May 30 in Swedish History Sweden cedes Guadeloupe, the Caribbean island and one of historically four Swedish colonies in the Americas. READ MORE »
Looking for a Midsummer event?
We'll publish our comprehensive listing of Midsummer celebrations all over Swedish America next week.... READ MORE »
Swedish News: Coldest May on record in Sweden. No wedding details are too small for the Swedish prince Carl Philip. Russian bombers too close for comfort. READ MORE »
Gothenburg's changing skyline
Starting next year, Gothenburg's skyline might look very different from the way it looks... READ MORE »
Pippi has gold in her suitcase
The Pippi Langstrump (Pippi Longstocking) brand, created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, has been... READ MORE »
Cold case of vanishing Swedish student closer to solution
The U.S. Department of Justice has matched seven bones discovered in a canyon in... READ MORE »
Melodifestivalen 2015 Sweden boasts another Eurovision contest winner - singer and Skansen Allsång host Måns Zelmerlöw's with the song Heroes. READ MORE »
Queen Hedvig Eleonora's Jubilee
Strömsholm Palace is the site of a new exhibition that honors Queen Hedvig Eleonora, the Swedish Baroque queen. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the queen's death and is being recognized as a jubilee year of exhibitions, lectures and concerts. READ MORE »
From Vadstena to Visingsö: Along the shore of Lake Vattern Travel writer and photojournalist Bo Zaunders often reaches back in history to shape the itineraries of his expeditions. This two-part account of a journey through Ostergotland in south central Sweden is no exception.
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Nordstjernan: Just how is it pronounced, anyway?
Sometimes learning to spell — and pronounce — your own name isn't easy. In this case, we turned to an expert for a little guidance. READ MORE »
Amid wedding plans and various celebrations, the king announced a princess will join Sweden's royal family. READ MORE »
Balboa Park's 100th Anniversary Celebrations In San Diego, California, the House of Sweden’s popular and colorful Midsummer celebration in Balboa Park represents the multiculturalism and rich history of the United States’ first west coast city, which happens to border Mexico.
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SACC-New York hosts Anna Kinberg Batra
On May 1, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce welcomed the leader of the Swedish Moderate Party, Anna Kinberg Batra, to a luncheon at Restaurant Aquavit. READ MORE »
Volvo Cars selects South Carolina Volvo released the location of its first American production facility today. READ MORE »
Walkabout Nybroviken A walkabout around historic Blasieholmen and Nybroviken along the Baltic Sea inlet to Stockholm, Sweden. READ MORE »
Hard work, a little luck and a big coincidence
A friend's move to Sweden prompted a search for family — and a few surprises on an incredible journey. READ MORE »
Kanelbulle and Bacon Ronald McDonald dates Lucia … meet the Egg McSvensk, a hot potato for Swedish taste buds as we try a new sweet and savory combination served at a Swedish bakery in Wisconsin. READ MORE »
Scandinavian Style in New York
A new New York eatery on Manhattan's East side has its main focus on bread, the Scandinavian Way. READ MORE »
Then Now, Tomorrow: Art and Design The values of Swedish design withstand a century of change, still expressing sensibilities for simplicity, practicality and beauty. READ MORE »
Dunkin' Donuts is a taste from home for expats but doesn't compare to Sweden's dark, rich coffee. READ MORE »
All in one Simple, tasty meals .. made in only one sauce pan. 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 »
American style in Gothenburg
Notch Bar and Kitchen is a haven for American expats that miss a taste of home. 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 »
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 »
Castle hopping, part 1: In Sweden
Bo Zaunders on a Scandinavian castle tour. 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 »
Prince Carl Philip and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist (shown here with their official monogram) announced on May 12 their new Prinsparets stiftelse (Prince Couple's Foundation), a charity that promotes and supports children and youth, in anticipation of their wedding on June 13, 2015. Gift givers are encouraged to donate to the foundation. Photo Kungahuset.se 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.