Sweden in a nutshell
 From north to south and east to west, at 173,860 sq miles third largest country in the EU by area.  
'Gamla Stan?'
Stockholm's Old Town — how and when it got its name 

Mountain Hiking in Sweden
  - it’s for everybody not just for survivalists and hardcore connoisseurs.  
Hiking trails in Sweden   Hiking in the mountainous region of Scandinavia's north can be anything from a week’s... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The lucky Swede.
One of the classical stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom.  
A thousand years of the julbord
With the month of December we face a collection of important annual rituals and remarkable meals. Common to all of them, from glögg mingles to corporate holiday parties, is they contribute to a loaded Christmas atmosphere that can only be redeemed in the perhaps most unusual meal that Swedish food culture can boast: Julbord, the traditional Christmas table.  

The Swedish Christmas table
 You may think the foods on the Christmas dinner table have been unchanged since ancient times, but most of them made their entry as late as the 20th century. Every new generation sets its mark on the food for Christmas and redefines the traditions. 
Fika for Swedes in Mississippi
It seems wherever you go these days, there's a kanelbulle and good coffee for a fika craving Swede. 

Food in the wintry north
 Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi. 
The world's most expensive cities
Living in Stockholm is expensive, but here’s some good news: There are 55 other cities in the world that are more expensive to live in.  

Winning combination
 Explore, discover and embrace your Swedish roots while pursuing your master's studies. 
Ö till ö
Synergy in Sweden - Q&A with Swimrun champions Helen Wikmar and Emma Wanberg 
Recognizing a treasure
Birger Sandzén is one of the greatest Swedish-American artists.  
Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  

Orienteering: It's all about finding your way
 Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.  
Suspected money laundering   Multi-billion amounts may have been laundered through Swedbank, according to an investigative reporting team... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
No help for ISIS Swedes  Donald Trump has urged European countries to take back their respective IS members captured... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Russian jet provocation  A Russian fighter jet flew just 70 feet (20 meters) from a Swedish signal... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
More foreign students   The number of international students at universities and colleges in Stockholm keeps rising and... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
Sweden ranks high among Best Countries
Best in the world for women, raising children and green living. 

Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  
Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 

Moving to Sweden
 What is it like to actually move to Sweden? A recently relocated Californian about his first year in Stockholm. 
Chalmers and Berkeley
Chalmers teams up with Berkeley to help Volvo Cars  
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