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In less than two weeks, Kerry and I will be heading to Sweden for a 1-week vacation. Neither of us have been there before, and it’ll surely be the farthest distance either of us have traveled.
Swedish flagI’m getting fired up for the trip — especially that, while we’ll be staying in Stockholm at the beginning and end of the trip, the middle was left open to go where we think will turn out to be interesting.
So, that said — have you been to Sweden? Do you live there? Suggestions for sights, cities, towns and Swedish beers are welcomed.
There of course is the possibility that I’ll run into a few other Cederholms — however legend has it that the name is synonymous with crime throughout Scandinavia. Perhaps I’ll keep it to myself until I find out in person.

62 Comments

  1. Good to hear that you’re coming to Sweden! Stockholm is a beautiful city, and so is Gothenburg, where I live.
    Gothenburg (G

  2. Ryan says:

    Back in the day (ca. 1998), my wife and I took a boat from Kiel, Germany to Göteberg and loved it! It was cold as heck (in January), and windy like crazy, but the people were as nice as you’ll find anywhere on the planet.
    Take Carl-Johan up on his offer! :-)

  3. Caroline says:

    I’ve been to Stockholm. I thought it was a sterile place – even the ‘old city’ seemed an open air museum. Not my kind of town.
    I’ve been to other parts of Sweden, but that was in the early 70s. I enjoyed it, but that’s all I remember.

  4. swimp says:

    Don’t miss Gothenburg, that’s for sure!

  5. Jordan Brock says:

    My wife and I got married in the Ice Hotel in Kiruna (pics!) which is way up the top of Sweden. We loved Stockholm, though we were only there for a couple of days before we went up north. It’s a gorgeous place, and a walk around the harbour is fantastic.
    There’s a really good Industrial Design Museum (sorry, can’t remember it’s exact name) that has all sorts of great products and prototypes.
    One thing though: It’s hellishly expensive to eat and drink. Perhaps it was the poor Australian dollar exchange rate, but everything seemed to be twice what you would expect. Oh, and take the train to and from the airport. It’s a $100 taxi ride!

  6. Brett Epps says:

    I’ve never been to Sweden, but in response to Mr. Brock, I must agree that prices for food and drink in Europe are horrendously expensive compared to prices in the U.S. My advice is to calculate a rough estimate of how much you think you would spend during a vacation of the same length in the United States and double the number you come up with. Also, at least in Western Europe, caffeinated beverages are expensive (I’ve paid five euros for a Coke before, equivalent to about $6).

  7. Sweden eh? Well, there are a large number of great places to go – it is a beautiful country (No, I am not from Sweden, but its next-door neighbor – Denmark).
    Stockholm and Gothenburg are nice cities, I have been to both at several occasions – work related.
    In response to prices, then yes – everything is a bit pricy compared to countries outside Scandinavia. I think food is the one commodity that will cost you the most. Hotels are cheaper (at least compared to the countries around Sweden).
    BTW: Next time, visit Denmark – and visit Legoland. It is only 6 miles from where I live.

  8. Tomas says:

    I’m from Sweden myself, and I’ve always wondered if you have roots from these parts yourself, seeing as how “Cederholm” strikes me as extremely Scandinavian-sounding. I don’t know of any criminals by the name of “Cederholm” myself, so I’m not entirely sure you’re right on that one.
    I’m not from Stockholm nor Goteborg (aka. Gothenburg) myself, but I do suggest you spend some time in Goteborg in between your stays in Stockholm. But not for the reason you might think; while Goteborg is a nice city itself, the drive between Stockholm and Goteborg should be a wonderful opportunity to see our beautiful nature and breathe our fresh air.
    You could stop in a couple of cities on the way there and eat, or whatever, and get a feeling for what regular sized cities in Sweden feel like, as well. Because, you know, Stockholm and Goteborg is the two biggest cities in Sweden, and, while beautiful, aren’t particularly inclusive examples of the country of Sweden. Both cities, combined with the trip _between_ them, however, might just show you what is.
    By the way, I’d be very interested to know why, of all countries, you decided to visit Sweden?

  9. Hans says:

    I’m from Finland, so naturally I go to Sweden once in a while… I’ve been to Stockholm twice and I loved it! Be sure to check out the Wasa Museum with the big ship! It’s absolutely gorgeous, so be sure to bring your camera along… though it’s in a low-light environment, so might have some difficulty getting a decent shot.
    As always, the little street-side shops are a must-see, though be sure to go there early (many shops close before 6pm, if I remember correctly). Also, visit the Parliament/royalty buildings if you want. That’s just my two cents…

  10. FinnBoy says:

    Talking about the prices, there’s at least one thing to appreciate: all prices include taxes and tips, so you’ll know exactly what it costs. Food and alcohol are notoriously expensive, even so that the Swedes buy most of their spirits either from Norway or Denmark…
    One suggestion for one-two day trip: take a boat cruise from Stockholm to either
    Helsinki or Riika. The ships e.g. to Helsinki tend to be large ships including 1st class cabins with showers, ala carte restaurants and night clubs. People often wonder how come the cruises can so popular, that it pays to sail with those large ships, and of course the reason is tax-free alcohol ;-) See e.g.
    Viking Line and
    Silja Line.

  11. Thanks everyone for the tips so far. Some great info. Sounds like Gothenburg (is this the way it’s pronounced?) is certainly worth the trip, and it’s one place we were thinking of visiting.
    Tomas – Excellent tip to drive between the cities — I’d love to get more of a sense of how the whole country is. I have Swedish ancestors on my father’s side of the family, (my great grandparents were from Sweden), and I’ve always wanted to visit. Also glad to hear you don’t know of any Cederholm criminals :-)

  12. Tomas says:

    Dan: Gothenburg is the English name of the city, you probably couldn’t pronounce its real name, but I guess you could try:
    Goeteboerg.
    * The G is pronounced like the G in “genious”.
    * The oe is pronounced like the ea in “earth”.
    * The te like the te in “test”.
    * The boe like the bo in “bored”.
    * The r like the r in “drill”, but a little longer kind of rolling sound.
    * The final g kind of like the y in “Troy”
    But you can call it Gothenburg, too.

  13. Goran says:

    Dan, if you drive between Stockholm and Gothenburg I suggest you take the route via Jonkoping. You’ll find the views over Vattern (second biggest lake in Sweden) amazing…

  14. Tommy says:

    Welcome to Sweden, Dan! I knew that, with a name like Cederholm, there had to be some Swedes in your ancestry. And no, the name does not make me think of criminals.
    I live about 250 miles north of Stockholm, in Sundsvall. If you like nature and vistas, you should go north or north-west. Lots of wilderness and wildlife up here.
    Alcohol is very expensive, and a 25% VAT makes for high prices on pretty much everything. Crime rates are lower than in America, and there’s nowhere near as much traffic.
    You’ll find that most people here speak reasonably good English, so the language shouldn’t be a problem.
    Let me know if you’re heading north; it would be great to meet you in person.

  15. Ludvig says:

    I’m from Umeå, Sweden. Perhaps too far north from Stockholm for you to have time to visit (about 700 kilometers). In Umeå we have … ehh .. birches (~3000), Brännbollsyran (world championship in Rounders – 28-29 may), ~300 iBooks on our school ;), a museum with the worlds oldest ski and some other (normal) things.
    Be sure to say something if your visiting Umeå. It would be kind of cool to meet someone on my blogroll ;)
    I haven’t heard about any Cederholm criminals anyway.

  16. Johan says:

    Actually I’m from Stockholm, and humbly welcome you to our country and the capital city. It is a beautiful place to visit during the summer, but I would say that you should’nt solely visit Stockholm, because there are so many other small (and larger) towns that is more characteristic for Sweden. I hope you will enjoy your stay in our country! I would like to add that I was a little bit curious about your surname, and honestly I thought you actually lived in Sweden, but to my surprise or ignorance I discovered the contrary. I hope you will find Stockholm as beautiful as I think it is (I should’nt actually say that because i don’t think the people from Goethenburg agrees ;)) //Johan

  17. shaky says:

    I’m from London but I lived in Gothenburg for 6 months a few years ago. If you do go there, and the the weather is fine, then a short trip north up the Bohuslan (sp?) coast is worth a look. I never got to go to Dalsland but all the Swedes I knew said it was beautiful so might be worth investigating

  18. Hey, I’m from Gothenburg and I second Carl-Johan Kihlbom’s invite, I’ll buy you a beer if you’re in town (If Carl-Johan let’s me tag along, that is)!
    BTW, there are 1497 persons in Sweden with the name Cederholm according to Statistics Sweden (http://www.scb.se).

  19. Faruk Ates says:

    I’ve been to Stockholm, last year in March. It was cold, but I really liked the city. It had a nice feel to it, I loved it in the evening with all the lights and the ships and the sights and… yeah, I had a good time there. :)
    But I really concur with the notion that you should go out into the country itself and drive to Goeteborg, I didn’t have the chance to get out of Stockholm myself but we went to it by train, so I did get to see some of the country and I found it very impressive and beautiful. Definitely worth checking out.
    If you ever plan on visiting The Netherlands, make sure to announce that too, for ’tis where I live and so far, all Americans I know that have been here have loved it immensely and I think that – judging from your pictures and interest in different types of scenery – you would love it here as well.
    Hope you have a great time in Sweden. :)

  20. Jacob says:

    Sounds great you’re going to scandinavia. I am not swedish, but danish – so i’ll encourage you to see the worlds fifth most popular city, Copenhagen. Just to mention a few things; Tivoli gardens, The Little Mermaid statue and not least remember to walk down the shopping street “Strøget”, it’s quite a walk :)
    I have heard Cederholm mentioned in some criminal stories, but I think they’re all urban legands and more or less untrue.
    If you visit Copenhagen then let me know, i’d love to be your guide!

  21. john says:

    I’m actually in Stockholm on business for the next couple of weeks and my family is here for vacation for one week. This weekend I’m most likely taking a trip to Kiruna just to say I’ve been to the Arctic Circle, I’ll let you know if it is worth it. Stockholm food and drink very expensive as has been stated, the tunnelbana (subway train) very easy and convenient to use. Get ready to eat a lot of potato pancakes :-)

  22. Keith Bell says:

    I’ve done business around Sweden for over 15 years, and for the last year I’ve been living in Göteborg (Gothenburg). A week is a short time to see much; in Stockholm you should certainly take a walk around Gamla Stan (the “old town”), and I’d recommending catching the boat from the Stadshus out to Drottningholm, site of the baroque royal palace and the delightful, preserved Drottningholm Court Theatre.
    I would second Tomas’ suggestion to drive from Stockholm down to Göteborg, Sweden’s second city. Göteborg is a charming and friendly place, with a much better spring climate than people usually expect to find in Sweden! The city has plenty of good bars, clubs, restaurants and outdoor cafes around The Avenue, Vasagatan, Viktoriagatan and Linnégatan. (I can often be found quaffing Guinness in the Auld Dubliner on Östra Hamngatan, but I’d be happy to stand you a Pripps Blå or Mariestads or Swedish beer of your choice!). The largest port in Scandinavia, Göteborg is also home to the Liseberg amusement park; an opera house by the harbour; several theatres, museums and art galleries (see the “cultural centre” of town at Götaplatsen — I live just off Götaplatsen on Geijersgatan); the Horticultural Society gardens; and the Frölunda Indians, the local ice hockey team (who won the championship last year) and who play at Scandinavium. You might like to take a boat trip out to the archipelago, or at least over to Eriksberg to see the replica of the East Indiaman Götheborg, launched last summer and due to sail to China later this year.

  23. Sjur says:

    If you are a beer drinker like me i would like to sugest Falcon beer wich i think is the best swedish beer.

  24. Heh, I’ve always wondered if you perhaps had Swedish roots, since Cederholm sounds very Scandinavian to my ears. Now I know. :)
    I hope you’ll like your stay here in Sweden, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for good weather over the next few weeks. Spring is just starting to get a hold over here, so provided it doesn’t rain the entire week of your stay I’m sure it will be lovely.

  25. david says:

    Jag vill åka till göteborg, hänga ut i slottskogen, dricka folköl och kicka lite boll. Snälla, kan du visa mig vägen?
    write this down on a note and show it to your nearest peer upon arrival in gothenburg

  26. Daniel says:

    Welcome to Sweden, the last of the Soviet states. I’ve been living in this shit hole all my life. I can really only recommend you to go elsewhere. Copenhaguen, Denmark, is a far nicer place than Sweden. Amsterdam, Holland is a great city. Cologne, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin, London are also great cities. Avoid Sweden. Really.
    Our tax pressure is 65%!!
    God damned, I’ev gotta leave this place!
    /Daniel

  27. Daniel says:

    Oh, and by the way. Swedish beer sucks. Not as bad as American beer, but it’s not the same league as German, Czech, Irish or British Beer. If you’re in Sweden, you should try our vodka. That’s more or less the only positive thing with this god forsaken country…

  28. Ed says:

    If you visit Malmo (which is quite a quiet, but pleasant, “city” (I say city, it’s actually a small town by London standards,)) then you can catch the train across the water to Copenhagen, Denmark. 2 countries for under 20usd !

  29. Ed says:

    … I might add that a regular train service operates between Copenhagen and Malmo, and Malmo and Gothenburg.

  30. Daniel says:

    About Tommys remark on crime rates: Bullshit. The crime rates in Stockholm are just as high as in an average american city. The crime rates in the US differs alot in between cities, since there are different (state) laws on gun control.
    More guns among the ordinary citizens = less crime. More gun control = more crime.
    The crime rates in Sweden are pretty high, but what is really worrying is the fact that our police and court system doesn’t work. The average response time for the police is 45 minutes (!!) and most cases gets dropped since the police, courts and DA:s simply doesn’t have time nor money to prosecute criminals. On top of that, the weak justice system and the ridicoulus intelligence agency has made Sweden an attractive terrorist basis. There are more terrorist organisations that are controlled from Stockholm than from any other western city in the world.

  31. Mats says:

    I would second most of the above comments, with the following additions:
    1. Rent a car and drive around and explore the country. Most of it is very beautitul and worth seeing. Driving in Sweden is very similar to driving in the States, but a bit more curvy roads :-)
    2. If you arrive in Stockholm, spend at least two days there seeing the sites. Wasa Museum is a must really, and actually worth the time, if not the price so much (bit pricey). Walk around in the ‘Old Town’ but skip ‘Skansen. Try to take a boat out into the archipelago. Stockholm to Waxholm is not too long, and quite a beautiful journey.
    3. When you leave Stockholm, head south towards Trosa (means female knickers/pants/underwear) but is a beutiful little fishing town. Not too far from it is my favorite part of Sweden, “Stendörren” (StoneDoor) a small nature park in the archipelago with suspension bridges and the lot. Just love it. Archipelago Pics
    4. If you skip going south, and drive west north of Lake Mälaren, then do your best to skip my old hometown – Västerås. Nothing much to see there.
    5. The journey between Stockholm and Gothenburg can be done in roughly 8 hours if you go the shortest route, and don’t take too long breaks, so if you budget 2 days in Stockholm, 2-3 days driving to Gothenburg and then 2+ days in Gothenburg, you will have enough time to see quite a bit, but far from all of it.
    6. Eating Out. By far the cheapest and best way to eat outside in Sweden is to go to a restaurant where they have “Dagens rätt”, (Dish of the day) deals, where you get good Swedish food, together with some liquid of your choice, salad, bread and coffee. All for around SEK 50-100. Well worth it.
    7. Real important. Drinking & driving is not approved of in Sweden, so if you drive, just have one bottle of “lättöl” at the most.
    8. Get to know the Swedes. Swedes are often thought of as cold and reserved in some quarters. We’re not – as I’m sure you will notice – but we are often a bit shy. Make an effort and talk to us, and you will see.
    Hope you have a great time there, and please let us know how you got along, and your impressions of the country and the people.
    PS. As a ‘tax refuge’ living in London, I am unable see you there, but I’m sure the other Swedes will take good care of you.

  32. Roger says:

    If you decide to visit Göteborg and the other people (Carl-Johan, Peter, Keith) that already offered to meet up will let me, I’ll be happy to join you for a beer or two :)

  33. Jacob says:

    I forgot to mention that there’s a great website with tourist informations on Denmark.

  34. Christian says:

    A wise choise indeed. As almost every other swede here I wondered if you too were swedish. It was pleasing to see the flag on the post, that means the plan is working :).
    A quick note about Sweden and Denmark. To experience the best of both worlds you should definatley visit Skåne, the southmost part of Sweden. Still Sweden, close to Denmark and we speak funny. It’s hilarious. Take a trip to Båstad and visit me to get the genuine swedish feel of small towns and at the same time the familliar feeling of ridiculous overcrowding. Trust me, it’s worth it. You can stop by Gothenburg on the way too.
    Have fun.

  35. Bo Kaltoft says:

    Beers: There are actually quite a few good Swedish beers, but as in the US, the ones most widely presented are also the least interesting, ask where you go and try different brands.
    Cederholm: A well known Danish actor, director, writer is called Nikolaj Cederholm. I vaguely remember something with a criminal case in Norway where a convicted “Cederholm” was released after several years in prison for murder and arson – it turned out to be the wrong guy.
    Sites: In Stockholm be sure to take a walk through the harbour.

  36. Erik says:

    Regarding the “criminal” Cederholm, there was a famous case in the early 80s in Sweden, when a Keith Cederholm was convicted for murder and arson, and later released after 3 years in prison after an investigation by a famous Swedish journalist and writer (Jan Guillou).
    Welcome to Sweden and Stockholm (where I live)! In two weeks time Stockholm will be at its best.
    If you’re into art, you should definitely check out Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) – great collection of modern and contemporary art, with a splendid location. (It jut reopened and the entrance is free now). Take a tour in the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with all the history (and stop by where I work, at the library of the Swedish Parliament ;-). Take a boat trip to Fjäderholmarna and eat Smörgåsbord by the water. Check out Nationalmusem with an exhibition about fake art.
    The beer you should be drinking in Sweden is called Nils Oscar.

  37. jens says:

    Eriks tips above are good ones! I too live and work in stockholm and have been doing so for the past five years – loving it!
    If you have the chance than i highly recomend a day or two out in the archipelago – it is absolutely beautiful!!
    Enjoy your stay //jens :)

  38. Dave says:

    I visited Sweden almost 7 years ago and traveled in both Gothenberg and Stockholm. When in Gothenberg, I went to the coolest museum, perhaps one of my favorite museums that I have ever visited. It was a Leonardo da Vinci museum and it had everything from his art work, to drawings and design sketches, to actual models of his many inventions.
    Since I did a web search and can’t seem to find anything about it, perhaps it was a temporary exhibit or is no longer. If it is still open, it is well worth a visit.

  39. I would recommend to read a Swedish book I loved: Popular Music from Vittula by Michael Niemi

  40. Stefan says:

    Just to comment on FinnBoy, noone ever goes from Sweden to Norway to buy alcohol, since it’s about twice as expensive there. Norwegians however, drive for hours just to shop alcohol/tobacco/meat from Sweden. Since it’s all alot cheaper here – I’m swedish, but having lived in Norway for three years i know this. Yes things are abit more expensive here than in the US, but as mentioned by others here, here you don’t have to calculate taxes/tips/etc…it’s all included – always. And at least foodwise I think you get what you pay for…the food is better here.
    There’s alot to see and do here in Stockholm, and I hope you enjoy your stay! Welcome :-)

  41. James Tighe says:

    When i visited Stockholm with friends last year, we visited the narrowest street in sweeden, its single file in parts. I think it’s around the old town somewhere, a good guide book will tell you. It’s definatly worth a visit.

  42. I’m from Malmoe, Sweden. But i like Stockholm very much. Check out the Absolut Icebar or Vasa museet. I hope you enjoy your trip to Sweden.

  43. Rune says:

    Your idea about taking to Sweden is indead a very nice idea.
    I live in Denmark, but i am pretty often in Sweden – most of the time the southern part, and i love this country. Unfortunaly i haven

  44. Megan says:

    I’m from Chicago and I toured around Scandanavia (and Estonia) a few years back and can agree with #42 that the Vasa Museet was impressive. Sweden was nice, but the least interesting of my trip. It’s almost too nice. But it’s pretty and I’m sure you will have a great time. I entered Sweden from northern Norway (I was on the Lofoten Islands) so I went to Gallivare and Jokkmokk in the north. There wasn’t much to do up there but Jokkmokk had a great museum about Lapp culture. I went on to Finland before circling back through Stockholm. From Stockholm you can take boat rides out through the islands which is quite scenic. I heard a lot of people talk about gothenburg, that it was a fun, more happening city where more young people live.

  45. Jim says:

    Well, in Stockholm you should…
    - VISIT one of the many islands in the archipelago.
    - EAT a Langita from Hötorgshallen sitting on the stairs of Concert Hall.
    - WALK on Skansen, zoo and open-air museum on Djurgården.
    - DRINK something cold at Lydmar Hotel.
    - DANCE at Raw Fusion.

  46. karolina says:

    Hi. Being from Stockholm, here are a few things you should check out while you’re here. If you want to visit some nice restaurants (nice unfortunately meaning really good food but expensive), I’d suggest these: F12 (a.k.a. Fredsgatan 12, which incidentally is the address of the restaurant), Bon Lloc, or Vassa Eggen.
    As for things to do, yeah. I agree with most people, check out Gamla Stan (Old Town) if you want to see some historical houses, but beware that most of the shops there are very “touristy”… It’s nice though. Especially this time of year, and at christmas.
    I would also recommend going to the part of Stockholm known as Södermalm. It’s been getting pretty hip over the last decade with lots of artists and erm… “bohemians” moving in, and many interesting restaurants and shops/boutiques have opened there.
    And I definitely second a trip to Drottningholm to see the old Court Theatre. Also, if you have time, I’d suggest a walk on Djurgården. More specifically by Djurgårdskanalen. Skeppsholmen is also very nice, and that together with Djurgården is where you’ll find a lot of the suggested museums.
    Have fun in Sweden!

  47. Goran says:

    You’ll have a busy week….

  48. Hi, Dan and Kerry
    I am working as a creative director at Zeitung, a web and print design agency in Stockholm. I guess you could say that we are a part of the web standards movement in Sweden. Me and my colleagues would be very happy to invite you for lunch or dinner if you can spare the time. Just for a chat!

  49. I’m so thankful for all of the tips, invitations, etc. I had no idea I had so many Swedish readers :-) If we make it to Gothenburg, it would be fantastic to meet up with the folks that are from that area.
    Lars – sounds great, thanks!

  50. Per says:

    When it comes to beer my personal favourites are Norrlands Guld and Mariestads Export. They are both from the Spendrups brewery.
    If the weather is good when you are in Stockholm I definitely think that you should take a boat tripp out to the Stockholm archipeligo, maybe visit the small town of Waxholm. You can go there with Waxholmsbolaget.
    If you had more time I would recommend to visit the northern parts of Sweden… but that’s next time maybe.
    I hope you enjoy your time in Sweden!

  51. Per says:

    Forgot to include a link to http://www.sweden.se, maybe you could find some information there.

  52. Gunnar says:

    If you like hiking, I’d sure recommend that you go to Kebnekaise (highest mountain in Sweden), it’s an “easy” walk from the closest village (Nikkaloukta), about 12,5 miles.
    The nature there is magnificent! You can either walk by yourself, or take guided tours. On the side of the mountain there’s a great “mountainstation” (read hotel), with great food and rooms.
    If you go there from Stockholm I’d recommend taking the train, there’s alot of nice scenery – and it takes just about 24 hours.
    Stockholm -(train)-> Kiruna -(bus)-> Nikkaloukta -(hike)-> Kebnekaise
    Links:
    Nikkaluokta (Swedish)
    Artic Discovery (Hiking information)
    Hike diary (hike diary Abisko to Nikkaluokta)
    Swedish tourism organization(kebnekaise mountianstation)
    ResPlus (trains and busses)
    SMHI (weather)
    Turism.se (swedish tourism trade organization)
    This is it from me, just a little biased towards the northen parts of Sweden :-)

  53. Chris Gwynne says:

    Enjoy your trip :-)

  54. Like many others I too have been wondering about your origins. First I actually thought you were living in Sweden, but a quick check in your bio page told me I was wrong.
    Anyway, have a real nice visit to Sweden! A few years ago I was working as a guide at a gallery in the “Kingdom of Crystal” (http://www.glasriket.se/Valkom/V_RamE.htm). If you are in any way interested in glass and/or glassblowing, please come here! It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in Sweden (second or third, I recall learning).
    Best wishes and have a nice trip!
    //Pär

  55. Fredrik says:

    I’m from sweden. The weather here is really beautiful right now. Too bad you’re visting the back-side of Sweden. Stockholm is the largest city, but a trip to Gothenburg wouldn’t hurt. Friendliest city on the face ot the planet :).

  56. Rikard Linde says:

    Some of the stuff I enjoy in Stockholm:
    Get a good view of town from Skinnarviksberget:
    http://www.stockholmtown.com/templates/SimplePage___6196__EN.aspx
    or these places:
    http://www.stockholmtown.com/templates/SubPageListing___6172__EN.aspx
    but Skinnarviksberget is nicer:-}
    Djurgården is an island in the middle of Stockholm with forests and stuff, very nice walks. Visit Rosendals Gardens on a sunny day:
    http://www.rosendalstradgard.com/fardvag_oppettider.htm
    http://www.rosendalstradgard.com/
    Last and MOST important, the Archipelago:
    http://www.archipelago.nu/SKARGARD/ENGELSKA/STOCKHOLM/STOCKSTART.HTM
    Take a Waxholmsbåt (they depart in front of Grand Hotel, opposite to the Royal Castle) to some island way out:
    http://www.sitepilot.se/waxholmsbolaget-eng
    Send an email if you need tips or have questions:
    rikardlinde@yahoo.se
    Cheers
    Rikard

  57. martin says:

    Welcome to stockholm. Gamla stans bryggeri (old town brewery) use to have a good fresh beer.

  58. johnson says:

    well am in sweden,and i think it is a nice place you live and have great exprience about life,i live now in kiruna but i love to go down to malmo cos of its historical and cultural values,i think it will be so great for me to be there,but the problem is getting accommodation is hard,for me because i dont know any one here,if any one can help i shall be earthly greatfull,while i wait your response.
    Thanks
    Johnson

  59. Burnham says:

    I am traveling To Europe in 2 weeks.
    The “Tour” Germany,Italy,France,England,Etc.My question is can I readily buy chewing Tobaco “Skoal” in these countries? Or Should I take enouph with me?

  60. Dan says:

    I was in Europe for 18 months and RARELY if Ever did I come across a tobacco store that sold SKOAL much less any Smokeless Tobacco.
    I would say bring a log. With all the other concerns, that shouldn’t be one.

  61. Martin says:

    Sorry I’m a bit late on this one…
    I’m orignally from Sweden (just outside Stockholm) and my cousin married a Cederholm. Although the legend may be true their your name is associated with crime (Sweden’s history does go back a couple years), I must say he’s as benevolent as they come. Let me cite a few examples: After he finished his stint in the military, he went back to Bosnia for months at a time on aid missions. He also became a policeman in Stockholm and dealt mainly with teenage gangs, many involved in racism and such. He helped turn several kids’ lives around. His brother takes in children from troubled homes to live with his family until they have established themselves well-enough in society to move on on their own. And their families in general are wonderful people.
    So I just felt I had to rescind your objection to the name Cederholm and provide you with a new outlook. Take care and thanks for the great site.
    Anders Martin Hulth
    PS – I just got back from a week-long trip to Stockholm myself (but I’ve been going there once a year for over 20 years now :)

  62. Liam says:

    hey guys, great page, very interesting…ive just had my first visit to goteborg and sweden and im desperate to go back….yeah, old stroy, met a girl…etc…so if anyone knows how i can go about getting a job in sweden (english-speaking if at all possible) id love to hear from you.
    Thanks.
    email again is liamloudon@hotmail.com