Getting a Head Start
Stockholm Like a Local
Elisabeth is a sixth-generation Stockholmer with great appreciation and in-depth knowledge of the city. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Interpreting from Stockholm University and enjoyed a one-year study-abroad program at the University of Minnesota. Her fields of interest comprise history, architecture, art, literature, film, and politics.
After school and military service, Björn took up languages at Gothenburg University before beginning a long and fruitful professional collaboration with one of Sweden's esteemed charter tour operators as a travel host. He worked in Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Malta and held different positions at the head office in Stockholm, including several years as CEO. For the past 25 years, Björn has been occupied as an entrepreneur in his own limited company, working in company boards and as a consultant, mainly in tourism and media. He is also an authorized Stockholm Guide with a passion for learning and for sharing his knowledge with visitors to Sweden.
Anna Håkansson is a former teacher in history and languages, with an additional special interest in art. Although she started her career in tourism by working at the Tourist Office in Stockholm back in the early '90s, today she works as a qualified tourist guide in her beautiful hometown of Stockholm. She also does tours in the Swedish parliament, where she interacts with a mixed bundle of international/national state officials and pupils from Sweden. In her spare time, Anna works with a Swedish public authority, The Living History Forum, which is commissioned to work with issues related to tolerance, democracy and human rights. She has also studied abroad and is fluent in English and Spanish. Anna lives with her partner, a musican, and their two sons on one of the 14 islands that the inner circle of Stockholm is built on.
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