Have you ever dreamed of escaping everyday life and floating down a river on a raft like Huckleberry Finn? If so, you’ll find your opportunity on Klarälven in the province of Värmland in the heart of Sweden.
The Moose Man of Sweden
Leffe Lindh loves moose. He exchanges kisses with them daily and even sleeps with them on a regular basis. But lest you think this is some sort of kinky fetish story, allow me to explain.
Interview: Stefan von Bothmer on Organic Gardening, Permaculture, and Life in Sweden’s Koster Islands
Stefan and Helena von Bothmer have lived in the Koster Islands, the westernmost inhabited islands in Sweden, for more than two decades. They run Kosters Trädgårdar (Koster Gardens), an organic garden, permaculture center, and restaurant on South Koster Island. Much of the Koster archipelago is part of Kosterhavet National Park, which was established in 2009. […]
Mine, All Mine! The Underground World of Sala Silver Mine
Deep underground at the Sala Silver Mine, my guide, Marcus, begins to sing. I close my eyes as the words of the psalm reverberate around me in the appropriately named Echo Chamber. There’s no other sound except this single voice bouncing off the soaring stone walls, 155 meters (more than 500 feet) beneath the surface. It’s unexpected and altogether magical. […]
In the Footsteps of Lisbeth Salander: A Walking Tour of Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm
“Stieg Larsson has transformed Stockholm for many of us,” says Elisabeth Daude, my guide on the Millennium walking tour, an intimate look at Stockholm’s Södermalm district as seen through the eyes of one of Sweden’s biggest cultural sensations of all time.