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Sweden travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Sweden. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Sweden. Stockholm Travel information. Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay ... Read More

Sweden’s bombing wave continues with explosions in Stockholm and Uppsala

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020

Powerful explosion rocked an upscale central Stockholm neighborhood on Monday morning, shattering windows and covering entire Östermalm area block with ... Read More

Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is safe to visit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that foreign citizens do not want to come to Sweden, since this country has ... Read More

Goodbye ‘borderless’ Europe? Denmark sets border checks at Swedish border

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

Denmark's Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup announced today in Copenhagen that the country will set up temporary internal border checks at ... Read More

Stockholm police mobilized over potential Muslim migrant mob riots during Davis Cup

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 14, 2019

Stockholm police officers have been mobilized across the city, which will host the upcoming Davis Cup matches between Sweden and ... Read More

Woman killed by masked gunmen on Swedish beach

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 26, 2019

A gang of masked gunmen attacked a man and woman carrying a child near the popular beach resort of Ribersborg, ... Read More

Swedish woman kicked off bus in Swedish migrant town for wearing “too few clothes”

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2019

Amid Sweden’s blistering heatwave (local media say the Scandinavian nation experienced temperatures as high as … 27 degrees Celsius, or ... Read More

63 Australian-made planes grounded after 9 people killed in deadly Sweden crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 22, 2019

A total of 63 Australian-made planes have been grounded around the world following the fatal aircraft crash in Sweden in ... Read More

Nine people killed in Sweden skydiving plane crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 14, 2019

According to Swedish emergency services, nine people were killed in a tourist plane crash in northern Sweden. The aircraft was ... Read More

Swedish government wants to ban ‘Nazi’ Norse runes and Swedes hate the stupid idea

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid ... Read More

SAS back in business with better pay

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

SAS and their pilots reached an agreement. Frequent travelers in Northern Europe are are pleased to see the seven days ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social ... Read More

Neste and Air BP ready to deliver sustainable aviation fuel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019

Neste, a products producer from wastes and residues, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have ... Read More

No terror when tour bus exploded in Stockholm

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019

Earlier Sunday a first suspected terror attack was reported in Stockholm, Sweden. A tourist bus exploded when it hit the top of ... Read More

Sweden proposing ambitious aviation greenhouse gas emission reduction target

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrates the launch of its second Swedish gateway

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ new direct service to Gothenburg, Sweden, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency ... Read More

Sweden turns into the world’s largest gourmet restaurant

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 19, 2019

To highlight healthy and natural food available in nature, Sweden, together with four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, is launching The Edible ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight touches down at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018

Qatar Airways’ first nonstop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed today at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second ... Read More

Stockholm in need of more hotels

editor editor- October 19, 2018

Despite a substantial increase in the number of hotel rooms in Stockholm last year, the demand for more hotels in ... Read More

Addis Ababa – Oslo: Ethiopian Airlines now 6 times weekly

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines will be increasing its frequency between Addis Ababa and Avinor Oslo Airport as of December 11. The route ... Read More

Arrested in Dubai for having a glass of wine on Emirates: Not really?

editor editor- August 13, 2018

Was a Swedish passenger flying on Emirates airline arrested in Dubai with her 4-year-old daughter for having one drink? Read More

Doha to Gothenburg now non-stop on Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 23, 2018

Qatar Airways will launch direct five-times weekly flights from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden starting 12 December, making it the airline’s ... Read More

Icehotel in Sweden: You got to see the two new art suites!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 8, 2018

Two new art suites just opened at ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. The summer is in full bloom in Sweden, but inside it's ... Read More

An attempt to “enter dangerous proximity” to Russian floating nuclear power unit intercepted in Baltic Sea

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2018

Russian convoy ships in conjunction with the Swedish Coast Guard and the Danish Navy have intercepted an attempt to enter ... Read More

IATA Transparency in Payments now in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 16, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and ... Read More

SAS orders A330-300

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2018

SAS selected the A330-300 to further standardize its long-haul fleet. One new A330-300 equipped with RR Trent 772B engines will ... Read More

Huawei announces strategic partnership with IATA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2018

At the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018 in Stockholm, Huawei today announced it has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the ... Read More

Canada and Sweden most LGBT-friendly travel destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2018

The recent introduction of marriage equality has improved Germany’s position in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index, ranking the most LGBT-friendly ... Read More

Saab reveals first GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2018

Today Saab rolls out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the media at its Linköping ... Read More

Visiting Sweden on New Years: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Umea or Uppsala?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2017

Traveling for Sweden for New Year's means one thing: fireworks. Fireworks means big business for tourism. Here are The Local's  ... Read More

Sweden grants temporary asylum to 106-year-old Afghan woman

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2017

A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a journey to Europe in 2015 that involved her son and grandson carrying her ... Read More

Emirates to introduce additional flights to Stockholm

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2017

Emirates today announced that it will introduce three additional flights per week to the Swedish capital, complementing Emirates’ existing schedule ... Read More

World Water Week opens in Stockholm

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 29, 2017

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, have gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on ... Read More

Carry me home: Swedish hiker “too tired to walk” calls in rescue helicopter

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 28, 2017

Ever felt so tired you wished someone would carry you home? In the case of one weary Swedish hiker, that ... Read More

Sweden’s Novair receives its first A321neo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 30, 2017

Swedish charter airline Novair, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo ... Read More