Sweden’s IKEA Conquered the World with Innovation and Design

Sweden’s IKEA Conquered the World with Innovation and Design

In its 75 years IKEA has stood out as a particularly innovative organization. Seventeen years old its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, wanted to start his...
The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm

To the east of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan lies Skeppsholmen. It is one of the islands of Stockholm and is connected with Blasieholmen and Kastellholmen by bridges. It is accessible...
All Scandinavian Capitals on the “50 Smartest Cities in the World” List

All Scandinavian Capitals on the “50 Smartest Cities in the World” List

A global study has unveiled the top 100 smartest cities in the world and lists Copenhagen as the “smartest city” of them all with...

Stockholm Medieval Museum

The refurbishment of the Parliament Building (Riksdagshus) on Helgelandsholmen to the north of Gamla Stan in Stockholm during the 1970’s led to a remarkable...
Are Scandinavians the Happiest People in the World?

Are Scandinavians the Happiest People in the World?

The Nordic model, also called Nordic social democracy, refers to the economic and social policies common to the three Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway and...
Royal Residences in Stockholm

Royal Residences in Stockholm

The present Royal Palace (Kungliga Slott) was built in the site of the Tre Kronor Palace, which burnt down in 1967, some say not...

Can Brexit Britain Learn Something From the Sweden – Norway Border?

The British government has published a paper stating there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit....

Swedish H Day

50 years ago, 3 September 1967 Sweden switched from left-hand to right-hand traffic. At that time 90 percent of Swedes drove left-hand drive vehicles...

Hästens – The Swedish Dream Factory

Pehr Adolf Janson had a dream – to make the world’s best handcrafted beds and for five generations, the company he founded in 1852...

Stockholm – The Vasa Capital

Stockholm’s history starts at Gamla Stan (Old Town), which still has the character of a medieval city. Its narrow lanes follow the same curves...
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