Category Archives: Sweden

SAS open new route to Madrid

Scandinavian Airlines launches a new route between Stockholm Arlanda and Madrid. This new route will complement the service that SAS already offers from Copenhagen to Madrid. SAS will now provide up to ten departures a week between Scandinavia and Madrid.

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SAS will start direct flights between Stockholm and Madrid twice a week from 1 July.

The amazing Northern Lights

Watch the amazing Northern Lights viewed at its best in Lappland. It is for sure a once in a lifetime experience to have.

To see the Northern Lights, also known as the auroral oval, you must travel north. Your best bet is to go somewhere above the Arctic or/and sub-Arctic. The most easily accessible of these destinations are Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Canada. Top locations include the Aurora Sky Station at Abisko in Swedish Lapland, Hotel Ranga in Iceland’s southern countryside and just outside Tromso in northern Norway.

And remember to dress for very cold weather.

Sydney is first out to celebrate 2013 with a big bang

A cloudless Sydney sky exploded with shooting comets and raindrops of colour. Some hung in the air like dredlocks and others shot to dizzying heights and fizzled without a bang. Happy new year to all celebrating in Sydney. Below you will find videos showing the fireworks for Sydney, StockholmLondon, Dubai and Moscow.

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Check out the video of they Sydney 2013 fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge here.

Over seven tonnes of pyrotechnics and some 25,000 shooting comets erupted over Sydney Harbour Bridge for the 2013 New Years eve celebration.

Ten hours later there is the New Years eve celebration in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedes left their warm homes to go out and see the random fireworks displayed over the city. It was a light rain and +4 degrees. Check out the Stockholm New Years eve fireworks display here.

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The amazing London Fireworks 2013 is a must see:

And here is what Dubai oil money will buy. Check out the Dubai 2013 Fireworks New Years eve extravaganta here. 

In Moscow they made a strong effort to show off the red square in a rainbow of colors. The Russian Fireworks 2013 New Years eve celebrations went off with a big bang. Check out the video here.

Ice skate on the lakes in Sweden

Sweden is a trip skater’s icy dream; crisp, cold winters and a plain ridiculous amount of lakes (almost 100,000) and rivers, many of which freeze over in a mirror of natural ice in wintertime. Sweden’s coastline is also peppered with archipelagoes and teeming with islands.

If you are doomed to visit icy cold Sweden in winter then make time in your schedule to go skating. You can rent skates at several places or buy them relatively cheaply in sport stores.

Here is some more info from the Swedish tourist bureau.

Short video:

Jumbo Jet hostel in Sweden

Jumbo Hostel has 25 rooms including low cost sharing dorms and luxury private suites. The Hostel is situated on the runway at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden. It boasts flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and even a cafe.

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Starting at just 35 Euro per person to share a four bedroom dorm right up to 150 Euro for a private deluxe double bedroom with private shower facilities. The innovative hostel was opened in January 2009 after the jumbo jet was given a complete overhaul and renovated.

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Check out a video of Jumbo Hostel.

Welcome to Sweden and a ton of snow

As I was staggering home after another wonderful day at the office I was met with a snow storm. This is a regular occurrence here in Sweden so for all you tourist – be warned. If you are travelling to Sweden during the months november to february make sure you bring a very warm jacket, sturdy and warm shoes, thick socks and a warm hat/cap.

This is what you will encounter:

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This picture was taken at 4 pm on a normal weekday. In Sweden it will get very dark very fast so to make the most of your day you have to be out between 10 am and 3 pm. The rest of the day is as dark as night.

Beautiful Sweden

Here is a nice article about Sweden.

The land of the midnight sun is a very beautiful place to visit if you have the money to spend.


Here is a pic I took last weekend when I visited a small town, Jorm, up north and near the Norwegian border.


Another midsummer picture from Fjällen in the north of Sweden.


Swedish Majbrasa – we light the fire to welcome the sun and summer.

Bring your board to Sweden

If you dream about surfing but live in the Nordics then there is one place you must visit during September to December. Varberg is on the west coast of Sweden and it rocks waves. Even RipCurl has found this sweet spot and host events. Hell yeah it is cold but if you love surfing then your soul will keep you warm.

Swedish men are the most good-looking

Travelers digest have compiled a list of the most good-looking men around the world. According to the list Swedish men are voted as the most good-looking.

“Swedish men have long been misunderstood. Case in point: they are often stereotyped as cold, emotionally distant loners and inexplicably mistaken for Swiss guys. On the plus side, they are also generally considered aesthetically pleasing due to their fine-boned Nordic attributes and exceptional height advantage. Although there always seems to be some truth to these types of classifications, in the case of these Scandinavian studs, the deeper reality is quite a pleasant surprise. Your average man in Stockholm is an impeccably-dressed clotheshorse that truly indulges in the enjoyment of the finer things in life: from food to fashion, culture to hearth. But what really makes them unique? Despite the fact that one must practice patience when engaging in the slightly bizarre ritual known as the Swedish courting process, once you have captured the heart and imagination of your elegant gent he will be devoted to you for life. What’s more irresistible than that?”

Read more here.

Worlds most beautiful women (Sweden voted 2nd place)

People in charge of service at SAS are retarded

Scandinavian Airlines reintroduced complimentary coffee and tea on all European routes, including domestic flights in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. According to the people  at SAS serving tea and coffee is the number one wish by passengers, which should not come as a surprise.

When they removed this service they also took a huge step towards their doom. What sane airline would take away the very basic service of tea and coffee on any flight – only SAS.

This is what they say:
“Complimentary coffee and tea in Economy is one the most asked for products by our customers and we are very pleased to once again be able to offer this service. This reintroduction is in line with our new strategy, 4Excellence, and is one of the first steps towards an improved product offering. We also believe this will increase our already all-time high customer satisfaction,” says Rickard Gustafson, CEO, Scandinavian Airlines.

SAS read this: Conduct research next time you want to change  your already crappy service. Please read the article about Finnair and do something fun!!! You are as boring as a cardboard box.

SAS to downsize

As part of the already planned cost reductions SAS will reduce the number of full-time positions in the administration with 300.

SAS maintains its forecast of a marginally positive financial result for 2011. However as previously announced the implementation of  cost reducing initiatives  becomes even more crucial in 2012 due to increased economic uncertainty, increased pressure on yields in the airline industry and continued high fuel prices.

Safe and sound

We are back safe and sound with energy to spare. Six months on the road do take its toll, but it was so worth it. As I am sitting here in a cold and dark (cause its winter) Sweden my mind wanders to new adventures and countries not yet seen. I got offered to go to Tanzania and climb Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday. I also have plans for a surfing trip in the next couple of months. But my big focus is on travelling for 2,5 months during june to August in South America. Being a traveller is a way a life. Some days I hate being on the road. Always moving and never having ‘your own place’, but most days its a liberating feeling that is hard to shake.

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Blue Mountains is another fine example of care

The best country from these trails was Japan and the worst Indonesia. The Japanese people have so much to offer and they are extremely willing to share with anyone curious. Their culture and history breaths an exotic air that is hard to find elsewhere. Mutual respect is a key ingredient in Japan and for a Swede that just feels so right. Indonesia on the other side of the Japanese mountain leaves a bitter taste that makes you wonder what could have been with the amazing environment they care for. In Indonesia dollars rule above all else and people, animals and forests are forced to cave in for the buck. Indonesia could easily be the greatest but their obvious greed pushes them so far down that there is little hope for change.

Travelling on the road with a backpack is freedom!