° temperatures for most of the year. Since ex[...]

10 Must Have Experiences in Sweden in Winter

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Winter is dark and cold in Scandinavia, but there are plenty of activities and experiences to brighten up your days! While many people flock to Sweden during the summer to take advantage of those endless summer days, pristine nature and of course the delicious treats served on and around Midsummer festivities, it is actually also a brilliant winter destinati[...]

5 reasons why Sweden is the No.1 budget choice for nature lovers

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I know, I know - "Sweden" and "budget" is not a common combination. Sweden is famous for being one of the most expensive countries to travel to. Accommodation is expensive, food is expensive, wine is crazy expensive. How can anyone go to Sweden for a budget trip? If what you’re after in Sweden is a nature experience, you'll be surprised at how this country [...]

Women on the Trail: Hiking Fjällräven Classic Sweden

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Nervously, I shoulder my backpack and carry it across the campsite. Doesn't feel too bad - I've carried heavier things before! Just never for this long... After a few steps I stop, standing before my judge - the scale hanging off a tree, ready to tell me the awful truth. I take off my backpack and set it to the ground - big mistake. I struggle to lift it hig[...]

7 Reasons Why Everyone should do a Road Trip in Southern Sweden

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I have been living and studying in Lund, which is in Southern Sweden, for one and a half years now. Whenever I manage to squeeze some breaks into my busy study schedule, I try to explore as much of this amazing country as possible. This urge to wander led me and my friends to do a road trip around Southern Sweden - and I came to believe, that everyone should[...]

Back To The Roots: Historical Scandinavian Life

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Hands up, who is not a loyal reader of the one or two Scandinavian design or architecture blogs? Nordic cultures are well-known for their incredible output in design: our apartments are furnished with inventive Swedish furniture, almost daily we wear Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or Finnish fashion (H&M, anyone?), the little and practical pieces in our l[...]

Five Top Memories from a Swedish Adventure

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What does a girl with no sense of direction do when she wants to make a documentary about reindeer in the minus 38 degrees wilds of Northern Sweden? Well, this girl recruits her friend Patrick, a German ex-Special Forces Army Captain to come along and serve as her assistant. And so it began, our 3,400 kilometer 5 day odyssey from Stockholm to Kiruna, Lapl[...]

Klassresa 2012: A Blogtrip to Sweden

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My last school trip did not actually happen while I was still in school but only a couple of weeks ago when Visit Sweden and Air Berlin invited me to join a "Klassresa" (apparently this means "class trip" in Swedish.) to Gothenburg and Stockholm. Along with my blogger buddies class mates from Mit Vergnügen, I heart Berlin, I love Ponies, Lachsbrötchen, JustT[...]

5 Reasons to love Midsommar

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Every year around the end of June, I become incredibly envious of Swedish people. Not that I don't usually wish I was Swedish (because, let's face it, Sweden is just too cool) but once the photos of my Swedish friends celebrating Midsommar pop up on Facebook, I find it very hard to keep calm. What makes Midsommar so special, I hear you ask? Here are the to[...]

The Essence of Sweden - Moose, Kayaks and Sleeping in Trees

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I have never been to Sweden, but nonetheless, I somehow grew up with this country. I read all of Astrid Lindgrens novels at least twice, went to IKEA with my parents on the regular, drank Fläder Saft and ate Kötbullar meat balls. I even had a Swedish Aupair. Childhood days are long gone, but the presence of Sweden in everyday life is still around. These days[...]

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