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Man kicked off flight from Sweden over 'Isis tattoo'
A Norwegian plane at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A flight from Stockholm was delayed on Thursday after it was claimed that one of the passengers had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm.

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Five rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend
The rooftop bar at Slakthuset in southern Stockholm. Photo: Slakthuset

Even if you think you've seen it all in Stockholm, seeing the city from its rooftops is a different experience, and what better time to do that than on a sunny summer weekend?

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VIDEO: Five parks you need to visit in Uppsala
Residents enjoying Uppsala's City Garden. Photo: Niklas Lundengård/ www.destinationuppsala.se

Whether you live in Uppsala or have just been accepted to its university, this list of the city's five finest parks is a great guide for the remaining summer weeks.

My humiliating experience hunting Pokémon in Sweden
The Local's Lee Roden playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm – guaranteed to embarrass. Photo: Lee Roden

From embarrassment on a bridge to punishing Pikachu in a park, playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm can be a frustrating experience.

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Meet the Belgians breathing fresh life into rural Sweden
Sam Lormans and Jeroen Sleurs. Photo: Private

How a Belgian couple are creating a tourism boom in a very small northern Swedish village.

Why Sweden now offers taxis in 28 different languages
A badge indicating a driver speaks both Swedish and French. Photo: Taxi Stockholm

Speak Chinese, Spanish or Russian? You can now book a Stockholm taxi in your mother tongue.

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Five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm
A ghost walk in Gamla Stan is one way to kick off July in Stockholm. Photo: Jeppe Wikström/Visit Stockholm

From Vikings to ghosts, music and more: The Local looks at five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm.

My Swedish Career
'I was only supposed to stay in Sweden for a few months'
Dan Paech, the founder of Run With Me Stockholm. Photo: Private

Meet Dan Paech, 31, the Australian who found his entrepreneurial path in Stockholm.

What's on in Sweden
Five alternative ways to celebrate Swedish Midsummer
An 'Untraditional Midsummer' at Södra Teatern is among the alternative ways to celebrate Sweden's big summer holiday this weekend. Photo: Södra Teatern

From drag queens to big dippers, and even some Latin flair, The Local looks at five alternative ways to take part in Sweden's biggest summer holiday.

What's on in Sweden
Five unusual musical events in Sweden this week
Photo: Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/imagebank.sweden.se

Summer in Sweden brings plenty of concerts and festivals of all varieties. Here are some of the quirkiest ways to have a musical week, whatever your taste.

Sweden’s best summer city revealed
Sweden's best summer city? Photo: Christian Alsing/Creative Commons

The best Swedish city to visit in the summer has been revealed, and the big hitters have been outdone by an unlikely winner.

Mediators call striking Swedish pilots to negotiations
The walkout comes during a peak travel season, and has hit charter groups hard. Photo: TT

Third day of airport chaos with 26,000 passengers affected.

20,000 stranded as Swedish pilots strike for second day
Sunday's flight cancellations were expected to affect another 26,000 travellers. Photo: TT

Around 20,000 passengers were stranded on Saturday after Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled 159 flights due to a Swedish pilots' strike and warned of another 220 flight cancellations on Sunday.

Swedish pilot strike hits 20,000 passengers
159 flights are affected with up to 20,000 passengers affected. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

The strike by 400 Scandinavian Airlines pilots, called on Friday evening after talks broke down between the Swedish Pilots 'Association (SPF) and the employers' organisation, hit air passengers hard on Saturday with more than 150 flights cancelled.

Snowmen in summer?! This is northern Sweden right now
A kid in Kiruna finishes off building a summer snowman. Photo: Johan Ylitalo

No, your eyes do not deceive you, this is a picture of a kid building a snowman in June.

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