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Nature in the Swedish cities

With warmer weather just around the corner, head to the Swedish cities for a weekend break with a difference. Swedes love nature and even Sweden’s big cities; Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, have nature literally on their doorsteps. Fancy cycling around the centre of Stockholm? Cruise around Gothenburg on a canal or why not go for a morning swim (well maybe wait until the summer for that...) in Malmö?

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image Karin blogs for SwedenKarin Ericson

Live Malmö with Karin!

Hej! I’m Karin, your guide to a truly Malmö lifestyle. Stay up to date with me and experience how to #LiveMalmo like a real 'Skåning'. You can find me on the VisitSweden UK Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr channels.

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Nature in Malmö

You may think of shopping, bars and restaurants when you think of Malmö but this seaside town has so much more. Malmö is famous for its city centre parks and beautiful canals that wind their way through the older parts of town.

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Lakes, parks and archipelago

Stockholm is world famous for being stunningly beautiful. The city sits on 14 islands,  surrounded by water and pickled with parkland, forest and lakeshore beaches. All right in the middle of all the cool shops, bars and restaurants.

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Ship ahoy Gothenburg!

Being a port city you are never far from water in Gothenburg; down at the harbour where giant ferries traffic continental Europe, or the city’s beautifully laid-out canals.

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Walpurgis Night and May Day

Walpurgis night on 30th April is the night of the bonfire in Sweden, traditionally believed to ward off evil spirits, but now a festive way of getting rid of excess gardening odds and ends.

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Fly to Sweden with SAS

With SAS you can choose from Economy, Economy Extra and Business class options. You choose the level of onboard comfort and service you want and SAS will get you to your destination in Sweden rested and relaxed.

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At one with nature

The spas of Sweden are waiting for you to discover them in glittering, sunny archipelagos, in the Swedish mountains and beside deep blue lakes fringed by birch and pine forest. Even in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö you are never far from nature.

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Win a trip to Malmö!
Follow Karin, reporting live from Skåne and the wonderful town of Malmö, and you can win an expense paid trip to Malmö! Karin will share her chilled out Malmö lifestyle with you for a month and all you need to do is take a photo in the UK that captures the relaxing nature of Malmö and you can be in with a chance to experience life by the beach! #LiveMalmo LiveMalmo with Karin and win a trip

Black Tomato does Sweden!
"Stunning, sophisticated and brimming with character, Sweden is sure to keep you entertained and inspired. From the beautiful, crisp countryside to the bustling cities, get set to explore this Scandinavian wonder". Find out more Black Tomato's trips to Sweden

This week's local - Malmö 
He is the most well dressed man in Malmö, he have given name to a jeans collection and is vice president at the new office building for the media people of Malmö - meet Magnus Thure Nilsson - this week's local from Malmö!

What does Malmö and NY have in common?

When Swedish journalist Johanna G Jimenez and NY born and bred photographer Christian Jimenez, took a closer look at Malmö, they realized that the city's oldest urban community garden had it’s roots in the American big city. Malmö's urban garden

Swedish spring recipe
Grilled mackerel with a nettle- and spinach compote and chopped egg. Sounds delicious doesn't it? Check out the recipe here  

Events in Sweden
From Walpurgis Eve to the Gothenburg Jazz Festival, Sweden has some fantastic events April and May. Events in Sweden

Fly to Sweden with SAS

Sweden iPad app