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Summer in the cities

Summer in Sweden is magical. The cities come to life and the long light evenings mean we all stay up until the early hours to make the most of the mild summer nights. Head to Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö and take part in one of the many traditional Midsummer celebrations.

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image Dancing around the maypole. Midsummer in SwedenConny Fridh/

A midsummer night's dream

Midsummer is one of the most important celebrations in a Swede’s calendar. The successful midsummer party involves flowers in your hair, dancing around a pole, singing songs about small frogs while drinking schnapps and downing a whole load of pickled herring and new potatoes, followed by strawberries and cream.

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Win a trip to Gothenburg with Anton!

Hej, I'm Anton. Living in Gothenburg, the home of live music, I'm keen to show the rest of the world what a fantastic place this is. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr for a true insight to my life. And not only that; you'll also have a chance to win a trip to my hometown by sending me your best festival pictures!

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image Ribersborg beach in MalmöMalmö Turism/VisitSweden

Beachlife in Malmö

The 2.5 kilometre long Ribersborg beach is where the young, the old, the bold and the beautiful of Malmö and visitors from around the world enjoy swimming, sunbathing, or just generally lazing around in the summer months. And the best thing? It's only a short walk from the city centre.

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Summer night city!

Party the mild summer nights away in Stockholm this summer! A night out in Stockholm is the epitome of Scandinavian cool –from hipster hangouts to Stockholm city chic, it’s one big party!

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Festivals and music in Gothenburg

Gothenburg comes into its own in the summer. A city full to the brim with music, festivals, open air theatres, street parties, fantastic nightlife and still never far from the sea.

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Game fishing in the city

Game fishing in a city-where else but in Sweden? In Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö there is some great fishing right in the middle of the cities. So pack your fishing gear and head to the Swedish cities!

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Your guide to the Swedish summer
Always wondered what we Swedes get up to in the summer? Heard about the long nights when the sun never sets, the all night parties, the Kubb games, and the summer houses?
Here's your guide to the Swedish summer by blogger Kristin Follis. 

Cool events this summer!

Midsummer 22nd June 2012
Find out where you can celebrate Midsummer in and around Gothenburg.

Festivals in Sweden 2012
Sweden is attracting some big names this summer! Björk in Stockholm, Patti Smith in Östersund, Regina Spector in Borlänge, The Hives in Piteå, the list can go on and on. Head to Sweden for a summer of music 2012

The Cube by Electrolux in Stockholm and London!
One of the coolest pop-up restaurants is opening this summer. The Cube by Electrolux appears on the roof top of the Stockholm Opera House in Sweden and atop of London’s Royal Festival Hall here in the UK - featuring the talents of some of the most exciting chefs who work with Electrolux every day. Find out more about The Cube

Swedish Open - Tennis in Båstad
Between the 7th and 15th of July, some of the best tennis players from around the world gather in the picturesque summer village Båstad in southern Sweden. Swedish Open in Båstad

Falsterbo Horse Show
7th - 15th July 2012
At Falsterbo Horse Show it is always as much Horse as Show. With almost a thousand horses and riders, fifty different disciplines and over six hundred people working in the Falsterbo Horse Show crew, you soon realize Falsterbo Horse Show is not just an ordinary event.  

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