During the Winter break which is between the end of February and the first week of March schools in Sweden close for a so called “sport Lov” which literally translates into “Sport break”.
It seems like every week brings a new story about how great life is in Sweden, like six-hour workdays and generous parental-leave policies. But let me tell you more on why Sweden is my country of choice.
Did you know that more than half of Sweden’s total land area, 57% or 23 million hectares, is covered with forest. This corresponds to the surface of the whole of Great Britain. The north of the country is characterized by hilly landscapes with fir forests. There are also extensive birch forests up to an altitude of 800 meters.
We may all be aware of Swedens high income taxes but do we know that good share of it goes towards making sure people don’t struggle ones they have a family. As a result, Sweden is often held up as one of the most family-friendly countries in the world…
The Swedish anthem was written in 1844. The author – Richard Dybeck – chose the melody of an old folk song from Västmanland to create the hymn and named it “Sång till Norden” (Song of the North)…
Blow away the cobwebs with a blustery winter walk. Here in Stockholm, we are lucky to be surrounded by stunning nature and city life alike – from the archipelago to beautiful and historical Gamla Stan.
Animals in Sweden – Jämtland Goat
This goat was once often known as ‘the poor man’s cow’. However, in contrast to cows, it can survive in meagre conditions. This traditional breed of goat (Jämtgeten), is well adapted to the kind of extensive farming that was the norm in Jämtland and Härjedalen.
Sweden’s government will start exploring the possibility of transitioning the country into a digital currency, marking another step into the unknown for the world’s most cashless society.