The Local's ultimate guide to travel in Sweden

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The Local's ultimate guide to travel in Sweden
The Stockholm archipelago. Photo: Henrik Trygg/Image Bank Sweden

Visiting one of the world's most beautiful countries? Want to make the most of living in Sweden? Here at The Local we're constantly updating our top travel tips, from luxury bars to bargain backpacker hostels and hearty hikes.



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/

Ten unmissable outdoor bars in Stockholm

Mosebacke bar in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Stockholm's ten best swimming spots

Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter/Folio/

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/

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/

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

Photo: Aline Lessner/

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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