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Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark
The elk in this picture are not the ones that will be sent to Denmark. Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark

Up to a dozen elk will be transported from Sweden to Denmark in an effort to help maintain local marshlands. READ  

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv
Photo: Matt Rourke/TT

Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Aviv

UPDATE: About 270 passengers planning to fly to Stockholm are still stranded in Tel Aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on Thursday as well. READ  

What's On in Sweden
Öresund Bridge - where the opening scene of Scandinoir thriller The Bridge was filmed. Photo: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

What's On in Sweden

Sweden's three biggest cities are offering a feast of fun this weekend with street parties, Tove Lo at Gröna Lund and a chance to walk in the footsteps of Scandinoir thriller The Bridge. READ  

The Local List
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Taking a dip into the Öresund after a sauna in the local Kallbadhus features in our top 10. L.E Daniel Larsson/Flickr

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city. READ  

Swedish Essentials
Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Almedalen. But how exactly should a visitor spend their time on the island? READ  

Swedes propose new bike path to Copenhagen
The Öresund Bridge connecting Malmö and Copenhagen. And some legs. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedes propose new bike path to Copenhagen

With an ever-growing population in the Öresund region, a Swedish construction company wants to improve cross-country commuting with a speedy new metro line and "super bike tunnel" to Copenhagen. READ  

Northern Dispatches
What is it with Swedish people and gardening?
Gardening. Photo: Shutterstock

What is it with Swedish people and gardening?

Contributor Paul Connolly ponders the peculiar gardening habits of his northern neighbours - and wonders if ride-on lawnmowers may be the Ferraris of Sweden. READ  

Tourist numbers in Sweden on the rise
Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT

Tourist numbers in Sweden on the rise

Swedish tourism is a growing industry, fresh statistics have found, with a four-percent increase in visitors to Sweden last year. READ  

Introducing... The Local Denmark
Nyhavn district in Copenhagen Photo: Shutterstock

Introducing... The Local Denmark

It’s known internationally for its Nordic noir, high standard of living and great beer – but how much do we really know about Denmark? As The Local expands to Scandinavia’s most southerly nation we hope to bring less-publicized aspects of this country to the English-speaking world. READ  

Swedes' top travel destination revealed
Where is this mystery beach? Photo: Shutterstock

Swedes' top travel destination revealed

Fresh statistics from Sweden's biggest travel magazine have revealed Swedish people's favourite holiday destination - and it's not Thailand. READ  

Stockholm ranks fourth on 'club sandwich index'
File photo: The Roaming Boomers/Flickr

Stockholm ranks fourth on 'club sandwich index'

The 2014 "Club Sandwich Index" has revealed that an average Stockholm hotel's club sandwiches are the fourth most expensive in the world, setting hungry guests back 157 kronor ($24) a pop. READ  

How to make money by renting out your home
Photo: Steve Robertshaw

How to make money by renting out your home

Many people in Sweden - including many expats - have second homes. And whether it’s a cottage by the sea or an apartment in the big smoke, there’s a big market out there of people wanting to rent it for holidays. READ  

Rent a holiday home
Ten amazing places for you to warm up in March
Does summer feel a long way off? There's no need to wait - try out one of these lovely places that are warm in March.

Ten amazing places for you to warm up in March

Are you longing for a bit of sun and warmth? Sweden can take quite some time to warm up in the early part of the year, but there are plenty of direct flights to sunny destinations where you can kick-start your spring. READ  

Northern Dispatches
Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden
Paul got tired of the trek to the store, turning to the net instead. File: Jsandb/flickr

Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden

Frozen Englishman Paul Connolly takes merciless aim at food shopping in Sweden, questioning the manky vegetables, the sky-high prices, and the small conveyer belts... and shares his tips for how to take your business elsewhere. READ  

The Swedish city touted as 'Europe's greenest'
The Växjö Cathedral. Photo: Hanna Gustafsson/Flickr

The Swedish city touted as 'Europe's greenest'

Växjö in southern Sweden calls itself Europe's greenest city, with buses running on potato peels and residents mad for recycling. But some people's attachment to their cars may put the brakes on the city's carbon neutral ambition. READ  

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27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 

24 July

Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 
 
 
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