MAPS: New tool reveals cheapest places to rent an apartment in Sweden

MAPS: New tool reveals cheapest places to rent an apartment in Sweden

Rory Crean, a British postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University, has developed an interactive website to compare rent prices throughout Sweden. The Local got in touch with him to find out how the site can help newcomers navigate the rental market.

Weather alert: Up to 30 centimetres of snow to fall in northern Sweden

Weather alert: Up to 30 centimetres of snow to fall in northern Sweden

Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?
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Driving in Sweden: When should you change to winter tyres?

Coronavirus: The latest news about the outbreak in Sweden
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Ericsson says 5G contracts are ‘driving growth in our core business’

Ericsson says 5G contracts are ‘driving growth in our core business’

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Swedish word of the day: pant

Swedish word of the day: pant

The Swedish city that gives you more out of life

The Swedish city that gives you more out of life

We all want more out of life. But exactly what do you want more of? Whether it's free time, connection with nature, or career opportunities, this fast-growing Swedish city – in a fantastic location between Stockholm and Gothenburg – really ought to be on your radar.

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

The international school in Stockholm where children find their ‘gift’ – and give it away

Threats to humanity: is social media as dangerous as nuclear weapons?

Threats to humanity: is social media as dangerous as nuclear weapons?

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Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

The devastating impact of climate change and the need for positive solutions is increasingly apparent all around the world. Sweden is recognised for its progressive approach to many issues, including sustainability – find out how one university is punching far above its weight in this area.

The one-minute city: how Stockholm is going ‘hyperlocal’

The one-minute city: how Stockholm is going ‘hyperlocal’

Return to travel: taking the stress out of flying to or from Stockholm

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Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

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New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?
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EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?
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Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

There's something heroic about the way Danes and Swedes insist on trying to communicate with one another using their own languages, but more often than not end up nodding, smiling, and only pretending to understand. Why not give up and just speak English?

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

Is Sweden’s housing shortage on the way to getting solved?

So many flats and houses are now being built in Sweden that the country's housing shortage could be over within just six years, a new prognosis from state mortgage provider SBAB has found.

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Sweden’s first case against an overpriced rental goes to court – two years after law change

Ten essential Sámi words that you might not have heard before

Ten essential Sámi words that you might not have heard before

There are about ten Sámi languages alive today, spoken across the northern parts of Scandinavia and eastern Russia. But they are among the many Indigenous languages around the world that are at risk of disappearing. 

How to talk about the weather with Swedes
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How to talk about the weather with Swedes

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

Sweden's jobs agency has urged employers to consider hiring people with limited Swedish skills to fill vacancies, as new stats show a labour shortage amid falling unemployment.

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What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

Cinnamon Bun Day: Six sticky facts about Sweden’s beloved bun

On October 4th, Swedes celebrate National Cinnamon Bun Day in honour of their favourite sweet treat, but why have a special day dedicated to a sugary snack? The Local has got its teeth into six scrumptious facts about the nation's most popular pastry.

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

What you need to know before trying Sweden’s fermented herring

What you need to know before trying Sweden’s fermented herring