Membership at The Local Sweden

Membership is more than just the news. It’s also:

  • Essential how-to guides and cultural explainers about life in Sweden
  • Unrestricted access to all editions of The Local across Europe
  • Articles uninterrupted by banner advertising
  • A community of more than 40,000 other international residents and travel lovers

Become a member

Living abroad is an incredible experience, but...

Language barriers, cultural missteps and frequent bureaucratic hurdles mean that being a foreign resident comes with some unique challenges.

That’s where we come in. Becoming a member of The Local is your gateway to all of the news on everything going on around you, as well as all the information you need to lead a seamless international life.

Or dream of a seamless international life, if that’s more your life stage right now.

Membership at The Local gives you unlimited access to the news, information, cultural features, language guides and community that can take your life abroad from an exercise in survival to the exciting time you had envisioned when you made your plans.

Who are we?

We are a team of international residents ourselves, who started in 2004 with an email newsletter and a desire to translate the news into a language we could understand. We know the ups and downs of international life and have funneled all of these lessons and experiences into countless how-to guides and explainer articles, all designed to make your life easier.

We are award-winning journalists, who don’t settle for just making the news accessible to English-speaking internationals. Having a team of journalists spread over nine European countries, there are a lot of viewpoints to draw from, and we think this makes for articles with a perspective unique from anything else you’ll find.

What our members mean to us

We connect with our members constantly - whether via social media, newsletters or surveys - and base our coverage on readers' questions and concerns.

Our role is to serve our readers and give you a voice by listening to your stories and covering the issues you raise.

What our members say

Here’s a sneak peek at the content our members have access to


Frequently Asked Questions

I am already a member but keep getting asked to join. What do I do?

If you are already a member, you can log in here and keep reading without interruption.

Can I read articles on The Local if I am not a member?

Members of The Local have unlimited access to all the articles. Visitors to The Local can read a limited number of articles each month.

Can members read all editions of The Local

Yes, the membership cost includes access to all editions of The Local.

Can I cancel my membership?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time.

What does auto-renew membership mean?

All of our memberships are set to automatically renew. However, you can easily deactivate this feature by changing your account settings or reaching out to us at [email protected]

I still need help. What do I do?

You can email us at [email protected] or check out our Help Centre

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