Language and culture

Cool maps of Scandinavia

Cool maps of Scandinavia

You don’t have to be a geography geek or a keen cartographer to enjoy a good map. There are some…

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Like fika, sweating away life’s problems in a baking-hot sauna is an essential part of the Swedish experience. And the…

Swedish for tourists – is it worth it?

Swedish for tourists

As we’ve written on Routes North before, Swedish isn’t the most useful language to learn. But foreign tourists who make…

Our guide to tipping in Swede

Tipping in Sweden

Wondering how much you should tip when travelling around Sweden? Keen to avoid a cultural faux pas? Our guide will show…