Jokkmokk

2019 Program Cover Sweden – The name Jokkmokk is Sámi for the words “river” and “bend”, since the town is situated close to a bend in the nearby river. Jokkmokk is known for its Sámi market held the first weekend every February. This market has been held for more than 400 years. Jokkmokk, just north …

Kiruna

Photo: Arild, 2017 Kiruna (Northern Sámi: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. News Kuriren.nu Elsewhere on the Web Why Sweden is relocating an entire town – BBC Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”) Stunning memory park for …

Sweden

Photo: Swedish National Heritage Board, Ships in Stockholm harbour Sweden borders Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast and it is connected to Denmark by a bridge in the south. Midsummer Eve – aka midsommar is celebrated between June 20th-25th. Cities and towns Stockholm Kiruna Jokkmokk Planeta.com Sweden Links Europe Allemansrätten Sámi Markan …

Stockholm

Photo: Royston Rascals, Metro Headlines stockholms-new-abba-museum-opens-with-big-tourism-hopes Twitter @slowstockholm @visitstockholm @sthlmresilience @naturhistoriska References Current time Weather Museums http://www.nrm.se – @naturhistoriska Elsewhere on the Web Stockholm Stockholm http://www.slowtravelstockholm.com – @slowstockholm Features Stockholm Resilience Centre Planeta.com Sweden Cities

Sweden Links

Sweden Flag Links related to Sweden presented in somewhat random fashion Language Swedish (Svenska) 2018 Wildfires https://www.thelocal.se/20180807/opinion-swedens-stretched-firefighters-need-more-support https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 New: 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 Headlines 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 …

Swedish Lapland

Photo: Nutti Sami Siida By Anders Karrstedt (@anderskarr ) The word Lapland gives you an idea what it’s all about. It means ‘Land of the Sámi (Lappish) people.’ What most people today consider to be the last wilderness of Europe is also a distinguished cultural landscape inhabited by Sámi people for thousands of years. Here …

Ikea

Key Links http://www.ikea.com http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-weird-economics-of-ikea/ https://twitter.com/i/moments/806991607681544193 Recommended Listening http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/hacking-ikea – IKEA hacking is the practice of buying things from IKEA and reengineering—or “hacking”—them to become customized, more functional, and often just better designed stuff. The locus of the IKEA hacking movement is a website called IKEAhackers.net. It’s a showcase for people who have tricked out their …

What happened in Sweden last night?

Photo: Saamiblog, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede. Southern Sami with reindeer and sledge Translating: What happened in Sweden last night? Afrikaans: Wat gebeur in Swede gisteraand? Chinese: 昨晚在瑞典发生了什么? Estonian: Mis juhtus Rootsis eile õhtul? French: Que s’est-il passé en Suède hier soir? German: Was geschah in der letzten Nacht in Schweden? Hawaiian: Ka mea hiki …