Buying alcohol in Sweden

Did you know that you can’t buy beverages with more than 3.5 % alcohol in a regular supermarket anywhere in Sweden? In fact you won’t be able to buy alcohol in any other store either, except for Systembolaget (or ”Systemet”, as Swedes often call it). Systembolaget Let me tell you a little bit about SystembolagetContinue reading “Buying alcohol in Sweden”

What is typically Swedish?

This post contains commercial links What is “typical Swedish” and who decides what’s typical and/or not typical? As in many countries around the world there are certain things that are considered as “typical” for Sweden and the Swedes. Some of them are inherited (or copied if you wish) from other cultures, while others have deepContinue reading “What is typically Swedish?”

The Royal Family

Sweden has been a monarchy for more than a thousand years, with approximately seventy kings ruling during this time. The present king, Carl XVI Gustaf, was inaugurated in 1973 and is the 74:th regent on the throne. The Swedish king is of French heritage. The Bernadotte’s have been on the Swedish throne since 1818. Before,Continue reading “The Royal Family”

“Sill och nubbe”

In Sweden there is an old tradition of having “sill and nubbe” at Christmas, as well as at Easter time and Midsummer. We actually eat and drink very similar during these three holidays. “Sill” and “nubbe” is pickled herring and snaps, or a shot (e. g vodka). Usually the “nubbe”, or snaps, is spiced withContinue reading ““Sill och nubbe””

Lösgodis

Lösgodis is various kinds of candy (see photos) that are sold separatly. People pick their favourites and put them in a “candy bag” or a “candy cup” before they weigh it and pay for it. In Sweden people eat quite a lot of sweets and candy. Or as we call it: lösgodis (or smågodis). 2009Continue reading “Lösgodis”

Reasons to visit Sweden

Sweden is, in many ways, a rich country. Not only financially, but historically, esthetically, ecologically, gastronomically and culturally. The best part? Everything is open to everyone and anyone. The north In the northern parts of Sweden you’ll find a wide range of activities to engage in. During early summer the magic of the Midnight SunContinue reading “Reasons to visit Sweden”