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Finding Pirate Booty from a Sunken Ship: Swedish Souvenirs from the Vasa Museum

If you only have time for one museum when you visit Stockholm, make it the Vasa Museum. The Vasa Museum houses the Vasa ship, the only (almost) completely intact ship from the 17th century. Even if you think you aren’t a fan of ships or maritime history, seeing the enormous ancient wooden ship up close, […]

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Stockholm’s Kungstradgården Christmas Market

If you only have time for one Christmas market while in Stockholm, definitely make it the magical Gamla Stan Christmas market in the old city center (see my review here). But if you have time to squeeze in a second Christmas market, we recommend you add Stockholm’s festive Kungstradgården Christmas market to your itinerary. The […]

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Shop Swedish Food Souvenirs at the Supermarket in Stockholm

As one of Europe’s pricier destinations, Sweden can be a tough place to find souvenir bargains. While I always make a point to check out foreign supermarkets when I travel, in spendy places like Stockholm, the local supermarkets can be a great resource for the thrifty shopper. Fortunately, well-stocked Swedish supermarkets aren’t hard to find […]

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Princess Cake and Swedish Crowns: Souvenir Gifts worthy of Royalty

Swedish Souvenirs fit for Royalty In my country, we have no Queen, no Princesses, no monarchy, no royalty of any kind. Not even an exiled one! If you say “king” here, people think of Elvis. Queen, maybe Queen Latifah. Princess usually refers to the reigning Disney princess of the moment. Deprived of royalty and all […]

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Souvenir Shopping Stockholm, Sweden: Let there be Light with Cozy Candlesticks

The Best Swedish Souvenirs: Cozy Candles and Candlesticks to Warm up Long Winter Nights Darkness envelops Sweden in the winter. In December, the sun doesn’t rise in Stockholm until 8:30 am, and the sunset comes quickly at 3:00 pm. That means it’s pitch black by 3:30 pm! Even with three more hours of light in […]

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Sweden’s Hövding Bike Helmet: Would you wear an Airbag on your Head?

A Swedish Souvenir– Be the first in your neighborhood to sport this bicycle helmet– the Hövding The Swedes, known for innovative design, have come up with a new concept designed to replace the traditional bicycle helmet– an airbag for your head called the Hövding. Modelled after car airbags, this virtual helmet looks like a scarf […]

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