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Day Trips from Stockholm

Stockholm is a fantastic city with plenty to offer on its own. An endless list of museums, parks, food, shopping and the best of all: plenty of places to visit nearby. Surrounded by dreamy landscapes and charming towns, here are some great day trips ideas from the city.  Drottningholm This royal residence was built in […]

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The small town of Växjö

Sweden is full of little gems. Even when most people know about Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, there are places such as Växjö that maybe don’t ring a bell right away. However, if you know about Småland, IKEA, Astrid Lindgren or the traditional Swedish art of glass making, then you know about Växjö.    I have to be honest, […]

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Discovering Stockholm

When I walk along the streets or “gator” of Stockholm, it seems to me like moving inside a painted landscape from a fairy tale book. What impresses me is that although Stockholm is situated on many islands and is surrounded by water, I do not have the impression to walk on an island. When I […]

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Gothenburg’s islands

Gothenburg’s archipelago is – like the one in Stockholm – quite unique, and just beautiful to see. All the islands, sticking together in a net of beautiful landscapes, are breathtaking. Both the northern and the southern islands are inhabited, and their residents seem to live like in heaven. They happen to live the cotton candied […]

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Newbie Winter Sports

skiing

I’m 27 years old and I’ve never been a fan of winter sports. I’ve never skied or ice-skated, or done any other winter-related sports. I like snow when I’m in my warm house with a cup of hot chocolate. So you can imagine my struggle during my first winter in Sweden! The problem is not the cold […]

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Vansbrosimningen

On a hot summers day, jumping into a river for a swim is a great idea… so how about taking part in the next of the Swedish Classics, Vansbrosimningen? Sweden’s biggest open water swimming race attracts approximately 16,000 participants over a weekend, with a variety of distances and races for all ages and abilities (this […]

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The mystery of the Swedish identity during the summer holidays

Summer holidays

Sweden is infamous for shutting down during the summer months, and often earlier – and longer, than in most European countries. Why is that so, and what consequences does it it have? The answers are called industrisemester and sommarlov. These are two heavily institutionalised concepts that are deeply ingrained in our work culture and personal […]

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