Sancta Lucia 'Festival of Light' Service
A special and beautifully atmospheric Swedish service of light featuring the choir from Karolinska Swedish Church, Orebro, Sweden and the Liverpool Cathedral Girl Choristers. A truly unique spectacle using candlelight and other special features.
Sweden Water Festival
The Sweden Water Festival is a week-long festival that happens each year in the city of Stockholm. Each August, the residents of Stockholm celebrate the excellent water that helps to make their city so unique and prosperous. The Swedish Water Festival is marked by education about preserving the environment, as well as a cash prize for the most outstanding contribution to water preservation in the area. The end of the week is marked by a fireworks display, and is one of the favorite events in Stockholm Sweden.
Stockholm Film Festival
The Stockholm Film Festival is a festival celebrating the best of international film. Held each year in November and usually lasting about two weeks, the Stockholm Film Festival is a great way to see some of the best films from around the world. The festival features 170 films from more than 40 countries each year, and often hosts filmmakers and guests for audience questions.
SailingSailing is a beloved leisure activity in the Scandinavian country. The indented coastline and countless little islands offer wonderful shelter for sailors, and excellent seaports and marinas are lined along the coast. The steady winds guarantee perfect conditions in the open sea. Furthermore, the lake system of Southern Sweden is linked to the Baltic Sea through the Gota Canal, providing even more opportunities for sailing. Every time you go ashore you will find areas rich in cultural heritage and have the chance to explore Sweden as it was centuries ago.
Bandy, sometimes unofficially named Russian hockey, is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.
The rules of the game have many similarities to those of association football: the game is played on a rectangle of ice the same size as a football field. Each team has eleven players, one of whom is a goalkeeper. A standard bandy match consists of two halves of 45 minutes each. The offside rule is also similar to that observed in association football. It is believed to come from the irish game of hurling (iomáiníocht).
Four Places to Visit in Sweden:
Many travelers feel that Göteborg is both easier to tour and provides better exposure to the Swedes than Stockholm. Be sure to visit the Liseberg Amusement Park, the Röhsska Museum, the Haga/Linnéstanden area for shopping, and, if you have time, take a tour of the Volvo car assembly plant. Consider using Göteborg as a base for exploration of the coastal towns to the north and the Varbergs Fortress, forty