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Where to see the Northern Lights in Sweden
The Northern Lights pictured in Sweden on Wednesday night. Photo: Norrsken Sverige

An unusually high level of solar activity means the spectacle could be visible from rare spots in the country.

What's on in Sweden
Four don't-miss festivals in Sweden this week
Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival. Photo: Stockholm Öl & Vin AB

Arab cinema, Gay Pride, out-of-the-box art, whisky and craft beer – what more could a person in Sweden possibly need?

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Reverse culture shock: the troubles of leaving Sweden
Does it get more Swedish than this? Photo: Emelie Asplund/imagebank.sweden.se

Why is that stranger talking to me in the elevator?!

Is Sweden about to get a new highest peak?
The peak of the glacier on Kebnekaise's southern peak. Photo: Grapetonix/Wikimedia Commons

Sweden’s highest peak might get knocked off its pedestal as early as next year, after a hot summer took half a metre off the glacier at its crown.

Young man climbs into bear enclosure at Swedish zoo
The enclosure at Skånes Djurpark held two bears, Ester and Glok. Photo:

As stupid dares go, this has to be one of the stupidest.

The bizarre tale of Sweden's weirdest tourist attraction
No, this is in rural Sweden, not China. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

The reports of Dragon Gate's death are greatly exaggerated.

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Six quick autumn getaways both in and around Sweden
It's really easy to travel abroad, too. Here's Bergen in Norway. Photo: Sergey Ashmarin/Wikimedia Commons

From northern Denmark to the Stockholm archipelago, the Arctic to Estonia, there's a wealth of places to spend a weekend this autumn in Sweden or nearby.

In pictures
Spectacular photos show stunning Sweden at night
Sweden's west coast. Photo: Andreas Joakimson

Fall in love with Sweden all over again through these incredible photos.

My Swedish Career
How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream
Opening Dolce Sicilia in Malmö was a chance for Francesca Maugeri to reconnect with her homeland. Photo: Silvia La Rosa

Blogger Silvia La Rosa tells the story of Francesca Maugeri, founder of Malmö's own authentic Italian ice cream parlour, Dolce Sicilia.

SAS bans use of exploding Galaxy Note 7 on flights
An SAS Airbus 330-300E launches from Stockholm's Arlanda airport on its way to Los Angeles. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

SAS is the first European airline to announce a ban.

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Ten places to get a perfect cup of coffee in Stockholm
Finding good coffee can be tricky in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sick of paying a premium for tarry lukewarm filter coffee? This guide to Stockholm's best brew is for you.

What's on in Sweden
Eight great free things to do in Sweden this weekend
The Stockholm Half Marathon is one of the highlights this weekend. Photo: Leif R Jansson / TT

Feeling the pinch after spending all your summer cash? Luckily, Sweden has plenty of fun to offer this weekend that won’t cost a penny to enjoy.

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Sound like a Swede just by learning these simple tricks
You'll have to learn more than just 'fika' to sound like a Swede. Photo: Emelie Asplund/Imagebank.sweden.se

Swedish need not be a difficult language to learn. Get these sounds and words under your belt and you can be fluent in no time.

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Travel: The six most beautiful autumn walks in Värmland
The gorgeous Finnskog area of Värmland. Photo: Clarissa Hirst

Värmland-based travel writer Clarissa Hirst introduces you to six of the most delightful places to stretch your legs this season.

The Local Recipes
Impress guests with this Swedish mushroom risotto
Mushroom risotto. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

As September sets in, gives this warming Swedish risotto a try.

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Where to see the Northern Lights in Sweden
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