Winter is coming, Sweden's forecasters have warned, in the form of a storm set to cover much of the country in a fresh blanket of white. Of course, plenty of snow has already been dumped in Sweden's northern regions, but perhaps not with the vengeance expected for this week's storm.
But regardless of whether the weather has yet to bring your boots and gloves out of the closet or your shovel from the shed, this being Sweden, snow will be an unavoidable part of your reality at some point or another during the winter months.
IN PICTURES: Five things to love (and hate) about snow in Sweden
With this in mind, The Local has put together a list of some of the best things about the arrival of snow in Sweden, as well as a list of the worst.
So, whether you loathe the season's first snowfall like the onset of a bad toothache, or are already halfway out the door, hat in hand, have a look through our five things to love (and hate) about snow in Sweden.