At midsummer Sweden literally closes down. The factories, offices and schools are closed as Swedes retreat to countryside cottages or gather in gardens to celebrate midsummer.
Classy cocktails, boho beers and chic champagne nights. Welcome to Stockholm.
If you’re coming to Malmö in the summertime pack flip-flops, beachwear and a towel because Malmö has some fine beaches and bathing spots.
If you can drag yourself away from the sights, sounds, shops and fantastic eateries of the city, take in the city’s wild and wonderful parks or take a boat trip out to the nearby West Coast islands on Gothenburg’s doorstep.
The Stockholm archipelago. The West Coast archipelago. Heard of them? Sweden’s archipelagoes are oases of naturally perfect peace and quiet, of unwinding and discovering a different side of Sweden.
Murder and mystery are in the air on the west coast of Sweden, at least in the books of Swedish crime writers Camilla Läckberg, Åke Edwardsson and Ann Rosman.
In Sweden both Swedish and foreign-registered vehicles pay congestion taxes in Stockholm and Gothenburg and bridge tolls in Motala and Sundsvall.
Welcome to the 2016 edition of the Sweden Magazine! Read it online, download it, or order a copy.