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World car record on Malmö bridge

World car record on Malmö bridge

The longest electric car parade on a bridge between two countries was formed on the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark on Sunday, with environmental campaigners breaking several other world records in the process. READ  

National
Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Sweden is set to buck the European trend of rising air prices with fares expected to drop next year according to a new report. READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden
The Hollies are heading to Sweden. Photo: TT

What's On in Sweden

Sweden is taking a trip back to the 1960s, with British rock group The Hollies heading to Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, while one of the country's top modern art museums is getting a makeover. READ  

National
SAS recovers after website problems
Photo: TT

SAS recovers after website problems

UPDATED: Scandinavian Airlines says its website is functioning normally again after technical problems on Monday and Tuesday. READ  

Oslo and Gothenburg plan direct rail link
Oslo and Gothenburg (above) set to connect. Photo: Colorful roofs of Gothenburg Sweden

Oslo and Gothenburg plan direct rail link

Sweden and Norway have agreed to start planning a direct train connection between the Norwegian capital and Sweden's second-biggest city. READ  

Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year
The view of Kebnekaise's southern peak, soon to be the second highest peak in the country. Photo: Stockholm University

Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year

Mount Kebnekaise's southern peak will no longer be the highest point in Sweden by 2015, researchers predicted on Thursday, adding that the change will spell a major blow for tourism in the region. READ  

Stockholm
What do the Swedes do when summer's over?
Photo: Isabela Vrba

What do the Swedes do when summer's over?

The heatwave is well and truly over, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. With this in mind, The Local's Isabela Vrba chatted to ten Stockholmers about how they plan to tackle the autumn. 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  

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19 September

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"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
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