When we talk about the national dish of Sweden, things like köttbullar (meatballs) and surströmming (fermented fish) come to mind. But when it comes to snacks, kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) is probably one of the most frequently seen. Kanelbullar are usually in a whirlpool shape, and eaten at a fika with black coffee, together with friends […]
Helsingborg, a Scanian city on the east coast of the Sound (Öresund), is the nearest point of Sweden to Denmark (4 km to Elsinore/Helsingør). Helsing means “neck” (compare with the modern Swedish word hals), which is why the name is similar on both sides of the narrow Sound; similarly named places include the province of […]
Do you know Stockholm has a National City Park? The “national park in the city” concept was introduced in the 1990s and encompasses a large area of forests and fields east of downtown Stockholm, part of it being the royal game park of Djurgården. There are many animals like deer, horse and sheep. Some built […]
Advent calendar (julkalender, “Christmas calendar”) is a tradition of Sweden where you open one window per day and get the goodies behind, until Christmas. We start the Christmas month with a virtual tour of Gamla stan!