Glad Midsommar
europe / Sweden

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related: sami, swedish, jokkmokk
flickrgroup: Ecotourism Europe
editing: Sweden, Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden borders Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast and it is connected to Denmark by a bridge in the south.

Midsummer Eve - aka midsommar is celebrated between June 20th-25th.

Time (CET) and Weather in Stockholm



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Headlines

Marknadsdags: "Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt" (Market Day: "Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high")
Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains - Rail Journal
http://www.vk.se/1792872/suringvideon-som-gjort-stor-succe
The wreck of Vasa, a brilliant disaster
My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get
Responsible Travel Week, dag 1: Kreativitet
Responsible Travel Week, dag 2: Generositet
Responsible Travel Week, dag 3: Uppmärksamhet
Responsible Travel Week, dag 4: Nyfikenhet
Responsible Travel Week, dag 5: Empati
Kiruna was not built in uninhabited wilderness (Kiruna byggdes inte i obefolkad vildmark)
Looking Back on the Greatest Twitter Experiment Ever
sweden-rated-as-worlds-greenest-country
Tourism adrift in national parks (Turism vind för våg i nationalparker)
Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east - BBC
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50717/incredible-photos-melting-ice-hotel
http://www.eyeandpen.com/4/post/2013/08/northern-exposure-in-sweden.html
The right of public access, Everyman's right
Jedermannsrecht – die (beinahe) unbegrenzte Freiheit in Skandinaviens Wildnis

Recommended listening

Radio Sweden - ‎@radiosweden
Sustainable Development in Sweden - Steve Henry
Sweden is showing the way in renewable energy and energy efficiency

rss

sweden - Google News
The Local
Uploads from Swedish National Heritage Board

Wiki

europetour
ikea
naturalstep
sami
Swedish Lapland
Swedish


Currency

Sweden is within European Union but has its own currency "Swedish krona" SEK. Exchanges can be made at banks, airports, train stations and most hotels. Scandinavian currency is not interchangeable between countries as each has a different exchange rate value. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Scandinavia.

Language

Swedish is the official language, but also Sámi, Finnish, Romani chib and Jiddish are accepted as minority languages. English is Sweden's second language and is spoken throughout the country. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to speak the native tongue. Phrase books, dictionaries and Swedish language apps are a great help.

FYI

By the early 1900s, 1.2 million Swedes had emigrated to USA. Today there are about 10 million people of Swedish heritage in the USA.

Upcoming events

Events-in-Sweden

Flickr

Nutti Sami Siida -
Reindeer Lodge
Swedish National Heritage Board

Flickr Groups

Sweden before 1945
Thematic Sweden
Sweden Countryside

Tourism Portals

Visit Sweden
Follow VisitSweden
http://www.visitsweden.com/PressRoom

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/west-sweden
@WestSwedenTB
http://www.visitaswede.com/

Outdoor in Sweden
http://bloggar.visitsweden.com/oas/
http://twitter.com/#!/OutdoorInSweden
https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorInSweden

itbw award

2010 Winner - Nutti Sami Siida in the heart of Lapland. Adventures based on indigenous Sámi culture.

Sweden Flag

Facebook

Visit Sweden
The Swedish Fika = Coffeebreak
Nutti Sámi Siida
ICEHOTEL

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/swedens-endangered-ancient-language

Twitter

@anderskarr
@gronaturisten
@TheLocalSweden
@Sweden
@ICEHOTEL_Sweden
@radiosweden
@swedense
@OutdoorInSweden
@VisitSwedenUK
@raa_se
@LolaAkinmade
@slowstockholm
@NBCSweden
@Fair_Travel_Swe
@Unescosverige
@Vastarvet
@raa_se
@RomanusMika
https://twitter.com/swedeninusa
https://twitter.com/jowwen
https://twitter.com/SwedenUN

YouTube

Sweden official
Nutti Sámi Siida

Wikipedia

Sweden
Midnight_sun

Community of Sweden

Pictures
Things you didnt know that you wanted to know about Sweden

Archaeology

Välkommen att söka i Fornsök!

Parks

National parks - Visit Sweden
National parks of Sweden - Wikipedia

Sarek National Park
Created in 1909-1910 along with a few other national parks in Sweden, Sarek National Park is the oldest national park in Europe.
Sarek is home to 100 glaciers and six of Sweden’s thirteen highest peaks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarek_National_Park
Sarek National Park
Trekking Sarek National Park

Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Stora Sjöfallet National Park - Wikipedia
Stora Sjöfallet National Park

Universities

Lund
Uppsala

Laponia world heritage

Laponia

Rail Travel

Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains - Rail Journal
http://www.scandinavianrail.com/scenicrail/sweden/arctic-circle-train
http://www.eurail.com/europe-by-train/night-trains/sj
https://www.sj.se

Tourism Industry

Nature's Best
Nature's Best Sweden - https://www.facebook.com/NaturesBestSweden
TRIP network for tourism (page in Swedish use Google translator) excellent example of broadcasting seminars on the Web
Swedish Tourism Awards
Konkurs & springnota vid Fulufjället

Environment

Tällberg foundation
sei-international

Waste - to - Energy

sweden-imports-trash
forbranning (PDF)

News

The Local: Sweden's News in English
Travel News

References

Current time
If it is 4pm in Stockholm, what time is it elsewhere?
Weather

Elsewhere on the Web

Swedish National Heritage Board -
http://www.youtube.com/heritageboard
Swedish Ecotourism Society
Reindeer Portal
http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/sweden - http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/sustainable-tourism-west-sweden
http://www.nutti.se
http://www.pathfinder.se
Anna Martinez
Swedish national anthem
http://www.faviken.com
http://www.swebus.se
http://dengronaturisten.wordpress.com -
@gronaturisten

Baseball

Baseball
http://iof1.idrottonline.se/SvenskaBasebollochSoftbollForbundet/InEnglish
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Svenska-Baseboll-och-Softboll-F%C3%B6rbundet/176722862344243
http://www.thelocal.se/48204/20130530

Editing

Sweden

Recent Events

October 25 Tourism, Travel and Sustainable Development
http://www.travelreport.se/2012/10/29/rapport-fran-travel-tourism-and-sustainable-development-2012
March 21 - 24 Swedish International Tourism Fair - Facebook
Event calendar from Visit Sweden
Live broadcast from Swedish tourism investment day

Ikea

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/03/111003fa_fact_collins
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inside-ikea/3700134

Maps

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/sweden

Abisko

http://www.auroraskystation.se
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g774912-Abisko_Norrbotten_Lapland-Vacations.html
Abisko National Park - Wikipedia

Åre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85re

Fulufjället

http://www.panparks.org/newsroom/news/2012/boosting-wilderness-protection-in-sweden
http://www.ekoturism.org/nyheter/detalj.asp?ID=705
http://www.dt.se/nyheter/alvdalen/1.4983657-nationalpark-jubilerar-samtidigt-som-stugby-gatt-i-konkurs

Jukkasjärvi

Jukkasjärvi - Wikipedia

Jokkmokk

jokkmokk

Kiruna (Swedish Lapland)

http://www.kirunalapland.se - https://twitter.com/KirunaLapland
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/02044.html
http://www.kirunalapland.se/en/Home/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiruna

Nikkaluokta

http://www.nikkaluokta.com/index.php?id=1511

Rensjön

Rensjon.com
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Stockholm

Stockholm

Torsång
Torsång - Wikipedia

Umea

http://www.visitumea.se/Default.aspx?lang=en
http://umea2014.se/en/visit-umea
http://www.youtube.com/user/umea2014

People

Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a botanist, physician and zoologist and laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclatur (family name and species) plants and animals which today is used all over the world.

Seasons

September: moose hunting and autumn colours

Food

Flatbread is a speciality from the cuisine of northern Sweden. It can be both soft and crisp and is most commonly baked from rye or barley.
http://www2.visitostersund.se/en/todo?filter=c%3D6277&refcur=EUR

Swedish Chef

What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?

Embedded Tweets



Quotes

He who views only the products of his only country may be said to inhabit a single world while those who see and consider the productions of other climes bring many worlds in review before them.
- Carl Linnaeus (1754), cited by Roger Fyfe, Macmillan Brown Lecture #1, 2010

FYI

In modern Sweden, Midsummer's Eve< and Midsummer's Day (Midsommarafton and Midsommardagen) were formerly celebrated on June 23 and 24, but since 1953 the celebration has been moved to the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and 26 with the main celebrations taking place on Friday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_crane
http://www.blataget.com

Sveriges nationaldag

June 6 is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag) and is a public holiday. Celebrated previously as Flag Day, June 6th is thought to be the day Gustav Vasa became Sweden's first king in 1523

misc
Sweden is the first country in the world with its own phone number. Dial +46771793336 to talk to a random Swede.

Translating*: What happened in Sweden last night?

http://planeta.com/1702sweden
Afrikaans: Wat gebeur in Swede gisteraand?
Chinese: 昨晚在瑞典发生了什么?
Estonian: Mis juhtus Rootsis eile õhtul?
French: Que s'est-il passé en Suède hier soir?
German: Was geschah in der letzten Nacht in Schweden?
Hawaiian: Ka mea hiki i Kuekene i keia po?
Maori: Eaha tei tupu i roto i te Sweden whakamutunga po?
Russian: То, что произошло в Швеции прошлой ночью?
Spanish: ¿Qué pasó en Suecia anoche?
Swedish: Vad hände i Sverige i går kväll?

Translating with Google, so local suggestions/corrections requested
https://twitter.com/i/moments/833296965240774658
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/833342405185269760
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sweden-idUSKBN15Y0QH
http://www.aftonbladet.se/a/WP0KG
https://www.theguardian.com/world/datablog/2017/feb/24/trump-fox-news-and-the-truth-about-in-sweden-in-data



https://twitter.com/i/moments/834728558975127552
‪⚡️ “What is actually happening in Sweden? ”‬

https://twitter.com/i/moments/834728558975127552


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