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Check out what's happening with The Local's guide to the main attractions and events in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö - in association with DoToday. READ () »

How to make money by renting out your home
Photo: Steve Robertshaw

How to make money by renting out your home

Many people in Sweden - including many expats - have second homes. And whether it’s a cottage by the sea or an apartment in the big smoke, there’s a big market out there of people wanting to rent it for holidays. READ () »

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Ten amazing places for you to warm up in March
Does summer feel a long way off? There's no need to wait - try out one of these lovely places that are warm in March.

Ten amazing places for you to warm up in March

Are you longing for a bit of sun and warmth? Sweden can take quite some time to warm up in the early part of the year, but there are plenty of direct flights to sunny destinations where you can kick-start your spring. READ () »

Northern Dispatches
Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden
Paul got tired of the trek to the store, turning to the net instead. File: Jsandb/flickr

Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden

Frozen Englishman Paul Connolly takes merciless aim at food shopping in Sweden, questioning the manky vegetables, the sky-high prices, and the small conveyer belts... and shares his tips for how to take your business elsewhere. READ () »

The Swedish city touted as 'Europe's greenest'
The Växjö Cathedral. Photo: Hanna Gustafsson/Flickr

The Swedish city touted as 'Europe's greenest'

Växjö in southern Sweden calls itself Europe's greenest city, with buses running on potato peels and residents mad for recycling. But some people's attachment to their cars may put the brakes on the city's carbon neutral ambition. READ () »

A beginner's guide to the Swedish food scene
French macaroons with "Swedish" parfums such as saffron. Photo: Solveig Rundquist

A beginner's guide to the Swedish food scene

Just about the only foods you can preface with the word "Swedish" are "meatballs" and "fish". But meatballs are mundane and Swedish Fish are made in Canada. So what foods truly set Sweden apart? The Local's Solveig Rundquist heads on a food tour to find out. READ () »

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Ten cheesiest souvenirs you can find in Sweden
Who wouldn't want to see this perched on a shelf in the home of family or friends back home? Photo: The Local

Ten cheesiest souvenirs you can find in Sweden

Planning a visit to Sweden? Or do you live in Sweden and need something to send home? Well here is the ultimate list of the tackiest souvenirs on sale in Sweden. READ () »

Union bolthole to luxury spa: a Swedish trip
Photo courtesy of Yasuragi.

Union bolthole to luxury spa: a Swedish trip

A Japanese spa's past as a Swedish union stronghold grants The Local's Katie Dodd an insight into Sweden's industrial journey while offering a calming antidote to multi-tasking city life. READ () »

Northern Dispatches
A countryside retreat that defies Swedish 'lagom'
You drive and you drive and you drive... and it's worth it. Fjällnas hotel.

A countryside retreat that defies Swedish 'lagom'

Hotels in the Swedish countryside are OK for a slumber, but a slumber party or anything more advanced involving wining and dining? Forget it, thought <b>Paul Connolly</b>... until he stumbled across a jewel. READ () »

Malmö in midst of hotel boom: report

Malmö in midst of hotel boom: report

Malmö in southern Sweden has underlined its status as a growing tourist and business destination with some 1,621 new hotel rooms planned within the next three years. READ () »

Sweden's 'coolest' concert: an igloo full of instruments made of ice
A violinist plays an ice violin. Photo: Linda Snäll

Sweden's 'coolest' concert: an igloo full of instruments made of ice

A team in Luleå is in the process of putting together a long-running musical event to be performed on instruments made out of ice in what has been touted as the biggest ice concert in an igloo that Sweden has ever seen. READ () »

Ice Hotel voted 'best Swedish experience'

Ice Hotel voted 'best Swedish experience'

The unique Ice Hotel in northern Sweden beat off competition from the new Abba museum to scoop the best travel experience in the country award. READ () »

Tourists frightened off by southern Swedish accent

Tourists frightened off by southern Swedish accent

The distinctive southern Swedish dialect has been accused of scaring off potential visitors from the rest of the country according to a new report. READ () »

Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?
The herring and fish spread at Fredriksborg tavern on Varmdö.

Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?

We know it's only November, but as Sweden is readying for its annual Christmas culinary fetish, The Local asks if fusion deserves a spot at the Swedish <i>julbord</i> alongside traditional meatballs and sausages? READ () »

Sweden's Ice Hotel told to get fire alarms

Sweden's Ice Hotel told to get fire alarms

Sweden's Ice Hotel has been ordered by the National Housing Board to install fire alarms, despite being made completely out of frozen water. READ () »

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"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

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