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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
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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.

Stockholm

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


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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