Swedish Lifestyle

  • Midsummer Celebration

    Midsummer Celebration

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Places

What is it about Sweden that visitors to the country and social commentators seem to find so damned attractive?

Could it be the, nature-loving, environmentally minded, tradition-celebrating, healthy-living, coffee-guzzling, summertime slacking Swedish lifestyle?

When it comes down to it the lifestyle of most Swedes is dictated by the seasons. Wintertime is typically a period of working hard, entertaining at home and cultural outings and winter sports at the weekend.

When summer arrives, it’s ‘everyone outdoors’ to the countryside, usually to a sommarställe, summer cottage, whiling away the month of July (seriously) with family and friends, fishing, boating, berry picking and celebrating the sun.

Not so bad the Swedish lifestyle. Is it?

Fjällbacka in Bohuslän, West Sweden

Swedish culture

The clothes you wear, the online music you listen to, the books you read, the movies you watch, the furniture you buy. Chances are that there is a little bit of Sweden in there somewhere.

Midnight camping

Roam free in Sweden

The Right of Public Access in Sweden is enjoyed by all Swedes and visitors to the country.

Michelin starred Mathias Dahlgren in Stockholm

Food & Drink in Stockholm

Stockholm is now positioning itself as the “Capital of Scandinavia”. Copenhagen might object, not least when it comes to restaurants, but Stockholm for sure is one of Europe’s most dynamic foodie scenes.

Art glass in Glasriket/Kingdom of Crystal

World famous Swedish glass

The Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket) is where world famous Swedish glass such as Kosta Boda and Orrefors are made. Here you can visit glassworks and glass studios, blow your own glass and stay in a hotel featuring a glass bar and oodles of glass artwork.

 

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