Sweden Week features a lot of events and activities that can show you what Sweden really is about! What do you associate with Sweden?

For more details, please view the Sweden Week Program

Sweden Week will feature film screening, as well as music events, like bands visiting from Sweden. University of Washington's Scandinavian Department can teach you more about the Swedish language. During Sweden Week you will learn more about Swedish inventions, but if you can't wait, click here!

Review your view of Sweden

Sweden from Above Preview Reception
Thursday, April 29, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
The Nordic Heritage Museum hosts a reception opening the exhibition Sweden from Above. Aerial photographer Lars Bygdemark documents both untouched nature and man-made environments from across Sweden, capturing a kaleidoscope of form and color astounding in its rich variety.

Free lectures offered by the Scandinavian Department of University of Washington

as part of their centennial celebration. Read more here

Swedish entrepreneurs – More than IKEA!

IKEA is one of the most famous Swedish companies in the world. It’s an example of the true Swedish entrepreneurship with its unique concept. But there is so much more to learn about Swedish entrepreneurs! The Seattle area has many Swedish companies, entrepreneurs and great opportunities for business with Sweden. Sweden Week features Business Focus Edays where you can learn more and meet Swedish entrepreneurs of today! Read more

Swedish fashion: Arctic Summer - a Nordic Fashion Show

All Swedes love H&M – great design for a great price! But we also love the high pulse of trendy Stockholm where many Swedish fashion designers thrive. The Nordic Heritage Museum brings this to Seattle with Arctic Summer - a Nordic Fashion Show.
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Swedish food – More than meatballs!

The Swedish cuisine is so much more than Meatballs and Smorgasbord.

Cook-off between top Swedish and Seattle chefs
Rising star chefs from Stockholm will face off against a fierce pack of culinary know-how from the Emerald City. Don’t miss this delicious chef showdown!
Chefs from Stockholm in town specifically to cook the special dinner honoring our Northwest Nobel laureates will offer hands-on cooking demonstration for a small group of lucky ticket holders at Diane's Market Kitchen.
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If you have never tried Swedish pancakes we can warmly recommend to visit the Swedish Cultural Center's "Swedish Pancake Breakfast" on May 2nd.
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Swedish music – More than ABBA!

Yes, most of us know the lyrics to at least a couple of ABBA songs by heart. But these days there’s a new generation of Swedish rock stars conquering the US. Singers like Robyn and September and producers like Max Martin have all had big hits in the US.

  • April 9 Little Dragon plays at the Nectar Lounge Read more
  • May 15 Shout Out Louds plays at Neumos Read more

Swedish literature – More than Pippi Longstocking!

The super strong girl with the red braids is well-known by now and the Nobel Prize in literature is a very prestigious award. These days the Swedish crime novel is being spread around the world, with authors like Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell in the forefront. Read more here.

Swedish movies – More than Ingmar Bergman!

You can of course see a movie starring Malin Åkerman or Peter Stormare to see Swedish actors, maybe you even saw "Show me love" a couple of years back.
This year you get the opportunity to watch the movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", soon to be followed by two sequels. For more information click here

During Sweden Week we will show Everlasting Moments in cooperation with Seattle Film Festival. Read more

Swedish sport and athletes - More than Björn Borg!

The Sounders soccer team founded in 1994 was well received by the Seattle area, a breath of fresh air for many and most of their games have been sold out for the past several years.  Last year, 2009, the team entered the professional Major League Soccer and signed the US veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller (former Fulham, Tottenham) and Sweden's Fredrik Ljungberg, former Arsenal player and captain for the Sweden men's national soccer team. The Sounders made the playoffs in their first professional season.

Watch Freddie Ljungberg play on May 8th, when the Sounders meet Galaxy!