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Finnair launches new routes to Sweden
A Finnair flight. Photo: TT

Finnair launches new routes to Sweden

UPDATED: Helsinki-based airline Finnair has announced it is opening new services between Swedish airports in Umeå, Luleå, Norrköping and Visby and the Finnish capital. READ  

Mallorca remains top sun spot for Swedish tourists
Playa Cala Major beach in Mallorca. Photo: TT

Mallorca remains top sun spot for Swedish tourists

Spanish island Mallorca is the most popular holiday destination for Swedes in 2015, 60 years after the first charter plane touched down there. READ  

Norwegian cancels 160 flights despite strike deal
File Photo: Johan Nilsson/Scandpix/NTB

Norwegian cancels 160 flights despite strike deal

Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle cancelled 160 flights on Wednesday, mostly in Scandinavia, despite having brokered a deal with its pilots that ended an 11-day strike action. READ  

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What's on in Sweden: March 5th - 11th
A Game of Thrones exhibition is opening in Stockholm this weekend. Photo: Helen Sloan/TT

What's on in Sweden: March 5th - 11th

From a children’s film festival in southern Sweden to an exhibition to delight Game of Thrones fans in the heart of Stockholm. Find out what's going on in your corner of Sweden with our weekly guide. READ  

Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues
Services out of Stockholm's Arlanda airport were cancelled on Wednesday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues

Budget Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has asked Small Planet Airlines to operate some of its flights in Europe after around 700 of the company’s pilots went on strike. But dozens of services from cities including Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen remain cancelled. READ  

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'Sweden must connect the dots with India'
Indian Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison. Photo: Indian Embassy Stockholm

'Sweden must connect the dots with India'

When visitors step off a plane at Arlanda Airport, they are flooded with claims that Stockholm is "the heart of Scandinavia". But Indian Ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison says the city must increase connections to the world in order to live up to its promises. READ  

Norwegian strike sparks Sweden travel chaos
Stockholm's Arlanda airport on Wednesday. Photo: TT

Norwegian strike sparks Sweden travel chaos

UPDATED: Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) cancelled all flights in Scandinavia and several journeys to other European cities on Wednesday as Swedish and Danish pilots joined their striking colleagues in Norway. READ  

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Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden
Talking and texting is easier in warmer weather. Photo: Susanne Walström/Image Bank Sweden

Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden

The snow has melted in large parts of Sweden, but there are plenty more clues that spring is on the way, from previously hibernating colleagues suddenly arranging midweek beers to busy barber shops. Here's The Local's unofficial guide to the end of Swedish winter. READ  

800 staff sent home after Norwegian strike action
A Norwegian flight grounded in Oslo on Sunday. Photo: TT

800 staff sent home after Norwegian strike action

UPDATED: Hundreds of workers could be sent home without pay as Scandinavian airline Norwegian threatens a lockout of workers if a strike affecting Swedish and Norwegian staff is not resolved by Wednesday morning. READ  

Accelerated for Ice Music
Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden
Charlie Sexton strums an ice bango at the City of Songs Ice Music concert in Luleå on February 27th, 2015 co-founder. Photo: Luleåfotograferna

Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden

Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton helped write a piece of musical history in northern Sweden at the weekend with the world premiere of new compositions written expressly for ice instruments performed at the Ice Music City of Songs concerts in Luleå. READ  

SAS walkout halted but Norwegian strike looms
Travellers delayed in Copenhagen over the weekend. Photo: TT

SAS walkout halted but Norwegian strike looms

Staff working for Scandinavian airline SAS have said they will return to work after a four day strike, while Norwegian workers based in Sweden could strike later this week. READ  

Accelerated for Ice Music
Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden
Charlie Sexton (l) and Phoebe Hunt (r) look on as Ice Music co-founder Tim Linhart examines an ice violin. Photo: Luleåfotograferna

Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden

Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton and other Texas musicians are in a race against the clock to get acquainted with "magical" ice instruments just days before performing on the Ice Music stage in Luleå in northern Sweden. READ  

Swedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout
Norwegian is increasingly hiring cheaper crews from Thailand and Eastern Europe. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Swedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout

The Swedish Pilot’s Union has pledged to mount a sympathy strike in support of staff working for budget airline Norwegian, if a planned walkout goes ahead over the border this Sunday. READ  

Early spring brings pollen misery for some
A hazel plant in Sweden. Photo: Stefan Holm

Early spring brings pollen misery for some

Spring has sprung in southern Sweden where the new season is deemed to have arrived when temperatures remain above freezing for seven says in a row. But the milder weather isn't all good news for hayfever sufferers. READ  

Athletes help with escalator shutdown
A shot from the video Reebok made about the athletes. Photo: TT

Athletes help with escalator shutdown

With 39 subway station escalators still out of action in the Swedish capital as a precaution after a woman was hurt in an accident last weekend, athletes have been carrying tired travellers up the stairs. READ  

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