Another weekend on the way and the temperature is fast plummeting. Here's our pick of the best things to do around Sweden as you wrap up this weekend - from the arrival of Sami winter to the largest photo fair in the Nordics.
Published: 20 November 2014 08:41 CET
A Sami handler in traditional clothing. Photo: TT
As usual, more Christmas markets are popping up left, right, and centre. One well worth checking out is the Skåne Christmas Market in Hässleholmsgården. It begins on Thursday and offers handicrafts, homemade sweets and food.
In the capital city the Stockholm Photo Fair gets underway on Friday – the Nordic region's largest photography market.
Photo: Stockholm Photo Fair
Feel like it's been too long since Eurovision? Then head down to Karlstad, where Sweden's 2014 entry Sanna Nielsen will be performing. Maybe you can figure out what she was talking about when she sang "Unbreak My Sad". Incidentally, she told The Local earlier this year that the song's meaning is "completely up to the listener".
Sanna Nielsen finished third in the 2014 Eurovision in Copenhagen. Photo: TT
Way out west in Gothenburg, there are fair few musical gigs on offer including the Mighty Oaks, Rival Sons, Weeping Willows and Looptroop Rockers. More details here.
Lastly, this Friday is an important event in the Sami calendar that will be recognized as part of Umeå's work as a European Culture Capital of Europe in 2014. Events are being held to mark the official inauguration of Tjakttjadálvvie (early winter), the last of the eight annual Sami seasons. Expect live music and plenty of lights. A new women's history museum is also opening in Umeå this week.
And as always, have a look at our interactive guide below to find all kinds of fun events in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.