Facts about Sweden

Governance: Constitutional monarchy Official language: Swedish Oficial minority languages: Finnish, Yiddish, Meänkieli, Romani and Sami. National Day: June 6 National anthem: “Du gamla, du fria” Currency: Swedish kronor (SEK) Population: Approximately 10,35 million (2020) Capital city: Stockholm Largest city: Stockholm (approx. 1,6 million) Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,106 meters) Largest lake: Vänern (5,648 km2) Members ofContinue reading “Facts about Sweden”

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”

Swedish Midsommar

Come rain or come sun, Midsommarafton is by far one of the most celebrated dates during the year. This post contains a commercial link In the middle of June almost all Swedes (myself included) celebrate the happening of “Sommarsolståndet”, which occurrs when night and day are the exact same length. With a pick-nick basket inContinue reading “Swedish Midsommar”

Kräftskiva

Late August to late September is the time for the traditional crayfish party. It’s when Swedes gather with friends and family to eat and drink to celebrate the first crayfish harvest. The fact is that this is a a nordic tradition, even if the actual crayfish party is supposed to originate from Sweden. It isContinue reading “Kräftskiva”