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Headlines
How the coronavirus is affecting life on Sweden’s tourism island Gotland
https://www.thelocal.se/20181010/failures-and-cannibals-seven-museums-off-the-beaten-track
https://www.fastcompany.com/3063204/these-swedish-bike-apartments-are-designed-for-life-without-cars
Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”)
Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains – Rail Journal
http://www.vk.se/1792872/suringvideon-som-gjort-stor-succe
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
sweden-rated-as-worlds-greenest-country
Tourism adrift in national parks (Turism vind för våg i nationalparker)
Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east – BBC
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50717/incredible-photos-melting-ice-hotel
http://www.eyeandpen.com/4/post/2013/08/northern-exposure-in-sweden.html
The right of public access, Everyman’s right
Jedermannsrecht – die (beinahe) unbegrenzte Freiheit in Skandinaviens Wildnis

Recommended listening
Radio Sweden‎@radiosweden

FYI
By the early 1900s, 1.2 million Swedes had emigrated to USA. Today there are about 10 million people of Swedish heritage in the USA.

Upcoming events
Events-in-Sweden

Currency
Sweden is within European Union but has its own currency “Swedish krona” SEK. Exchanges can be made at banks, airports, train stations and most hotels. Scandinavian currency is not interchangeable between countries as each has a different exchange rate value. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Scandinavia.

Flickr
Nutti Sami Siida
Reindeer Lodge
Swedish National Heritage Board

Flickr Groups
Sweden before 1945
Thematic Sweden
Sweden Countryside

Tourism Portals
Visit Sweden
Sápmi and the Sami
Press Room
YouTube
@VisitSweden

West Sweden
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/west-sweden
@WestSwedenTB

Tourism Sector
Nature’s Best
Nature’s Best Swedenhttps://www.facebook.com/NaturesBestSweden
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

Outdoor in Sweden
http://bloggar.visitsweden.com/oas/
@OutdoorInSweden
https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorInSweden

itbw award
2010 Winner – Nutti Sami Siida in the heart of Lapland. Adventures based on indigenous Sámi culture.

Facebook
Visit Sweden
The Swedish Fika = Coffeebreak
Nutti Sámi Siida
ICEHOTEL

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/swedens-endangered-ancient-language

Twitter
@anderskarr
@gronaturisten
@TheLocalSweden
@Sweden
@ICEHOTEL_Sweden
@radiosweden
@swedense
@OutdoorInSweden
@VisitSwedenUK
@raa_se
@LolaAkinmade
@slowstockholm
@NBCSweden
@Fair_Travel_Swe
@Unescosverige
@Vastarvet
@raa_se
@RomanusMika
@swedeninusa
@jowwen
@SwedenUN

YouTube
Sweden official
Nutti Sámi Siida

Community of Sweden
Pictures
Things you didnt know that you wanted to know about Sweden
Archaeology
Välkommen att söka i Fornsök!

Parks
http://www.swedishepa.se
http://www.swedishepa.se/Enjoying-nature/Protected-areas/National-Parks
National parks – Visit Sweden
National parks of Sweden – Wikipedia

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarek_National_Park
Sarek National Park
Trekking Sarek National Park

Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Stora Sjöfallet National Park – Wikipedia
Stora Sjöfallet National Park

Universities
Lund
Uppsala

Laponia world heritage
Laponia

Rail Travel
Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains – Rail Journal
http://www.scandinavianrail.com/scenicrail/sweden/arctic-circle-train
http://www.eurail.com/europe-by-train/night-trains/sj
https://www.sj.se

Environment
Tällberg foundation
sei-international

Waste – to – Energy
sweden-imports-trash
forbranning (PDF)

News
The Local: Sweden’s News in English
Travel News

References
Current time
If it is 4pm in Stockholm, what time is it elsewhere?
Weather

Elsewhere on the Web
Swedish National Heritage Board
http://www.youtube.com/heritageboard
Swedish Ecotourism Society
Reindeer Portal
http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/swedenhttp://www.greentraveller.co.uk/sustainable-tourism-west-sweden
http://www.nutti.se
http://www.pathfinder.se
Anna Martinez
Swedish national anthem
http://www.faviken.com
http://www.swebus.se
http://dengronaturisten.wordpress.com
@gronaturisten

Baseball
Baseball
http://iof1.idrottonline.se/SvenskaBasebollochSoftbollForbundet/InEnglish
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Svenska-Baseboll-och-Softboll-F%C3%B6rbundet/176722862344243
http://www.thelocal.se/48204/20130530

Recent Events
October 25 Tourism, Travel and Sustainable Development
http://www.travelreport.se/2012/10/29/rapport-fran-travel-tourism-and-sustainable-development-2012
March 21 – 24 Swedish International Tourism FairFacebook
Event calendar from Visit Sweden
Live broadcast from Swedish tourism investment day

Ikea
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/03/111003fa_fact_collins
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/inside-ikea/3700134

Maps
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/sweden

Abisko
http://www.auroraskystation.se
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g774912-Abisko_Norrbotten_Lapland-Vacations.html
Abisko National ParkWikipedia

Åre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85re

Fulufjället
http://www.panparks.org/newsroom/news/2012/boosting-wilderness-protection-in-sweden
http://www.ekoturism.org/nyheter/detalj.asp?ID=705
http://www.dt.se/nyheter/alvdalen/1.4983657-nationalpark-jubilerar-samtidigt-som-stugby-gatt-i-konkurs

Göteborg = Gothenburg
goteborg.com @goteborgcom @sofiemantzaris
https://www.gu.se/ – @goteborgsuni

Jukkasjärvi
Jukkasjärvi – Wikipedia

Jokkmokk
jokkmokk

Kiruna (Swedish Lapland)
http://www.kirunalapland.sehttps://twitter.com/KirunaLapland
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/02044.html
http://www.kirunalapland.se/en/Home/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiruna

Nikkaluokta
http://www.nikkaluokta.com/index.php?id=1511

Rensjön
Rensjon.com

Torsång
Torsång – Wikipedia

Umea
http://www.visitumea.se/Default.aspx?lang=en
http://umea2014.se/en/visit-umea
http://www.youtube.com/user/umea2014

People
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a botanist, physician and zoologist and laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclatur (family name and species) plants and animals which today is used all over the world.

Seasons
September: moose hunting and autumn colours

Food
Flatbread is a speciality from the cuisine of northern Sweden. It can be both soft and crisp and is most commonly baked from rye or barley.
http://www2.visitostersund.se/en/todo?filter=c%3D6277&refcur=EUR

Swedish Chef
What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?

Quotes
He who views only the products of his only country may be said to inhabit a single world while those who see and consider the productions of other climes bring many worlds in review before them.
Carl Linnaeus (1754), cited by Roger Fyfe, Macmillan Brown Lecture #1, 2010

FYI
In modern Sweden, Midsummer’s Eve< and Midsummer’s Day (Midsommarafton and Midsommardagen) were formerly celebrated on June 23 and 24, but since 1953 the celebration has been moved to the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and 26 with the main celebrations taking place on Friday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_crane
http://www.blataget.com

https://www.dinsakerhet.se/siteassets/dinsakerhet.se/broschyren-om-krisen-eller-kriget-kommer/om-krisen-eller-kriget-kommer—engelska.pdf

2018 Wildfires
https://www.thelocal.se/20180807/opinion-swedens-stretched-firefighters-need-more-support
2018_Sweden_wildfires

Elections
https://www.politico.eu/article/sweden-election-2018-the-essential-guide
https://www.politico.eu/article/the-cost-of-swedens-silent-consensus-culture
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-45461686

Västra Götaland
Västra Götaland County – Wikipedia

Simon Stalenhag
http://www.simonstalenhag.se
Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’
https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/bj43m5/exploring-the-uncanny-sci-fi-dystopias-of-simon-staalenhag

Vasaloppet
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!
vasaloppet.se/en/

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
Wikipedia: Vasaloppet USA
https://www.vasaloppet.tv
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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.

Misc
Midsummer Eve – Midsommar – is celebrated between June 20th-25th.

Embedded Tweets

Wikipedia
Sweden
Midnight sun

Cities and towns

Stockholm, Sweden

Kiruna, Sweden

Jokkmokk, Sweden

Places

Swedish Lapland

Lapland

Features

Sámi

Allemansrätten

Sveriges Nationaldag (National Day of Sweden)

Swedish (Svenska)

Planeta.com

Sweden Links

Scandinavia

Europe

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