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Ten interesting facts about Sweden

1. The largest mall in Scandinavia is found in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Nordstan has 180 shops and 150 offices. 2. Sweden has the largest number of McDonald’s fast food restaurants per capita in Europe. 3. Every year a large number of moose-crossing signs are stolen from the roads of Sweden; tourists get them and it is the most popular souvenir. 4. The zipper, marine...

Smoked salmon sliced with lemon slices interleaved and served with traditional toast on a plate in a rustic restaurant table top setting.

Swedish Cuisine

Swedish cuisine is not that popular as compared to French or Italian, but there are also pretty good foodie finds here that will leave you with a happy heart and a heavy stomach. Gravlax Gravlax, or Gravad lax, is similar to Japanese sushi and is usually served as an appetizer. Gravlax is a Nordic dish which is raw salmon cured in salt, dill, and sugar, usually...

Trek the mighty Swedish Alps

What to do in Sweden

Live like a Sami The Sami people are Sweden’s only indigenous population in the country. Today, there are less than 150,000 Sami people scattered throughout the countries of Finland, Russia, Norway, and Sweden. They were originally nomadic, and followed their herd of reindeers up into the mountains or they simply go wherever their herds of reindeers go. You can...

Ice Hotel

Where to go in Sweden

If you are the type that loves the outdoors, than Sweden is the perfect country in Europe for you to visit. Gamla Stan  For tourists who want to travel back in time and revisit Sweden in the early 1700s, than Gamla Stan is the best place to take a stroll. Gamla Stan literally means old town, and this little town was first built in the 1300s. However, most of the...

Gamla Stan 

When to visit Sweden

For first time travelers, picking which time of the year to visit Sweden can become such a dilemma. Sweden has four seasons just like most of the countries in Europe, and you can visit the country all year round. If you plan to visit Sweden during the holidays in December, better bring winter clothes – the weather can really be harsh especially if you’re not that...