what to visit in Kiruna Sweden

10+1 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights It is true, I am not gonna lie: if you decide to go to the North of Sweden for a trip, it is probably going to be about seeing the Northern Lights. Because they are beautiful in pictures and who wouldn’t want […]

What to visit in Västerås Sweden

Born in medieval times on the Svartån River, Västerås has spent the last few hundred years inching down to the scenic shore of Lake Mälaren. New neighbourhoods are being built by this beautiful body of water specked with little islands. It’s the scene of Sweden’s largest inland harbour, and family attractions like a Viking settlement […]

What to visit in Visby Sweden

 Visby is a walled town with roses, ruins, narrow cobblestone streets, a wide range of cozy restaurants and pubs, markets and of course the town wall itself: Visby was formerly a Hanseatic town in Sweden. The Hansa ruled Gotland for hundreds of years during the Medieval Times, today it’s a popular destination for tourists. Discover the beauty of this medieval town in […]

Visit Linköping Sweden

Welcome to Linköping University Linköping University, LiU, conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields that include materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, frequently with a clear professional focus and leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers. LiU was granted university status in […]

Is Gävle Sweden’s most random city?

Is Gävle Sweden’s most random city? The Local news@thelocal.se @thelocalsweden 25 December 2015 09:25 CET+01:00 Share this article Is Gävle Sweden’s most random city? The city’s most famous resident. Photo: Mats Åstrand/TT What do a giant straw goat, Cat Stevens and Sweden’s most iconic sweets have in common? They all have links to Gävle, the […]

What to visit in Umeå Sweden

Cycling by the river in central Umea Cycling by the river in central Umea. Vybild.se/Photograph Henke Olofsson Michael Booth Fri 7 Feb 2014 21.00 GMT First published on Fri 7 Feb 2014 21.00 GMT View more sharing options Shares 1,670 Comments 8 The funny thing was, we had been talking about rotten herring in the […]

What to visit in Lund Sweden

Lund is one of those Swedish cities that can make you feel like you’re in a real-life fairytale. It’s small and super easy to explore, with nice parks, an impossibly cute city centre and a beautiful old university campus. Visit this surprisingly cosmopolitan city in the south of the country and you can expect to […]

What to visit in Uppsala Sweden

There isn’t an English equivalent of the Swedish word hemmablind – but there should be. It literally means ‘home blind’ – failing to appreciate things that are right under your nose. Domkyrkan cathedral, Sweden All very pointed: Uppsala’s history as Sweden’s capital is still visible in the bulk of its Domkyrkan cathedral For people in […]

What to visit in Gothenburg Sweden

1. It has a toy-town charm Despite its newly-acquired status as a “hipster neighbourhood”, Gothenburg’s most historic district – Haga – packs plenty of traditional charm. With its 19th-century wooden houses, saved from demolition in the 1970s, cobbled streets lined with independent shops and cosy cafés, it makes for a delightful – and caffeine-fuelled – […]

what to visit in Aalborg Denmark

There is far more to Denmark than Copenhagen. Gareth Huw Davies took a trip to Aalborg, the most northerly Danish city, near the tip of Jutland, and found Viking Valhalla, snappy schnapps, golden eagles and bags of Nordic style. Lindholm Hoje, Aalborg, Denmark Seeing ghosts: Lindholm Hoje, just north of Aalborg, is a dramatic Viking […]