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 -
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 -
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.
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for music that feels like a breezy, tropical, disco-tinged dance party. [more inside]
posted by naju
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Need advice on the commercial real estate market in Sweden (Stockholm specifically...) [more inside]
posted by mscatch22
on Jul 14, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Cardamom rolls - are these a traditional Swedish thing and how can I make them? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Jul 4, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
posted by lundman
on May 22, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me get my hands on a cell phone that will work in Sweden, before I leave! GSM, SIM, micro-SIM, iPhones, oh my. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru
on Dec 28, 2010 -
How can someone from Sweden in the U.S. on an expiring H-1B visa stay here longer, preferably permanently? [more inside]
posted by huckit
on Nov 3, 2010 -
I'm trying to purchase a coffee mug and/or travel mug from Sweden's Wayne's Coffee as a present, but living in Canada I'm running into some major roadblocks. Any advice on how to get one to my neck of the woods? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Hjälp! I need to find a site where I can buy this Team Sweden sweatshirt or other Tre Kronor sweatshirts! [more inside]
posted by camcol
on Oct 20, 2010 -
I will be applying for a master's degree program in Stockholm, Sweden. Can you tell me about the specifics of life in Stockholm—housing in particular—as well as Karolinska Institutet, or point me to places where I could get more information? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Sep 19, 2010 -