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This is what Sweden's new Icehotel looks like
An artist's impression of the hotel in winter. Photo: PinPin Studio/Icehotel

The famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi has just opened its new year-round section. Have a look at some of the first pictures of one of the world's most unusual hotels here.

In pictures: Stockholm's new myth-busting Viking museum
Artist's impression of Viking characters Ragnhild and Harald. Photo: Mats Vänehem/Vikingaliv

Who were those bearded warriors?

Six things I've learned after six months in Sweden
Sheona Urquhart on the beach of Fårö, Gotland. Photo: Private

Australian singer and writer Sheona Urquhart looks back at her first six months in Sweden in this guest blog for The Local.

The Local List
Are these Sweden's 12 prettiest towns?
Are these some of the most beautiful towns in Sweden? Photo: Hans-Olof Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se & Annika af Klercker/SvD/TT & Tina Stafren/imagebank.sweden.se

A Swedish travel news site has listed the country's 12 most beautiful towns and cities. Do you agree with their picks?

In pictures
These are Sweden's ten most beautiful places
This is number seven on the list. Photo: Kristina Ekholm/Sveriges Natur

At least according to a new ranking.

Swedish chef wins two Michelin stars for NY eatery
Aska chef Fredrik Berselius pictured with his wife Katrina. Photo: Pontus Höök/TT

Aska, headed by Swede Fredrik Berselius, only reopened in July.

Swedes world's third best non-native English speakers
Women tend to be better at English than men, also in Sweden. Photo: Faramarz Gosheh/imagebank.sweden.se

And guess WHERE in Sweden the best English speakers live...?

The Local List
In pictures: These are Sweden's new stamps
What's more Swedish than this? Photo: Bertram Stenlund/Postnord

These seven Instagram photos have won a competition to become Sweden's next stamps.

My Swedish Career
'Fun things in Stockholm don't have to break the bank'
Musician Anita Tatlow who also runs a Stockholm travel blog. Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local

British musician and blogger Anita Tatlow shares her best tips for how to enjoy Stockholm on a shoestring.

Why travelling to the US from Sweden is about to get easier
The agreement should make the journey from Stockholm to the US smoother. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

UPDATED: What a new agreement means for those flying from Stockholm to the US.

More trains to run between Oslo and Stockholm
Passenger numbers between the cities have increased since SJ put is faster train, the X 2000, on the stretch. Photo: Steffan Nilsson/SJ

With the train route between Oslo and Stockholm seeing steadily increasing passenger numbers, the number of daily departures will increase from three to five.

Here's how slow Sweden's high-speed trains are getting
A Swedish SJX2000 high speed train. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

The high-speed rail journey between the three biggest Swedish cities is about to get longer.

Video
Watch this amazing footage of Sweden’s landscapes
A still from the aerial footage of Sweden. Photo: Nate Summer-Cook

The spectacular drone footage captures both Sweden's south and the opposite extreme, thousands of kilometres north.

What's On in Sweden
Five ways to discover something new in Sweden
Frank Zappa's symphonic works will be performed in Malmö this weekend. Photo: Anonymous/AP

From a performance of Frank Zappa's unheralded orchestral work to an intriguing combination of circus and opera, Sweden has some unique events this weekend.

The Local List
Top six things to do in Stockholm this autumn
Autumn in Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Autumn in Sweden might seem dark and gloomy, but Stockholm has lots of attractions to make it easier to enjoy the changing weather.

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IN PICTURES: Stockholm's new myth-busting Viking museum
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