San Francisco celebrates an extra special Midsummer Midsummer is always such a special time for Swedes and Swedish Americans. There's the food and traditional folk costumes, the instruments, music and of course the maypole. But the day itself is turned over to the carefree joy of experiencing the fullness of summer and life in general. Can it get any better than this? READ MORE »
Stockholm's Old Town — how and when it got its name READ MORE »
Sweden's feathered finalists
After more than 50 years, the Swedish Ornithological Society is getting close to naming... READ MORE »
Swedes and Norwegians simulate a newborn’s sight
A team of scientists in Sweden and Norway has for the first time simulated... READ MORE »
Swedish News: Summer comes to Sweden after cool, rainy start. A new wave of emigration. Swedish actress shines bright. Immigrants send money home from Sweden. READ MORE »
A volcano eruption takes Sweden by surprise
'Sweden is really good at coming up with new pizza ideas. The rule is any topping can work on pizza, that's why many pizza makers experiment with cool, new pizza toppings.' - pizza chef Mike Arvblom READ MORE »
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 »
A new ferry service in Stockholm. U.S. paratroopers stationed off Swedish coast. American band gets surprise in Sweden. READ MORE »
In Search of the Perfect Lingonberry
An historic midwest restaurant and popular tourist destination has long been one of the nation's largest importers of Swedish lingonberries, and it just got better. READ MORE »
A royal wedding to remember
The June 13, 2015 royal wedding of HRH Prince Carl Philip and HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden has been hailed as a most memorable one for being modern, personal and untraditional, full of family and love. READ MORE »
Just a couple days after her brother's magnificent wedding in which the bride became a princess, Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill became parents of a healthy baby boy on Monday afternoon, June 15.
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Swedish News Airbnb announces spectacular lodging 500 feet above Stockholm. Kalix red gold gets blue eco-label. Swedish band fired by Americans. Stockholm food cart has unusual clientele. READ MORE »
Vasa enhances newest tradition
California celebrates Sweden Day with many a skål READ MORE »
A Modern Midsommar Midsommar isn't Midsummer without its traditions, but a few tasty additions to the smorgasbord keep the celebration fresh and delicious. READ MORE »
Top 10 things to do at Swedish Days
There are a lot of things happening at the Swedish Days Festival in Geneva, Illinois on June 23-28, but these top 10 just can't be missed. READ MORE »
Castle hopping, part 1: In Sweden
Bo Zaunders on a Scandinavian castle tour. READ MORE »
Stockholm safest city in Europe
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released The Safe City Index 2015, a report based... READ MORE »
Still looking for a Swedish Midsummer celebration in the U.S.? READ MORE »
Swedish pancakes never disappoint
Another successful pancake breakfast in Concord, California. READ MORE »
The Flag - A National Symbol
Historic facts, trivia and a list of celebrations in Swedish America. READ MORE »
Gothenburg's changing skyline
Starting next year, Gothenburg's skyline might look very different from the way it looks... 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 »
Volvo Cars selects South Carolina Volvo released the location of its first American production facility today. READ MORE »
Dunkin' Donuts is a taste from home for expats but doesn't compare to Sweden's dark, rich coffee. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Gamla Stan: The Cultural Heart of Stockholm
.. island in the middle of Stockholm and no doubt the city's cultural core. 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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Today's Fact Gert Fredriksson (b. 1919)
King of the canoes and winner of six Olympic gold medals and four world championships, his fellow Olympians voted him the world’s most outstanding athlete in 1957. MORE »
Feeling hot yet? After weeks of waiting, Swedes are finally getting the summer temperatures they’ve been hoping for. But skin cancer is on the rise, so cover up: Prevention includes minimizing exposure to sources of ultraviolet radiation, which includes both the sun and tanning salons, by wearing sun protective clothing (hats, long-sleeved T-shirts, long pants) and sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or higher on exposed areas of the body. READ MORE »
Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
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.
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
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 sign at the entrance to the Swedish American Museum leaves very little to the imagination - "Välkommen" / Welcome!
Swedish Food Classics Root vegetable hash with chèvre READ MORE »