If you want to guarantee a white Christmas this year in Sweden, you should head to the north, according to this year's festive forecast.
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.
Is the eight-hour workday past its sell-by date?
For many of the 1.2 million Brits living in the EU, as well as the 3 million EU citizens in the UK, a no-deal Brexit threatens a spate of life-changing repercussions. And the process is taking a toll on people's mental health.
Stockholm International School understands the challenges parents face when moving abroad and uses its tight-knit PTA to ease the relocation.
A chemistry professor at Lund University dispatched a team of mercenaries into an Islamic State (Isis) war zone to free one of her doctoral students and his family.
It’s not quite Lapland, but Stockholm is among the most magical places in the world at Christmas. There’s often a sprinkling of snow, a clutter of Christmas markets and just enough Julmys (Christmas cosiness) to really get you in the festive spirit.
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram channel to show the world their Sweden. Today we hear from Lindsay Balfour, who moved from California to a suburb in Gothenburg.
Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.
Thousands of exchange students come to Sweden every year and then leave. But some of them come back – sometimes for good. We asked them why.
Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.
UPDATED: The leader of Sweden's Centre Party, Annie Lööf, on Thursday announced she was abandoning her bid to try to break Sweden's political deadlock after a week of cross-party talks.
To describe it as ‘difficult’ to find a rental apartment in Sweden would be an understatement. In fact, it can be such a pain that some people give up altogether and move elsewhere. Don’t be one of them, here are some tips to help you navigate the Swedish rental market.
For Canadian Denise Fernandes, it was the less-than-happy experience of falling victim to Sweden’s notorious vinterkräksjuka that led to her setting up her own business in Stockholm. Here she speaks to The Local about what she’s learnt as a North American in Scandinavia.
Who says you have to bundle up for outdoor fun in Sweden during the winter?
German railway operator Deutsche Bahn and its main union said Saturday they had reached a pay deal after strikes disrupted services earlier this week.
As labour automation becomes a reality, robots are no longer just the domain of sci-fi movies and paranoid conspiracy theorists.
Sweden's parliament on Wednesday backed a budget proposal from the Moderates and Christian Democrats, currently in opposition.
While no quick fix can instantly make you happier, these Stockholm University studies may help to turn that frown upside down.
Long read: How the #MeToo movement changed the conversation around sexual assault in Sweden.
Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.
With the Christmas season in full swing, there are plenty of festive activities to indulge in if you're in Gothenburg this winter. Here's The Local's pick of the top places to go and things to do (and eat!) to have a very merry Swedish Christmas.
Learning Swedish on your own is easier than ever!
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Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.
Here's a word that no one wants to hear, but you're unlikely to get through winter in Sweden without hearing it.
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.
The United Nations is opening a new science and innovation centre in Lund to help startups develop technologies promoting peace, security, human rights and development.
Dolph Lundgren is back on the big screen in the recently-released ‘Creed II’.
From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.