/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Gone fishing in Stockholm

Photo: Helen Lundgren/Catch & Release

It’s a strange sensation. You’re standing there idle in the boat, reeling in. Then, suddenly, there’s a jerk. You feel it all the way through the line, rod and arm. If the pike is small you can start reeling in slow and careful. If you got a 5+ (kilos) pike on the bait you need […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

A ride on the town

Photo: Henrik Trygg.

Stockholm is beautiful city to bike in. With a bike and a and SL Access card you can head wherever you want around the city. Cycling has grown increasingly popular in Stockholm. Around 100 00 people use their bikes every day. A lot of them use their bikes as a mode of transportation, but you […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Next stop: the Archipelago

Photo: Henrik Trygg

I was 19 and new in Stockholm, knew nothing about the archipelago along the coast. We decided we wanted to go anyway. But where? We ended up on Utö. It’s a first-time experience of the Stockholm archipelago I share with many other people: Utö being their first stop in the coastal scenery. While there are a […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

The glittering prize

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We had crossed Hansta Bay (Hanstafjärden) and were on our way between the islands Gåssten and Utterkobben with our kayaks when it became obvious: the wind from the open sea was too strong. The waves grew as we tried to make our way east of Idskär to the island Borgen. My friend Lech started laughing […]

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Autumn along the Upland Trail

Take the commuter train from Stockholm to Bålsta, walk on soft trails through beautiful forests and small villages to a baroque castle, where you can have a “fika” at an old petrol station turned into café. The 400 kilometer long Upland Trail has a lot of unexpected trail magic.

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/ Written by Maddie Larsson

Eating out

There’s nowhere I’d rather be than in my tent by a brook in the mountains, eating freshly baked bread with a bowl of pasta and bacon, writes Maddie Larsson. Read about her path into hiking – and get some tasty recipes on the way.

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/ Written by Linda Vikström

Butter fried family ties

Having your own secret spot for picking mushrooms is like having a small place on earth that’s just for you. Linda Vikström explains how her secret mushroom garden has always been sacred to her.

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/ Written by Jonas Hållén

Down by the river

Photo: Henrik Trygg/Visit Sweden

Canoe from Norway to Sweden, pass through rapids and fabolous forests and end up with a double cappuccino in Sälen. It’s paddling as a treat.

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