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.

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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.