Norrland North of Sweden

Norrland – 5 (Likely) Reasons Why Only a Few Swedes Live in The North of Sweden

Sweden has about 10 million inhabitants. About 80% of the population live in the bottom 20% of the country. Why? Here is an attempt to answer the question why most Swedes live in the south, … Read more

What Swedes fear

5 Things Swedish People Fear or Hate

Swedes, just as citizens from any other nation, are afraid of … certain things. To understand the Swedish psyche a little bit better, read the following list of “phenomenas” that many Swedes feel very uncomfortable … Read more

National Day of Sweden Celebrations - King of Sweden in Växjö

National Day of Sweden – Celebrating with Swedes and the King of Sweden

Celebrations of the Swedish national day become more and more popular. Nowadays, about every third Swedes celebrates their nation. Originally the June 6th was called the “Swedish flag day”, svenska flaggens dag. First in 1983 it … Read more

How to be Swedish – in 10 Easy Steps

10 Steps to Swedishize yourself You are going to spend some time in Sweden, for travelling, work or a semester abroad? You wonder how to blend in and act like a typical Swede?  Follow the … Read more

Swedish Crayfish Party Traditions “Kräftskiva” – Get Prepared for Sticky, Smelly Fingers!

Swedish crayfish party – kräftskiva A long time ago, Swedes who loved to party, found the calm half year between midsummer and Christmas for too long, so they came up with the idea of squeezing in … Read more

Working in Sweden – 8 Things You Should Know About Swedish Working Culture

Learn the benefits (and drawbacks) of working in Sweden or for a Swedish company. Things to know when you’re at work in Sweden Apart from weekends, holidays and sick leave days, Swedes go to work. … Read more

swedish character and traits

Swedish Personality & Stereotypes – About Conflict Avoidance, Neutrality, Shyness & More

Anyone who says Swedes lack passion is wrong. Swedes have just concentrated it in very specific areas, like minimalistic home decoration, drinking games, midsummer celebrations and practicing silence. Yes, Swedes may come along as shy. Whether in the … Read more

Nightlife Guide Sweden

60 Steps to Blend in on a Party with Swedes – Nightlife Guide Sweden

In this post I’d like to focus on the party habits of those Swedes in the typical party age, say between 20 and 35. An age when most Swedes live in a place they don’t have … Read more