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Midsummer in Sweden

Midsummer in Sweden

Midsummer in Sweden
summer

Midsummer in Sweden

Dancing around a pole with flowers in your hair, eating pickled herring, potatoes and summer berries all washed down with aquavit, Midsummer is a sign of good things to come.

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life

The Swedish art of death cleaning

Those ever-pragmatic Swedes love a spot of döstädning, or getting one's affairs in order – and while it might seem morbid, there are a few simple lessons every clutter-lover can learn

Your wild swimming kit
spring

Your wild swimming kit

Seen by many Scandinavians as normal ("surely that's just how you go for a swim?"), make sure you can deal with the spring water temperatures with our toasty buys

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seasons

How the Swedes welcome spring

Spring in Sweden officially starts on 1 March – although unofficially, it’s when the temperature rises to between 0-10°C for seven consecutive days, anywhere between February and May

The great Easter getaway
seasons

The great Easter getaway

After the long, dark winter, the Easter break sees many Swedes leaving the city and heading to the countryside. Niki Brantmark tells us more about Easter in Sweden

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food

Fika break with Trine Hahnemann

As one of our favourite Scandinavian chefs and food writers, Trine Hahnemann’s book, Scandinavian Green, is a very personal collection of vegetarian dishes and delights