Fika coffee hazelnut cake - part of the tradition of fika

What is Fika? The Meaning of Fika in Sweden and How to Bring it Home

Fika. So said the letters, so said my host. It was not yet four in the afternoon and I began to brace myself.

The word fika, I decided, had all the hallmarks of a potent local spirit, the sort that could stand in for paint stripper on an identity parade and would give you a headache as soon as look at you…