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Seven hot tips to blend in on a Swedish beach
Learn to sunbathe like a Swede. Photo: Leif R Jansson/SCANPIX

Seven hot tips to blend in on a Swedish beach

2 days ago

Swedes have been flocking to the seaside to enjoy the current heatwave. But before you follow them, read The Local's ultimate guide to how to pass for a true Swede when you're on the beach.

Soaring air traffic as Swedes seek out sun
Tourists in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Soaring air traffic as Swedes seek out sun

August 07, 2015

Disappointing summer weather on the home front while most of Europe was enjoying a heatwave led to a rise in Swedes flying abroad in search of sun and warmth, according to figures released on Friday.

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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

July 24, 2015

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.

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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

July 23, 2015

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.

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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

July 18, 2015

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.

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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

July 16, 2015

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.

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

Tourists to get more help in Swedish mountains

July 09, 2015

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.

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

Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub

July 08, 2015

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.

Record bookings boost at Swedish camp sites

June 26, 2015

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.

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Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

June 18, 2015

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.

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Harstena: Life on Sweden's secret islands
Photo: Ostkusten kajak

Harstena: Life on Sweden's secret islands

June 15, 2015

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.

Hotels fail to cash in on Swedish tourism boom

June 15, 2015

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.

Sweden beats Denmark to 'most livable' capital

June 12, 2015

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.

Marathon hero boost to Stockholm runners

June 03, 2015

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.

Drunk passengers force SAS alcohol rule change

June 02, 2015

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.

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