Sweden

The Power and Privilege Issue

Meet the Teenage Girl Who Led Thousands in Protest Against Sweden’s Deportation of Afghan Refugees

The deportations haven’t stopped, but 18-year-old Fatemeh Khavari made Sweden pay attention to their struggle.
Fatemeh Khavari
10.16.18
Life

This Festival Completely Banned Cisgender Men

"We simply want women, non-binary and transgender [people] to be able to visit an awesome festival and feel safe at the same time," according to the organizers of the Statement Festival.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.5.18
wildfires

The Arctic is on fire, and you can see it from space

More than 50 wildfires are burning in parts of Sweden inside the Arctic Circle, according to the European Space Agency.
Alex Lubben
7.23.18
Photography

Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being a bigot.
Caisa Ederyd
3.13.18
war

How a Secret CIA Cell Fucked with Vietnam War Deserters

Spies who infiltrated antiwar radicals in Sweden helped spark fears of brainwashing and devotion to apocalyptic cults. 50 years later, we're still living with the aftermath.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.18
travel

I Spent 24 Hours On a Nordic Booze Cruise, and I Never Want to Do It Again

Being on a ferry that sails from Sweden to Finland with bottomless wine on tap and all-you-can-eat prawns sounds like a dream. But is it, really?
Benjamin Wirström
12.22.17
Broadly DK

The Woman Teaching the World How to Fix Film-Industry Sexism

As CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, Anna Serner implemented the groundbreaking and controversial 50/50 gender mandate for all Swedish productions. As other developed nations look to follow her lead, she tells us how she did it.
Aimee Knight
4.24.17
News

Everything We Know So Far About the Attack in Central Stockholm

Four people have been killed and at least 15 are injured.
VICE Staff
4.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Swedish Politician Thinks Everyone Should Take Midday Fuck Breaks

The small-town councilman has argued that state-sponsored afternoon delight could improve couples' relationships.
Brian Moylan
2.22.17
VICE News

People Are Confused After Trump Alluded to Terror Attack in Sweden That Never Happened

"Huh?"
Tess Owen
2.19.17
A Day In The Life

What It's Like to Work in a Swedish Thai Massage Parlour

There are over 300 Thai massage parlours in Stockholm and the police suspect​ around 40 of these offer "happy endings". Although that's a lot, it's not the majority.
Nikita Velasquez
2.13.17
Photo

The Swedish Couple Who Travel the World Photographing ‘Death Metal’ Landscapes

With one camera, one flash, and one lens, they manage to collapse the earth in upon itself.
Inka and Niclas Lindergård
1.11.17