You’d have to have been living under a rock not to notice the rising cost of energy in Sweden over the past year.
However, there are some ways you can save money on your energy bills. Here are our tips.
Many of you reading this have some form of permanent residence document in Sweden, be it under EU rules, non-EU rules, or a UK post-Brexit permit. What you might not realise is that each of these documents are actually slightly different. Here’s a guide.
Swedish style is known for being minimalistic and monotone, with greys, whites and blacks popular, especially in the winter months. Those of you interested in taking inspiration from Swedish fashion (or knowing what to avoid if you want to stand out) can check out our eight tips on how to dress like a Swede below.
You’ve probably heard of fika, Sweden’s traditional mid-afternoon coffee break to eat a pastry or cake and take a break with colleagues. However, do you know your biskvi from your Budapestbakelse? Your chokladboll from your kanelbulle? If not, read on below.
For those of you who have mastered the Swedish language (or are well on your way to doing so), you might be wondering how to take the next step and learn more about Swedish society from the experts: Swedes.
Here’s The Local’s guide to the best TV shows to watch if you want to understand Swedish society (and which shows you can bring up in conversation with your colleagues if you want to impress them with your knowledge).
Finally, you may have heard the phrase ‘don’t talk to strangers’, as a child, but what you may not have realised is that this is a key cornerstone of Swedish society, with small talk frowned upon and mindless chat between strangers considered extremely odd.
Here are the few situations where it’s socially acceptable to talk to Swedes you don’t already know without freaking them out.