For seafood lovers, Gothenburg is the place to be in September for the beginning of the lobster season. Due to the city’s proximity to the cold, clean, salty North Sea, the seafood available is some of the best in the world - in fact there’s even a fish church!
Feskekôrka, which literally means ‘fish church’ in Swedish, is an indoor fish and seafood market offering a huge variety of freshly caught delicacies including oysters, crayfish, shrimp, lobsters and much more.
As well as shopping for fish in Feskekôrka, there’s the opportunity to eat it – as one of Gothenburg’s top restaurants is located within the building. Restaurant Gabriel has its kitchen in the centre of the room, so you can watch your dishes being lovingly prepared, and the well-stocked seafood buffet makes for a fantastic photo opportunity. You can expect to find everything from fried herring to Swedish lobster on the menu.
The archipelago is just 15 minutes from city centre and is one of the most picturesque coastal locations in Sweden. The Långedrag Värdshus seafood restaurant has a huge outdoor seating area with a great view of the archipelago and the entrance to the Gothenburg harbour. It’s a perfect place to watch the world go by and the boats coming and going. Naturally, the menu has a good seafood offering including seared cod, halibut fillet in white wine sauce and shrimp. Smaklig måltid!
Apparently it’s the first day of spring today…. We believe it when we see it! Anyone got some spring like photos to share? Photo (though definitely not from this year…) by Mona Loose/imagebank.sweden.se
Hello from Lofsdalen, a small mountain village in Härjedalen Sweden. Photo by Mikko Nikkinen/imagebank.sweden.se
Fetival visitor # 1
This is Malin a 29 year old pediatric nurse from Sthlm that loves Way out west.
How come you decided to go to way out west?
Because I’m hoping it is going to be even better than last year.. and last year was AMAZING!
What will be your musical high light this year?
Bon Iver! He has been my soundtrack this summer. Also De La Soul was really impressing and I didn’t expect that. This year is filled with many great bands and its basically high quality acts all the time.
Name a thing you can’t be without while on way out west?
My sneakers they are perfect for both jumping and dancing!
Finally what’s your favourite place in Sweden?
The archipelago of Stockholm.. its complete perfection.
So it’s summer and most local city Swedes are out in their summer houses enjoying at least four weeks holiday. Meanwhile, Stockholm is busier than ever. Why? Tourists of course! We took the boat from Slussen to Djurgården in central Stockholm and met a 31-year-old London professional, spending his week in the capital visiting some Swedish friends (who fortunately had decided to stay in the city this summer - you’re only young once after all - country side life can wait;) ). Euhm, anyway, we stopped him for a chat.
Well hello there, who are you?
Hey, I’m Ete from London. I’m visiting some Swedish friends in Stockholm this week.
Cool. Where are you off to?
We are on our way an amusement park called Gröna Lund. I’ve heard they have some pretty cool rides there. We will also be doing a pentathlon which should be good fun!
Sounds like it! So what have you been up to in Stockholm so far?
Loads of touristy things, such as the photography museum, Wasa museum, aquavit museum, sightseeing boat… We have walked around the city a lot as well as biking out to one of the suburbs. I’d recommend getting a Stockholm card which is definitely worth the money as it gives you free admission to all the museums and the public transports. I’d also recommend renting a bike.
What’s your impression of Stockholm so far?
It’s very different from what I expected.
How do you mean?
It’s picturesque and has a certain charm to it. It’s historical yet very modern at the same time. Also, I was surprised when visiting one the so called “rough” suburbs. It was beautiful with a lake and loads of green spaces, seems like people here lead a very good quality of life.
I also like the diversity of Stockholm, there is quite a mix of different cultures here but it still feels very Swedish at the same time.
So, what about the partying? Have you been out clubbing yet?
Yes! Berns nightclub was great! A cool, historical building and great music. I’d also recommend the sky bar Och himlen därtill in the Shoreditch kind of area, Södermalm. It gives you a view of the entire city, which is beautiful.
So, will you come back?
Yes, definitely! I’m bringing the guys for a weekend by the end of August. They’ll love this place!
Awesome, we’ll catch you at Berns!
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A glass of red at Grill Ruby, old town #livestockholm #sweden #travel (Taken with instagram)
It actually looks like this right now! Amazed. #LiveStockholm #sweden (Taken with instagram)
On my way home, passing Beyond retro’s easter decoration… #LiveStockholm #sweden (Taken with instagram)
Arty Sofo #livestockholm #sweden (Taken with instagram)