So, where is it, where is Hedestad?
Where is Hedestad really located?
The town Hedestad, Sweden known from the Stig Larsson books is really nowhere.. Hedestad, Sweden is made up and not based on actual, existing buildings, unlike much of the other scenery. There is a Stig Larsson walk around Stockholm (at least there used to be), but there will never be a walk in Hedestad, Sweden. Cause it doesn´t exist. Really. For sure.
Could you imagine that the phrase “hedestad Sweden” is googled in the US around 1300 times a month? Now that’s impressive. The work of a writer makes people that interested in finding out if Hedestad, Sweden really exists.
I really liked the book series [...]
The Gustav I section of the home page has been improved further, go there immediately to read about the First King of Modern Sweden.
Gustav I Eriksson (1496-1560), the first king of modern Sweden. This man ruled Sweden for 37 years, 1523 – 1560 and transformed Sweden from a chaotic and disunited country into a European power. After several wars with Denmark, the Kalmar Union was finally brough to an end and Sweden became truly sovereign and has been since then. As a consequence of winning the war, in May 1523 the Swedish Riksdag (parliament) had a session at Strängnäs, west of Stockholm and elected Gustav king on June 6th. From then on, he was to be known as [...]
- the Stockholm Syndrome
- weather and seasons in Sweden
- the story of Gustav I, the first king of modern Sweden
I hope you enjoy reading those sections!
These sections have now been added.
Welcome to this new web page that will contain all kinds of useful information concerning Sweden, Scandinavia, travelling, weather, history and more. The site is officially started today, and information will be added regularly to make sure there is more information about Sweden out there for you to access and use.