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#AdventCalendar: The Swedish town where people sit on ice poles for 51 hours

Each day of December up until Christmas Eve, The Local is sharing the story behind a surprising Swedish fact as part of our own Advent...

How I tried to recreate a Swedish Christmas and was brought down to earth

When British writer Alison Allfrey tried to recreate her first Swedish Christmas it proved to be much more of a challenge than she...

Six essential articles to help you navigate life in Sweden

Here we've gathered together some of The Local's most popular and useful articles, which we think will help explain aspects of day-to-day...

SAS pays price for pilot strikes with worst results in five years

Scandinavian airline SAS has posted a significant downturn in its latest results, following a major pilots' strike earlier this year.

Ryanair to close base at Stockholm Skavsta Airport

Budget airline Ryanair is closing its base at Skavsta airport in Nyköping, one of the airports used for reaching the Swedish capital....

Two men killed in shooting outside Swedish nightclub

Two men have died after being shot outside a nightclub in central Norrköping in southeastern Sweden.

#AdventCalendar: The abandoned spots across Sweden where cars find their final resting place

Each day of December up until Christmas Eve, The Local is sharing the story behind a surprising fact about Sweden as part of our own...

First meeting between Sweden Democrats and Moderate Party leaders

The leader of Sweden's centre-right Moderate Party has had a meeting with Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Åkesson, despite saying only...

A complete guide to getting into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg

As the advent season is well under way, Sweden's second city has plenty on offer to help you get that festive feeling. The Local guides...

Why the King of Sweden carried his own hand luggage in India (and went viral in the process)

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have made headlines in India on a five-day state visit to the country – after the...

Malmö crime at lowest level in two decades – so why do people still feel so unsafe?

Crime in Malmö has reached its lowest level in 20 years, but still almost three quarters of the southern city's inhabitants feel worried...

Three quarters of Malmö residents worried about crime

Crime in Malmö has reached its lowest level in 20 years, but still almost three quarters of the southern city's inhabitants feel worried...

Far-right Sweden Democrats reach record high in opinion polls

The far-right Sweden Democrats have reached their highest ever level of support, according to the latest party sympathy survey carried...

#AdventCalendar: When Sweden had a state-owned burger chain

Each day of December up until Christmas Eve, The Local is sharing the story behind a surprising fact about Sweden as part of our own...

Greta Thunberg returns to Europe ahead of climate summit

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Portugal after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran to attend a UN summit...

The ultimate guide to the history of Swedish Christmas traditions

From TV specials to decorations and food, there are plenty of ways to get fully into the festive spirit in Sweden. The Local explains...

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