A couple of weeks back, most cities in Sweden received a lot of snow. Additionally, we have already seen temperatures go as low as -16 degrees Celsius in my city. Also, most people here enjoyed a white Christmas. Undoubtedly, the winter season is now in full force and with it, lots of snow. Yes. Let it snow!
My Love-Hate Relationship with Snow
‘Love-Hate’ is the best way to describe my relationship with Swedish winters. Without a doubt, I love waking up after a night of heavy snow, to see everything blanketed in beautiful whiteness. So serene, almost magical. Last year, I experienced my first white Christmas and it was soo beautiful!
However, when it comes to Swedish winters, it’s not all rosy. For one, the heavy snow sometimes compromises the otherwise efficient transport system.
Heavy snow = Blocked roads + blocked railway lines = transport delays and/or cancellations.
It’s simple math. Also, did I mention the high risk of falling in the slippery ice if you forget to put on the appropriate shoes?
And why does it have to get so dark so early!
However, the one thing I cannot dispute is how beautiful the landscapes in Trollhättan look when covered in snow! So, here is a picture compilation of some beautiful scenery from Trollhättan in winter. Enjooy!
Views from my apartment window
Outside my apartment
Outside Oden Mall
Out & About
So, are you stressed about how you would survive the Swedish winter if you move here? Don’t be. As the Swedes say; “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing.” Fortunately, you there is plenty of information on our website on getting the right winter clothes as well as getting some tips on surviving the cold (and darkness). Also, there are many winter sports that one can take up and enjoy! Seriously, the winter is not that bad. At least it hasn’t been for me!
Till next time, hejdå!