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Iceland: Icelandic football star Kolbeinn Sigþórsson arrested after rambunctious night in Sweden

NordenBladet – It seems Icelandic footballer Kolbeinn Sigþórsson was partying too hard and landed himself behind bars in Sweden after a rowdy night out. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, one player in the Swedish league was arrested last night. They

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Sweden: Helgeandsholmen island in central Stockholm – home of the Riksdag Building and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm

NordenBladet – Helgeandsholmen  is a small island in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is located north of Stadsholmen, and east of Strömsborg, with which, together with Riddarholmen, it forms Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm. Helgeandsholmen contains the Riksdag Building

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SWEDEN´s climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg turns down Nordic Council´s environmental award and prize money

NordenBladet – Greta Thunberg, who became known worldwide for her weekly climate strikes, has decided to decline the Nordic Council’s environmental award and 350,000 Danish kroner (US$52,042) in prize money. The Swedish teen climate change activist rejected the recognition in

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Swedes use 770 million plastic bags per year: NOW Sweden set to tax plastic carrier bags – here’s how much you’ll have to pay

NordenBladet – A new tax on plastic carrier bags could see your Swedish grocery bill increase sharply. In order to get to grips with increasing plastic waste, the government has proposed a new tax which could double the price of

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People in Sweden are taking fewer domestic flights

NordenBladet – The number of passengers taking domestic flights in Sweden has fallen by eight percent so far this year, but airlines hope they can reverse the trend by working on sustainability. There are several possible reasons behind the reduced

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Estonia: Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa is meeting his Nordic and Baltic counterparts in Sweden

NordenBladet — The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa is taking part in the meeting of the chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of the Nordic Countries and Baltic States (NB 8) in Stockholm. Their discussions will focus

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New Estonian ambassador to Sweden presented credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

NordenBladet – Estonia’s new ambassador to Sweden, Margus Kolga, presented his credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Thursday. The King and ambassador confirmed the good relations between the two countries and discussed Swedish-Estonian history. Kolga thanked the

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Sweden: Nordic Festival Best of Norden celebrates Nordic culture the 28th-29th of October

NordenBladet – At the festival Best of Norden, that celebrates Nordic culture and the Nordic Councils Prizes, the nominated films will be screened with english subtitles. A unique chance to see the very best nordic films of today on the

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Estonia: National Defence Committee delegation participates in the security forum of Defence Committees in Sweden

NordenBladet — Chairman of the National Defence Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Andres Metsoja and member of the Committee Johannes Kert attend the security forum of the national defence committees of the parliaments of the Baltic States and

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Sweden: Princess Madeleine’s husband Chris O’Neill misses National Day festivities

NordenBladet – Christopher O’Neill, the husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, has not been able to participate in the National Day* festivities in Sweden today. The father of three was scheduled to attend this year’s celebrations but had to cancel

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Sweden: Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar of Sweden wish everyone a happy National Day!

NordenBladet – Today festivities all over Sweden are taking place as the country celebrates Nationaldagen or its National Day*. Of course, the Swedish Royal Family is out in full force to join in the celebrations. Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden comments on Baby Sussex

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden are currently on a three-day visit to Vietnam. Day one, 6 May was spent in Hanoi. It was there that Crown Princess Victoria was told of the British royal baby

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Sweden: Crown Princess Victoria opens Baltic Sea Science Center

NordenBladet – Yesterday Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the Baltic Sea Science Centre in Stockholm’s Skansen Museum where she was welcomed by Anna Björn, Head of Unit at Skansen’s Zoological Department and the Baltic Sea Science Center. The day

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King and Queen of Sweden to make State Visit to Ireland

NordenBladet – It has been announced from Stockholm that the Swedish King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Ireland next month at the invitation of the Irish President, Michael D Higgins. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia

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Sweden: Illness forces Prince Daniel to cancel events

NordenBladet – The Royal Court confirmed to Swedish media late Wednesday evening that Prince Daniel is sick and has to cancel several events. On Tuesday, Prince Daniel attended his annual entrepreneurial day, and he seemed in good health. On Wednesday,

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Sweden: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the launch of the Pep Report

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the launch of the Pep Report on Wednesday in Stockholm, which saw the results of a survey of 11,000 young people in Sweden – questioning their physical activity and approach to health –

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