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What's On in Sweden

What's On in Sweden

Autumn has arrived in Sweden, which means grey skies are approaching. But summer goes out with a skip, hop, and a bang - the annual Color Run is taking place in Stockholm this weekend. READ  

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion
Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion

Stockholm is preparing itself for a zombie invasion this weekend, as the walking dead hit the streets in droves for the annual Zombie Walk. READ  

Radar fault delays flights from Stockholm airports
Arlanda control tower. Photo: Fredrik Sjöberg/Flickr

Radar fault delays flights from Stockholm airports

Up to 100 flights to and from Stockholm's Arlanda and Bromma airports may be delayed on Tuesday due to a radar fault. READ  

Sweden's Ice Hotel to hold Arctic obstacle race
Photo: YouTube screenshot

Sweden's Ice Hotel to hold Arctic obstacle race

Sweden's Ice Hotel has announced plans (and a video) to launch a sub-zero obstacle course to mark its 25th birthday. READ  

Visby Medieval Week
Lord of the Rings meets Visby Medieval Week
Sting - the sword of Frodo Baggins, and its creator Peter Lyon. Photo: Gotland Museum

Lord of the Rings meets Visby Medieval Week

The Medieval Week on the island of Gotland is back in full swing for its 31st year, with fire shows, Vikings and a behind the scenes look at the Lord of the Rings. The Local's Isabela Vrba finds out more. READ  

Exploring Sweden
Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak
Sitting on top of Sweden.

Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak

The Local's Oliver Gee has returned from climbing the highest mountain in Sweden. He talks about the adventure, facing certain doom, and mosquitoes the size of golf balls. READ  

Top five tips for climbing Kebnekaise
Oliver Gee and Kebnekaise (to the right).

Top five tips for climbing Kebnekaise

The Local's Oliver Gee shares his top tips for scaling the tallest mountain in Sweden - Kebnekaise. READ  

Flight from Sweden to LA forced to turn back
The Arlanda airport control tower. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Flight from Sweden to LA forced to turn back

A Norwegian Air flight bound for Los Angeles had to turn around and land in Stockholm again on Monday afternoon after the captain noticed problems with the wing's take off and landing flaps. READ  

Sweden's tourism figures on the rise for 2014

Sweden's tourism figures on the rise for 2014

Tourism in Sweden is on the rise, with the first half of 2014 seeing a boom in visiting figures for both domestic and foreign tourists. READ  

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark
The elk in this picture are not the ones that will be sent to Denmark. Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark

Up to a dozen elk will be transported from Sweden to Denmark in an effort to help maintain local marshlands. READ  

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv
Photo: Matt Rourke/TT

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv

UPDATE: About 270 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm are still stranded in Tel Aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on Thursday as well. READ  

The Local List
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Taking a dip into the Öresund after a sauna in the local Kallbadhus features in our top 10. L.E Daniel Larsson/Flickr

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city. READ  

Swedish Essentials
Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Almedalen. But how exactly should a visitor spend their time on the island? READ  

Swedes propose new bike path to Copenhagen
The Öresund Bridge connecting Malmö and Copenhagen. And some legs. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedes propose new bike path to Copenhagen

With an ever-growing population in the Öresund region, a Swedish construction company wants to improve cross-country commuting with a speedy new metro line and "super bike tunnel" to Copenhagen. READ  

Northern Dispatches
What is it with Swedish people and gardening?
Gardening. Photo: Shutterstock

What is it with Swedish people and gardening?

Contributor Paul Connolly ponders the peculiar gardening habits of his northern neighbours - and wonders if ride-on lawnmowers may be the Ferraris of Sweden. READ  

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