Valborg and 'Första Maj' Choral singing by firelight - next week offers yet another Swedish celebration: Walpurgis Night, May First. READ MORE »
'A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz' A conversation between author Göran Rosenberg and the UN Deputy Secretary-General H.E. Jan Eliasson. READ MORE »
Who let the cows out?
Everyone ... for the annual 'Kosläpp' — annual tradition and a happy time for all when Swedish cows celebrate spring. READ MORE »
All in one Simple, tasty meals .. made in only one sauce pan. READ MORE »
Couples return to the scene The Swedish furniture store may have just launched weddings online but weddings at IKEA are not entirely new. READ MORE »
Wedding bells at IKEA
Love at its simplest? Maybe. Just bear in mind — for your marriage to be legally binding some people need to be in the same room. READ MORE »
Swedish American town in uproar The presence of Swedish umlaut letters can be a source of pride and part of a town's identity. READ MORE »
Norwegian newspaper launches funding campaign
Like Swedish immigrants, Norwegian immigrants also had several newspapers for their growing ethnic communities... READ MORE »
Swedish News: Swedish dads on paternity leave. ABBA does it again. Not too many surprises in Sweden's spring budget. READ MORE »
Annual Swedish Schnapps Song Contest
It's that time again! Entries aren't needed until August 15, but it's never too early to start thinking about them. READ MORE »
Ole's Last Bow
New musical recalls a forgotten chapter in the Scandinavian immigrant experience - Vaudeville or rather Vad du vill. READ MORE »
Volvo opens first U.S. plant Volvo Car Group plans to invest about $500 million to build its first auto factory in the U.S. READ MORE »
IKEA provides refugee shelters
50 flat-pack shelter prototypes were sent to camps and areas of crisis in Syria, with funding from the charitable foundation of Ikea. READ MORE »
You probably need more sleep. Signing Swede is surprise star in song competition. Sweden's contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest. READ MORE »
New policy for pilots
March 27, 2015 — SAS, the largest airline in the Nordic countries, announced it... READ MORE »
Millennium Trilogy stands apart from fourth book
The highly-anticipated fourth installment of Swedish author Stig Larsson’s Millennium series is due to... READ MORE »
Welcome to Sweden returns in July
The imported comedy show "Welcome to Sweden" will kick off its second season with... READ MORE »
Building international relations
In the six months since Stefan Löfven took office as prime minister, he has... READ MORE »
Part 3: Castle Hopping in Stockholm Photojournalist Bo Zaunders took a castle tour, visiting several of Scandinavia's historic sites that boast fascinating glimpses of history and various connections with the arts. Part three of the tour: back in Sweden, discovering royal theater history. READ MORE »
March 30 in History
In Sweden, the flagship Mars (a.k.a. 'The Incomparable') was sunk in 1564 in a... READ MORE »
First Swedish emigrant farmer Peter Cassel: Another early emigrant from Sweden, arguably the first farmer and leader of the first known larger group of emigrants from the country. READ MORE »
Roving food writer Gunilla Blixt reminisces on a trip to the Canary Islands by creating Spanish inspired food. READ MORE »
Banning hide and seek
There's a new game at IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer with 351 stores... READ MORE »
The UN to reopen the Hammarskjold case
The UN will reopen an investigation into the death of UN Secretary General Dag... READ MORE »
Turning words into art
An American living in Sweden is working on a promising new art venture on... READ MORE »
Swedish American heir dies in New York
Swedish American heir Max Stenbeck has died in New York. Son of the late... READ MORE »
Pea Soup. Every Thursday.
Ever since Fridays were a day of fasting in the Middle Ages, pea soup was eaten on Thursdays, in Sweden usually made with pork. READ MORE »
Band Weaving Class Focuses on Sami Designs
The winter daylight at the end of February was just right for a repetition of a popular class at ASI. READ MORE »
Castle hopping, part 1: In Sweden
Bo Zaunders on a Scandinavian castle tour. READ MORE »
A good time to travel to Sweden. Another Swedish migration - of an entire city. Striking pilots ground Scandinavian flights. Ice music will send chills down your spine. READ MORE »
Gamla Stan: The Cultural Heart of Stockholm
.. island in the middle of Stockholm and no doubt the city's cultural core. READ MORE »
Today's Fact Sixten Ehrling (1918-2005)
A “conductor’s conductor,” he has led the Stockholm Opera and Detroit Symphony, and served as head of the orchestra and conducting at New York’s Julliard School of Music. MORE »
Above, Ola and Klara, who love to fika: “There’s no point gardening if you can’t break for coffee and a snack – Klara and I both think so!” For more info, see
“Swedish Dad” the Photobook. Photo: Tobias Bill READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
Summer of 2014 A summer of plenty of sunshine in Sweden to be remembered for a loong time.
Dalarna: the Very Essence of Sweden The traditional church boats of Siljan Lake in Dalarna
The orient express on water Traveling in style from Göteborg to Stockholm and vice versa; Sweden's Göta Kanal offers a unique experience of the country.
Aerial Stockholm Sweden's capital is one of few major cities where hot air ballooning over the town is till allowed. (Not while President Obama visits but most of the ...
Sometimes touring the country ..will offer surprise encounters along the way, such as this one, just north of Umeå, European Cultural Capital in 2014.
Traveling in the Summer ..through Sweden can offer the most amazing sceneries, the colors and experiences out of this world.
Nordic Delicacies This piece of Norway in the heart of Brooklyn - located at 6909 3rd Avenue. Find Scandinavian homemade and imported food and gift items.
Just Scandinavian Josef Frank fabric, Gustavsberg and Bruno Mattson - New York's answer to Stockholm's Svenskt Tenn!
Camilla Läckberg in New York Swedish best selling crime writer Camilla Läckberg, left, in New York for book signings and the launch of a newly translated title, "The Stonecutter"
Chicago's Andersonville The Chicago Andersonville area was settled by first generation Swedish immigrants after the Chicago fire in 1871.
Swedish Food Classics Classic Jansson’s temptation READ MORE »