The Swedish semla season officially starts on Shrove Tuesday, but many sneaky bakeries and cafés try to get the jump on the competition by starting earlier. Which means more semla for semla lovers.
Heard of H&M and IKEA? Acne, J. Lindberg, WESC, Filippa K, House of Dagmar? Here’s a quick guide to where to shop for design and fashion on a trip to Sweden.
Gothenburg is a gourmet haven for seafood lovers and it’s not restricted to fine dining establishments. There are plenty of cool bistros and bars to explore on a weekend break to Gothenburg.
As well as being European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umeå can also claim to be the northernmost capital of culture, located as it is in northern Sweden, a place of extreme natural beauty and rugged wilderness (and culture, of course).
Boreal forests, fjords, canyons, waterfalls, midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Abisko is a year round magnet for adventurers.
If you are looking for a relaxing city weekend then head to Malmö in southern Sweden. Cosmopolitan, attractively compact Malmö is reinventing itself with new, sustainable districts such as Western Harbour, and fascinating architecture such as the Turning Torso building.