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How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer
A Swede cooling off in a hammock in Visby, Sweden. Photo: The Local

How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer

As summer finally arrives in the Nordics, here are ten tips on how to cool down and look hot, Swedish style. READ  

Oasis star calls Zlatan 'idiot' but 'likes Sweden'
Noel Gallagher performing earlier this year (L) and Sweden’s star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R): Photos: TT

Oasis star calls Zlatan 'idiot' but 'likes Sweden'

One of the UK’s most iconic Britpop era stars, Noel Gallagher, has caused a stir in Sweden after calling its star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a ‘moron’ and slamming a Nordic journalist. READ  

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‘I don’t feel Swedish, I feel international’
Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Peter Dahlen.

‘I don’t feel Swedish, I feel international’

Fourteen years ago, American Peter Dahlen was just another “love refugee” in Sweden. Today he’s the Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), working hard to improve trade between Sweden and the US. The Local asked him about connectivity, trade, and life in Sweden. READ  

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Crans-Montana: International expat hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: International expat hub

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland. READ  

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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  

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Swedish women’s sex habits: riskier than ever
Photo: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/IStockPhoto

Swedish women’s sex habits: riskier than ever

Research shows that young Swedish females are taking more risks when it comes to sex – but why? READ  

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double
British sailor Ian Walker. Photo: TT

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double

Briton Ian Walker aims to complete a rare Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday as the biggest yachting race in the world finally reaches its climax in the Swedish port of Gothenburg. 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  

What's on in Sweden
Five events to get you dancing this week
UK DJ Calvin Harris will headline the Bråvalla festival. Photo: TT

Five events to get you dancing this week

Sweden's biggest music festival Bråvalla kicks off in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, with Calvin Harris and Muse among the big names on the bill and there are plenty more places to party across the country. READ  

Foreign tourism boom boosts jobs in Sweden
Tourists canoeing in Sweden. Photo: Ulf Lundin/Image Bank Sweden

Foreign tourism boom boosts jobs in Sweden

Sweden's international tourism industry is flourishing, with global visitors spending more cash in the Nordic nation and thousands of new jobs emerging in the sector. 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  

Terrified mum rescues boy stuck up tall tree
Liza Krohn rescuing her son. Photo: Räddningstjänsten Habo

Terrified mum rescues boy stuck up tall tree

A hero mother who is afraid of heights has told The Local how she climbed ten metres up a tree to rescue her son Cazper, 5, who had scaled the trunk while pretending to be a monkey. READ  

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Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer
Strange Swedish Midsummer food for young and old. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

The Local brings you the low-down on the five weirdest Swedish foods we hope you tried as the Nordic country went crazy for Midsummer Eve celebrations this year. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: June 18th - 25th
Sweden's favourite sing-along show, Allsång på Skansen. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

What's on in Sweden: June 18th - 25th

Sweden's most talked-about music event is here, as is an annual festival for fans of the original master of Nordic Noir. That's on top of a holiday that will see even your normally quiet Swedish friends turned into party animals. READ  

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 'I constantly evolve my Swedishness'
Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Photo: Monika Sziladi

'I constantly evolve my Swedishness'

Sweden isn’t the same place it was 50 years ago – and that’s a good thing. Star Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson tells The Local about cuisine, curiosity, and connectivity. READ  

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