Income and Tax Transparency in Norway and Sweden

Income and Tax Transparency in Norway and Sweden

Different cultures have different ideas about privacy. The practice of revealing everybody’s salaries in Norway and Sweden dates back to the 18th century. Norway has...
A Swedish Football Hero

A Living Swedish Football Legend

Swedish football hero, forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is now honored and immortalized on a 1,000 kroner note, featuring his face. However, the note is simply...

Sweden – A Country of Immense Variety

From sophisticated Stockholm to mountain wilderness, Sweden offers the traveler immense variety. Not long ago, Sweden was an introverted country perched uneasily on the edge...
Gender-neutral Swedish Preschools Produce More Successful Children

Gender-neutral Swedish Preschools Produce More Successful Children

Five public kindergartens in Sweden have toys that are never divided into traditional gender camps. Some have called it “gender madness”, but Lotta Rajalin,...
Bring Your Bicycle on a Ferry from Denmark to Sweden this Summer

Bring Your Bicycle on a Ferry from Denmark to Sweden this Summer

Before the Øresund bridge opened, it was pretty easy to cycle up to the old ferry port and wheel your bike aboard a craft....
highest density of historical sites in the country

Gotland – Best in Europe 2017

Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most renowned travel guide, has given the Swedish gem Gotland an impressive no. 2 position in its ‘Best...

Scandinavian Places in a Nutshell

Whether you’re in a car or coach, on a bicycle, boat or train, on foot or on skis, the Scandinavian countries have an enormous...

Organic Luxury from Sweden

Organic cosmetics are positive for the environment, but no guarantee against irritated skin through allergic reactions. As former CEO of a skin care company,...
Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

Scandinavia Scores on Top on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index has been published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and is an important advocacy tool based...
How to Overcome Jet Lag

How to Overcome Jet Lag

When you're traveling rapidly between time zones, your sleep and energy levels may be thrown off by jet lag. This happens because your body's circadian...
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