‘Dalarna stole my heart’: 16 reasons to visit Sweden’s winter gem

‘Dalarna stole my heart’: 16 reasons to visit Sweden’s winter gem

When we asked The Local’s readers for your best winter memories of Dalarna in the heart of Sweden, you had plenty to say. “There are many places in the world I love but Dalarna stole my heart completely,” one reader told us. From cross-country skiing and dog sledding to tips for reinvigorating your mind, here's your guide to the best of this region in winter.

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Studying in Sweden: seven tips for perfecting your application letter

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The fast-growing Swedish city attracting global talent

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“It still feels kind of unbelievable and really exciting to be here,” says Wade Wang, a few weeks into his new life in Skövde, a fast-growing city in central Southern Sweden. “Moving from China to Sweden was a very big step for us. But we got the opportunity to live and work together in another country, learn a different culture, and enjoy a different way of life. We see this in a very positive way.”

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Winter escapes: treat yourself with a trip to the ‘Venice of the north’

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Uncertainty is a fact of life even at the best of times and much of what we thought was certain or secure has proven to have shaky foundations over the past couple of years. Long-term unemployment in Sweden recently hit a record level of 190,000, while tens of millions of jobs have been lost worldwide due to the pandemic.

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The emergence of the Omicron variant won't lead to any major changes in Sweden's Covid response, state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told AFP on Tuesday, insisting "it has worked in the past".

Sweden tightens Covid-19 testing guidelines for international arrivals

Sweden tightens Covid-19 testing guidelines for international arrivals

Two new cases of Omicron Covid variant discovered in Sweden

Two new cases of Omicron Covid variant discovered in Sweden

READERS REVEAL: Five tricks for winning the apartment hunt in Sweden
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Swedish vocabulary: The words and phrases you need to survive the job hunt

Swedish vocabulary: The words and phrases you need to survive the job hunt

In many companies across Sweden, English is the working language, but understanding at least some Swedish will serve you well in the search for a job.

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How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

A new cross-border collaboration to match Swedish job seekers with Danish employers aims to solve the late-pandemic labour crises in both countries.

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Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now

Nine spooky spots and ghosts around haunted Sweden
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COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?

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How to pick mushrooms in Sweden like you’ve been doing it all your life

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How to celebrate Christmas like an Austrian

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