The coldest temperature so far this winter has been recorded in Nikkaluokta in Lapland in northern Sweden, amid ongoing ice and snow warnings across the country.
The number of asylum seekers arriving in southern Sweden from Denmark dropped sharply on the first day that Sweden imposed systematic ID checks on travellers, police said on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Swedish, Danish and German migration officials have been summoned to an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday after both Scandinavian countries toughened border checks.
After amateur horse racer Helena Ståhl, 24, decided to eat the animal she used to compete with, the Swedish professional stirred up a meaty debate across the Nordic nation.
Sweden's 16-year-olds could be allowed to vote in local elections if the government and parliament heed the call of a key national inquiry, set to be presented later this month.
In turbulent times, it is more important than ever to protect freedom of speech, writes Jonathan Lundqvist, president of Reporters Without Borders in Sweden.
The Local looks ahead to the nation's 'red days', to help you make the most of your vacation in 2016.
UPDATED: Fewer than 100 commuters and travellers were refused entry to Sweden on the first day of the Nordic nation's controversial border checks, following disagreements over the validity of some ID cards.
UPDATED: A police bomb squad has said a suspicious object found at Arlanda airport near Stockholm was not dangerous.