Situated on dozens of small islands, Stockholm is a city of water. The Local gives you tips on how to make the most of the Swedish capital’s greatest resource.
Children love Stockholm because Stockholm loves children. It almost seems that the city had children in mind as it evolved over the centuries. There are parks and play areas among the many green areas; walkways are wide, pedestrian crossings are not only at every corner but wherever people are likely to cross the street. And the city is clean.
It’s the city that gave the world gay icons like Abba and Greta Garbo, so the fact that Stockholm is becoming a favourite destination of gay tourists should be no surprise. Stockholm’s tradition of tolerance and openness means it never developed a gay ghetto, so gay life is integrated into the life of the rest of the city.
Whatever you’re shopping for, the Swedish capital has something for you. An achingly fashion-conscious city, Stockholm is the perfect place to while away the hours drifting from trendy boutique to trendy boutique. For aficionados of sleek, minimalist Scandinavian design, there are great finds to be made. For foodies, Stockholm’s historic market halls are gourmet heaven. This guide will be constantly updated and expanded –if you know of an establishment you think we should include, tell us!
A week-long political conference may not seem like the event of the season, but Sweden’s annual Almedalen Week has practically the entire country talking about who’s who in politics and what they’re up to on the Baltic island of Gotland.
Scandinavian dairy producer Arla Foods faces more than 7 billion kronor ($900 million) in fines if the company is found to have breached laws ensuring fair competition.
Sweden's King Karl XII and a Cossack commander are emerging as disputed figures in Ukraine-Russia relations some 300 years after Russia's comprehensive defeat of Sweden in the Battle of Poltava.
A 32-year-old woman has been charged for the rape of another woman by the Gothenburg District Court.
Pop music fans and musicians in Sweden were reeling on Friday following news of the unexpected death of Michael Jackson, who died suddenly on Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 50.
Two men with connections to a Swedish criminal gang have each been sentenced to two years in jail for forcing an 18-year-old boy to cover over a tattoo resembling the gang's logo.
Thirteen people were indicted by a Swedish court on Thursday after being caught with 2.5 million kronor ($318,000) in counterfeit dollar and euro bills.
From heavy metal to jazz and from pop to classical, Sweden’s roster of summertime musical festivals has something to suit all tastes.
Jonas Jerebko, a native of Borås in western Sweden, became the first Swedish national to be drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA), being picked on Thursday night by the Detroit Pistons as the 39th pick overall.
What started as a pleasant Midsummer’s Eve stroll had an unpleasant and smelly end for a man and his dog in eastern Sweden.
Swedish inmates are routinely able to bypass blocks put on prison telephones, allowing them to make calls to fellow criminals with instructions for carrying out new crimes.
Support for the Moderate Party dropped significantly in June, while Sweden’s Green Party reached heights not seen since the 2006 Riksdag elections, a new poll shows.