Being here in Lindsborg and experiencing the Hyllningsfest
has no doubt whetted your appetite for all things Swedish. The Internet
offers many unique ways to explore and learn more about Sweden, its customs,
and its people. Here are a few sites to get you started on your exploring.
If you don't have a computer or an Internet account, many local libraries
now have computers that their patrons can use. There are also Internet cafes
opening in many cities.
All of the Web sites are in English unless otherwise stated.
Embassy of Sweden, Washington D.C.
This is the official Web site of Sweden's embassy in Washington,
D.C. Of particular interest is their calendar listing Swedish-related events
throughout the United States.
A written version of Radio Sweden's English news broadcast.
There are also links to listen to it with the RealAudio software. A brief
weather report is available for several Swedish locations.
Swedish Costume History
Some historical information on the history of Swedish costumes.
Swedish Information Sites
These sites are a source of information in English on Sweden,
its provinces, nature, culture, society, and industry. The second site
listed has a link to tracing Swedish roots.
Dalecarlian (Dala) Horse History
An interesting site that tells about the beginning of the
Dala horse, the horse as a symbol, the Dalecarlian paintings, and how they
became popular the world over. There are pictures and details of the Dala
horses being made in Sweden today.
This site has the words to some well-known Swedish songs
in both English and Swedish.
These sites have MIDI files of music to download.
This site has links to Swedish music websites.
Royal Court of Sweden
This site contains information about the royal court, the
royal family, the palaces, and the economy.
This site is in Swedish, but is very easy to use. It is a
listing of all the months. Click on the present month and it brings up a list of all the names for each day and any holidays that might occur.
This site is about Viking ship reconstruction and includes
many pictures, a gift shop, and information.
This website is primarily about the Scandinavian past history
and one family's genealogy, but a lot more exists here. There is information
on the Viking legacy, the historic regality of Scandinavia, the history
of Hadeland Glassverk, old measurements, national costumes, stave churches,
and local archaeology.
Viking Voyage 1000 -
The Vikings are coming again!
In the summer of 1998, twelve daring men set sail from the
rocky coast of Greenland in Snorri, an authentic replica of a Viking
knarr. They were determined to recreate Leif Eriksson's historic voyage
from Greenland to Newfoundland of 1,000 years ago. This site traces their
voyage in words and pictures.
Viking Voyage 1000 - Viking Lore
This site is a story about Viking lore.
Two sites that contain Swedish recipes.
This wonderful site is a Swedish to English or English to
Swedish dictionary. Very easy to use.
Swedish Newpapers in English
Some Swedish newspapers in English.
Directory and Complete Guide to Sweden
This site offers e-mail, links, weather, shopping, and facts
Swedish Postal Service
Stamp collectors will find this site interesting. Even if
you are not a collector, you will enjoy the beautiful stamps made in Sweden.
Here is a lesson on Swedish names and some translations as
to what some names mean in English.
Church of Sweden
The Church of Sweden's homepage.
Unfortunately, this site is in Swedish only, but I added
it because Munkfors is our sister-city.
The Real Group
Homepage for the acappella jazz group, The Real Group. They
are from Sweden and performed here at Presser Hall in 1994. Their concert
was a great success. All of their CD's may be purchased locally.
Roger's Swedish Corner in the Tropics
An extensive list of Swedish links.
All you ever wanted to know about Vikings.
The world's largest Scandinavian shop of food, special travel,
crafts, and gifts. Explore more than 3000 items from the best producers
in the region. They ship worldwide directly from Scandinavia.
Lindsborg's Main Page
No list would be complete without "Little Sweden's"
homepage. From the comfort of your home you can learn more about Lindsborg
and keep track of our upcoming festivals and events. It will be a great
help in planning your trip here.