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Ice Hotel Sweden
Life in SwedenSweden Awesomeness

The famous ice hotel I’ve heard about ever since I’ve heard about Sweden, it seems like.  The ICE Hotel is built ever year (since it was made out of ice) in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi.  It features not only rooms guests can sleep in (yes, made out of ice), but also

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giant-fish-norrland
Life in Sweden

Norrland! Gotta love it. This video went viral on Tuesday when two teens caught a giant pike fish while fishing in Norrland. This fish weighed in at over 30lbs and 4 feet long. While it is a huge fish, pike is not usually eaten in Sweden (though it is a

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Life in Swedenwinter

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

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Life in Swedenwinter

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,

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Life in Sweden

Åhhhh, it is so good to be back in Sweden! And Norrland! No more summer nights. Coffee and bullar. People sucking in air to say yes. Can you ask for more? On my way back, I decided to take my time and drive through the country a bit. Since the

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Life in Sweden

After 5 hours of driving south, I’m still in Norrland. Geez, I life far up north! Thanks to CouchSurfing.org , I was able to find a place to sleep in a small town not to far from Sollefteå (not to be confused with where I live, Skellefteå) called Skadom. I

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Life in SwedenSwedish wildlife

Really, how can I complain when on a Sunday morning this is what I get to wake up to? I was fascinated! What beautiful creatures! My Swede, on the other hand, couldn’t be bothered to even to get out of bed to look. He said “Now, if they were moose,

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swedish-moose
foodGeneralHuntingLife in Sweden

Today was the first day of the moose hunting season in Sweden! So of course, we got up at 3:45 am to go moose hunting. Now, I was warned that this would be extremely boring. It consists of hours upon hours of sitting around waiting for a moose. But it

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