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Early spring in Sweden?

A first sighted: Every spring, thousands of cranes pass through Lake Hornborga for a final stop along their migratory route, making it the home of one of the largest bird gatherings in the world. More»

'Tomteland' - Santa's Winterland in Dalarna

If you ask the locals, Santa Claus lives in Mora and nowhere else..? More»

Santa at rest

After months of searching we were finally able to locate one of (?) Tomten's - Santa Claus's second homes ... More»

A herd of wild horses

Leave it to some proud Swedish Americans to create the world's largest (and probably only) herd of wild Dala horses. Come find them during Svensk Hyllningsfest, October 13-14, 2017 More»

Summer travel itinerary: Gotland

The Swedish island qualified for a second place in Lonely Planet's list of places in Europe worth a visit. More»

Visit the royal palaces this summer

The countryside around Lake Malaren is the site of 10 royal buildings that are open to the public during the summer. More»

A Swedish summer's nuisances

Yes, there are some. Not many, far from deadly unless you're extremely unlucky but, alas there a few More»

Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I

.. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm. More»

Mosebacke Torg and the Mosebacke Monarki

A walkabout in Stockholm south hills, about culture, art, humor and romance. More»

One last chance to see the Viking ship

The Draken Harald Harfagre has arrived at its final destination at Mystic Seaport, Conn. More»

Faeboland revives pasture culture's folk music

A fascinating piece of Swedish history comes alive again in the music of Sara Parkman and Samantha Ohlanders. More»

The Vikings leave Green Bay and head east

You might do what I'm planning, which is to see the fantastic Draken Harald Hårfagre in Green Bay, then go on to Door County for some Swedish meatballs and raise a glass to toast the Viking crew. This is Draken's last stop in the Great Lakes. More»

Walkabout on Prästgatan in Gamla Stan

In most of my walkabouts I take the reader for a longer walk in an area of the inner city of Stockholm, but this time I go for a relatively short walk along one of the most interesting streets in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) of Stockholm. Prästgatan is one of the least commercialized streets and has a very special meaning to me. It provides an image of how Gamla Stan looked many years ago. More»

Exercise Caution While Traveling

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm issues a travel alert for Americans in Sweden. More»

The Draken Harald Harfagre

The world's largest Viking ship has set sail for the U.S. as it retraces an ancient voyage. More»