In Sweden on the 13th of January we celebrate St. Knut's Day (Tjugondag Knut - which is always 20 days after Christmas) marking the end of the Christmas celebrations which includes Advent Sundays, Saint Lucia, Christmas, New Year and Epiphany. Tjugondag Knut is when we "Dance out Christmas" (Dansa ut julen) and "Throw out the Tree" (Kasta ut granen).
Wishing you all an exciting and peaceful 2018.
For those of you visiting Stockholm or if you have friends or visitors coming to Sweden, don’t miss one of our guided tours of this lovely city. Discover new places in and around Stockholm. Feel free to contact us and we will customise a tour for you. Thank you for following us! Below you can see where you can get the best view of all the fireworks at midnight on New Years Eve? Södermalm - Fjällgatan, Monteliusvägen (pedestrian
In the basement of the City Hall of Stockholm you will find Stadshuskällaren. This restaurant first opened in 1922 and reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations. Here you can enjoy a unique culinary experience by ordering the 2016 year Nobel menu, created by renowned chef Sayan Isaksson and pastry chef Daniel Roos. The 2016 Nobel Dinner
Charcoal baked langoustine and scallop,
served with nettles, ramson and pickled winter apples
Quail from Södermanland in black garlic
Autumn is upon us with its beautiful autumn colours. It has also been a fabulous season for mushrooms and they are still out there to be picked! If you feel uncertain about which mushrooms are edible, download the following Swedish mushroom apps "Svampguiden" or "Svamparna". You can also join the FaceBook group called "Svamp-klapp" where you can post photos of the suspicious mushroom. Famous Swedish Classic Writers
Now you can purchase a box containing four short stories by
Apart from Christmas and Lucia, Midsummer is probably one of our favourite holidays. This is when we welcome the summer and dance around the maypole (adorned with leaves and flowers) after which we brave the outdoors eating herring and fresh potatoes, singing and drinking snaps until the wee hours - not forgetting Swedish strawberries for dessert! Originally this day was celebrated in honour of John the Baptist, but this has long been forgotten. During the pre-Ch
MAY & JUNE "Studenten"
This is the time of the year when students graduate from school. You will hear and see plenty of truckloads of youth circling around the centre of Stockholm, blasting out music and singing at the top of their lungs!
Stay clear of the "beer spray"! 6th of June - Swedish National Day
Gustav Vasa became King of Sweden on June 6, 1523 & on June 6, 1809 Sweden adopted a new constitution. 23rd of June - Midsummer Eve
A lovely time of the year when we welc