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Explore Sweden’s green areas with Hitta ut

One of the greatest advantages of living in Sweden is the proximity of nature. Even if you live in a big city, there’s certainly more than a forest around. Some are bigger than other ones. Some have trails for walks or runs. Some have elevated points with breathtaking views. All have fresh air and are […]

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The Swedish Kitchen – Cooking Outdoors

The Swedish countryside is full of outdoor fire pits, making cooking outdoors very accessible.  They come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions, but there is no doubt about it, being able to do your cooking outdoors on a hike or a camp, safely and responsibly, enriches the experience and memories.   There is no knowing what […]

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Exercising outdoors in the winter

Presented with Carbibles Winter is coming. Should we all lock ourselves at home? Probably not. Swedes are exercise lovers and spend a lot of time outdoors, but how does that work in the winter? More importantly, how does exercising work when you are a foreigner not used to cold winters at all? Travel experts say one […]

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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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