It might be identified now.. I e-mailed the Skansen Aquaria and they replied that it might be a "large swedish house spider".. I did some searching and found out that these suckers are pretty rare and cause lots of hysteria when found because of their size, which is exactly what happened here.
The body size is about 2cm, while the width of the legs can get up to 6cm, so its pretty much spot on which the one I found.
Some pics: http://www.bioresurs.uu.se/myller/stad/stor_husspindel.htm
Fast, no reason to go all way up to Svalbard, join me here in the land of fire and ice no bad insects, no snakes, no reptiles no nothing. Just .... unicorns and care bears
Ever since I got treated by a young foxy nurse from Iceland, I\'ve always wanted to visit your wonderful country.
If you really have no insects, thats just a plus on the side.
What? Is that for real? I\'ve never ever seen anything remotely like it.
Yes, its true.
Apparently they travel by TRAIN over the bridge and into the country. They have been found on the man made island by the bridge and later in Ystad.http://www.kristianstadsbladet.se/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051104/KRISTIANSTAD/111040853/1203/RSS
För två år sedan upptäcktes spindeln i Danmark. I fjor hittade Lars Jonsson och ett tv-team från programmet Mitt i naturen ett 20-tal exemplar på den konstgjorda ön Pepparholm vid Öresundsbron.
So make sure to check under your bed, Samwise.