Midsummer in New York 2016 To a backdrop of the ferries and the Statue of Liberty in the harbor, New York might actually be one of the greatest places ever to celebrate midsummer. READ MORE »
A legend leaves
Ibrahimovic retires from Swedish soccer. READ MORE »
Search for anything Nordic or Swedish with new apps Nordstjernan releases new apps to facilitate the search for Nordic suppliers, products and services or events in the United States. READ MORE »
Missing anything for Midsummer?
... or even Midsummer itself? New apps by Nordstjernan allow you to find anything anywhere in the U.S. READ MORE »
Midsummer in Swedish America 2016 If you think you missed a Midsummer celebration, think again - because there are still some celebrations scheduled in different parts of the U.S. Check our comprehensive listing here. READ MORE »
Fewer Midsummer babies in Sweden
Midsummer is ..sun, herring, snaps, flowers, dance and baby breeding. READ MORE »
Midsummer in numbers
Did you know that the Thursday prior to Midsummer is the worst day to... READ MORE »
Midsummer in New York .. Inspirations Sweden may be the real thing but celebrating Midsummer in New York's Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, with Statue of Liberty watching over festivities comes as close as it gets this side of the Atlantic. READ MORE »
June 23 in Swedish History
After 12 years of construction one of Stockholm's most prominent buildings is inaugurated. READ MORE »
The Polar Music Prize celebrates its 25th year
The ceremony awarding the 2016 Polar Music Prize laureates took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on June 16 (and the King not only awarded the prizes, but he also danced). READ MORE »
A seat on the UN Security Council
In a vote that was well above the required two-thirds majority, Sweden will take... READ MORE »
Brexit affects Swedish citizenship
In the wake of Brexit, Sweden has seen a marked uptick in the number... READ MORE »
Sweden paves the way for electric highways
On June 23, Sweden opened a two-kilometer test stretch for electric vehicles in an... READ MORE »
Pomp and circumstance in Atlanta
Seven Swedish guys get together to sing some songs, and 20 years later they've got a lot to celebrate. READ MORE »
The 'goodest' nation in the world
Sweden is the country that makes the greatest contribution to humanity, according to the... READ MORE »
Celebrating thirty years, ABBA reunited for a rare performance. New Swedes celebrate Nationaldagen, Sweden's National Day. READ MORE »
A Swedish modern day saint
Sweden's Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad (1870-1957), canonized by the pope on June 5, 2016, had a life filled with poverty, struggles, successes, faith, glory ... and miracles. Many people still alive today knew her and were blessed by her grace. READ MORE »
Englishman finds Sweden's 'culture club' suits him There is more than football (soccer) going at Ostersunds SK. READ MORE »
Swedish police pump up security
Given an increase in spectators' unsafe behavior at sports events, Swedish police have developed... READ MORE »
Samuelsson brings breakfast to Harlem
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, Sweden's most famous culinary export of the moment, has been... READ MORE »
Some refugees are ready to leave Sweden
Some refugees are finally feeling they can return to their homelands. But according to... READ MORE »
The Vikings have crossed the Atlantic
After a challenging journey which began in Norway on April 26, the largest Viking ship of modern times has reached North America. 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. READ MORE »
A floating school mascot When the principal of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California made a unique suggestion, the wood shop teacher, Robert Meade jumped on the challenge. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Legend has it they were warriors, robbers and seafaring invaders READ MORE »
Swedish Art Circa 1915
Rediscovering buried treasures from the World's Fair of 1915, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
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Swedes are of course Swedes, but 73% of them also think of themselves as citizens of the European Union. After a landmark vote, British citizens will soon no longer be members of the EU and are showing an increased interest in moving to Sweden .... READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
Swedish midsummer in the U.S. A Swedish midsummer is "endless" summer with sun, fun, great food, flowers, dancing and joy ... a piece of Swedish culture to be proud of.
As the crow flies ... Sweden's latest crime writing duo, Erik Axl Sund, pen name of authors Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Sundquist were in the U.S. to promote their novel, The...
Danish hot dogs in NYC Danish celebrity chef and entrepreneur Claus Meyer’s Nordic restaurant Agern and next-door less pricey Danish hot dog stand at Grand Central is open.
Sweden at the Apollo! 'En kväll i New York' - a performance by a slew of Sweden’s hottest artists at the Apollo Theater in NYC was the big event for Big Apple Swedes in May...
They built their own Viking ship A class at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cal. has built a Viking ship since their school mascot is a Viking.
Harald Hårfagre in North America After a challenging journey across the Atlantic the largest Viking ship of modern times has reached North America.
Zlatan likes the hype After scoring 50 goals for his club in France this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, is a free agent. As he considers his future, the world waits.
Pinocchiotårta, strawberry cake Favorite dessert this Midsummer? A variation on the pinoccio tårta, strawberry sponge cake with meringue and lots of whipped cream.
No more tours for Roxette The popular Swedish duo, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle have cancelled all future tours.
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.
Swedish Food Classics Christmas chocolate toffee READ MORE »