Category: Sweden travel news

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.

Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation
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Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced ... Read More

Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm
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Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020

Air India announced that it will stop flights to at least 5 European destinations due to of a drop in ... Read More

Sweden lifts travel restrictions on 4 European countries
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Sweden lifts travel restrictions on 4 European countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

Swedish officials announced that the government of Sweden will cancel travel advice to its citizens against travelling to 4 European ... Read More

Swedish-owned Stena Line makes a hard decision
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Swedish-owned Stena Line makes a hard decision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 13, 2020

Swedish-owned Stena Line recently announced that it plans to furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundancies across the UK and ... Read More

Better late than never: Sweden finally bans public gatherings of 50 or more people
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Better late than never: Sweden finally bans public gatherings of 50 or more people

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020

Having previously banned all gatherings of more than 500 people, Swedish authorities announced today a stricter measure, banning public gatherings ... Read More

SAS top in Fly Quiet and Green
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SAS top in Fly Quiet and Green

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has taken the top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4. The airline ... Read More

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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