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Change of Tyres

Prepare for winter and change your tyres. During the period from 1 December to 31 March, there are special requirements in Sweden for winter tyres. For more information:


30 October – 5 November
Autumn School Holiday

4 November – Allhelgonsdagen
(All Saints Day)
This is the day when Swedes visit the graves of their deceased relatives and light candles by the tombstones. It is worthwhile visiting one of the graveyards at dusk – a beautiful sight to see all the candles burning!

6 November – Gustav Adolfsdagen
Commemorating King Gustav II Adolf’s death in 1632 as he was riding out into battle on his horse Streiff. This nearly 400-year horse can still be seen (albeit dead) at the The Royal Armoury in Stockholm.

10 November
Mårten Gås – St Martin’s Day
Mostly celebrated in the south of Sweden – Skåne where they feast on black soup (I will leave it to your imagination to guess what the soup is made of!), roast goose then topping it all off with a homemade apple cake (below is a simple “Fyriskaka” recipe). Restuarant Ulla Winbladh serves a

St Martin’s Day menu 9-12/11

12 November – Father’s Day

FYRISKAKAA delicious apple cake – enjoy!


  • 500 g apples
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 110 g melted butter
  • 140 g all-purpose flour
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with the cinnamon. Peel apples and cut them into slices. Put them in the bowl with sugar and toss gently to cover them completely. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix the melted butter with the remaining sugar. Add the cardamom powder and eggs and mix well with a whisk.
Mix the flour with the baking powder and add this to the batter.
Brush a round baking tray (21-23 cm wide) with some butter and dust with breadcrumbs. Pour the dough and flatten it gently. Place the apple slices in the batter in a circular formation.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 30 – 40 minutes. Serve Fyriskaka warm with some vanilla ice-cream or custard sauce….or just as it is!
Have you ever visited Artipelag out at Värmdö? This beautiful art hall was founded by Björn Jakobson, owner of the baby product company Babybjörn. On exhibit now is “The Eye of the Storm” by contemporary artist duo Bigert & Bergström. During this exhibition, there is a free bus service on weekends from Vasagatan in Stockholm out to Värmdö. Don’t miss a stop at their restaurant who also serve a Traditional Christmas Buffet.
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