All posts in "winter"

The Winter Of Distraction

By Thomas / January 15, 2013

Holiday On Ice – The Real Thing Mid January. Light is returning: it’s dawning around 8:30 now, but even if the sun keeps shining the next seven hours, it doesn’t yet provide any warmth to my face. The foot deep snow we had before Christmas disappeared before New Year’s Eve, and the ground lies barren, […]


The Importance of Socks in Sweden

By SwedishFreak / February 29, 2012

Socks aren’t usually something I consider important. I don’t really think about them and therefore they don’t usually match. In Sweden, winter Swedish socks are important obviously during the cold winters. But sock style in Sweden is important and is something that should be considered with every outfit. Because most likely, at some point, you […]


No snow but still a white winter

By SwedishFreak / November 14, 2011

This post was written in November 2011. So far there has been no recorded snowfall in Sweden. For Norrland, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t white! Over the weekend the temperature dropped below 0C multiple times. And with the mist in the air, what did we get? Frost, everywhere! It was one of the most […]


Darker Days in Sweden

By SwedishFreak / November 8, 2011

So last year I was a wimp, and ran away for all of November and February, the “worse” months in Norrland, at least according to a few Swedes that live here. Last year we had lasting snow from October 15th. This year? No snowfall yet! Which I have to say, makes the fall a little […]


Getting that Big Fish

By SwedishFreak / April 18, 2011

Wednesday was a very eventful day. Johan decided to join me for ice fishing. And either he is a closet expert ice fisher, or had extreme beginners luck. Whatever the case was, Johan enjoyed ice fishing! Walle Mellquist, the journalist from Norran who did the fantastic article about ice fishing, sent me this Swedish fishing […]


Learning to Ice Fish

By SwedishFreak / April 5, 2011

Spring is here. We easily get some +6C days and the sun is shining. We still have tons and tons of snow and ice up here and Norrland, but quickly the roads are clearing, and slowly the snow is melting. Very slowly. Besides watching the local hockey team play (and Skellefteå’s team SAIK is going […]


Surviving Swedish Winter: Socks

By SwedishFreak / March 23, 2011

With spring right around the corner, I start to realize that I may actually survive my first Swedish winter! I survived Swedish winter sports, got to see the northern lights, and played a bit in the snow. With up to -40C, how did I do it? There are many secrets to surviving a winter in […]


Experiencing the Northern Lights

By SwedishFreak / March 2, 2011

So last night I got a little more of a glimpse of the northern lights! This was my first time experiencing them ever! At about 7:30pm I came out of an appointment. My Swede texted me saying his father saw some Northern lights not to far away. Even though I was in the city, I […]


A Californian doing Swedish Winter Sports, take 1

By SwedishFreak / February 17, 2011

Snowboarding Again I come from California. In the winter we have soccer. When it is cold out we put on a sweat shirt. Here Sweden is completely different. Lately it has been freezing (which is normal for February). And sometimes it is too cold to do any sports, even the winter ones. But once in […]

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