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Six hip spots to sun seek in Sweden's capital
Solstugan sun terrace in Kristineberg. Photo: Solstugan

Six hip spots to sun seek in Sweden's capital

Here's our pick of places to enjoy the warm weather that's finally made its way to the Swedish capital, along with our weekly guide to what's on in the rest of the country. READ  

The Local List
Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland
Visby, Gotland. Photo: Rodrigo Rivas/Imagebank Sweden

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Sweden's annual politics forum, Almedalen. But here's why it is also one of the nation's favourite tourist spots. READ  

Opinion
Why Almedalen just keeps getting better
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven greets Olof Palme's widow Lisbeth at Almedalen this week. Photo: TT

Why Almedalen just keeps getting better

Sweden’s annual politics week might be a slick, choreographed jamboree, but it’s also an amazing way to broaden your horizons. Other countries should learn from it, argues The Local's Managing Editor James Savage. READ  

My Swedish Career
'Foreign workers need a specific kind of support'
Ameek Grewal (left) with friends from his Swedish course. Photo: Private

'Foreign workers need a specific kind of support'

After two years working in banking in London, Canadian-born Ameek Grewal, 29, relocated to Stockholm a year ago and says he's boosted his health as well as his career by living among Swedes. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread
Shellfish on rye bread. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread

This attractive party appetiser is yummy at any time of year, but is a perfect easy treat if you're hosting guests during the summer. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

The Local List
Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer
A Swedish summer house. Photo: Ulf Lundin

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

This isn't the warmest summer in recent years, but it is still leaving plenty of foreigners baffled by Swedes' unique seasonal habits. Here's The Local's guide to navigating small talk when the sun comes out. READ  

Opinion
'How dare Swedes moan it's too light outside'
A midnight swim in Sweden. Photo. Werner Nystrand/Image Bank Sweden

'How dare Swedes moan it's too light outside'

It's the time of year when the sun never sets in the far north of Sweden and even the capital doesn't get dark until gone 10pm. So, after a sun-starved winter, The Local's Maddy Savage hasn't got time for Swedish residents moaning that it's too light at night. READ  

My Swedish Career
'There's a Swedish mentality of not mixing'
Irina Jingqi Liu enjoys meeting new people. Photo: Private

'There's a Swedish mentality of not mixing'

For this week's My Swedish Career feature, Irina Jingqi Liu from China tells of her struggles to make it on Stockholm's start-up scene. READ  

First food bank set to open in Swedish capital
A branch of Willys, a store donating food to the new supermarket. Photo: TT

First food bank set to open in Swedish capital

Sweden has a reputation for equality, but a growing pay gap has has led to the country's first "social supermarket" being planned for Stockholm, offering discounted donated food to residents. READ  

The Local List
Five gorgeous gems on Sweden's High Coast
Sweden's High Coast is one of the most scenic parts of the country. Photo: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

Five gorgeous gems on Sweden's High Coast

Did you know Sweden's High Coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site? Danny Chapman tracked down the five beauty spots you must visit in this stunning north-eastern region for The Local. READ  

Opinion
'Swedish equality culture is killing career growth'
Is the Swedish tradition of consensus demotivational? Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

'Swedish equality culture is killing career growth'

Sweden is famous for its equality in the workplace. But is the country's modesty and fairness in fact to blame for increasing numbers of employees taking time off because of stress? READ  

My Swedish Career
'I was a bit headstrong when I arrived in Sweden'
Jordan Nasser this year published his novel ‘Home is a Fire’. Photo: Private

'I was a bit headstrong when I arrived in Sweden'

American Jordan Nasser moved to Stockholm in 2008 after landing a job at fashion giant H&M. After six years he’s given up his career to become an author. He tells The Local why. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish Västerbotten pie
Västerbotten cheese pie. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish food

How to make Swedish Västerbotten pie

Västerbotten is a place in northern Sweden famous for producing the king of Swedish cheese dishes - Västerbottensostpaj. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

The Local List
Seven totally Swedish wedding traditions
Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist will be tying the knot this Saturday. Photo: TT

Seven totally Swedish wedding traditions

Marriages are celebrated slightly differently in Sweden. Wedding planner Mariella Gink gives The Local the lowdown on some of Sweden’s quirkier wedding traditions. READ  

Analysis
Is Sweden's 'fika' break concept going global?
Is the world about to get a taste for 'fika'? Photo: TT

Is Sweden's 'fika' break concept going global?

If you've lived in Sweden for more than five minutes you'll be well aware of the 'fika' coffee and bun tradition. But now it seems the phenomenon is going global. READ  

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