Sweden in a nutshell:

  • Royal traditions
  • Seaside living
  • Intriguing fairytales
  • World class pop music
  • Untainted nature
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Exceptionally sunny and warm weather combined with the plunge of the Swedish krona against major currencies is a beneficial combination for Swedish tourism. The hotel sector is growing constantly and new projects are being developed every year. Scandic is the biggest hotel operator in the Nordic region with a 16% market share, followed by Nordic Choice and Rezidor.

Nobel prize's new home revealed

Nobel prize's new home revealed

The Nobel Foundation has unveiled the winning design for a building that will give the world's most prestigious prize a home for the first time in its 114-year history. The foundation hopes to inaugurate the 25,000 sq metre building in 2018, when it is expected to house nearly all its activities, including the Nobel prize ceremony and the Nobel museum.

Sweden's Ice Hotel

Sweden's Ice Hotel

ICEHOTEL is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice and it is situated in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. Each winter, some 50,000 visitors from all over the world come to see ICEHOTEL to experience the tranquility, the northern lights and all of the activities offered in Europe’s last wilderness 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.

ABBA The Museum – new museum hit in Stockholm

ABBA The Museum – new museum hit in Stockholm

ABBA The Museum was opened at the Stockholm’s famous Museum Island in May 2013 and offers an interactive journey through one of the biggest success stories in music history. Here the visitor will get close to the band by experiencing what it’s like to be the fifth member of ABBA and much more.

Sweden: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in few weeks!

Sweden: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in few weeks!

Malmö will be the host for the 2013 event at the Malmö Arena. The first semi-final is on 14th May, the second semi-final on 16th May and the final on 18th May.

In last spring, Loreen was Sweden’s 5th winner of the Eurovision Song Contest - ABBA in 1974, Herreys in 1984, Carola in 1991, Charlotte Nilsson in 1999 and Loreen in 2012. In May 2013, Malmö is in spotlight of all Eurovision fans.

Malmö is located in southern Sweden, in the famous province of Skåne. The city is part of the expanding Öresund region and is joined to Copenhagen in Denmark by the mighty, arching Öresund bridge.

Stockholm's Grand Hotel aims high with newly-renovated suites

Stockholm's Grand Hotel aims high with newly-renovated suites

Stockholm's storied Grand Hotel is set on being one of the top-ten luxury hotels in Europe by 2015, and recently offered a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a set of newly renovated suites that owners hope will help it get there.

Ever since its opening in 1874, Stockholm's Grand Hotel has been the hotel of choice for celebrities and well-heeled visitors during their stay in the Swedish capital.

At the time of its opening, the Grand boasted more bathrooms than the Royal Palace situated across the water on Gamla Stan.