Swedish Summer

Gokhan Gultekin
4 min readAug 25, 2022

I just got back from summer vacation. It was a pretty long one compared to the ones I had before moving to Sweden. It is pretty common in Sweden to take 1 to 1.5 months off during summer which is probably because the Swedes just love the summer and the people here want to take their time off after a long, dark winter.

I love it, too. Since the majority of people in Sweden do that, there is an authentic summer vibe all around the country, you can truly see the happiness on people’s faces.

In the southern part of Sweden, where I live, Gothenburg, you can start feeling the summer…