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Riding an electric horse?

This week I am trying to ID a folk song from Sweden. Google, Musipedia and Baidu (the book is a Chinese music book) all are of no help. The title of the song is the title of this question. Here is a youtube link to the song. Thanks for your help!
posted by ditto75 on Aug 21, 2014 - 2 answers

International Wifi Hotspot

My wife and I will be traveling to Scandinavia for a trip shortly (Denmark, Sweden, Norway) – what's the best option for us to have internet access considering our phones are locked to ATT? [more inside]
posted by CharlesV42 on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Sights to see for a week in Denmark & Sweden?

I'm landing in Copenhagen July 26th, and flying out of Stockholm August 1. In those 6 days, what must I not miss? It will be my first time in the region. [more inside]
posted by lychee on Jul 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Stockholm with little kids

We will be spending four days in Stockholm in the middle of June, with two boys, three and six years old. We've got the standard order guidebook suggestions (Vasa Museum, Skansen, etc.) of things to do, but I'd really love some suggestions of fun things for kids, or even just playgrounds for them to run around when they have had enough of Vikings and whatnot. They tend to be very excited about all modes of transportation, so trams, ferries, etc are a bonus. We will be staying near Ostermalm.
posted by ambrosia on Jun 2, 2014 - 11 answers

What are the AirBnB alternatives outside the United States

I'm looking for AirBnBs for international travel, probably especially for Asia particularly Japan, and for the Scandinavian countries. I'm mostly interested in services for medium-term durations -- say, two to six weeks. Sites offering unusual housing (e.g. converted barns, lighthouses, treehouses) would be interesting to me, as would heritage sites and retreat-like spaces such as temples and monasteries that offer accommodation for nonreligious people. I'm interested in both urban and rural destinations. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Apr 27, 2014 - 7 answers

Make my first Europe trip a success. Copenhagen, Sweden, and the works!

I'm going to Copenhagen for 7 nights in mid-May! It's definitely not the first Europe trip I had been longing for, but some time ago I found an insane deal on airfare and it was too good to pass up, even if it meant upstaging my plans for a much longer trip to the continent. MeFi, help me make it a success. Give your best tips on. Also, what would be viable day trips from Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by signondiego on Apr 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Where in Europe should I check out (and dance) this summer?

I have a one-way ticket to Stockholm in June to celebrate midsommar, but want to figure out a second place to visit that I haven't been before, preferably somewhere that I would want to consider living in the future (I consider all of my travel auditions for the future, in a way.) [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Mar 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Please help decipher this handwritten location in Sweden

This snippet is from a petition for naturalization filed in North Dakota (USA) in 1908. It is referring to the birth place of a man born in Sweden in 1874. Anyone with more knowledge of historical Swedish parishes and/or turn-of-the-century handwriting care to help me decipher the first word? [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Mar 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Crush Me Out on Sweden!

I have developed an unavoidable crush on Sweden. I want to hear from Mefi locals about the best your country has to offer, things you love about living there, music, culture, all of it - help me crush out on Sweden! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Dec 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Music from the Northern Lattitudes sought.

Every other year I throw a Nordic-themed winter solstice party to welcome the return of the sun. In addition to Nordic foods like Herring, meatballs, and Swedish fish I like to play music from the north. I want to branch out from Bjork, Sibelius and Abba. I have already downloaded the album from Árstíðir which was featured on metafilter. Can you suggest musicians/songs/bands/composers from Nordic countries (or from Arctic regions) that are sung in their native language rather than English?
posted by vespabelle on Oct 24, 2013 - 38 answers

how did this get here I am not good with cell phone

This is probably a question that has been answered before and I am just too panicky to figure it out right now, but what is the best option for saving my US phone number while I am abroad? Is Google Voice a solid option? I leave in two days, I use Virgin Mobile, and I want to save it indefinitely. Additional small side question about Swedish phones (specifically iPhone use in Sweden), but mostly confused about porting a number for usage abroad. [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Aug 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Best vegan/vegetarian Swedish/Scandinavian cookbook?

A friend of mine is going to move to Sweden next month. I would like to give him a book with vegan/vegetarian Swedish (or Scandinavian) recipes. The book can be in English, German or Swedish. Any suggestions? PS. In relation to this question what is the best place to buy Swedish books. It seems like there is nothing like Amazon over there.
posted by jfricke on Jul 30, 2013 - 5 answers

A Scandinavian Wedding?

What time of year and what location is feasible for having a wedding in Northern Europe, given that we aren't averse to snow and want to have a small ceremony? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Jul 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Where can one watch the Stanley Cup in Stockholm, Sweden?

What bars or restaurants will be showing these last few Stanley Cup games in Stockholm? Are there any that will remain open that late?
posted by ztdavis on Jun 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you explain Swedish relationship /sex culture to an American?

As an American woman, I understand we have different expectations regarding sex and dating/new relationships than what generally happens in Sweden. My experiences with Swedish men have been a bit confusing, and I wonder if that may be part of a cultural communication disconnect. [more inside]
posted by zettoo on Jun 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Swedish fish out of water!

I'm going to be visiting Stockholm, Sweden for the first time in a couple months. I'm planning on going the AirBnB route, so where's the best part of the city to stay? And what are some etiquette tips for an English-only speaker without a lot of international travel experience? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jun 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Känn ingen sorg för oss Stockholm

My wife and I will be in Stockholm for a few days in June, staying with some friends in Kungsholmen before traveling the countryside with them by car. Nights we'll be with them, but we'll have some time in the days to explore Stockholm on our own. We have guidebooks to find all the major attractions, etc.--but hoped you could give some advice on fun places to go, or things to see, street kiosks to buy lunch, etc. that don't make it into guidebooks. Quirky is a plus! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 28, 2013 - 4 answers

I need your vegetarian Swedish recipes!

It's Eurovision time again which means that as per tradition I need to serve foods from the host country with flags stuck in them. This years it's Sweden, which has not produced, I am sad to say, a bounty of foods that I would like to or can eat; hence I'm looking for recipes. Catch: I'm vegetarian and the food should be able to have a flag stuck in it and not require a huge number of specialist ingredients. Recommendations for Swedish style cocktails also appreciated.
posted by lesbiassparrow on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

How should three tourists enjoy Valborg in Stockholm next week?

Two friends and I, all Americans, will be in Stockholm next week when it is Valborg/Walpurgis/Vappu. Is there anything in particular we should see, or do you have any guidelines for how to enjoy this as foreigners? Open to all suggestions, except for going somewhere other than Stockholm. [more inside]
posted by knile on Apr 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommend me some museums, galleries, and art spaces in Stockholm?

My goal is to get up to speed -- and then keep up with -- the art, design, architecture, and fashion scenes in Stockholm. I moved here recently and am curious if people can recommend galleries, museums, and anything else I should follow for interesting shows, interesting new artists, speaker tours, that sort of thing, ideally relating to the above, but I'm also open to anything else :) In a bigger city like London or NY there are obvious tons of galleries and museums that constantly have great exhibits...I don't expect Stockholm to be at that level, but people always talk about "Swedish design" and I am curious to get into it, as well as art and architecture. I realize that leaves it open but mainly I care about galleries, museums, and other spaces where innovative creation is being displayed, and less about the medium (though architecture, photography, and haute cotoure type fashion are three specific interests...though you wouldn't know it from how I dress :). I think this question is a bit rambly but hopefully the "spirit" of it was conveyed. Thanks in advance!
posted by wooh on Mar 31, 2013 - 3 answers

What do I need to buy to be able to use my fairly expensive stereo/receiver in Sweden?

What do I need to buy to be able to use my fairly expensive stereo/receiver in Sweden? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Dec 29, 2012 - 3 answers

I am moving to Sweden and want to read up on the country before I do. Recommend me good books related to Sweden!

I am moving to Sweden and want to read up on the country before I do. Recommend me good books related to Sweden! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2012 - 9 answers

What are the income percentiles in Sweden?

What are the income percentiles in Sweden? [more inside]
posted by wooh on Nov 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Cheapest way to ship a bass guitar from London, England to Gothenburg, Sweden?

Cheapest way to ship a bass guitar from London, England to Gothenburg, Sweden? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Is Assange more at risk of deportation in Sweden?

Is Julian Assange at greater risk of being extradited to the US in Sweden than he is in the UK? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Underground Uppsala?

Where do all the weirdos hang out in Uppsala? What are the good punk/metal/jazz/whatever venues? Are there any social centers/autonomous spaces/hacker spaces? Which organizations are dealing with leftist politics? Are there any cooperatives? ETC! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Aug 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Agencies in Sweden that work with refugees?

Is anyone here familiar with organizations in Sweden that work with Iraqi refugees, especially in the Stockholm area? [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Aug 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find a quirky and not too expensive hotel in Stockholm.

I'm heading with my partner to Stockholm for a long weekend in June and would love recommendations for a place to stay. We'd like to stay somewhere that won't break the bank but also a bit individual and quirky. For example, I stayed in the CitzenM hotel in Glasgow recently and loved it - it was boutique but at a budget conscious £70-90 per night. I am guessing Stockholm will be a bit pricer than Glasgow so happy to pay a bit more, but that's the sort of place I am looking for. TIA!
posted by ozgirlabroad on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Armchair Travels

Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 18, 2011 - 22 answers

What to buy my Swedish housemate spending Christmas in Australia?

One of my housemates is Swedish and is missing her family a lot this holiday season. I'd like to make or buy her something that will remind her of Sweden at Christmas time, but don't have the slightest clue what that would be. Enlighten me! [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Dec 4, 2011 - 28 answers

Name this movie about the dead returning to their lives — not zombies!

Can anyone tell me the name of the Scandinavian movie that has people’s deceased friends and relatives returning from the dead? Only they’re not zombies — they look rather well, in fact — and seem rather confused about why and how they’ve managed to return. They try to go on with their lives, taking jobs, resuming family duties… but strains appear, and social tensions. Plus, they just *aren’t* quite the same as they were before. [more inside]
posted by scamper on Sep 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Where's the cool expat crowd in Sweden?

Where's the cool expat crowd in Stockholm/Uppsala? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Aug 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Sounds of summer

I'm looking for music that feels like a breezy, tropical, disco-tinged dance party. [more inside]
posted by naju on Aug 10, 2011 - 18 answers

How to rent commercial space in Sweden??

Need advice on the commercial real estate market in Sweden (Stockholm specifically...) [more inside]
posted by mscatch22 on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Local credit union won't do. So long, "People before profit".

International banking filter: I'm moving to Stockholm from Seattle in about a month. What's the best way to set up an account in Swedish krona when the person supporting me will be giving me money in US dollars? Also, what is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer money from US accounts in USD to the Swedish (or international?) SEK account? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Are there swarthy Swedes?

Swedish MetalFilter: Does anyone know the ethnic origins of Alex Hellid of Entombed? I don't know much about Sweden, but he doesn't look like an ethnic Swede to me, and I've always wondered if he's a child of immigrants.
posted by ignignokt on Jul 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Scandinavian Q&A web sites

I'm looking for Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) Q&A web sites. They can be in any language, and all topics have interest. [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround on Jul 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me recreate a Swedish cardamom roll!

Cardamom rolls - are these a traditional Swedish thing and how can I make them? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Jul 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Please recommend a book that covers the wars between Sweden and Denmark.

I'd like to learn more about the conflicts/wars between Denmark and Sweden in the 16th/17th centuries. Any book recommendations?
posted by helios on Jun 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Edert land är mitt land!

Stockholm! Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jun 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Not about the sandwiches, this time

Question about the Swedish surname Ander, inspired by the Henning Mankell novel The Fifth Woman (spoilers, I guess for those who really care about these kinds of things, but not really) [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on May 22, 2011 - 6 answers

National Lampoons European Vacation

European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
posted by lundman on May 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for Scandinavian software company with CSR interests

I'm going on a trip in June to Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm to study corporate social responsibility and business ethics. I'm meeting with about a dozen companies but but I am still looking for a software company headquartered there to visit with and interview. Does anyone know of a software company HQ'ed in one of the aforementioned cities with a strong CSR program?
posted by sciurine on May 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Pitching tents on campus is apparently not uncommon.

Moving from Seattle to Stockholm for graduate school this summer: how far in advance of the August 29th semester start should I fly out in order to maximize my chances of renting an apartment before all other students arrive? Also, where should I stay while I'm looking for a place to live? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Happy first birthday! I got you a Tjōlerfäger!

I am in Canada and would like to acquire an Ikea gift card that can be used at an Ikea in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by keeo on Apr 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Sweden/Norway summer vacation suggestions

We are a young couple looking to spend two weeks vacationing in Sweden and Norway, any suggestions of where we should go or what we should do? We are more interested in doing outdoor stuff and going to beautiful places than spend the entire time in Stockholm/Oslo.
posted by bucksox on Mar 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Travel Sweden

Any good stopovers when traveling between Malmo and Stockholm in Sweden? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Feb 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find this Swedish trance musician.

Trying to remember a trance artist from back in the MP3.com days. [more inside]
posted by circular on Feb 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I go to Stockholm in February?

Taking a sudden trip to Stockholm? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Jan 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Sources on Sweden's far right/neo-nazi movement?

Asking for a friend: what books/articles are available in English on the far right/neo-nazi movement in Sweden? (Needed for a review of Stieg Larsson's trilogy.) There's some info online at Searchlight Magazine (for which Larsson was a contributor), but wondering if there's a general history/overview available. Thanks!
posted by scody on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 answers

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