I think you'd enjoy the country, Stockholm has interesting pubs and outdoor activities i.e. The Viking Tour, Skansen Museum..<quoted text>
You may want to reconsider your plans. Your neo-progressive vote seems desperately needed in the homeland!:-)
Analysis: Swedish rout highlights European socialist crisis
"(Reuters)- The crash of Sweden's long-ruling Social Democrats to their worst defeat since 1914 highlights the decline of socialist parties in much of Europe, drained by social change, economic crisis and the rise of new issues."
While not particularly a fan of Swedish politics, it is a beautiful place with interesting people (a bit like Santa Cruz). I'd like to explore it more myself someday.
Mona Sahlin the SDP leader is popular with the citizens, I'm suprised she didn't listen to the neo-progressive side of her party more