A medieval path offers huge forests and lakes, warm Swedish hospitality – and a salutary lesson in what comes before a fall
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Skating on thick ice: touring Sweden’s frozen lakes
Gliding over frozen rivers and lakes was once a popular winter pastime across northern Europe. A new wild skating tour of Sweden hopes to revive it, and revel in the sublime scenery, too
Winter palace: Sweden’s Icehotel opens its doors – in pictures
Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms are designed by international artists and this year feature spacemen and an ice queen
Meeting the locals is a piece of cake in Gothenburg
From jogging in a nature reserve to joining in the Scandi ritual of fika, a new initiative in west Sweden gives visitors the chance to connect with the inhabitants
Sweden’s High Coast: an uplifting experience
Since the ice age, a chain of islands in northern Sweden has been emerging from the sea, creating a beautiful, if bizarre, wilderness for walkers, campers and kayakers
From Colgate Lasagne to Crystal Pepsi: visit the Museum of Failure
Dr Samuel West has gathered exhibits demonstrating abject commercial failure and put them on show in Helsingborg, Sweden. But he says there’s a lot to learn from the very worst ideas
Stockholm Calling all dancing queens
Move over Scandi chic. In 2016, Stockholm is all about Abba-influenced kitsch. The Eurovision final is being held in the Swedish capital in May, and before that, on 20 January, Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus is opening Mamma Mia: The Party at a refitted restaurant in the Gröna Lund amusement park. A kind of immersive Singalongversion ofContinue reading “Stockholm Calling all dancing queens”
Magnus Nilsson, author of the Nordic Cookbook, on working in the wilderness
The chef behind one of the world’s most remote restaurants – Fäviken in Jämtland, central Sweden – draws his inspiration from the fantastic produce of the region
What can the world learn from Växjö, Europe’s self-styled greenest city?
In 1991, the southern Swedish city became the first in the world to declare its intention to become fossil-fuel free. So how much progress has been made, and does Växjö offer a blueprint for bigger cities too?
Instameet Gothenburg: local photographers capture the city
An Instameet in Gothenburg gave photographers a chance to grab a fresh perspective on the city.