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På spåret: Swedish Train-Based Trivia Posted by on Feb 25, 2022

What do Boston, Christchurch and Östersund have in common? They’ve all recently been featured on På spåret, a popular Swedish frågesport (trivia) show! Are you a geography nerd? This charming show is for you!  Vad är På spåret? (What is På spåret?)  På spåret (on the track) is one of Sweden’s most popular TV shows…

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Popular Swedish Ski Towns Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

Skidorter (ski towns) dot the Swedish countryside, providing endless opportunities for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the winter weather. Spanning from just a few miles outside of Stockholm to riksgränsen at the northern border, it’s easy to catch a train and hit the slopes for the weekend, or plan a longer skidsemester with the family…

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Stream Smarter, Practice Swedish! Posted by on Apr 21, 2020


People are consuming more media online now than ever more. Statistics show us that streaming of media content online is up almost 50% in some countries due to Coronavirus. With that in mind, I thought that I would highlight a couple of Swedish websites with movies and tv shows that are available right now via…

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What Does That Mean? Swedish Town Names Posted by on Feb 10, 2015

Since you’ve all been browsing IKEA’s website to improve your Swedish, you may have noticed that a lot of Swedish cities, towns, and villages have similar endings. Those endings actually mean something though. Let’s take a look at ten different endings that you may find while shopping IKEA or driving through the Swedish countryside: Borg…

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Marstrand Posted by on May 12, 2010

When Jantelagen meets Marstrand

I have recently done some long walks on the Swedish west coast (västkusten aka. bästkusten). just to clear my head out. One of my all time favourites is Marstrand which is a small town situated on two islands named Marstrand and Koön. I was lucky with the weather and there weren´t many people there since the season begins around…

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Kiruna stadsflytt – Where They Really Move Houses Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

And I mean “move houses” in more ways than one. They are literally planning to move the entire city center to a new location. Historical houses will be taken apart, moved and put back together in their new locations. Some buildings will be demolished, either fully or partially, and then replaced with new, or partly…

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Jokkmokk marknad 2009 is almost here Posted by on Jan 14, 2009

As Gimena pointed out it’s almost time for the Sami market in Jokkmokk. And darn, this year I won’t be able to go. I went in 2005 when the market celebrated its 400-year anniversary, and let me tell you, it was really something. Unfortunately, I lost my camera that time… And finding a place to…

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