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The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Sweden
One reviewer complained that the Ice Hotel was "freezing". Photo: Wikicommons

The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Sweden

From breath-taking archipelagos to grand palaces, Sweden has a wealth of tourist attractions begging to be explored. Some visitors, however, never seem satisfied, as these TripAdvisor reviews show. READ  

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Seven ways to beat this week's Swedish rain
Wet weather in Sweden. Photo: Emilie Asplund/Image Bank Sweden

Seven ways to beat this week's Swedish rain

Another wet week is forecast for much of Sweden. Here are our top tips for making the most of the drizzly weather, alongside our regular interactive guide to events around the country. READ  

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Ten Stockholm streets you have to walk down
Svartensgatan, Södermalm. Photo: Elin Jönsson/The Local

Ten Stockholm streets you have to walk down

Stockholm is a small city with a big history and is easily explored on foot. The Local's pulled together our guide to the ten unmissable streets you've got to stroll down, whether you're a visitor or a veteran in the Swedish capital. READ  

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Nordic tourists shun bag offer to help migrants
Ving staff handing out donated goods in Greece. Photo: Ving

Nordic tourists shun bag offer to help migrants

Thousands of tourists from Sweden and Denmark have been invited to donate to migrants arriving on Mediterranean islands by checking in an extra bag of unwanted clothes, but less than 30 are believed to have taken up the offer. READ  

Tourists to get more help in Swedish mountains
Hikers in northern Sweden. Photo: Fjällsäkerhetsrådet

Tourists to get more help in Swedish mountains

Mountain safety for tourists is set to improve in Sweden, with authorities introducing more signposting and guides in English as rising numbers of foreigners head for the hills. READ  

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Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: expats' new international 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
Photo: Ostkusten kajak

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

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  

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