It's impossible to mention the music of Sweden without
mentioning ABBA. This Swedish band shot to worldwide fame after
winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Since then, they have
become one of the most commercially successful acts in the history
of music, selling hundreds of millions of records and inspiring a
Broadway musical and a film. Today, people of all ages know the
songs of ABBA, including 'Dancing Queen', 'Waterloo', and of
course, 'Mamma Mia'.
Sweden is also notable in Academia, being the homeland of Alfred
Nobel, and therefore the Nobel Prize. The prizes for Chemistry,
Literature, Physics, Economics and Medicine have been awarded in
Stockholm, Sweden since 1901, when the awards first commenced, and
over 900 Laureates have been created as a result. The Nobel Peace
Prize, although created by Alfred Nobel, is awarded in Norway.
Visit the Sami people, a tribe who has no borders, and
experience first-hand how they have managed to survive in the harsh
Scandinavian climate, as well as hear the folk stories that have
passed down through the generations. We also experience Sami
dinners, and visit a reindeer herd.