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”

The champion of the champions

Born in and raised in Storuman and Tärnaby, former World Cupalpine racer Ingemar Stenmark grew up to become one of the most admired and respected athletes in the history of Sweden. Ingemar Stenmark Being born in 1956 Ingemar joins a group of prominent athletes called “the 56:ers”, alongside former tennis champion Björn Borg and iceContinue reading “The champion of the champions”

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?”

“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””

The holiday season is here

Advent is latin and means arrival. It is a celebration of the arrival of Jesus, and also a time to prepare for Christmas. Advent has its historical roots in the 40 day long fasting period that started around Christmas and finished by Easter. Traditionelly it is a time for fasting and preparing for the birthContinue reading “The holiday season is here”

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”