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population

746,4 million (2018)

NUMBER OF STATES

45

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

Elbrus (5 m)

BIGGEST CITY

Moscow (12,6 million)

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Stockholm

Velamsund nature reserve in winter - Nacka

A hazy January day offered a beautiful Sunday walk in the Velamsund nature reserve in Nacka. A place not only for hiking, but also for skating, skiing, swimming and horse riding.

Czech Republic

Christmas market in Plzen – A family celebration with tradition

Christmas markets in the Czech Republic are the prelude to the Christmas celebration and a great opportunity to start shopping before Christmas. I have visited the Christmas market in Plzen and not only found a lot of goodies, but also an incredibly nice Christmas atmosphere.

Stockholm

30 Christmas markets around Stockholm (2022)

In Stockholm you will find plenty of cozy Christmas markets that make the Christmas feeling increase by at least 100%. Here's the Christmas markets I have found for 2022. Have I missed any?

Skåne

Helsingborg - 7 nice restaurants, cafes and bars

Helsingborg is one of Sweden's most restaurant-dense cities and the city has plenty of really good places for the whole family! Here are my seven favorites for a nice hangout – everything from microbreweries to French bistros and coffee spots.

Skåne

4 castles (and some huts) around Kristianstad

Skåne is Sweden's most castle-dense landscape, and castle towers can be seen on the horizon almost as often as church towers. Around Kristianstad in eastern Scania, we have visited four castles and the occasional "hut".

Sunset over Arild
Skåne

Arild – The steep little fishing village on Kullen

There Skäldervikens waves roll in over Kullahalvöns northern coast is nature at its wildest and most beautiful. Here lies the small fishing village of Arild, named one of Europe's secret gems. And I can't help but agree.

The garden at Flickorna Lundgren at Skäret
Skåne

Cozy cafes in Scania – 11 favorites (2022)

Among Skåne's rape fields and beech forests, you will find plenty of cozy cafes, ice cream kiosks and lunch spots. Here are 12 of my favourites, from all corners of Skåne.

Skåne

Farm shops in Kullabygden - 12 favorites around Höganäs

In Kullabygden in northwestern Scania, there are plenty of farm shops selling locally grown vegetables, fruit and their products. Here you will find my favorites among apple cider, sea buckthorn, asparagus and much, much more.

La Ragazza Restaurant in the Old Town
Stockholm

La Ragazza – Over-hedonistic tasting menu with a hint of hip-hop

When La Ragazza invites you to dance with the taste buds, all you have to do is follow along with all the twists and turns of the tasting menu! If this were the Let's dance of the food world, nothing short of the highest score would have been good enough. Because this is really good.

Travel to Denmark with a dog
Denmark

Travel to Denmark with a dog - How does it work?

What do you need to do to be able to holiday with your dog in Denmark? And what do you need to do to be able to bring the dog back to Sweden again? We have traveled with the pug Lilibet to Denmark and it was much easier than we thought!

Gozo Cliffs
Malta

Gozo - 8 must-see attractions on Malta's second largest island

Malta is not only a country and an island, but the country consists of several islands. On the second largest island of Gozo, the views are a little more magnificent, the nature a little greener, the beaches a little sandier and the sea a little more turquoise. Join my eight favorites among experiences, history and nature!

Girl looks down into well in the square of Montepulciano
Toscana

Montepulciano – Slopes, lanes and Vino Nobile

In Tuscany's highest town, Montepulciano, one of Tuscany's best wines - "The noble wine" - Vino Nobile is produced. Here, among Renaissance palaces, cypress alleys and cobbled streets, it's easy to enjoy a little extra of Italy's beauty.

The train station in Prague with two trains
Czech Republic

Traveling by train in the Czech Republic - That's how it works

The distances in the Czech Republic are not great and with a well-developed railway network and fresh trains it is a pleasure to travel around by train. I have traveled by train from Brno to Prague and I can only say one thing - I would love to do it again!

Czech Republic

Prague – 8 hot restaurants and cafes

Prague's restaurant scene has exploded in recent years and today Prague is a foodie destination full of trendy, trendsetting and traditional restaurants. Not only an absolutely wonderful historical fairytale town, but also a gastro town! What a winning combo!

Ales stones on Österlen in Skåne
Sweden

Sights in Österlen - 15 great tips and favourites

Österlen may be a tiny little part of south-eastern Skåne, but there are plenty of sights there! Everything from historic castles to national parks and tropical white beaches - there are plenty of things to see and do here for the whole family. Here are my 15 favorites!

Brno at sunrise
Czech Republic

Beautiful Brno – Sights and history in the Czech Republic's second largest city

In the south-east of the Czech Republic lies the country's second largest city, Brno. Here you will find a youthful and exuberant university town, full of innovative ideas that at the same time preserve the Moravian region's rich heritage, culture and history. A really lovely city, which really gave me more taste!

Nyx Hotel-Czech Republic-Prague-
Czech Republic

NYX Hotel in Prague

Are you looking for a hotel in Prague with a fresh design and a central location? NYX Hotel has exactly what you need, without a lot of extra fluff.

Dramatic views of the sea and cliffs at Skälderviken
Skåne

Josefinelust - Discover Kullaberg's finest beach mole

Kullaberg's northern coast is Kullahalvöns dramatic side. Here you are met by steep cliffs and hilly terrain that has met Skälder over the yearsvikens sculpting waves. Almost at the end of the Kullaberg nature reserve, you will find Josefinelust, an enchantingly beautiful pebble beach surrounded by turquoise sea and steep cliffs.

Girl looks out over the sea and Nimis
Skåne

Visit Nimis on Kullaberg – The place that is not on the map

Nimis on Kullaberg is something as strange as a controversial black building, a work of art in a nature reserve and a life-threatening climbing position - all at once. Visit at your own risk with good shoes and a big pinch of caution, but be prepared to be surprised and delighted!

The blanket beach
Sweden

Sights in Åhus - My 10 favourites

In northeastern Scania, Åhus is located on the white beaches of Hanö Bay. Bordered by the Kingdom of Water and filled with sights, history, nature experiences and wonderful eateries. Tune in to my ten favorites!

The priest's bathtub
Sweden

The priest's bathtub – Sand volcano in Österlen

Just outside the fishing village of Vik in Österlen, lies a unique natural phenomenon. The priest's bathtub. Remains of an ancient sand volcano. A volcano? In Scania? And how hard should it really be to find a volcano?

The dune landscape at Äspet
Sweden

The aspen around the Skåneleden SL6

One of Skåneleden's newest sections SL6 starts in Åhus and goes through the Äspet nature reserve. A stretch that offers both rugged sand dunes and enticing sea bathing.

Vilnius
Lithuania

Sights in Vilnius - My 12 favourites

Do you want to know what to do in Vilnius? Lithuania's capital Vilnius is a walkable city filled with sights and good food. In addition, the city is brilliantly beautiful during Christmas time. Here are my twelve favorites!

Skåne

Eating and coffee in Åhus - Five tips for food lovers

Åhus is a popular seaside resort during the summer, but the city is at least as interesting for a cozy weekend trip with good food all year round. Here are five really good tips!

// Press trip in collaboration with Visit Kristianstad//

Hollyhocks among Scania farms in Lund
Skåne

Lund - 5 favorites to see and do

The student city. One of Sweden's oldest cities. City of Roses. The cycling city. After a week in Lund, I can probably also add "One of Sweden's most beautiful cities" to the list. For Lund – that's nice!

Gozo salt
Malta

The salt farmers of Gozo

In Xwejni on the north coast of Gozo, salt farmers still harvest sea salt in the traditional way in salt pans. The salt works are inherited in the family through the generations, but the profession is hard and tiring. Today, only a handful of salt farmers remain.

The castle of Chantilly from outside the moat
France

The Castle of Chantilly – Art, horses and history

The castle of Chantilly just north of Paris is one of France's most magnificent castles. Here you will not only find one of the country's finest art collections, but also golden floors, a large stable and an impressive castle garden.

Mdina-Malta
Malta

Mdina – The walled city in the middle of Malta

In the middle of Malta lies the walled city of Mdina on a hill. With a view of the entire island, here you will find remains of most of the island's historical inhabitants and peoples, although the Arab winds blow a little extra in the small alleys.

Road with trees by Ivöthe lake
Sweden

The hop loop around Ivöthe lake

Just north of Kristianstad is Skåne's largest lake Ivöthe lake. We set out on a journey of discovery along the 5 mile long road "Humleslingan" and discovered apple orchards, lovely nature, good food and lots of history.

Österlenkryddor
Skåne

Farm shops in Österlen - 11 favourites

One thing I love about Österlen is the many farm shops. Everything from chocolate pralines to flowers, applesauce to mustard. Here are my eleven favorites!

Söderåsen's South Söderåsen's National Park in Höstskruderåsen's National Park in Höstskruderåsen's National Park
Skåne

Söderåsen National Park – Hiking in a golden gorge

Perhaps it was always meant that we would meet Söderåsen National Park for the first time this fall. When the park showed itself from its most beautiful side. Our visit was a truly memorable walk through golden book halls and a moss-covered fire-colored ravine.

Skåne

Autumn holidays at Österlen

A last-minute trip to Österlen? Yes, it was actually a lovely (but unplanned) autumn holiday in Sweden's Provence!

Bäckaskog castle
Sweden

Bäckaskog castle - Where the angels sang the loudest

It is said that the Bäckaskog monastery was built "where the angels sang the loudest". We took an autumn walk in the castle park to not only catch the 800-year winds of history - but maybe even see a ghost or two...

Ångermanland

Hike Slåttdalsskrevan – Skuleskogen's most dramatic side

In the middle of the Skuleskogen National Park is one of Sweden's coolest nature experiences - Slåttdalsskrevan. 200 meters long, 30 meters deep and 7 meters wide. Today a mountain, in the past part of the sea. The High Coast is the result of thousands of years of unique land elevation, weather and wilderness.

Reynisfjara-Iceland
to Iceland

Reynisfjara – Iceland's dangerous black beach

One of the world's most beautiful beaches according to National Geographic, but definitely not a beach where you want to dip your toes. The black lava beach of Reynisfjara in Iceland offers not only scenic drama, but also really scary waves.

Florence Italy
Toscana

Photo album from Florence

One of the world's most beautiful cities deserves to be shown off with a few more pictures. Food markets and courtyards, gardens and viewpoints. Here comes a photo bonanza of 40 photos from one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Florence - Italy
Toscana

Sights in Florence - My top 10 favourites

Florence is one of Italy's most popular cities and there are many sights to see. Here are my ten favorites – which actually turned out to be largely edible!

Skåne

Kullaberg Nature Reserve – Scania's wildest side

In northwestern Scania are the wild and beautiful Kullaberg. Here in the nature reserve, you will not only find rocks that look like they are on the High Coast, but also the occasional porpoise.

St. Lawrence
Madeira

Sights in Madeira - My 10 favourites

Madeira has a lot to offer for an active holiday. Here are my top ten sights and experiences - everything from hiking trails to lava caves and fishing villages.

Facts about Europe

population

746,4 million (2018)

NUMBER OF STATES

45

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

Elbrus (5 m)

BIGGEST CITY

Moscow (12,6 million)