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How Stockholm looks when you're dangling at 50 metres
Photo: Screenshot/Arla Sverige

You'll see that it looks very pretty. But it's cold up there!

King: 'It's hard to work when you're being ridiculed'
King Carl XVI Gustaf. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The King of Sweden on why certain media reports make him "furious".

The Local Recipes
How to make Sweden's posh potato cakes at home
Roe is very similar to caviar. Photo: John Duxbury

Known as 'Råraka' in Swedish, this dish is common in luxury restaurants, but it's easier than you might think to make at home.

Sweden cheers birth of baby Prince Alexander
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria revealing the name. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Everything we know so far about Sweden's youngest royal.

What's on
Five quirky fairs and festivals across Sweden this week
Photo: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

From liquorice to beer to poetry, there's something for everyone.

The Local List
Six secret ways to enjoy Stockholm on a shoestring
Friends hanging out in Stockholm's Old Town. Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

Taxis, booze and meals might cost more than elsewhere in Europe, but Sweden's capital's a surprisingly easy place to hang out, even if you're short on cash.

Startups
No underdog: Swede invites expats to use pooch-sitters
DogBuddy's CEO Richard Setterwall, right. Photo: Dogbuddy

Is this the solution to keeping your dog cared for while you're on holiday?

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish smoked salmon and asparagus tart

Spring is the season of asparagus in Sweden. Try this delicious tart with smoked salmon.

The Local List
The ten weirdest taboos you must never break in Sweden
Don't jump the queue for the coffee. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Don't. Just... don't.

Dancing queens: Sweden set to overturn ban on bar bops
You know those quiet nights in the pub that end up like this? Photo: David Magnusson/SvD/TT

UPDATED: Bars in Sweden are supposed to ban people from dancing unless they have a special licence. But that finally looks set to change.

What's on in Sweden
Four fun music events to put a spring in your step
Susanne Sundfør is headlining a festival in Umeå this weekend. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/Scanpix/TT

Sweden's spring concert calendar is jam packed. Here's our pick of this week's gigs.

Interview
'It's a dream to know Swedes will watch me in their pants'
Al Pitcher. Photo: Lifeline

New Zealand comic Al Pitcher's spent seven years poking fun of Swedes on stage and his next show's set for Swedish television.

The Local List
Nine bizarre Swedish eating habits that confuse foreigners
Photo: Susanne Walström/Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se, Antti T. Nissinen/Flickr

Way more than meatballs.

Opinion
Five reasons northern Sweden is actually amazing in summer
Beach volleyball at Pite Havsbad resort in northern Sweden (no, really). Photo: Pite Havsbad Facebook

It's not just all reindeer and snow up north.

Swedish royals name the date for baby Oscar’s baptism
Prince Oscar, five days after he was born. Photo: Swedish Royal Court

UPDATED: Sweden's newest prince will be baptised in May.

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International
Eurovision heads to the US (kind of)
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Eat, learn, live: unforgettable holidays in France
National
Sweden set for sunny weekend
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Gallery
Property of the week: Vollsjö, Sjöbo
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