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When is a moose not a moose?

Wildlife-watching tours are a great way to add value and interest to a short break away. Matthew Teller hunts down some giants of the Swedish forest. About two and a half hours’ drive out of Stockholm, hidden away down a long country road that rolls northwards through

Malmöfestivalen – a party where everyone is invited

“I am Malmöfestivalen – a warm, friendly and sustainable festival and I have taken the city of Malmö for a wild dance one week every year since 1985″ So says the website of Malmo’s annual mega-party, which has been welcoming visitors and locals alike for almost 30

On the Wallander trail in Skane

Those with an appetite for cerebral detective drama will no doubt have become familiar in recent years with Kenneth Brannagh’s Wallander. Playing the part of the Swedish detective who gets far too emotionally involved in the suffering of crime victims for his own good, Brannagh and the

How a good book can influence your travel plans

Have you ever chosen a holiday purely as a result of reading a good book? Most novels have a single location in which most of the action is set and when we get absorbed into a compelling story we build up a picture in our minds of

Swedish Delicacies

I can safely say that in my five years of travelling to Sweden, and around Europe’s third largest country, I have never had a bad meal. The combination of fresh, local, seasonal and often ecologically sourced products, with gentle flavours and picture-perfect presentation has always left me

October’s Sunvil Supper Club – Swedish Cinnamon Buns

For this month’s Sunvil Supper Club, we’ve teamed up with the Swedish Tourist board to use one of their recipes to celebrate one of Sweden’s most famous culinary exports – the cinnamon bun. This humble sweet treat, more commonly known as kanelbulle in Sweden is a national

Västmanland – an easily accessible wilderness

In these busy times when most of us don’t have the chance (or the inclination) to be ‘off the grid’ for more than a few days, there’s a growing demand for short wilderness breaks that are easy to reach and where all the activities on offer can

A night in the woods, Swedish style

‘Washing and cooking facilities are primitive’. You would expect to see such a comment on a negative Tripadvisor review, but it might surprise you to find these words on promotional material written by the owners of a property. Yet this unorthodox approach is exactly how the Kolarbyn

Wow… The only word for it!

As the Scandinavia product manager at Sunvil, I am in the privileged position – along with my team – to travel to Sweden on a regular basis. It is a country that, ever since my first visit, has taken a firm hold on my heart, and a

The 14 World Heritage Sites of Sweden

Given its relatively small population Sweden has a surprising abundance of cultural treasures. This has been recognised in recent years by UNESCO who have awarded 14 Swedish sites with World Heritage status. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that most of these places are completely unknown