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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.

Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020 08:54

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September 2020, to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction ... Read More

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

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020 23:34

Air India announced that it will stop flights to at least 5 European destinations due to of a drop in passenger demand for these destinations. The national carrier is citing ... Read More

Sweden lifts travel restrictions on 4 European countries

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020 19:55

Swedish officials announced that the government of Sweden will cancel travel advice to its citizens against travelling to 4 European states, starting tomorrow. The officials said that the decision to ... Read More

Swedish-owned Stena Line makes a hard decision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 13, 2020 09:01

Swedish-owned Stena Line recently announced that it plans to furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundancies across the UK and Ireland. This is a sign of things to come in ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020 22:10

Having previously banned all gatherings of more than 500 people, Swedish authorities announced today a stricter measure, banning public gatherings of more than 50 people. The measure is being implemented ... Read More

SAS top in Fly Quiet and Green

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020 08:10

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has taken the top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4. The airline has now held pole position three consecutive quarters, highlighting the ... Read More

Five countries demand compensation from Iran for downed Ukrainian Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2020 23:23

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay them compensation for a Ukrainian passenger Boeing 737 jet shot ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020 16:33

Powerful explosion rocked an upscale central Stockholm neighborhood on Monday morning, shattering windows and covering entire Östermalm area block with glass shards. The explosion, which completely destroyed one vehicle, damaged ... Read More

Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is safe to visit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 17:10

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said that foreign citizens do not want to come to Sweden, since this country has a negative image abroad lately, due drastic increase in crime ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 18:04

Denmark's Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup announced today in Copenhagen that the country will set up temporary internal border checks at the border with Sweden starting next month. The move comes ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 14, 2019 01:15

Stockholm police officers have been mobilized across the city, which will host the upcoming Davis Cup matches between Sweden and Israel, to prevent potential anti-Israel riots and rampages by Muslim ... Read More

Woman killed by masked gunmen on Swedish beach

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 26, 2019 17:15

A gang of masked gunmen attacked a man and woman carrying a child near the popular beach resort of Ribersborg, Sweden. The attackers fired off between eight and ten shots, ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2019 19:15

Amid Sweden’s blistering heatwave (local media say the Scandinavian nation experienced temperatures as high as … 27 degrees Celsius, or 80 degrees Fahrenheit), Amanda Hansson boarded a bus in Malmö, ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 22, 2019 15:45

A total of 63 Australian-made planes have been grounded around the world following the fatal aircraft crash in Sweden in which nine people died. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority ... Read More

Nine people killed in Sweden skydiving plane crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 14, 2019 16:41

According to Swedish emergency services, nine people were killed in a tourist plane crash in northern Sweden. The aircraft was being used by parachutists when it struck the ground some ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 00:45

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of forbidding the use of Norse runes, local media has reported, amid concerns that the ancient symbols have been misappropriated by neo-Nazi ... Read More

SAS back in business with better pay

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 08:55

SAS and their pilots reached an agreement. Frequent travelers in Northern Europe are are pleased to see the seven days walk out ended. The seven-day walkout saw more than two ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 09:17

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social media post by SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson.  "Despite intensive negotiations and ... Read More

Neste and Air BP ready to deliver sustainable aviation fuel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019 07:17

Neste, a products producer from wastes and residues, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to ... Read More

No terror when tour bus exploded in Stockholm

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 11:37

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

Sweden proposing ambitious aviation greenhouse gas emission reduction target

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 19:10

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing aviation in Sweden was announced today, on 4 March. The ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:35

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrates the launch of its second Swedish gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 16:25

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ new direct service to Gothenburg, Sweden, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at ... Read More

Sweden turns into the world’s largest gourmet restaurant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 19, 2019 18:15

To highlight healthy and natural food available in nature, Sweden, together with four Swedish Michelin-starred chefs, is launching The Edible Country - a 100-million-acre-DIY gourmet restaurant. The restaurant, with a ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight touches down at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2018 07:08

Qatar Airways’ first nonstop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed today at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden. Qatar Airways flight 177, operated by the ... Read More

Stockholm in need of more hotels

editor editor- October 19, 2018 14:06

Despite a substantial increase in the number of hotel rooms in Stockholm last year, the demand for more hotels in the Swedish capital continues to develop. Changed travel habits, a ... Read More

Addis Ababa – Oslo: Ethiopian Airlines now 6 times weekly

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2018 23:12

Ethiopian Airlines will be increasing its frequency between Addis Ababa and Avinor Oslo Airport as of December 11. The route will be operated six times a week using Ethiopian’s Boeing ... Read More

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

editor editor- August 13, 2018 22:02

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 11:13

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 8, 2018 09:18

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2018 19:30

Russian convoy ships in conjunction with the Swedish Coast Guard and the Danish Navy have intercepted an attempt to enter into a dangerously close proximity to Rosatom's floating nuclear power ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 16, 2018 09:17

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets. TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with ... Read More

SAS orders A330-300

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2018 09:03

SAS selected the A330-300 to further standardize its long-haul fleet. One new A330-300 equipped with RR Trent 772B engines will join the Scandinavian carrier’s network in the second Quarter 2019. ... Read More

Huawei announces strategic partnership with IATA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2018 00:06

At the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018 in Stockholm, Huawei today announced it has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Through this Program, Huawei will ... Read More

Canada and Sweden most LGBT-friendly travel destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2018 15:44

The recent introduction of marriage equality has improved Germany’s position in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index, ranking the most LGBT-friendly destination countries. Germany now shares third place with eleven other ... Read More

Saab reveals first GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2018 17:33

Today Saab rolls out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the media at its Linköping site, Sweden. GlobalEye is an advanced, swing role airborne surveillance ... Read More

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