Sakura Matsuri 2016


The Cherry Blossom Day (sakura matsuri) which is celebrated in Kungsträdgården (the Royal Garden), has long been a sign of that spring has come to Stockholm. The event is organized by the City of Stockholm in cooperation with the Japanese Association. This year The Cherry Blossom Day is April 16 fro…

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Seabirds below the Stockholm Castle

Sjöfåglar i vinterkall stockholmsström

Despite the cold and winter there are plenty of birds in the water between the Grand Hotel and Stockholm Palace. Here awaits the seabirds treats from the people passing by on the bridge above. Some years, when it has been particularly cold, the birds have been helped by feeding. But usually, they en…

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A true sign of spring

Körsbärsblommor i Kungsträdgården

When the cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Kungsträdgården then you know spring is on its way. Stockholmers and tourists who are in town flock here to watch, enjoy and above all, to photograph both flowers and themselves. The Cherry flower has its own day, “Cherry Flower day” (sakura mat…

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Stockholm in Winter dress

Stockholm i vinterskrud

A Stockholm in winter dress can be incredibly beautiful. I shoot this picture during a walk between Kungsträdgården (Kings garden) and Slussen on a very cold day in January 2013. The picture was taken from the bridge that goes between the Grand Hotel and the Royal Palace. Straight ahead is the Skepp…

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Ferry to Mariehamn a cold winter day

Iskallt krispig skärgård

A freezing cold winter day in January 2013 I took a day trip with a ferry (Stockholm-Mariehamn-Stockholm). I have never experienced anything like this. It was so cold outside so it steamed from the ice and the ferry drove out and into large fog banks. One minute it was quite clear with sun and cloud…

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Winter in the Stockholm archipelago

Vinter i Stockholms skärgård

During the winter months very few visitors visit the Stockholm archipelago. If you have the opportunity to get out among the islands on a cold day when the weather is nice you not only get to enjoy the privacy but also beautiful views like this. Boat tours to the archipelago are limited during winte…

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Day trip to Harö

Harö by i höstskrud

To set the clock, wake up and leave the warm bed early on a sunday morning requires something special. This day trip out to Harö a cold autumn day in late october was just as successful as I could wish for. Good company, beautiful views, sun from a clear blue sky in autumnal garb with……

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Fire weekend at Arholma

Haspen till en gammal militärbunker

Each year, the tourist season in the archipelago is ending with a so-called eldhelg (Fire weekend). For many restaurants, cafes, guest houses and hotels, it means that they are closing for the winter. The fire weekend is a concept created by ” Visit Skärgården ” to attract visitors to the archipelag…

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