Summer in Sweden: ten reasons you should visit Dalarna 
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Summer in Sweden: ten reasons you should visit Dalarna 

Whether you prefer hiking or heritage, wilderness or wild adventure activities, Dalarna in central Sweden has plenty to offer. If you’re looking for a summer break, this could be the answer – for a long weekend or something more. The Local finds out more with a little help from a Stockholm-born blogger who now lives in her “childhood paradise”.

Spain’s Alicante aims to limit hiking and ban outdoor sports in iconic nature spots
Spain

Spain’s Alicante aims to limit hiking and ban outdoor sports in iconic nature spots

Energy giant sued as power lines in Spain kill hundreds of birds
Spain

Energy giant sued as power lines in Spain kill hundreds of birds

No more shooting to scare Pyrenees bears, French court rules
France

No more shooting to scare Pyrenees bears, French court rules

France’s Asterix park to shut down dolphin show
France

France’s Asterix park to shut down dolphin show

Spanish conservationists lament ‘dark day’ as two brown bears shot by hunters
Spain

Spanish conservationists lament ‘dark day’ as two brown bears shot by hunters

Spain bans sailing after spate of rogue killer whale attacks on yachts
Spain

Spain bans sailing after spate of rogue killer whale attacks on yachts

Is there a black panther prowling around a small village in southern Spain?
Spain

Is there a black panther prowling around a small village in southern Spain?

What’s the truth behind claims that Spain’s marine wildlife is thriving during lockdown?
Spain

What’s the truth behind claims that Spain’s marine wildlife is thriving during lockdown?

Danish architect designs flagship Norwegian whale centre

Danish architect designs flagship Norwegian whale centre

Driving in Sweden: How to avoid wildlife collisions
Sweden

Driving in Sweden: How to avoid wildlife collisions

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Four Iberian lynx killed by hunters in central Spain
Spain

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Four Iberian lynx killed by hunters in central Spain

How elusive brown bears have become a tourist attraction in northern Spain
Spain

How elusive brown bears have become a tourist attraction in northern Spain

Obama worm: Flesh eating flatworm with hundreds of eyes poses new threat to Spanish wildlife
Spain

Obama worm: Flesh eating flatworm with hundreds of eyes poses new threat to Spanish wildlife

‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitos have now colonised half of France
France

‘Deadly’ tiger mosquitos have now colonised half of France

‘Cat-fox’ found on French island of Corsica may be a new species
France

‘Cat-fox’ found on French island of Corsica may be a new species

Swedish man survives bear attack
Sweden

Swedish man survives bear attack

This horse-killing bear is causing ‘lots of concern’ in Spain and France

This horse-killing bear is causing ‘lots of concern’ in Spain and France

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks
Germany

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks

VIDEO: French farmers versus wolves and bears in a battle for their livelihoods
France

VIDEO: French farmers versus wolves and bears in a battle for their livelihoods

Denmark gets 11 new islands in three years
Denmark

Denmark gets 11 new islands in three years

Something’s fishy: why are thousands of dead shrimp washing up on an Italian beach?
Italy

Something’s fishy: why are thousands of dead shrimp washing up on an Italian beach?

Beavers return to Italy after 450 years
Italy

Beavers return to Italy after 450 years

Snipers wanted to hunt Spain’s Green-Feathered Terror
Spain

Snipers wanted to hunt Spain’s Green-Feathered Terror

Falcons and sheep sent in to help clean up Rome
Italy

Falcons and sheep sent in to help clean up Rome

In pictures: spectacular images show beauty of Swiss wildlife
Switzerland

In pictures: spectacular images show beauty of Swiss wildlife

Asian hornets claim another victim in France: What to do to avoid being stung
France

Asian hornets claim another victim in France: What to do to avoid being stung

Holidaymakers warned over dozens of stingrays near Mediterranean coast
France

Holidaymakers warned over dozens of stingrays near Mediterranean coast

Lynx facing extinction in canton of Valais: Report
Switzerland

Lynx facing extinction in canton of Valais: Report

Brown bear with taste for mare faces expulsion from Pyrenees
Spain

Brown bear with taste for mare faces expulsion from Pyrenees

Two endangered leopard cubs born at French zoo
France

Two endangered leopard cubs born at French zoo

How Swiss software is helping drones survey wildlife in Namibia
Switzerland

How Swiss software is helping drones survey wildlife in Namibia

New sighting of brown bear in Bern region
Switzerland

New sighting of brown bear in Bern region

Why an early Italian drawing of a cockatoo rewrites what we know about trade routes
Italy

Why an early Italian drawing of a cockatoo rewrites what we know about trade routes

IN PICS: Eight of Spain’s most endangered species
Spain

IN PICS: Eight of Spain’s most endangered species

Endangered Iberian lynx found living in hills near Barcelona
Spain

Endangered Iberian lynx found living in hills near Barcelona

Wolves at the door: animal spotted in canton of Zurich
Switzerland

Wolves at the door: animal spotted in canton of Zurich

IN PICTURES: Polar bears mate outside Norwegian weather station
Norway

IN PICTURES: Polar bears mate outside Norwegian weather station

Peregrine falcons discovered nesting in Florence’s bell tower
Italy

Peregrine falcons discovered nesting in Florence’s bell tower

Otter sex halts construction at Norway marina
Norway

Otter sex halts construction at Norway marina

What to know about the growing wolf population debate in Germany
Germany

What to know about the growing wolf population debate in Germany

Why are Dordogne’s noisy frogs embroiled in a bizarre legal battle?
France

Why are Dordogne’s noisy frogs embroiled in a bizarre legal battle?

One of Rome’s rare wolf cubs killed by hit-and-run driver
Italy

One of Rome’s rare wolf cubs killed by hit-and-run driver

Deer gets lost, wanders into Italian bakery
Italy

Deer gets lost, wanders into Italian bakery

Brown bear strolls across Swiss ski slope
Switzerland

Brown bear strolls across Swiss ski slope

Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic
Spain

Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic

French countryside sees alarming ‘collapse’ of bird populations
France

French countryside sees alarming ‘collapse’ of bird populations

Seven places to see wild flamingos in Italy
Italy

Seven places to see wild flamingos in Italy

Sweden tries to put the brakes on record roadkill numbers
Sweden

Sweden tries to put the brakes on record roadkill numbers

Quota set for lynx hunt in Sweden
Sweden

Quota set for lynx hunt in Sweden

Volunteers are evacuating 100 stray goats from an idyllic Italian island
Italy

Volunteers are evacuating 100 stray goats from an idyllic Italian island

Wildlife road collisions hit record high in Sweden
Sweden

Wildlife road collisions hit record high in Sweden

Deadly sea creatures wash up on Brittany’s beaches
France

Deadly sea creatures wash up on Brittany’s beaches

Feeling the call of the wild? Visit Langedrag Nature Park
Norway

Feeling the call of the wild? Visit Langedrag Nature Park

Germany’s ‘first wild bison in 250 years’ shot by authorities
Germany

Germany’s ‘first wild bison in 250 years’ shot by authorities

Killing of brown bear in northern Italy enrages activists
Italy

Killing of brown bear in northern Italy enrages activists

Bear chases flock of 209 sheep off a cliff to their death in Pyrenees

Bear chases flock of 209 sheep off a cliff to their death in Pyrenees

Norwegian authorities to put down violent swan
Norway

Norwegian authorities to put down violent swan

VIDEO: Summer isn’t summer without an elk running through a field of flowers
Sweden

VIDEO: Summer isn’t summer without an elk running through a field of flowers

Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars invade urban areas
Spain

Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars invade urban areas

Police find lunchbox crammed full of GIANT cockroaches in Madrid park
Spain

Police find lunchbox crammed full of GIANT cockroaches in Madrid park

Farmers stage Grimm protest against big bad wolves in Hanover
Germany

Farmers stage Grimm protest against big bad wolves in Hanover

Wolf kills beloved pet dog at farmhouse door in Galicia
Spain

Wolf kills beloved pet dog at farmhouse door in Galicia

Southern Spain will become a desert with global warming
Spain

Southern Spain will become a desert with global warming

Sweden’s consumption footprint ‘among the worst’
Sweden

Sweden’s consumption footprint ‘among the worst’

Pets or pests? Quaker parrots invade Madrid parks
Spain

Pets or pests? Quaker parrots invade Madrid parks

Lynx shot after posing a risk to humans
Switzerland

Lynx shot after posing a risk to humans

Drought threatens Spain’s wild bears with starvation
Spain

Drought threatens Spain’s wild bears with starvation

Second headless bison found at Spanish nature reserve
Spain

Second headless bison found at Spanish nature reserve

Bison found decapitated on Valencia nature reserve
Spain

Bison found decapitated on Valencia nature reserve

Protected brown bear found shot dead in northern Spain
Spain

Protected brown bear found shot dead in northern Spain

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin
Germany

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin

Police hunt macabre ‘wolf decapitator’ of Asturias
Spain

Police hunt macabre ‘wolf decapitator’ of Asturias

Wolf appears on the slopes at French Alps ski resort
France

Wolf appears on the slopes at French Alps ski resort

WATCH: Rare peek at Swedish wild lynx caught on camera
Sweden

WATCH: Rare peek at Swedish wild lynx caught on camera

Eight dead sperm whales found on German beach
Germany

Eight dead sperm whales found on German beach

Hunter accidentally shoots rare golden jackal
Switzerland

Hunter accidentally shoots rare golden jackal

Free Willy: Spanish swimmer saves whale caught in illegal fishing net
Spain

Free Willy: Spanish swimmer saves whale caught in illegal fishing net

Never rains but it pours for guano-hit Rome
Italy

Never rains but it pours for guano-hit Rome

Rare wild goat trophies seized at Basel border
Switzerland

Rare wild goat trophies seized at Basel border

Black widow spiders haunt Sardinia
Italy

Black widow spiders haunt Sardinia

Second wolf found dead in southern Germany
Germany

Second wolf found dead in southern Germany

France spends €65k to help mating frogs hop it
France

France spends €65k to help mating frogs hop it

Arctic ice melt worsens plastic pollution
Norway

Arctic ice melt worsens plastic pollution

France set to slaughter Alps mountain goats
France

France set to slaughter Alps mountain goats

Rome boar sightings renew calls for cull
Italy

Rome boar sightings renew calls for cull

Tiny German backpack X-rays aid gentle giants
Germany

Tiny German backpack X-rays aid gentle giants

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home
Germany

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Report: 1/3 of species in Germany endangered
Germany

Report: 1/3 of species in Germany endangered

Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich
Germany

Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich

Spain’s newest export to France: Vultures

Spain’s newest export to France: Vultures

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil
Germany

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple
Germany

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple

Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild
Spain

Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild

Bear cub found dead in Spanish Pyrenees
Spain

Bear cub found dead in Spanish Pyrenees

‘Out-of-control tourism’ hurting wild Ibiza
Spain

‘Out-of-control tourism’ hurting wild Ibiza

The wolf has officially returned to Denmark
Denmark

The wolf has officially returned to Denmark

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony
Denmark

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony

New seal deaths cause concern in Denmark
Denmark

New seal deaths cause concern in Denmark

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint
Sweden

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint

Danish woman’s house overrun by bats
Denmark

Danish woman’s house overrun by bats

Denmark’s white-tailed eagles are soaring back
Denmark

Denmark’s white-tailed eagles are soaring back

Wildlife roundup: Dead seals and new otters
Denmark

Wildlife roundup: Dead seals and new otters

‘Hitch-hiking’ raccoon sparks invasion fears
Sweden

‘Hitch-hiking’ raccoon sparks invasion fears

Traffic accidents claim record number of lynx
Sweden

Traffic accidents claim record number of lynx

Brits cry fowl over Spanish-led duck cull
Spain

Brits cry fowl over Spanish-led duck cull

Wild animal road crashes cost €500 million
Germany

Wild animal road crashes cost €500 million

Game officials tackle deer-devouring dogs
Switzerland

Game officials tackle deer-devouring dogs

Swiss and Italians butt heads over border bears
Switzerland

Swiss and Italians butt heads over border bears

Grey seals return to German Baltic shores
Germany

Grey seals return to German Baltic shores

Wind park building noise ‘can kill porpoises’
Germany

Wind park building noise ‘can kill porpoises’

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads
Germany

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’
Germany

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life
Germany

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria
Germany

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match
Germany

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

Abandoned pets responsible for massive wildlife killing spree
Germany

Abandoned pets responsible for massive wildlife killing spree

Living the wildlife in Berlin
Germany

Living the wildlife in Berlin

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane
Germany

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

Hunters urge calm as wolves return to Bavaria
Germany

Hunters urge calm as wolves return to Bavaria

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?
Germany

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz
Germany

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz

Terrapins reintroduced to Brandenburg ponds
Germany

Terrapins reintroduced to Brandenburg ponds

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Sweden

Birds sing less but dance more

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Sweden

Swedish wildlife hits the road

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Sweden

Women join the elk hunt

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Sweden

Munching Swedish beaver causes blackout

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Sweden

Swedish hunter attacked by elk

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Sweden

Sweden’s horses counted

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Sweden

Swedish elks not as tough as American elks

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Sweden

Finnish hunter kills Swedish wolf

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Sweden

No warning signs on new elk trails

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Sweden

Right to kill dangerous animals to be extended

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Sweden

Drunk elks attack police

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Sweden

Wolf seen in Stockholm

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Sweden

Randy shark banished after harassing female

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Sweden

Spider nests in Swedish woman’s ear for 27 days

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Sweden

Wolf killer wants pardon

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Sweden

Buffalo captured in Borås

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Sweden

Death warrant for crazed bird

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Sweden

Wild boar threaten Swedish drivers

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Sweden

World’s first seal cookbook launched in Sweden

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Sweden

Swedish women turn to moose hunting

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Sweden

Shooters sent out to curb bunny explosion

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Sweden

Warm winter delays bears’ hibernation

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Sweden

73-year-old Swede scares off bear with stones

Black widow spider bites Swede after Atlantic voyage
Sweden

Black widow spider bites Swede after Atlantic voyage

Rare albatross sighting for Swedish birdwatchers
Sweden

Rare albatross sighting for Swedish birdwatchers

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Sweden

If you go down to the woods today…

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Sweden

First bear killed in hunting season

Shy bears come into close contact with people
Sweden

Shy bears come into close contact with people

Malmö’s rats face death by fourteen skewers
Sweden

Malmö’s rats face death by fourteen skewers

Lemming hordes perish in Swedish roadside ‘massacre’
Sweden

Lemming hordes perish in Swedish roadside ‘massacre’

Clueless drivers boost roadkill suffering: report
Sweden

Clueless drivers boost roadkill suffering: report

Spicy invention protects dogs from wolf attacks
Sweden

Spicy invention protects dogs from wolf attacks

UK wildlife park animals catch ‘Euphoria’ fever
Sweden

UK wildlife park animals catch ‘Euphoria’ fever

Annual hunt to cull 300 brown bears in Sweden
Sweden

Annual hunt to cull 300 brown bears in Sweden

Swedish zoo fights to keep wild seal pups
Sweden

Swedish zoo fights to keep wild seal pups

Swedish zoo wins fight to keep stray seal pups
Sweden

Swedish zoo wins fight to keep stray seal pups

Snow leopard triplets are zoo’s latest marvel
Sweden

Snow leopard triplets are zoo’s latest marvel

300 bears to be killed in annual Swedish hunt
Sweden

300 bears to be killed in annual Swedish hunt

Endangered Spanish lynx slaughtered on roads
Spain

Endangered Spanish lynx slaughtered on roads

Night vision guns pushed for culling Swiss boar
Switzerland

Night vision guns pushed for culling Swiss boar

Nuisance bear destroyed in Graubünden town
Switzerland

Nuisance bear destroyed in Graubünden town

Swiss mountain town seeks bear’s removal
Switzerland

Swiss mountain town seeks bear’s removal

Brown bear targeted as Swiss Alps nuisance
Switzerland

Brown bear targeted as Swiss Alps nuisance

France in trouble over rare rodent
France

France in trouble over rare rodent

Fox attacks 3-year old Swiss girl in bed
Switzerland

Fox attacks 3-year old Swiss girl in bed

Penguins get stressed by humans: Swiss study
Switzerland

Penguins get stressed by humans: Swiss study

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Sweden

Swedish farmer faces prosecution for dumping dead pigs