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What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st
Chocolate and liquorice are on the menu in Gothenburg this weekend. Photo: Shutterstock

What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st

A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week. READ  

Lifestyle
What's on in Sweden: October 10th - 17th
Top supercross stars are riding into Stockholm. Photo: TT

What's on in Sweden: October 10th - 17th

Global Supercross champions are speeding into Stockholm, Umeå has got its glad rags on for Fashion Week and Lund is hosting its annual choral festival. READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden: October 2nd - 9th
The Weeping is on sale this weekend. Photo: Stockholm's Affordable Art Fair

What's On in Sweden: October 2nd - 9th

Stockholm's Affordable Art Fair returns, British rocker Midge Ure is in Malmö and one of Gothenburg's most creative spaces is hosting a ten-year anniversary party. READ  

Tech
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  

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  

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