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Seven fun things to do this Swedish holiday
Gothenburg in the evening sunshine. Photo: Werner Nystrand/Image Bank Sweden

Seven fun things to do this Swedish holiday

It's a public holiday in Sweden on Thursday, with many companies shutting up shop from Wednesday afternoon until Monday morning. From outdoor yoga to al fresco dining, here are our top tips for making the most of the country's second May mini-break. READ  

Swedish police called over airport luggage row
One of the family members fainted during the row. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish police called over airport luggage row

A dispute that erupted over a family’s refusal to pay for excess luggage at a check-in counter at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport on Sunday spiralled out of control to the point that police had to be called to the scene to try to mediate. READ  

Sweden crashes in global tourism rankings
Boat houses in west Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Broman/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden crashes in global tourism rankings

Transport links, prices and the quality of Sweden’s hotels have been called into question in a global report that has ranked the Nordic nation 23rd in the world for travel and tourism compared to 5th place in 2011. READ  

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row
A hotel near Gothenburg. Photo: Fredrik Broman/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row

UPDATED: Hotel reservation website Booking.com has agreed to allow hoteliers in Sweden to charge cheaper online prices elsewhere, following a long legal battle. READ  

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

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

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  

What's on in Sweden

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  

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  

The Local List

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

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

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  

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