Swedish island recruits medieval knights to help people keep a distance

Swedish island recruits medieval knights to help people keep a distance

Who will enforce social distancing rules at one of Sweden's most popular summer destinations, to help stop a resurgence of the new coronavirus? Four medieval knights on horseback, that's who.

Swedish tourists unwelcome in Denmark and Norway: poll

Swedish tourists unwelcome in Denmark and Norway: poll

Sweden’s summer island of Gotland waits anxiously for domestic travel decision

Sweden’s summer island of Gotland waits anxiously for domestic travel decision

How the coronavirus is affecting life on Sweden’s tourism island Gotland

How the coronavirus is affecting life on Sweden’s tourism island Gotland

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

Sweden boosts Gotland air missile defence: ‘Quick solution’

Sweden boosts Gotland air missile defence: ‘Quick solution’

Almedalen: Sweden’s annual politics extravaganza kicks off on Gotland

Almedalen: Sweden’s annual politics extravaganza kicks off on Gotland

Inside Sweden’s re-established military unit on Gotland

Inside Sweden’s re-established military unit on Gotland

Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim

Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim

Storm Alfrida knocks out Gotland phone network (including emergency number)
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Storm Alfrida knocks out Gotland phone network (including emergency number)

The Swedish island that’s suffering a water crisis
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The Swedish island that’s suffering a water crisis

Kings, queens and jesters: step back in time at Gotland’s Medieval Week

Kings, queens and jesters: step back in time at Gotland’s Medieval Week

Neo-Nazi disturbances at Almedalen could ‘change the nature’ of Swedish political staple

Neo-Nazi disturbances at Almedalen could ‘change the nature’ of Swedish political staple

Yes, Sweden’s Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Yes, Sweden’s Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Almedalen: Sweden’s summer politics extravaganza in numbers

Almedalen: Sweden’s summer politics extravaganza in numbers

Opinion: ‘Why do they go crazy about the summer in Sweden?’
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Opinion: ‘Why do they go crazy about the summer in Sweden?’

Swede makes thousands after discovering buried Viking treasure

Swede makes thousands after discovering buried Viking treasure

Neo-Nazi group could be banned from Sweden’s annual politics festival

Neo-Nazi group could be banned from Sweden’s annual politics festival

Swedes in sauna row spark police action (only in Sweden?)

Swedes in sauna row spark police action (only in Sweden?)

This was the sunniest place in Sweden this summer

This was the sunniest place in Sweden this summer

No island as important as Gotland, says US military chief

No island as important as Gotland, says US military chief

Recipe: How to make Swedish saffron pudding

Recipe: How to make Swedish saffron pudding

Ten things that make a visit to Gotland unforgettable

Ten things that make a visit to Gotland unforgettable

Interview: The stories behind Gotland’s 98 medieval churches

Interview: The stories behind Gotland’s 98 medieval churches

The most ‘Instagram-able’ spots of Gotland: Europe’s (second) best place

The most ‘Instagram-able’ spots of Gotland: Europe’s (second) best place

Investigation of alleged rape on Gotland closed

Investigation of alleged rape on Gotland closed

Gotland makes U-turn on leasing port to Russian gas project

Gotland makes U-turn on leasing port to Russian gas project

Swedish government can’t stop Russian rental of ports: Foreign Minister

Swedish government can’t stop Russian rental of ports: Foreign Minister

Russia: ‘We have no plans to invade Sweden’

Russia: ‘We have no plans to invade Sweden’

Second Christmas goat burned down in Sweden

Second Christmas goat burned down in Sweden

Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums

Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums

Game of Thrones makers decide on Swedish shoot

Game of Thrones makers decide on Swedish shoot

Revealed: Game of Thrones could be coming to Sweden

Revealed: Game of Thrones could be coming to Sweden

Gotland rape protests take place ‘according to plan’

Gotland rape protests take place ‘according to plan’

Police send back-up to Gotland for new rape protests

Police send back-up to Gotland for new rape protests

Prosecutor quits Gotland rape probe after alleged threats

Prosecutor quits Gotland rape probe after alleged threats

Police withdraw backup sent to stem Gotland unrest

Police withdraw backup sent to stem Gotland unrest

Police send backup to Gotland after reported rape fuels anger

Police send backup to Gotland after reported rape fuels anger

Swedish military told to look out for foreign spies

Swedish military told to look out for foreign spies

Swedish PM: No ‘direct’ Russian threat to Sweden

Swedish PM: No ‘direct’ Russian threat to Sweden

Did Russian ‘threat’ lead to Swedish troops on Gotland?

Did Russian ‘threat’ lead to Swedish troops on Gotland?

Why Sweden is putting troops on this idyllic holiday island

Why Sweden is putting troops on this idyllic holiday island

Sweden stations permanent troops on Baltic Sea island

Sweden stations permanent troops on Baltic Sea island

‘Sweden will be a Nato member in ten years’

‘Sweden will be a Nato member in ten years’

‘Sweden would not be able to defend Gotland’

‘Sweden would not be able to defend Gotland’

From Aleppo to Uppsala to Lund: one scholar’s story

From Aleppo to Uppsala to Lund: one scholar’s story

Mysterious planes violate Swedish airspace

Mysterious planes violate Swedish airspace

Boat ‘sabotage’ keeps Swedes from Gotland

Boat ‘sabotage’ keeps Swedes from Gotland

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

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Glorious summer sunshine: the downside

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Birds on Gotland have flu

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Cow kills Gotland farmer

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Viking treasure found on Gotland

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Government won’t stop agencies Gotland move

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Thief digs deep for golf ball booty

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More Viking treasure discovered on Gotland

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Swedish oil ‘could supply one fifth of nation’s demand’

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Gotland steps back in time

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Gotska Sandön: Baltic tranquility

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Rain uncovers Viking treasure trove

Gotland: Sweden’s Baltic beauty

Gotland: Sweden’s Baltic beauty

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‘Missing’ man simply wanted some time to himself

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‘More beer please’: Swedish towns struggle to find catchy mottos

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Police shoot pensioner on Gotland

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Nord Stream gift prompts bribery probe

Outrage over politican’s high-priced home rental

Outrage over politican’s high-priced home rental

Bids rolling in for Ingmar Bergman’s island home

Bids rolling in for Ingmar Bergman’s island home

Increase state bank ownership: Left Party

Increase state bank ownership: Left Party

Almedalen — Swedish openness galore

Almedalen — Swedish openness galore

Ferry delays continue following collision

Ferry delays continue following collision

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Radio chat prompts sacking of ferry crash employee

Gotland governor ousted over beach row

Gotland governor ousted over beach row

Ransom demanded for missing Arctic Sea

Ransom demanded for missing Arctic Sea

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State appeals ABBA star’s island dream

Island thieves bag Viking treasure

Island thieves bag Viking treasure

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Three arrested for Viking treasure theft

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Dangerous cargo slips off ship near Gotland

Gotland ruins open up for weddings

Gotland ruins open up for weddings

Man charged for biting head off live mouse

Man charged for biting head off live mouse

Court: biting head off live mouse ‘not a crime’

Court: biting head off live mouse ‘not a crime’

Swedish home prices continue upward climb

Swedish home prices continue upward climb

Stolen silver treasure recovered on Gotland

Stolen silver treasure recovered on Gotland

Military ‘not interested’ in Soviet sub wreck

Military ‘not interested’ in Soviet sub wreck

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Dad reports SOS operator after son’s death

Gotland & Öland – Singular beauty at sea
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Gotland & Öland – Singular beauty at sea

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Almedalsveckan costs authorities millions

‘World’s oldest’ wreck found in Swedish Baltic

‘World’s oldest’ wreck found in Swedish Baltic

Swedish house sold with skeleton in closet

Swedish house sold with skeleton in closet

Swede fined for drunken pine tree massacre

Swede fined for drunken pine tree massacre

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Swede assaulted by US women hoops players

US woman hoops star convicted of assault

US woman hoops star convicted of assault

Viking-era ‘piggy bank’ yields silver treasure

Viking-era ‘piggy bank’ yields silver treasure

Swordsman jailed for ‘cat-fight’ custody threat

Swordsman jailed for ‘cat-fight’ custody threat

Man leaps from ferry to swim back to port

Man leaps from ferry to swim back to port

Gotland pic voted top in NASA ‘Earth as Art’ poll

Gotland pic voted top in NASA ‘Earth as Art’ poll

Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland

Medieval silver treasure found on Gotland

Police block activists at disputed mining site

Police block activists at disputed mining site

Forestry firm halts work at disputed mining site

Forestry firm halts work at disputed mining site

Supreme Court to review disputed mining permit

Supreme Court to review disputed mining permit

British ship in distress near Gotland

British ship in distress near Gotland

Use Patriot missiles to defend Sweden: minister

Use Patriot missiles to defend Sweden: minister

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden’s Gotland

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden’s Gotland

Algal blooms appear in southern Baltic Sea

Algal blooms appear in southern Baltic Sea

Gotland ferry services may be nationalized

Gotland ferry services may be nationalized

US kubb fans set sights on Swedish crown

US kubb fans set sights on Swedish crown

Visby Medieval Week offers ‘full on experience’

Visby Medieval Week offers ‘full on experience’

Man convicted for Facebook friend request

Man convicted for Facebook friend request

VIDEO: ‘Magnificent’ liquid tornado rainbow

VIDEO: ‘Magnificent’ liquid tornado rainbow

Sweden steps up Baltic defence in ‘signal’ to Russia

Sweden steps up Baltic defence in ‘signal’ to Russia