image Sweden´s official website for tourism and travel information September 2012

Skiing preview, lobster safaris and celebration of a bun!

Seafood safaris, a special cinnamon bun day and an apple market - autumn in Sweden brings some great and quirky events! And believe it or not, it's already been snowing in the ski resort of Åre, so high time to start planning that winter holiday!
Sweden offers a unique winter experience. Most ski resorts guarantee snow between Christmas and Easter so you can ski in Sweden against a backdrop of the Midnight Sun, and the kaleidoscopic curtain of the Northern Lights. And it's not all about skiing in the Swedish resorts. Sizzling nightlife and world class restaurants along with loads of activites from dog sledding to snow mobiling makes this a trip to remember!

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image Ski resort Åre in JämtlandÅre/Skistar

World-class skiing and sizzling nightlife

In the company of the ski resorts Aspen, St Moritz, Verbier and Whistler, Åre has been ranked as one of the best ski resorts in the world. And it's not just the skiing that keeps people coming here, this place is well known for it's sizzling nightlife.

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image Nature's Best arrangement Åre Sleddog AdventuresÅre Sleddog Adventures/aresleddog.se

When you tire of the piste...

...try dog sledding! They may look cute but these dogs are not for cuddling! In the ski resorts in Sweden you can try this exhilarating experience. Nature doesn’t get much closer than dog sledding through the white wilderness of the Swedish Mountains; through snow-clad forests and across frozen flatlands, lakes and mountains.

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Cinnamon bun day!

Any country that has a special day for a bun is surely worth a visit! Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns are the most famous Swedish buns and on 4 October every year this is celebrated around the country. Here's a recipe so you can try it at home. 

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image Lobster safari in Bohuslän, the Swedish West CoastFrank Heuer/Västsvenska Turistrådet

Lobster safari

West Sweden has its own 'Big 5' safaris with the chance to see (and taste!) lobsters, oysters, prawns, mussels and crayfish from the clear blue waters off the coast. It all kicks off on 24 September with the much-anticipated lobster season.

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Events

Kivik Apple Market
29 - 30 September

Try everything apple-y at this cool market! The Kivik Apple Market is a harvest festival focusing on the Swedish apple. Every year the market features a piece of apple art, made of about 35,000 apples! The piece of art looks like a painting, but is actually pieced together by colorful apples. Kivik Apple Market

The Shellfish Journey
24 September- 4 November

Calling all shellfish lovers! West Sweden’s famous Shellfish Journey takes place this autumn, kicking off at the start of the lobster season.  The Shellfish Journey

Chocolate Festival in Stockholm 12-14 October
Traditional chocolate market where you can indulge in everything chocolate! The Competition Årets Konditor, the Cake maker of the Year takes place on Friday 12 October. The Chocolate Festival

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