What is Fika?

Maybe you have heard this word fika but you don't really know what it's all about. Why is fika so important?

A common explaination for fika is "coffee with something sweet". Although it is a fact that Swedes are among the largest coffee drinkers in the world, not everyone drinks coffee. But almost all Swedes are having Fika, some even several times a day.

So again, what's the point and meaning of this Fika?

Fika is more than having a drink and some sweets, it's also a time for a break and a moment to socialize with others. You can have fika at home, in cafées and also at work. At many workplaces it's almost a rule to have a morning fika break and a afternoon fika.