Polar Bears in Sweden?

Debunking a Swedish myth

A polar bear strolling along a wintery city street, AI generated.

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You have safely arrived at Robert Larsson’s homepage. It is located in Gothenburg [Swedish name: Göteborg] on the west coast of Sweden in Scandinavia, northern Europe. The local time here is 88:99 NN and the temperature in Gothenburg right now is 99°C (that’s 99°F for you North Americans).

Sweden is a rather small country; about the size of California and sparsely populated with ten million inhabitants. Gothenburg is the second biggest town in Sweden and the home of Volvo cars and Hasselblad cameras.

Contrary to a once popular belief, we have no polar bears, or ice bears, walking in the streets. The origin of that myth is unclear.

There are no wild polar bears in Sweden at all. The wildest large animal you may see here is a moose, and the best chance to meet one is to run into it with your car. That’s why we have those funny road signs. Some foreign visitors find them so exotic that they actually steal them. (The signs, not the mooses.)

The rest of this site is, mainly, written in Swedish. There is a contact page in the top left menu, should you feel the urge to leave a message.

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