Swedens alcohol policy

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In most Swedish municipalities (Kommuner) it is strictly forbidden to drink any alcohol in public. Getting caught could lead to a fine of 500 SEK (ca. 50 Euro). But in many cases the police confiscates your drink and simply pours it out.

Sweden is pretty strict when it comes to accessing alcohol. One has to be at the legal age of 18 to be allowed drinking any alcohol. Buying beer or wine in a restaurant, pub or night club in Sweden one has to be 18, too; same if you want buy a low percentage beer/cider (<3.5%) in a supermarket.

Shopping at Systembolaget often leads to the cashier requesting to see your ID to verify your age – unless you look older than, say, thirty. The cashiers have to check everyones’ ID if they believe that a customer could possibly be age 20 or lower. So, yes, if you’re older than that and you get asked to show your ID, you may take it as a compliment 😎

Systembolaget is a government owned chain of alcohol stores in Sweden. It is the ONLY retail store allowed to sell alcoholic beverages that contain more than 3.5% alcohol. The main motive is to minimize alcohol-related problems by selling alcohol in a responsible way, without any profit motive.

Boating in the Archipelago (Dream Boat Club)

If you haven’t been to the Archipelago but have been planning on seeing it, I suggest you do yourself a favour by renting a boat. It’s probably the best way to experience and see all the different islands and the breathtaking coastline it has to offer. I went boating with the Dream Boat Club, who offer renting services of different types of boats with desired options onboard like, water-ski, wakeboards, snorkelling gear, fishing equipment etc. It was extraordinary, I would go as far as saying, you haven’t experienced Swedish summer at its peak if you haven’t been Boating. It allows you to experience everything from a different dimension, the speed, the wind hitting your face and the endless view of clear blue water, you become one with your surrounding.  Wether your live in Sweden or  visiting, boating through the Archipelago is an unforgettable activity that everyone no matter age will appreciate and remember for a lifetime. One thing to keep in mind, the best season for boating in Sweden is from june to august.

 

Oceanbus tour: Stockholm

I recently discovered there’s such a thing as a “ocean-bus“. The entire idea is pretty interesting, you get on board an actual, regular bus. It looks like a bus, it drives on the road, just like a bus should, but then as it approaches the “ocean” it doesn’t stop or hesitate, quite the contrary, it drives or dives so to speak right into it. It is an experience worh the wait. The best part is the funny and mostly sarcastic tour guide who gives you a crash course in swedish history while being entertaining with fascinating facts about stockholm and the historical buildings. We also got to see few famous swedish owned properties around strandvägen, which I should poing out, is the richest postcode in Stockholm, prices starting at €20.000 per Sqm. My overall experience could be summed up in one word, entertaining. If you are currently in Stockholm I recommend it, as it’s an outside the box attraction.

Indoor skydiving Stockholm

I believe its been a little over 3 weeks, since me and my son Elias went to body flight. It was our first time trying indoor skydiving and it was an incredible experience. I’m not gonna sugar coat it, it was pretty difficult to get your body around it, literally. When you first watch it online, it all seems very straightforward, until you’re caught up in the wind and realise, how hard it is to catch your breath let alone keep your body balanced. I have to say it’s one of those things you get better at the more you try. Keeping a realistic expectation, will make it more enjoyably as you, definitely won’t master it at first attempt. The instructors are super helpful and passionate about their job, wish made it all worthwhile the struggle. If you’re in Stockholm for a visit or you live here and want to try an accelerating, fun and challenging experience, Bodyflight is a must.

Stockholm Wildlife Safari & Köttbullar on Campfire

It was amazing to see Swedish wildlife in its natural habitat. As a wildlife lover, Moose are a great and majestic animal to spot. You don’t realise what a huge animal it is on close encounter. It was a fantastic experience to see the king of the forest (moose), different species of deer, wild boar and birds of prey. We spent an amazing time in the forest, learning not only about moose, wildboar, deer as well as, how to live off the forest. We learned how to make fire with knife and flint and ended the evening with a great Swedish Campfire Dinner (Swedish köttbullar and salad). It is not your typical tourist attraction nevertheless that’s what’s makes it so unique. Be different and try something new, chances are, you might even come to love it 🙂 thank You thegreentrails for the Amazing Evening

The best Cafe in Stockholm

Cafè Schweizer – It really is the best cafe in Stockholm.

We figured this out as soon as we stepped inside.
The place is relaxed, well-decorated and offers comfy chairs perfectly positioned in front of huge windows overlooking beautiful Gamla Stan. There’s a board to leave your initials, too. I think the staff is the child friendliest I have ever had in Stockholm so far.
The food and drink here are excellent and cheap. I enjoyed coffee followed by some Water (free Water and free refill on the coffee) and a huge Fish soup and Elias got some Bullar and Cacao it was more than enough for two people to get stuffed on.
The atmosphere cozy and I can’t think of a better spot to spend a couple of hours in Stockholm – Gamla Stan, especially in the Morning to have a powerful Brunch.

We introduce: Akalla 4H-Gård

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Akalla 4H-Gård is located in beautiful 19th century Akalla. The village borders the nature reserve Järvafältet.

Akalla 4H offers free admission, the animals are seen every day at 8.30-16.00 clock in their fields.

The animals are on their fields every day of the year. Akalla also has a 4H farm. Café, pottery workshop, mini golf course, playground, barbecue area, paddling pool and an outdoor gym (which I often use in my training videos).

In Akalla 4H there are horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and cats. Lambs and kittens are born in spring.
The work to conserve Swedish landraces is extremely important, as many animals in Sweden are threatened with extinction.
To spend more time with the animals, you can book guided tours.

Pony riding: takes place every sunday from 1pm to 2pm.


Meals are provided, in the café there are a lot of delicacies. To save money, there is a Lidl around the corner where you can do the same shopping.


So if you have already seen Skansen and want to save a some money, just drive by.

Sparadiset in Stockholm

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Jag upptäckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermalm torg. Det låg ganska nära tunnelbanan. Väldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stå emot mörkret och kylan ute. Ett tips om man ska ta med barn är att inte ta med ett barn som skriker mycket :) Elias var helt ok. Men helst skulle jag säga om du vill unna dig liten egen tid, skippa barnen helt :)

 

Det har vart rätt trist väder dom senaste veckorna, jag upptäckte ett grymt spa som heter Sparadiset. Det finns flera runt om stan. Jag gick till den i Östermals torg. Den låg ganska nära tunnelbanan. Väldigt avslappnande och mysigt, precis det som behövs för att kunna stå emot mörkret och kylan ute. Priserna var också helt rimliga, vi bokade 3 timmar jacuzzi rum. Ett tips om man ska ta med barn är att inte ta med ett barn som skriker mycket 🙂 Elias var helt ok. Men helst skulle jag säga om du vill unna dig liten egen tid, skippa barn helt 🙂

 

www.sparadiset.se

 

Brunch at Greasy Spoon

Founded by Brits and located at the heart of the hipster södermalm you find our go to brunch spot GREASY spoon. I come here almost everytime I’m in the mood for some good old brunch. They serve the brunch de la brunch, a hearty brunch and great coffee all day long, and best of all, no reservation needed! Come as you are, take a seat and get ready to leave with some food coma and unbuttoned jeans.

Gamla Stan series |End of Summer

 

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German Church – Gamla Stan

Hi friends,

As the summer nears it end, I can’t help but reflect on this summer and all the nice times I’ve had in Stockholm. I can honestly say I’ve had one of the best summer’s ever. I enjoy the simple things in life nowadays, the other day I took my kids out for some ice cream in old town (Gamla Stan) and walked around just being in the moment. Life with kids can be hectic and its nice to take time out to just be present, we often get lost in the high speed of life chasing it all, trying to be it all. Exhausting ourselves, not having enough energy left to enjoy our kids endless love and desire for our attention. Parenting is the hardest job you will ever do, and being more present is where is at😊 . 🎩 off to all the parents