Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow

Heather and her expat friends discuss their experiences and humiliations among their adopted country of Sweden. We discuss tips, observations, and the type of important questions expats want to know, such as "Why are there witches on Easter?", "Why do Swedes never take the last piece of candy?" and "Where can I find decent Tex-Mex food?"


April 8, 2024 31 mins
New season, old voices! We question whether Finland is actually the happiest country, talk about solo camping and whether we feel like we belong in Sweden, or if we are in constant limbo.
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We’re talking to some of our guests from this past spring. We hear a bit about exploring the viking island of Birka in the summer, Italy and the archipelago, plus square watermelons and road trips to Norway.
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June 26, 2023 14 mins
In this special summer edition, we find out how former guests Adam from Australia, Matteo from Argentina and Diana from Latvia spend their summers, both in Sweden and around the world.
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June 12, 2023 20 mins
Today we chat with Ben, who works in comedy, about living in part-time in Linköping, voiceover work, and making a film about all the big things in the small towns across Sweden.
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May 29, 2023 16 mins
Justin moved around from Colorado to Louisiana to Seattle and finally to Sweden. And what does he find the strangest? Week numbers!
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May 15, 2023 25 mins
Steph lives in Malmö, but is originally from London. We discuss living in the south of Sweden, falafels, and startups.
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May 1, 2023 20 mins
Karan, originally from India, has worked as a sous chef in Stockholm with some very well-known chefs. We obviously get some restaurant tips and learn why he hates putting raisins in lussekatter.
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April 17, 2023 20 mins
Before starting a life in Sweden, Naoko, from Japan, had already done a lot.
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April 3, 2023 20 mins
Marco, from Italy, talks to us about Swedish house parties and importing Italian wine.
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March 20, 2023 22 mins
This week we talk with two sisters who moved to Stockholm, both with very different journeys. And they both happen to run the LAMB coworking space!
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March 6, 2023 26 mins
Diana is most people’s first Latvian. And the podcast's first Latvian as well! She talks to us about dating in Sweden, Latvians around the world and more!
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February 20, 2023 20 mins
Adam from Australia shares his suspicion of ice cream trucks that operate in the winter. What is really going on there?
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February 6, 2023 20 mins
Matteo is from so many countries that we lost count. He talks to us about his international journey and the importance of belonging.
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December 12, 2022 29 mins
on 4 guests about how they celebrate the holidays where they come from: Egypt, Manchester, Cape Cod, Sri Lanka, Essex and France.
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November 28, 2022 24 mins
Today’s episode was recorded remotely, but not for the usual reason. This time our guest, Sheona, got deported! She gives us the whole story and more.
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November 14, 2022 18 mins
Ameury from France wants to know why the same food is served for every Swedish holiday.
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October 31, 2022 27 mins
We talk to Luke from Essex in the UK about southern Sweden, Halloween and All Saints Day.
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October 17, 2022 24 mins
Vajeen is from Sri Lanka and wanted to move to another country. His wife wanted Australia, but they ended up in the opposite hemisphere.
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October 3, 2022 19 mins
A quarter-life crisis led Adam to leave the Cape Cod America dream to find out what Europe had to offer.
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September 19, 2022 21 mins
Grace, from Manchester, tells us about her first Midsommar experience and being repeatedly overrun by bicycles.
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