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How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer
A Swede cooling off in a hammock in Visby, Sweden. Photo: The Local

How to be a cool Swede during a hot summer

As summer finally arrives in the Nordics, here are ten tips on how to cool down and look hot, Swedish style. READ  

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Crans-Montana: International expat hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: International expat hub

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland. READ  

Record bookings boost at Swedish camp sites
Swedish camp sites are set for a record summer. Photo: Rob Vanstone/SCR

Record bookings boost at Swedish camp sites

Swedish camp sites are well positioned to break all records this summer as foreign tourists flock to the Nordic country, according to an industry survey. READ  

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Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer
Strange Swedish Midsummer food for young and old. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

The Local brings you the low-down on the five weirdest Swedish foods we hope you tried as the Nordic country went crazy for Midsummer Eve celebrations this year. READ  

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Harstena: Life on Sweden's secret islands
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Harstena: Life on Sweden's secret islands

Have you ever eaten seal meat? Taken a 6am boat to get to school? Or gone kayaking by moonlight, perhaps? The Local’s Solveig Rundquist visits the remote island of Harstena to get a taste of life in Sweden’s secret archipelago. READ  

Hotels fail to cash in on Swedish tourism boom
The Swedish tourism industry is booming. Photo: Ulf Lundin/imagebank.sweden.se

Hotels fail to cash in on Swedish tourism boom

Cheaper prices have made it harder for Swedish hotels to profit on a recent the tourism boom, with six percent more rooms sold in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2014. READ  

Sweden beats Denmark to 'most livable' capital
Is Stockholm's hip reputation flying away? Photo: Ola Ericson/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden beats Denmark to 'most livable' capital

Stockholm and Copenhagen have fallen out of the top five most livable places on the planet in elite magazine Monocle's rankings. But for the first time the Swedish capital has trumped its Nordic rival. READ  

Marathon hero boost to Stockholm runners
Marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe. Photo: Nike

Marathon hero boost to Stockholm runners

British long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe, who is the women's world record holder in the marathon, has been training amateur runners in Stockholm this week ahead of a jam-packed season for the sport in towns and cities across Sweden. READ  

Drunk passengers force SAS alcohol rule change
SAS is one of Scandinavia's biggest airlines. Photo: TT

Drunk passengers force SAS alcohol rule change

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced new guidelines designed to limit passengers travelling within Europe to three alcoholic drinks per flight, following problems with drunk passengers last summer. READ  

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Murder, myth and magic: where Sweden began
Alvastra Abbey in Östergötland. Photo: Solveig Rundquist/The Local

Murder, myth and magic: where Sweden began

Nowadays when people think of Sweden, chances are they think of Stockholm. But it hasn't always been that way. The Local's Solveig Rundquist travelled to Östergötland to discover Sweden's past - Vikings, witches, saints and all. READ  

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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

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  

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