Buying alcohol in Sweden: What you need to know

Buying alcohol in Sweden: What you need to know

Buying booze in Sweden isn't as simple as in most other European countries: there are strict rules, a monopoly on sales and social rules that are hard for foreigners to get used to. Here's what you need to know.

WATCH: Sweden’s cherry blossoms in full bloom

WATCH: Sweden’s cherry blossoms in full bloom

VIDEO: How Sweden celebrates Easter

VIDEO: How Sweden celebrates Easter

Sweden’s best outdoor snow activities: 8 ideas for winter fun

Sweden’s best outdoor snow activities: 8 ideas for winter fun

WATCH: How Sami people in Sweden are standing up for their rights and land

WATCH: How Sami people in Sweden are standing up for their rights and land

WATCH: Is Sweden’s flexible parental leave helping gender equality?

WATCH: Is Sweden’s flexible parental leave helping gender equality?

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

WATCH: Step inside Sweden’s mini street art world for mice

WATCH: Step inside Sweden’s mini street art world for mice

WATCH: How long do pandemics last?

WATCH: How long do pandemics last?

Six ways to spend your summer in Sweden

Six ways to spend your summer in Sweden

WATCH: Who was Sweden’s murdered visionary Olof Palme?

WATCH: Who was Sweden’s murdered visionary Olof Palme?

Watch: Ten of Sweden’s most incredible wild animals

Watch: Ten of Sweden’s most incredible wild animals

Watch: The biggest blockbusters that were censored or banned in Sweden

Watch: The biggest blockbusters that were censored or banned in Sweden

Watch: How do Brits in the EU feel about Brexit actually happening?

Watch: How do Brits in the EU feel about Brexit actually happening?

Will Sweden get a proper winter at all this year?

Will Sweden get a proper winter at all this year?

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas

Opinion: ‘Skilled migrants are falling through the cracks in Sweden’

Opinion: ‘Skilled migrants are falling through the cracks in Sweden’

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer

Five handy words that will perfect your Swedish this summer

Working in Sweden: Seven real benefits that actually pay off

Working in Sweden: Seven real benefits that actually pay off

WATCH: Malmö revellers’ late-night pavement Abba routine goes viral

WATCH: Malmö revellers’ late-night pavement Abba routine goes viral

Greta Thunberg: From quiet schoolkid to global climate activist

Greta Thunberg: From quiet schoolkid to global climate activist

LISTEN: What does the southern Swedish dialect sound like?

LISTEN: What does the southern Swedish dialect sound like?

Watch: Sweden’s Supreme Commander sings an Elvis hit at EuroPride

Watch: Sweden’s Supreme Commander sings an Elvis hit at EuroPride

WATCH: Elk takes a dip next to startled beachgoers in Sweden

WATCH: Elk takes a dip next to startled beachgoers in Sweden

VIDEO: Swedish church plays Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ in tribute

VIDEO: Swedish church plays Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ in tribute

10 life-changing inventions you didn’t know were Swedish

10 life-changing inventions you didn’t know were Swedish

VIDEO: Watch how this duo reacted to finding an abandoned piano in Stockholm

VIDEO: Watch how this duo reacted to finding an abandoned piano in Stockholm

WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 13

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 13

Tail-fin first: See a baby dolphin born at a Swedish zoo

Tail-fin first: See a baby dolphin born at a Swedish zoo

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 11

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 11

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 10

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 10

WATCH: 73-year-old Swede rescues trapped elk

WATCH: 73-year-old Swede rescues trapped elk

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 9

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 9

WATCH: Hidden cameras reveal secret lives of bear family in Sweden

WATCH: Hidden cameras reveal secret lives of bear family in Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 2

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 2

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1

Video: Cat squares off with reindeer in Sweden

Video: Cat squares off with reindeer in Sweden

WATCH: Elk calf chases Swedish golfer

WATCH: Elk calf chases Swedish golfer

VIDEO: Ikea investigates after ‘bowl sets Swede’s grapes on fire’

VIDEO: Ikea investigates after ‘bowl sets Swede’s grapes on fire’

VIDEO: Summer isn’t summer without an elk running through a field of flowers

VIDEO: Summer isn’t summer without an elk running through a field of flowers

WATCH: Can this viral Swedish fika hit create world peace?

WATCH: Can this viral Swedish fika hit create world peace?

VIDEO: Mystery blue fireball lights up Swedish night sky

VIDEO: Mystery blue fireball lights up Swedish night sky

Watch transgender Swede sing an incredible duet – with himself

Watch transgender Swede sing an incredible duet – with himself

First Aid Kit just released a furious anti-rape anthem: listen here

First Aid Kit just released a furious anti-rape anthem: listen here

Watch Zara Larsson do impressions of Adele, Kanye West and others

Watch Zara Larsson do impressions of Adele, Kanye West and others

Video: Swedish puppies react to seeing snow for the first time

Video: Swedish puppies react to seeing snow for the first time

Watch this hilarious Swedish take on Brexit

Watch this hilarious Swedish take on Brexit

How many Stockholmers will help this elderly man?

How many Stockholmers will help this elderly man?

How Stockholm looks when you’re dangling at 50 metres

How Stockholm looks when you’re dangling at 50 metres

Watch Swedes react to this Muslim student’s question

Watch Swedes react to this Muslim student’s question

Watch the scary moment a Swedish wolf attacks keeper

Watch the scary moment a Swedish wolf attacks keeper

Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man

Swedes moved to tears by this adorable prank on old man

How many will step in to stop this ‘attack’ in Stockholm?

How many will step in to stop this ‘attack’ in Stockholm?

Is this the most Swedish video you’ve ever seen?

Is this the most Swedish video you’ve ever seen?

Are these Swedish puppies the cutest zoo animals ever?

Are these Swedish puppies the cutest zoo animals ever?

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden

Family’s Christmas video goes viral in Sweden

Family’s Christmas video goes viral in Sweden

Watch this Swede going to shops – by snowboard

Watch this Swede going to shops – by snowboard

Swedish DJ salutes jumper in inspiring video

Swedish DJ salutes jumper in inspiring video

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Swede warms hearts with flashmob movie proposal

Swedes ‘know more about sex’ than Brits
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Swedes ‘know more about sex’ than Brits

Video exposes Swedish ‘anti-gay discrimination’

Video exposes Swedish ‘anti-gay discrimination’

Swedish star’s kickabout with young fan goes viral

Swedish star’s kickabout with young fan goes viral

Swedish discrimination exposed in bus video

Swedish discrimination exposed in bus video

Swedish teens go viral with monster catch video

Swedish teens go viral with monster catch video

Singing sailor to scare off Russian submarines

Singing sailor to scare off Russian submarines

Swedish nurses go viral with bizarre fitness video

Swedish nurses go viral with bizarre fitness video

Genitals video set for Valentine’s relaunch

Genitals video set for Valentine’s relaunch

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Is this the toughest gym class in the world?

Swedish marines go viral in Greased Lightning clip

Swedish marines go viral in Greased Lightning clip

VIDEO: Gravity spoof in Ikea rockets to viral fame

VIDEO: Gravity spoof in Ikea rockets to viral fame

Prayer group outrage over church music video

Prayer group outrage over church music video

Camera hidden in women’s restroom ‘not a crime’

Camera hidden in women’s restroom ‘not a crime’

Man admits placing spy camera in girls’ shower

Man admits placing spy camera in girls’ shower

Robyn gets Norwegian fans naked in new video

Robyn gets Norwegian fans naked in new video

Swedish video app could help regime critics

Swedish video app could help regime critics

Government set to ban ‘secret photography’

Government set to ban ‘secret photography’

Are Swedes really all blondes and Vikings?

Are Swedes really all blondes and Vikings?

Swede films trio of thieves in burglary bid

Swede films trio of thieves in burglary bid

Is Sweden the most gay-friendly country?

Is Sweden the most gay-friendly country?

WATCH: Where are Sweden’s most affordable houses?

WATCH: Where are Sweden’s most affordable houses?

WATCH: Is this the most disgusting place in Sweden?

WATCH: Is this the most disgusting place in Sweden?

Lost in translation? Swedish words that don’t sound right in English

Lost in translation? Swedish words that don’t sound right in English

WATCH: How to make Lucia saffron buns like a pro

WATCH: How to make Lucia saffron buns like a pro

Skål! The Local’s guide to Sweden’s bizarrely intricate toasting etiquette

Skål! The Local’s guide to Sweden’s bizarrely intricate toasting etiquette

Swedish food: More than just a good Plopp

Swedish food: More than just a good Plopp