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Posts from the ‘Sweden’ Category

  • June 15, 2015
    First electric public bus launched in Gothenburg, Sweden

    Gothenburg is the first city in the world to launch electric buses starting June 15, 2015. Not only are the buses silent and emission-free, they run on electricity from wind power and hydropower. Bus route 55 has three completely electrically driven Volvo buses and seven electric hybrid buses that runs from Chalmers Johanneberg to Chalmers […]


  • October 10, 2014
    Five tips for traveling to see the Northern Lights

    The season for one of the most watched natural phenomenon – Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights – begins soon. And with a considerable concern for the delicate eco-system around the regions where one can see the Northern Lights, you must ensure that the balance of the environment is taken in to account by the tour […]


  • January 11, 2013
    Visit the very unique ‘hotel’ website for a good cause

    Faktum is Gothenburg’s street newspaper, and recently they launched a website called ‘Faktum Hotels‘. The first impression of this image-heavy and well-designed website is yet another hotel website. But this is not a hotel brand. Faktum Hotels is a project to attract donations for as many as 3,400 homeless people living in the Swedish second […]


  • June 22, 2011
    Expedia unveils European brand identity with new advertising campaign

    LONDON, United Kingdom, June 22, 2011: Expedia, the world’s leading online travel agent, is launching today its new European brand advertising campaign. The campaign marks the start of a new era for the brand as it rolls out its Expedia Everywhere strategy. Expedia Everywhere encompasses a series of transformational initiatives to deliver increasingly personalised travel […]


  • April 29, 2011
    Russia to allow visa-free travel to Swedes for a 72 hr period

    Earlier we had reported that Russia and Turkey will soon open their borders for a 90-day visa-free travel for their citizens. Now Russia is to allow visa-free travel for Swedes who travel from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg by ferry as it seeks to persuade the EU to follow suit. In an announcement made on a […]


  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]


  • July 9, 2009
    Getting to and around in Scandinavian capitals

    Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region in northern Europe that includes, and is named after, the Scandinavian Peninsula. It consists of the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark; some authorities argue for the inclusion of Finland and Iceland, in Scandinavia the term is, however, used unambiguously for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which share a […]


  • March 12, 2009
    Øresund Bridge – linking Sweden & Denmark

    The Øresund Bridge (locally called Øresundsbron) is the bridge that connects Øresund in Denmark with Skane, Sweden, in a total length of just over 10 miles (16,4 km). This is the road connection between the metropolitan areas of Copenhagen and Malmö. The international European route E20 runs across the bridge and through the tunnel via […]


  • February 26, 2009
    Scandinavia Trip – The idea

    Back in the days when I learned that the earth was round (almost!) and what this world was all about, (for some reason I don’t remember) I have been fascinated by Scandinavia. It always seemed to me that everyone went to Americas and “mainland” Europe but no one went to Scandinavia for a trip or […]


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