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  • Surivial Skills

    Swedish Lapland: Surviving the cold

    Learn how to stay alive and appease the fire gods in the sub-zero wilderness of the Arctic Circle Read More»

  • Stortorget, main square in Gamla, Stockholm. Image: Diana Jarvis

    City life: Stockholm

    Spread over 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is a pastoral, watery cluster of villages that has somehow morphed into a cutting-edge, cultural powerhouse and one of Europe’s most… Read More»

  • Swedish pastries

    Stockholm: Sticky business

    If there’s one thing that unites the people of Stockholm, it’s their obsession with the sweet, fragrant cinnamon buns that are found all around the city Read More»

  • Ice-covered trees by the Luleå River (Luleälven) on a sunny winter day. Image: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    Long weekend: Swedish Lapland

    Just below the Arctic Circle, the Gulf of Bothnia becomes a frozen highway for skis and snowmobiles in winter. Brave the ice and journey to distant camps for an unforgettable… Read More»

  • Snowmobiling, Swedish Lapland

    Swedish Lapland: An Arctic blast

    My laptop is still working, so I can at least write this blog. Little else works that belongs to the 21st century. My colleague's iPhone has frozen like a lollipop,… Read More»