Nordic States

Seals, Barbecues and Coffee in a Lighthouse: A Saltstänk Adventure

Saltstänk in Karlskrona, Sweden doesn’t offer the usual vacation package. When you think of a holiday, sleeping in a sleeping bag under the stars might not be your first choice. However, if you’re the adventurous type like me, you’ll jump for the opportunity. I certainly did! I was introduced to Karlskrona by Visit Sweden. The city is the only one …

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My Five Weeks in Sjuntorp Could Have Been Better

Selfie on Hike in Sjuntorp

My Workaway on a farm in Sweden, just outside the unheard-of village of Sjuntorp, was quite an interesting experience. Long hours, wonderful scenery and a very eccentric family. I’m not going to pull any punches on this one. While the experience overall wasn’t that bad, and certainly beautiful, there were a few things that rubbed the wrong way. As a travel blogger …

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10 Activities for a 2-Day Visit in Karlskrona, Sweden

Karlskrona Harbor

Karlskrona has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Spread across 33 main islands and countless smaller ones, it is my favorite part of Sweden. When you visit Karlskrona, as you must do, here are some tips. 1. Kayak Through the Karlskrona Waterways Karlskrona Kayak operates kayak tours in Karlskrona. There are portions of the waterways controlled by the …

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I Had the Best Meal of My Life at Skeppsgossen

Selfie at Skeppsgossen

Had you told me that I would find the best meal ever in Sweden, I’d never have believed you. Skeppsgossen Restaurant in Karlskrona has claimed that title. I had already taken the Guided Food Tour of Stockholm and learned that the culinary creations of Sweden include much more than meatballs. But I was not expecting to find Italian food as good as …

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Swedish Food is So Much More Than Meatballs!

Better than Meatballs Winery Tour

Recently I took part in The Nordic Experience with Guided Food Tours Stockholm. I learned that there is far more to the Swedish cuisine than just meatballs and fish. A LOT more! At 2 PM on July 13th, after arriving back from Landsort, I met up with a dozen other bloggers outside the Hötorgshallen food court. For the next six hours, we wined and …

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