How about some fresh Vänern smoked salmon, or maybe even homemade meatballs with tangy, zesty lingo berry. Ever tried pea soup and pancakes (only eaten on Thursdays in Sweden)? Traditional Swedish food is called husmanskost in Swedish, and is typically simple, hearty fare of beef, pork, fish (pickled herring anyone) and other, locally sourced ingredients. It differs by region, but if you get the chance, go for moose, reindeer, raw spiced salmon and different types of herring. You can enjoy all of them here in Karlstad.