Want to organize a thematic road trip with the focus on traditional Swedish professions and lifestyle.
I'm planning a trip to Sweden for some time now. I wanted initially to focus more on visiting urban areas, as it seemed the best way to get a glimpse of today's Swedish culture and lifestyle, but in the meantime things changed. Right now I'm thinking about replanning my trip, and want to make it something like a cross-country roadtrip (right now I don't know for sure what my budget is, so this could change).
Recently I stumbled upon an article <snip> about a textile printer, a glassblower and a crispbread (some kind of traditional Swedish bread) baker, and I realized that during my visit I want to focus on seeing and maybe meeting a lot of people who have professions that may seem irremediably and painfully outdated, but that are still able to create value (Just ask my family about their opinion on my watchmaking hobby...).
So, the big question is: is here anyone from Sweden who could point me in the right direction, or are here any members, who visited Sweden already and maybe have some experiences that could be relevant for me? Or at least someone who could suggest some other professions of interest? 😊
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Swede here, I live not far from Kosta, it's famous glassblowing site in Sweden and still very much active. At some times of the years (August I think) you can blow your own glass as well and keep it or even have it shipped back to your own country. I did that a couple of years back with two guests from the U.S, definitely recommended.
In the northern parts of Sweden you of course have the Sami, our indigenous people that work with keeping reindeer, might be interesting as well from your criteria.
I was in Sweden before a week.
I just bought a tour/trip around the country. It took two weeks and the cost was 500eur. Of course, plus food. But that was a great adventure and I had no problems with planing it. SO I really suggest you to try the tour for the first time in Sweden.
Check the tourse here: <snip>
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I'm reviving this thread because I've been thinking about traveling to Sweden this year. Give me your top ten list of off the beaten track things to do in Sweden. Looking for your recommendations.