Record numbers of Swedes are quitting their homeland, according to figures from the country's number crunching agency Statistics Sweden.
Security was stepped up at an art school in central Sweden ahead of a high profile lecture by Swedish cartoonist and freedom of speech campaigner, Lars Vilks, a year after the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Border controls will continue in Sweden until at least February 8th, the government has announced.
Just when you thought Sweden could not get any colder it broke its second record in two days with mercury levels dropping to a freezing -42.8C in the far north and chilly temperatures across the country.
Financial experts in Sweden say they are concerned that Stockholm's stock market has dipped, following a major slump in China which has affected markets across the globe.
Photos of rare blue and yellow light pillars snapped by Stockholmer Raitis Freimanis have gone viral in Sweden.
An Israeli journalist and a Palestinian pastor are set to share Sweden's prestigious Olof Palme Prize for their work against violence in the region – in a move that may put further strain on Sweden-Israel relations.
UPDATED: Sweden's cold snap hampered efforts to put out a blaze threatening to destroy family homes on Thursday morning – with the water freezing in the pumps.
After a record-warm winter, Sweden is back to sub-freezing temperatures. The Local guides you through five ways to enjoy the snow.