Do you need a travel guide to Sweden? Or do you know everything already? If there is one thing that I have learned in the last two years, it is that there is much more to see in Sweden than I ever thought before. We Swedes find it so easy to diminish experiences in Sweden, as if they are not as "nice" as things you experience abroad.
I have far from visited all parts of Sweden, but I have seen many landscapes and cities. And I can say one thing. We should be damn proud of our country. About the public right. About our history. Over our nature. About our sustainability thinking. And over all our fantastic entrepreneurs who elevate Sweden as a tourist nation. Sweden is fantastic. And that's it.
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.
When we visited Kalmar during the first Advent weekend of the year, we were greeted by a large number of lovely places to have coffee - both in and outside of town. Join my favorites!
Ivö klack is a nature reserve on a 134-meter-high primeval mountain on Skåne's largest island - Ivö. Hike in the present in the beech forest or travel 60 million years back in time and look for fossils in one of Sweden's fossil-richest places.
Historic Kalmar offers many attractions in a well-preserved city centre. Here you will find my 9 best tips on things to see and do!
Vineyard, restaurant and farm hotel all in one Ivöthe farm is thought of as a whole and locally grown, even about the wine! Come along to Sweden's smallest commercial vineyard.
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?
Are there resorts in Sweden? Yes! Newly opened Åhus Seaside offered a really cozy mini-weekend with both spa, great food and lots of fresh sea air.
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 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".
Around Kristianstad there is plenty of nature and beautiful places for hiking, swimming and recreation. Here are my nine favorites – from scallion paradise to waterfalls!
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.
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.
In Skåne's north-eastern corner near Kristianstad, it is absolutely bubbling with taste experiences! Here are five hot tips on everything from a fantastic dinner to an abundance of chocolate!
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.
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.
From the rose-soaked gate to the velvet-clad room with curtains fluttering in historical winds from the Core. The hotel experience at The Vault in Helsingborg is a real highlight!
Kullahalvön offers wonderfully classic bakeries and patisseries. Large raspberry caves, toscat cake and spit cake - you'll find that here in Kullabygden! Tune in to my 9 favorites!
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!
On the Kullaleden in the scenic area between Skäret to Arild, you prefer to walk at sunset, in a light that has attracted artists to the area since the middle of the 19th century.
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.
On Kullahalvön in northwestern Skåne are some of Sweden's hottest restaurants. Tune in to my ten favorites!
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!
On the Bjäre Peninsula outside Båstad lies Norrvikens gardens. One man's dream that became an exotic and magical park with miles-wide views of Laholmsbukten.
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!
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?
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.
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//
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!
Cycling along the Göta canal is like a style study in quiet, timeless enjoyment, Swedish landscapes and sore saddle bums.
In the middle of the vines on the edge of Simrishamn is the Nordic Sea Winery restaurant. Good food, beautiful design and a dreamy feel of Napa Valley are offered here.
Stenshuvud National Park is best known for its white sandy beach, but the national park has more to offer. Hike to viewpoints or stroll barefoot in the soft sand. Or just enjoy the sea and the light.
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.
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!
Do you need a hotel halfway between Stockholm and Skåne? Then the John Bauer Hotel in Jönköping is a really nice hotel - for both family and dog!
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.
A last-minute trip to Österlen? Yes, it was actually a lovely (but unplanned) autumn holiday in Sweden's Provence!
At the Tåkern bird lake, you don't have to be a bird watcher to experience the large number of birds and the beautiful nature.
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...
In the middle of Kristianstad, you can hike on the Linnérund in the Vattenriket – a protected biosphere area that not only has a very varied nature, but is also home to almost a fifth of all of Sweden's threatened species.
Can you get to know a place just by a song's lyrics? After walking across the windswept meadows at Haväng, I'm prepared to believe so.
I haven't been on a holiday in Sweden since I was a child. So what was it really like to spend the holidays in Sweden this year? Here are 10 things that surprised me!
Wedevåg's manor totally knocked us out with its beautiful rooms, fantastic food and sweet breakfast. We would love to come back here!
//Advertising collaboration with Addnature//
There are many hiking trails around Stockholm that are suitable for families. Here are my five favorites!
Brösarp's slopes are for many the very image of Österlen. We have hiked the blue trail over the northern slopes and encountered not only undulating landscapes but also a slightly too close reptile.
The More Hotel is a stylish and fresh apartment hotel in central Lund, close to the whole of Scania. We stayed here for 8 days and had a great time!
Around Örnsköldsvik you will find some of the High Coast's most unique sights and experiences. Tune in to my 7 favorites!
Have you considered going on a driving holiday in Sweden? Here you have travel plans for a complete road trip around Mälaren - the trip we did last summer.
One summer day in June, we visited the nature reserve Björnö on Ingarö and walked among beautiful archipelago views, cliffs and red small crofts.
SoFo is one of my favorite areas in Stockholm, with plenty of bars, shopping and good food. Here you will find (some) of my favorites - 2020 edition!
There are many cozy cafes to visit on a day trip from Stockholm, here are 9 favorites that we would love to return to.
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.
Just outside Sigtuna, the yellow castle Steninge is at a perfect excursion distance from Stockholm. Sit down for a coffee in the sun at the café or wander among the goldenrods in the castle garden.
Ulvön in the High Coast archipelago is as much Swedish glory as you can get. A shade of idyll and pure summer happiness.
Along the Höga Kusten trail, the strange Balestjärnen is located high up on the Balesudden cliff. A unique place with crystal clear water and well-preserved tree skeletons.
This weekend we were in Orsa Grönklitt and went slalom. What did we think of the slopes, the food and the service? Here comes our family review!
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.
It's time for the next area on Söder to be included in the shopping guide "My Stockholm favourites". Join us at Hornsgatan!
When the rhododendron bushes in Sofiero castle and garden bloom, a rarely seen splendor of color is offered.
Skåne has many beautiful castles and manors, but this summer I visited the fairytale castle Bosjökloster for the first time. Or as I should really call it – a fairytale monastery.
At the smooth bathing cliffs at Skagsudde is the fishing location Skeppsmalen. Here in the northern High Coast, you will not only find smoked whitefish, but also sour flounder.
What exactly is art? Yesterday we visited the Snösätra Graffiti Wall of Fame – Europe's largest legal graffiti exhibition.
There are lots of weird big statues in Sweden, but how do you find them? WE have started creating a list - help fill it out!
Yesterday we went around among Södermanland's farms on Aptitrundan and shopped for organic, organic and locally produced products. Everything tastes so much better when you buy from the source!
My visit to Tvillingaboden south of Åhus offered not only a perfect beach, but also a lesson in the history of eel fishing.
Waterfall in Skåne? Yes! In Forsakar nature reserve there is not only a magical gorge, but also two of Skåne's highest waterfalls.
This weekend I went on a press trip with Kristianstad municipality and got to discover several of the municipality's gems.
Last weekend we visited a small historical gem in Upplands Väsby. Gunnes Gård is an open-air museum with a reconstruction of a Viking-era farm. A really cozy excursion tip!
A Saturday walk at Waldemarsudde, an unexpected hug and some lost French tourists.
Oil pastel shimmering skies. A sunrise that turns into sunset before you have time to blink. Umeå really offered its most beautiful winter scenery when we took a Christmas walk this year.
Train between Malmö and Stockholm? SJ express train, Snälltåget or SJ Intercity? Which train wins the battle?
We have discovered a shining star in the restaurant sky in Stockholm - the tiny Japanese restaurant Sushi Oi!
It was 10 years since we were last in Uppsala, so it was clearly time for a return visit! It was a day trip from Stockholm filled with culture, history and the occasional treat.
We have bathed wrinkled at the newly renovated Japanese spa hotel Yasuragi, which during the summer months opens up Yasuragi kids for family spa!
Skanör - these white, shallow beaches with the little pastel-colored beach huts! It's almost like a Florida beach, complete with lifeguard houses!
Last Sunday we were on Utö and hiked in the summer heat among the blue sea of Greece and a huge amount of blueberry rice.
Today we went m/s Tärnan out to Sandhamn for a fantastic day among Sandön's cliffs and sandy beaches. Summer heat, sun and almost no tourists - the archipelago at its very best, quite simply!
When Österlen unwinds and recharges after the onslaught of summer, Skåne shows itself from its most beautiful side. Here, among mist-shrouded fields and spring green meadows, we drove around and caught the November light.
Tyresta National Park is easily accessible Swedish primeval forest just south of Stockholm. We go here at least once a year with a coffee thermos and camera in top gear!
It's really unbelievable what a beautiful country we live in! It's easy to forget to tour your own hometown, so we really try to make sure we don't miss out on our local little wonders. First up is the Utflyktsvägen from Södertälje to Nyköping – a route we often travel on our way to Stendörrens National Park.