Do you know that 97 percent of Sweden is uninhabited? If you put together all buildings they would fit on the Scandinavian country’s 2nd largest island: Öland. That means there is a lot of nature to protect. National parks and nature reserves cover a 10th of the Swedish land surface. One of those Skuleskogen National Park, the pearl of the High Coast Unesco World Heritage site.
Sweden has its mystical places. One of them we found this Summer when a friend invited us to his cabin on a lake. Wolverine Lake delivered the best we wished for: tranquility, proper rain showers, perfect campfires, sing-a-longs and a magical sunset upon arrival. Photos from Summer 2017. | MAGMAR |
Creme and terracotta coloured buildings with wonderful decorations are what you meet when visiting the Old Town. Soldiers in blue and with silver helmets march around the royal palace. Close by one both after the other leaves the quay to head for one of the hundreds of larger islands in the archipelago, being waved goodbye […]
When Sweden industrialized in the 17th century, it got help from the Walloons, who live in southern Belgium. About 1,200 Walloon families – many with master blacksmiths – moved to Sweden. Many settled northeast of Stockholm and Uppsala, constructing a network of villages. Österbybruk is one of them.
One time a year the Swedish city of Uppsala warms up by Latin music and dance. The Carnival of Cultures in May puts some light in the hearts of the people. The event takes two days and is currently in its eight year. Kulturernas Karneval is filled with concerts, workshops, a market and dance performances. Plus it has a lot of activities for children like a circus, a theatre and games.
When it comes to Sweden and its parties it is Midsummer that often mesmerizes. Less known is the celebration of the coming of Spring. The student city of Uppsala close to Stockholm offer a real treat.