“Stieg Larsson has transformed Stockholm for many of us,” says Elisabeth Daude, my guide on the Millennium walking tour, an intimate look at Stockholm’s Södermalm district as seen through the eyes of one of Sweden’s biggest cultural sensations of all time. Larsson’s Millennium trilogy – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels – has [...]
Off the west coast of Sweden, not far from the Norwegian border, lies Kosterhavet National Park, the country’s first marine national park, established in September 2009. A place of great beauty, Kosterhavet boasts the highest levels of biological diversity in Sweden, with 6,000 species underwater and an equal number – mostly birds, plants, insects, and [...]
Rain and wind lash at my Gore-Tex as I make my way up a trail on the island of Ursholmen toward Sweden’s westernmost lighthouse. On a fine day, I’d linger to take in the solitude, the salty air, and the stark outer-archipelago scenery. But today the sea is dark and opaque, and the land—a treeless [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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