The Prime Minister reshuffles government
After a series of scandals and falling poll numbers, the Swedish PM makes cautious moves to win fresh energy for the ruling minority coalition. READ MORE »
A Royal Baptism Prince Oscar, born March 3 to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, was baptized according to tradition in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on May 27. READ MORE »
Swedish parliament ratifies deal with NATO
A clear majority of Swedish Social Democrats in favor of the host nation support agreement with Nato. READ MORE »
Kurbits painters have more fun The iconic, floral painting that grew out of a folk tradition more than one hundred years before the Swedish immigrants brought it to the U.S., has its own distinct style still in use today. READ MORE »
A Look at 3-Dimensional Scandinavian Art
Each Nordic country has its own set of bronze heroes, reflecting its history and culture. READ MORE »
Multi-layered sandwich tart The popular Swedish smorgastarta is a fantastic addition to any smorgasbord, especially at this time of year. It takes a while to prepare, but since it's served cold, the host has plenty of time to socialize. READ MORE »
V60 SPECIAL PURCHASE OFFER Volvo North America has released a special program to pick up your next car at a great price and several extras. READ MORE »
Melatonin affects type 2 diabetes
A study from Lund University in Sweden, published May 12, 2016 in Cell Metabolism,... READ MORE »
More crime against first-responders
There's been an increase in crimes against paramedics, fire fighters and police. A longtime... READ MORE »
Many firsts at Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm
It was a close contest, and the whole world was watching this year. Televised... READ MORE »
That social media promotion you've seen to 'call a random Swede' is a real thing and it's still going on. READ MORE »
President Obama's interest in Nordic innovation is key to the meeting in Washington, DC. READ MORE »
The Prince Couple Offers Thanks
New photos on Prince Carl Philip's birthday. READ MORE »
The Magic of Kubb One of the great things about kubb is it's practically synonymous with the Swedish sun. You can't have one without the other. Kubb, the simple game comprised of modest wood blocks, forces us into the open air and encourages us to celebrate life. I'm not exaggerating. Kubb really does that. READ MORE »
American superstar performs in Stockholm. Ikea makes us feel good about ourselves. Adele loves Swedes. READ MORE »
Asa Romson Resigns
Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment resigns after her position as spokesperson for the Green Party was revoked. READ MORE »
Swedish American Chamber of Commerce 110th Anniversary
To celebrate its anniversary, SACC-New York is hosting a celebratory gala dinner at the... READ MORE »
Eurovision Song Contest goes global
For the first time ever, the world's biggest song contest will be televised in... READ MORE »
Kubb season has begun
The 2016 kubb season has begun in the U.S. The old Swedish lawn game... READ MORE »
Swedes who love to sing
Vasa Drangar, the Swedish men's choir in Atlanta, will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary with a concert. READ MORE »
Exercise Caution While Traveling
The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm issues a travel alert for Americans in Sweden. READ MORE »
Valborg and May First
Choral singing by firelight - this week offers yet another Swedish celebration: Walpurgis Night and May First. READ MORE »
Earth Day 2016
On Earth Day, Sweden was represented in New York at the signing of the United Nation's Paris Agreement, the world's climate change policy. The landmark agreement came out of negotiations at December's climate summit in Paris. READ MORE »
Another prince in the royal family!
A baby boy was born to Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip on April 19. A fifth grandchild for the reigning King of Sweden. READ MORE »
Are the Irish Nordic? The Vikings' 220 years in Ireland made marks. They founded quite a few of Ireland's greatest cities. Some of their words are still included in the Irish language. Many Irish of today, if they tested their DNA, would most likely find they have Scandinavian blood in their veins. READ MORE »Premium
Spring celebrations at Skansen
Mamma bear Lill-babs brought out her four 3-month-old cubs for the first time in public. READ MORE »
Pop music's latest star is Swedish
The U.S. likes Zara Larsson, and the feelings are mutual. After reporting in March... READ MORE »
Who let the cows out?
Everyone ... for 'Koslapp,' the annual tradition and a happy time for all when Swedish cows celebrate spring. READ MORE »
Huck weaving: An old tradition makes a comeback
After a chance discovery, we found out that a lot of people know this craft and remember it fondly. Others - native Swedes among them - never heard of it, so we did a little research on why it's remained a well-kept secret among its admirers. READ MORE »
Swedish quality award to Volvo
The Swedish Quality Award has been awarded Volvo Cars Torslanda. It is the 24th... READ MORE »
From eye spasms to dumpster dive
The Swedish language expands in a variety of ways; new words are used and old words are used in new ways. READ MORE »
A new map for Sweden
After struggles with balanced health care resources across the country, new administrative districts are proposed. READ MORE »
Legend has it they were warriors, robbers and seafaring invaders READ MORE »
Avicii to hang up the headphones
Swedish superstar DJ Tim 'Avicii' Bergling says he will quit touring. In a lengthy... READ MORE »
There’s been an increase in crimes against paramedics, fire fighters and police. Here, police storm a bank in central Stockholm after a suspected robbery attempt
Yahoo! News photo via AP/Fredrik Persson READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
Land of Nod Sofia Englund's "The Land of Nod" premieres at Newport Beach Film Festival in the short film category this weekend.
No more tours for Roxette The popular Swedish duo, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle have cancelled all future tours.
Another prince in the royal family! A baby boy was born to Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip on April 19. A fifth grandchild for the reigning King of Sweden. Photo: Prince Carl Phili...
Ready for May First? These activists are ... On the placard "Everyone has the right to a second chance in school" and, who can argue with that?
Celebration at Skansen Skansen is celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout 2016. As if to celebrate a new family of four appeared for the first time in public.
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 Umeĺ, 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.