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IN PICTURES: 8 of Sweden’s wondrous national parks
Vadvetjåkka is Sweden's northernmost national park. Photo: Peter Rosén/Rosénmedia

It’s National Parks Day in Sweden. Who knew? A perfect opportunity surely to take a closer look at some of the country’s most amazing natural wonders…

Swedes cheer arrival of summer's midnight sun
The Nordic midnight sun. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/TT

For the next two months, the sun will never set in the stunning far north of Sweden.

'Fika is a coffee break, with emphasis on break'
All pictures from the documentary 'Fika: to have coffee'. Photo: Fabian Schmid

The Local speaks to Zürich-based budding filmmaker Fabian Schmid about why he decided to travel to Sweden to shoot a documentary about the unique Nordic 'fika' concept.

Swedish flight chaos caused by 'network maintenance'
The effects of Thursday's problems were still being felt on Friday. Johan Nilsson/TT

UPDATED: Work on Telia's networks may have caused Thursday's issues.

Swedish beaches are cleaner, but these are still too dirty
Sunbathers at Sibbarp's beach in 2013. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Nine Swedish public swimming spots have failed EU water quality tests.

How Arthur the jungle dog 'opened doors and minds'
Arthur the Ecuadorian dog. Photo: Håkan Nordström/TT

The Local speaks to Swede Mikael Lindnord, on the day he releases a book about the rescue of stray dog Arthur from the Ecuadorian rainforest – a story which warmed hearts across the globe.

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Four things to do, look at, eat and listen to in Sweden
Food festival in Skåne, anyone? Photo: Skånes matfestival/Cecilia Franck

Can't think of anything to do in Sweden this weekend? Here are some great ideas!

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Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
Someone probably sang Dancing Queen to her again. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

If I hear one more word about Abba...

You'll never guess which is Europe's hottest capital
Stockholmers enjoying the sun. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Spaniards to flock to Stockholm in search of the sun?

Sweden set to sizzle with weekend highs of 23C
Dogs enjoying the sunshine on Thursday. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Sweden's capital was the first spot in the country to formally shake off the spring on Thursday, while warm weather is set to stick around across the country.

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Nine startling ways Sweden's capital will steal your heart
Living in Stockholm isn't all about Abba and meatballs. Photos: Hasse Holmberg/Anders Wikström/Christine Olsson/TT

It's easy to fall in love with Stockholm's architecture, parks and sense of style. But there are so many more reasons to be passionate about the stunning city.

Say 'hej hej hej' to some Swedish sunshine
Stockholmers enjoying a previous spring heatwave in 2014. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

UPDATED: Temperatures are set to top 20C in parts of Sweden this week.

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Six secret ways to enjoy Stockholm on a shoestring
Friends hanging out in Stockholm's Old Town. Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

Taxis, booze and meals might cost more than elsewhere in Europe, but Sweden's capital's a surprisingly easy place to hang out, even if you're short on cash.

No underdog: Swede invites expats to use pooch-sitters
DogBuddy's CEO Richard Setterwall, right. Photo: Dogbuddy

Is this the solution to keeping your dog cared for while you're on holiday?

What does two percent of Norway have against Sweden?
What do two percent of Norwegians have against Sweden? Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

This is how Swedish tourism bosses are hoping to convince not just 98 percent, but ALL Norwegians to come to Sweden.

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