Why is Sweden called Sweden? The Local answers Google’s questions

Why is Sweden called Sweden? The Local answers Google’s questions

Why is Sweden called Sweden? Why is Sweden so depressing? Why is Sweden so rich?  In a new series of articles, The Local answers some of the most common questions that appear when you type "Why is Sweden..." into the Google search engine.  

Did you know? The Scandinavians never spoke of themselves as Vikings

Did you know? The Scandinavians never spoke of themselves as Vikings

How a Viking-themed Swedish game became an unexpected smash-hit

How a Viking-themed Swedish game became an unexpected smash-hit

Why not all Vikings were blond-haired and blue-eyed

Why not all Vikings were blond-haired and blue-eyed

Did Vikings erect this runestone in fear of another climate crisis?

Did Vikings erect this runestone in fear of another climate crisis?

The Anglo-Saxons were more menacing than the Vikings, and the English language can prove it

The Anglo-Saxons were more menacing than the Vikings, and the English language can prove it

The Viking mark on my language and landscape

The Viking mark on my language and landscape

VIDEO: Five astonishing Viking finds uncovered by Stockholm University
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VIDEO: Five astonishing Viking finds uncovered by Stockholm University

Swede makes thousands after discovering buried Viking treasure

Swede makes thousands after discovering buried Viking treasure

Why these Viking burial clothes had inscriptions to Allah and Ali

Why these Viking burial clothes had inscriptions to Allah and Ali

‘We can’t let racists re-define Viking culture’

‘We can’t let racists re-define Viking culture’

Ten words you (maybe) didn’t know came from the Vikings

Ten words you (maybe) didn’t know came from the Vikings

In pictures: Get a sneak peek of Stockholm’s Viking museum

In pictures: Get a sneak peek of Stockholm’s Viking museum

Viking bling reveals ancient Islamic ties

Viking bling reveals ancient Islamic ties

‘Priceless’ Viking jewels nabbed in museum raid

‘Priceless’ Viking jewels nabbed in museum raid

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Rain uncovers Viking treasure trove

Vikings inspire Stockholm museum chief

Vikings inspire Stockholm museum chief

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New Viking grave find in central Sweden

Man rescued from burning tent by Swedish fire-eater

Man rescued from burning tent by Swedish fire-eater

Modern-day Vikings pillage streets of Stockholm

Modern-day Vikings pillage streets of Stockholm

Are Swedes really all blondes and Vikings?

Are Swedes really all blondes and Vikings?