The Internet is abuzz with news that more and more companies in Sweden are adopting the six-hour workday. So apart from its efforts to promote a healthy work-life balance (they have five weeks of vacation every year and paternal leaves, too!), here are the other six reasons to love Sweden, probably our fave Scandinavian nation.
#1 Good Music!
They say you can’t go wrong with the little black dress, but we say you can’t go wrong with a Swedish brand because one instantly achieves cool just by wearing its brands, from H&M to Cheap Monday to Acne Studios to Filippa K.
#3 The Coolest Hotel
The coolest hotel in the world is in Sweden. Literally. Located in Kiruna, Sweden, the IceHotel is an arctic hotel made completely from ice.
#4 Design Sensibilities
Swedish style is not only limited to fashion. The country is also known for popularising the Scandinavian interior design trend, Wabi-Sabi, as well us bringing us IKEA.
#5 Coffee Culture
The Swedes are known for their love of coffee (they apparently consume an average of four each day) and even have a term for their undying affection for a good roast. They call it fika, which means to indulge in coffee.
#6 Hot Men
Two words: Skarsgård brothers