How Swedish Are You?

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What is Swedish anyway? Are you Swedish just because of where you were born in the world? Is it the language you are most comfortable speaking?

Or is it something more?

Is it a passion for a fika that makes you Swedish? Do you need to live in Sweden to have some Swedish in you?


I don’t have an answer to these questions. But I do have a quiz for you to find out how Swedish you are! It may be a little off since I have Norrland influence. But that doesn’t make it less fun!

How Swedish Are You?

Are you a Swedish Freak? Take this quiz and find out how much of a Swede you really are!
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What do you think makes one Swedish?


  1. February 1, 2012 at 18:31 — Reply

    Hilarious since I actually am half Swedish. : D

  2. February 1, 2012 at 19:44 — Reply

    From what we can tell, Sweden is in your blood. Sweden is in your blood.

    This is my result! :-))))

  3. Cynthia Olson
    February 1, 2012 at 23:16 — Reply

    my dad dad was born in öland sweden and my dads mom was born in stockholm sweden. my father always tried to teach me the language. i grew up in jamestown new york which is a big swedish community. my family lived on swede hill.

    • February 2, 2012 at 00:53 — Reply

      And what was your result?

      • Norrbottning
        February 2, 2012 at 13:05 — Reply

        Quizen borde heta “Hur inavlad är du?” Seriöst, inget stämmer ju! Om du kollar på Visit Swedens Facebook sida så ser du att fler håller med, fler svenskar för den delen! Nu lurar du ju alla som inte är Svenska! Tack, Skellefteå…

        • February 2, 2012 at 16:44 — Reply

          I am totally open to suggestions for some changes! But yeah, I lived in Skelleftea, it was based on my experiences 🙂

  4. Camilla
    February 2, 2012 at 10:05 — Reply

    well I’m Swedish and I must say I don’t agree with the markings of what’s correct and what’s wrong, so if you do this test as a foreigner who just happens to like Sweden and the Swedish – don’t worry too much if you get low scores! The person putting this together is not exactly right him/her self. 🙂

  5. Camilla
    February 2, 2012 at 10:13 — Reply

    e.g. Fika has absolutely NOTHING to do with your lunch, I got “wrong” when clicking that meatballs are great with jam and potatoes – which is the best (and most common) way of eating meatballs; boiled potatoes, sauce and Lingonberry jam. So this person is obviously only focusing on his/her own opinion rather than what is actually, factually Swedish. So, again, don’t worry about low grades!! 🙂

    • February 2, 2012 at 16:47 — Reply

      Yep, it is! But Fika DOES have something to do with your lunch. When out fishing/mushroom picking, asked to bring a fika, it means bring your lunch! If you bring just a banana or a cookie you will be hungry all day.

      So personal experience is one, experience in Northern Sweden is another.

      I’m happy to change anything you guys think needs changing 🙂 Also, I need to check the meatballs question, your answer should have been right…

    • February 2, 2012 at 16:49 — Reply

      Ah, two answers were right in this question. Maybe the quiz is acting up? Meatballs do come in a can at IKEA 🙂

    • Jinxie
      June 8, 2013 at 04:38 — Reply

      so true! I had to laugh when one of correct answers for FIKA was described as packed lunch & that potatoes & jam w/ meatballs was incorrect.

      I’m assuming the test was an automated quiz and not written by author of blog herself…i hope! lol

      • June 11, 2013 at 04:37 — Reply

        Hi Jinxie, actually I did make the quiz! From my experience, Potatoes & jam with meatballs is a meal, not a fika. And I was told to bring a fika when mushroom picking… they actually meant a packed lunch! I was hungry the first time out there 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the quiz in any case 🙂

  6. Tina Edquist
    February 2, 2012 at 10:13 — Reply

    I was born in Sweden but came to Australia when I was quite young… I have been back several times (most recently as may 2011) as all of my family are there…. So its quite funny that I was scored as half Swedish…lol

  7. Johan Dekker
    February 2, 2012 at 11:07 — Reply

    Not bad, 93%, but I wished I had 100%, for I’d like to be Swedish for the rest of my life!!

  8. Phil Roberts
    February 2, 2012 at 11:47 — Reply

    I am half Swedish – my better half is Swedish!

    I got 11 but some answers did not click as a tick when I did them.

    But it didn’t seem to give me a score

  9. February 2, 2012 at 12:10 — Reply

    “From what we can tell, you are about half Swedish. Not too shabby!” Lol I did get tricked by the vodka question- being in Southern Sweden…and some questions had more than one answer? That was confusing haha! Enjoyable.

    • February 2, 2012 at 16:45 — Reply

      Yeah, my friend in Uppsala pointed that out to me. Where I lived, it was all whiskey. And not just one person, multiple parties, multiple people. But maybe it is just the town I lived in!

  10. Norrbotten
    February 2, 2012 at 12:58 — Reply

    wtf… Vadå whiskey??????? Är det någon inavlad idiot från Skellefteå som gjort detta test när det står att det är det dom drickar i den där jävla hålan eller? Jag antar det iaf, därför slutar jag göra detta inavelstest och lämnar denna äckliga inavlade skit sida på en gång!

    • Norrbottning
      February 2, 2012 at 13:00 — Reply

      HA! Ja han som har gjort testet heter ju missfoster så det säger ju allt! HAHA Jävla äcklig dom där inavlade svinen är!

    • hannes
      February 2, 2012 at 18:59 — Reply

      instämmer!! wiskey… i riktiga norrland (över polcirkeln) så dricker folk, hembränt och sen vad de får tag i.. sen om det står wiskey eller vodka på den.. !?!

  11. February 2, 2012 at 13:40 — Reply

    How Swedish are you? You are if you know it can’t be measured.

    • February 2, 2012 at 16:44 — Reply

      Thank you! Perhaps I should put a disclaimer that if you need to take a quiz to find out if you are Swedish, then you aren’t? Some people are quite angry about it! It’s all in fun people 🙂

  12. Anne Hoefnagels
    February 2, 2012 at 17:23 — Reply

    just a Sweden fan !

  13. hannrs
    February 2, 2012 at 18:55 — Reply

    hm.. kass, norrland allt över uppsala!?!! fördelningen ser ut som följande: allt över polcirkeln norrland, nedanför polcirkeln stockholm och dess förorter, allt söder om norrköping skåne.. sen har vi en norsk koloni till väst som kallas värmland..

  14. February 2, 2012 at 19:37 — Reply

    LOL, I changed the alcohol question since I was getting so much grief about it. I’m so sorry Sweden!

  15. js maur
    February 2, 2012 at 21:58 — Reply

    sweden lover

  16. Norrbottning
    February 2, 2012 at 22:57 — Reply

    I’m from Norrland, Norrbotten in fact, and I scored as “half swedish”. I think you need to finetune your test… The fika question is just wrong, a packed lunch makes me think of the lunch box I microwave at work. Not fika. Maybe you could change it to “sandwich lunch at an excursion” or something. Also, whiskey?? As a teenager in Norrbotten we sustained ourselves on Vodka (homemade, bought in Finland, or from Systemet in declining order 😉 ) and/or cider. And actually, I think the very sweet cider we have here is quite specific to Sweden.
    It is a fun test though, maybe you should make a “How Norrland are you?” quiz also. 🙂

    • February 3, 2012 at 00:20 — Reply

      Maybe the lunch thing is lost in translation, I will improve it.

      Though really, the whole time I’ve been there I did not see a vodka at a party once. Unless girls were mixing drinks, and that doesn’t count, I’m thinking shots. Everyone busts out the whiskey. Though both should be right now!

      Good though on Cider and the Norrlander quiz! 😀

  17. Paul
    February 13, 2012 at 17:24 — Reply

    100% ! Woohoo. Aussie living in Sweden 🙂

    • February 13, 2012 at 18:03 — Reply

      Sweet! Good job! Where in Sweden do you live?

  18. March 12, 2012 at 20:18 — Reply

    I am Swedish and I have lived here my whole life.. I got this result: From what we can tell, you are not as Swedish as you would like to be.

    • March 12, 2012 at 20:56 — Reply

      LOL, please don’t take it to heart. It is a fun little quiz some crazy foreigner (me) made up 🙂

  19. Rebecca Astrid Isabel L
    August 16, 2012 at 15:50 — Reply

    I also have blue eyes

  20. Rebecca Astrid Isabel L
    August 16, 2012 at 15:53 — Reply

    Yes! I got super Swede, my parents are from northern Europe I come from vikingism and i love IKEA. I also have super blonde hair and blue eyes.

    • August 16, 2012 at 23:42 — Reply

      Love it! Congrats super Swede!

  21. Earletta (Sandstrom) Fryer
    April 9, 2013 at 14:28 — Reply

    I am half Swedish. answering the questions also came out 50% Swedish.

  22. Andre
    May 27, 2013 at 07:25 — Reply

    I know I drink more coffee, and wishing I lived in Sweden only makes things a little difficult or unreal because I don’t. I know I am an American… Swedish society is so dynamic. 8 million or so and the sweeping political changes… I can barely utter a word by now. Its debatable which of us really has more freedoms. I can only dream about the style and beauty… I don’t even have Scandinavian furniture in my home, but we did growing up in one of the dining rooms. Would love to live in a little cabin with a BASTU by the lake and learn to snowmobile, but I live on a beach, near an island! Waiting on people “alla hela dagen.”

  23. Christine
    July 10, 2013 at 02:15 — Reply

    I’m three-quarters Swedish thanks to three grandparents who were born in Sweden but emigrated to the U.S. The test result said I’m 74% Swedish – funny but quite accurate!

  24. Tanya Gorokhova
    November 15, 2014 at 00:28 — Reply

    That’s not fair! What if I don’t like canned kötbullar?! 😀

  25. Karl
    August 7, 2015 at 09:57 — Reply

    I got half Swedish even though I’m full Polish. I do love Sweden and it’s people. They value truth, honesty and realism all qualities I can respect and are missing in North America.

    Anyone wanna show me around Sweden lol? So over North America.

  26. January 13, 2016 at 23:08 — Reply

    With a birth name of Lundberg I am 50% Swedish and
    PROUD OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Bergman films, my favorite
    being “Fanny and Alexander”. I have traced my Lundberg
    roots all the way back to 1600’s Sweden. I have a book
    entitled “Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths” by
    John Louis Anderson. My late father was 100% Swedish
    American by virtue of the fact that both sides of his
    family came from Sweden. (Anderson/Lundberg).
    I have a good sense of humor believe it or not. I love
    pickled herring and fishing. I hope to visit Sweden
    with family one day. Hello to all my new Swedish

  27. Jenn
    March 8, 2016 at 16:56 — Reply

    Sweden is in my blood. Very True!

  28. Elna
    January 29, 2017 at 06:09 — Reply

    I’m born in Sweden and has lived here for 63 years, I’m “half Swedish, not too shabby” Loved your quiz You have a great sense of humor!

  29. Gunnar
    February 15, 2017 at 17:57 — Reply

    Born Raised in Stockholm “lumpen” in Östersund
    Apparently half Swedish
    Must be drinking to much Kaffe at +6 cups a day

  30. Jennifer Swinton
    May 10, 2017 at 11:52 — Reply

    I love all things Sweden, including the culture and FIKA! I scored 12/14….pretty good, I thought!

  31. Niles Johansson
    August 19, 2017 at 11:32 — Reply

    After finishing the test I scored as half-Swedish which, coincidentally, is exactly my ancestry. My dad came to the US from Sweden at age 18 and my mom was Canadian of Scotch-Irish extraction. Since the vikings often raided and settled in Scotland and Ireland, my mom may also have contributed some Swedish genes :-).

    Of course, genes are not what being Swedish is about — it’s the state of mind and how one views life and the world that really matters!

    I came for the potato pancake recipe (dad loved those) and stayed for the quiz! Thanks, Swedish Freak!

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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.