What would locals like others know about Sweden? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
Super troupers! Abba on fame, divorce, ageing backwards – and why they’ve returned to rescue 2021
Sweden not doing enough to protect biodiversity, new report shows
How the coronavirus is affecting life on Sweden’s tourism island Gotland
Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”)
Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains – Rail Journal
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
Tourism adrift in national parks (Turism vind för våg i nationalparker)
Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east – BBC
The right of public access, Everyman’s right
Jedermannsrecht – die (beinahe) unbegrenzte Freiheit in Skandinaviens Wildnis
The Gothenburg Book Fair is the Nordic region’s largest meeting place for the written word. Debates, seminars, stage programs and exciting literature. 2022 dates: September 22-25
Nature’s Best Sweden – Facebook
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
2010 Winner – Nutti Sami Siida in the heart of Lapland. Adventures based on indigenous Sámi culture.
Community of Sweden
Things you didnt know that you wanted to know about Sweden
Välkommen att söka i Fornsök!
Swedish Outdoor Association
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.
Laponia world heritage
Elsewhere on the Web
Swedish National Heritage Board – http://www.youtube.com/heritageboard
Swedish Ecotourism Society
http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/sweden – http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/sustainable-tourism-west-sweden
Swedish national anthem
dengronaturisten.wordpress.com – @gronaturisten
stefangossling.de – @StefanGossling
Torsång – Wikipedia
Västra Götaland County – Wikipedia
vasaloppet: Vasaloppet is the world’s biggest cross-country ski race. Vasaloppet’s Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and Summer Week with mountain biking and running attrackt a total of almost 100.000 registered paricipants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over 1.5 million participants have passed the finish line portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non profit making organization owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and sports club activities, in forefathers’ tracks for future victories!
Wikipedia: Vasaloppet (Swedish for ‘the Vasa-race’) is an annual long distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March. The 90 km (56 mi) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden. It is the oldest cross-country ski race in the world, as well as the one with the highest number of participants. The race was inspired by a notable journey King Gustav Vasa made from Mora to Sälen when he was fleeing from Christian II’s soldiers during the winter of 1520–1521. According to legend, he fled on skis. The modern competition started in 1922 and it has been a part of the Worldloppet events since 1978.
Wikipedia: Vasaloppet USA
The museum has been updated several times since then and for the Winter Week 2017 we opened a special section about ”Mora-Nisse”, Vasaloppet’s greatest icon through the ages. The new museum offers visitors a wide view of Vasaloppet’s long history and through modern expression it shows the journey Vasaloppet has taken from being a cross-country race to becoming an arena for exercise and public health all year round.
Cities and towns