Sápmi The Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.
The three great grave mounds at Gamla Uppsala, said to be the howes of legendary pre-Vikings kings. Uppland, Sweden,Part of gallery of color pictures of Europe by professional photographer QT Luong, available as prints or for licensing.
map of Varmland Sweden, including Karlstad --- a lot of my family, both maternal and paternal, came from Värmland
Beltane (May the ribbons represent the flag -- this one is Swedish -- the 2 wreaths hang on the T shape pole -- w/vines & flowers wrapped around it all -- There's a ribbon winding around to music with Folk in National Costumes from their regions.