Gagnef Is a Paradise

By Felix Swensson

Three hours north of Stockholm lies Gagnef, a city mostly populated by cattle, red-painted houses, and forests. In July every year however, this calm farmers’ hideout doubles its inhabitants as 1,500 hipsters gather to the tunes of music they've never heard before. Some say people go there to experience the beauty of Sweden's countryside. But one guy told us that, "going to the Gagnef Festival means you’ll have guest lists to Stockholm club nights and drug dealers sorted for the next year coming." From what we experienced, we think it might be the latter.

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