Sweden’s best beautiful bargain property spots

Sweden’s best beautiful bargain property spots

Fancy owning a stunning home in Sweden for the same price as a shed in London or New York? It's the best time in years for Brits and Americans to invest in the Nordic nation, thanks to the weak kronor. Here's The Local's guide to snapping up a gorgeous property for less than €100,000 (£72,000, $106,009, 933,210 kronor).

Secret Abba project stirs global social media buzz

Secret Abba project stirs global social media buzz

A mysterious message from Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus promising a big announcement on Wednesday has sent fans into a frenzy around the internet – and not just in his native Sweden.

‘No Swedes have been kidnapped in Tanzania’

‘No Swedes have been kidnapped in Tanzania’

Rumours that three Swedes have been kidnapped in Tanzania appear to be false, according to the Swedish Foreign Ministry.

Swedish brothers launch first donut into space

Swedish brothers launch first donut into space

What do you do if you have too much time on your hands, are in possession of a weather balloon, and a donut? Launch the sweet snack into space of course. The Local has spoken to the two Swedes behind the venture.

‘Trainee jobs could end youth unemployment’

‘Trainee jobs could end youth unemployment’

As the Swedish government announces plans to put millions of kronor towards creating thousands of trainee jobs by 2017, leading businessman Carl Bennet proposes a German-style programme to eliminate the country's endemic youth unemployment for this week's debate article.

Bargain burger chain bites designer revamp

Bargain burger chain bites designer revamp

Swedish fast food chain Max is linking up with one of the country's leading architectural firms as part of a mission to improve customer experience. But how much do cheap burger seekers care about interior design?

Toilet water flows into ‘clean’ Swedish capital

Toilet water flows into ‘clean’ Swedish capital

Sweden regularly comes out top in surveys on the cleanest countries in the world. But in Stockholm enough waste water to fill 354 Olympic-sized 50-metre swimming pools was released into the sea around the capital last year.

Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy

Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy

Following the success of apartment and car sharing websites such as Airbnb, Lägenhetsbyte and Uber, a music studio swapping business is the latest company to enter the market in tech savvy Sweden.

H&M pays Swedes to return unwanted clothes

H&M pays Swedes to return unwanted clothes

Scandinavia’s biggest fashion chain is promising to recycle any old clothes brought into its stores by customers as part of a giant clothing amnesty.

Why is Sweden top in the world for expat families?

Why is Sweden top in the world for expat families?

Three families tell The Local about their ups and downs of expat life in Sweden.