Visiting Sweden


Although this site is dedicated to Swedish food I have also included a small and somewhat eclectic choice of photo reports about my visits to Sweden. I hope they might inspire you to try some Swedish food in Sweden!

Arctic low light

Gotland and the Medieval Festival

Gåsaloppet in Skanör

The ICEHOTEL

Midsummer celebrations

Skåne

Stockholm in the snow

Stockholm in the spring

The west coast of Sweden

Winter activities at the ICEHOTEL

If you are planning a holiday in Sweden you might also find my Holiday Tips useful. They are based on my own experiences and intended to complement, rather than replace, a good guide book. (I prefer The Rough Guide to Sweden, but there are many good guide books available.) More…

Arctic low light

Despite the fact that the sun doesn't rise in December or January in Arctic Sweden it can be a lovely time to visit. The red glow in the sky from the Sun hovering below the horizon is especially beautiful. It is also a good time of year for viewing the Northern Lights (the Aurora). More…

Gotland's Medieval Festival

Gotland appears to have a very special place in Swedish hearts. Any mention of Gotland to a Swede elicits a sigh of pleasure followed by a story of what a wonderful island it is in the summer. The island has a youthful feel and is at its most frentic during the second week of August for Medieval Week, an event which Swedes take extremely seriously. More…

Gåsaloppet in Skanör

Crazy Swedes. Every year on midsummer's day in the village of Skanör in southern Sweden, Swedes have a very strange race, called gåsaloppet. Gåsaloppet means the goose race. They claim it has something to do with geese. Yeah right. Obvious. More…

The ICEHOTEL

Other hotels may be more luxurious, but for many people the ICEHOTEL is one of the top hotels of the world. The combination of magical bedrooms, exciting activities with guaranteed snow is unbeatable. As a romantic destination it has few rivals: it is the destination for proposing to your loved one. If you are past proposing, then make sure it is on your bucket list. More…

Winter activities at the ICEHOTEL

A visit to the Icehotel must make the most of the snow and be accompanied by a range of exciting activities. There is so much to do ranging from dog sledging to snowmobiling. More…

Skåne

Skåne is a province in southern Sweden.  It is a good choice for a short break to Sweden as it very accessible with daily flights from Stansted to Malmö, its capital.  It is sometimes called the garden of Sweden because of its rich arable land and relatively mild climate. More…

Midsummer celebrations

Midsummer's Eve is a major Swedish festival celebrated by dancing around a flower-bedecked maypole. Many women wear crowns of flowers and, of course, there is a special meal to celebrated Sweden's most loved day of the year. More…

Stockholm in the snow

When there is a carpet of crisp white snow, clear-blue skies and the buildings glow in the wintery sunlight it must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. See Stockholm in the snow if you can! More…

Stockholm in the spring

Spring is late in Sweden. The trees can still be coming into leaf at the end of May, but by then the days are quite long and, with only a little bit of luck, warm and sunny. By the end of May you can expect about 9 hours sunshine per day and an average high of about 18°C. More…

The west coast of Sweden

The west coast of Sweden is one of my favourite holiday destinations. The coast has lots of charming fishing villages, delightful little islands and a relaxed pace of life. More…

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