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The Local's ultimate guide to travel in Sweden

The Local · 4 Jun 2015, 06:55

Published: 04 Jun 2015 05:56 GMT+02:00
Updated: 04 Jun 2015 06:55 GMT+02:00

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Six essential shopping areas in Stockholm

Herr Judit in Östermalm. Photo: Tuuka Ervasti/Image Bank Sweden

Nine perfect hiking spots on Stockholm's doorstep

Björnö island just outside Stockholm. Photo: Maddy Savage/The Local

Eight Stockholm Summer Secrets

Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Ten unmissable outdoor bars in Stockholm

Mosebacke bar in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Stockholm's ten best swimming spots

Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Top ten hidden Stockholm gems for less than a latte

The Västerbron bridge at night. File photo: Michael Cavén/Flickr

Stockholm's five most unique backpacker hostels

This hostel used to be a prison. Photo: Långholmen hostel

Eastern Sweden

Top nine ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Raukar on Gotland. Photo: Helena Wahlman/Imagebank Sweden

Five gorgeous gems on Sweden's High Coast
Photo: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

Murder, myth and magic: where Sweden began

Harstena: Life on a secret Swedish island

Northern Sweden

Eight things to do when it gets dark in Umeå

Umeå's cultural centre. Photo: Sara Ingman/Image Bank Sweden

Top five tips for climbing Sweden's highest mountain

Camping next to Sweden's highest peak Kebnekaise. Photo: Tomas Utsi/Image Bank Sweden

Northern lights over Sweden: a sampler 

Photo: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

On skis in Sweden's wild, wild north

Western Sweden

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gothenburg

Photo: Göran Assner/Imagebank Sweden

Five tasty cheap eats in Gothenburg

Gothenburg harbour. Photo: Göran Assner/Image Bank Sweden

How to catch the first lobster of the year


Southern Sweden

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

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Photo: Aline Lessner/imagebank.sweden.se

Top five beautiful pearls of southeast Sweden

The Swedish Christmas market with a twist

The best of everywhere

Five beaches you won't believe are in Sweden

Ribersborg beach with the Öresund bridge in the background. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

Sweden's hottest summer music festivals for 2015

Gothenburg's Way out West festival. Photo: TT

The coolest Swedish winter music festivals

Six cute Swedish towns you've never heard of

Sigtuna, north of Stockholm. Photo: Linus Hallgren/Destination Sigtuna ABVinterfest in Dalarna. Photo: TT


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