Sweden - known for the beautiful archipelagos Hiking in the beautiful national parks in Sweden is a great experience Skiing in Sweden is a big activity in wintertime
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Welcome to Sweden

Sweden is a fascinating country with a unique nature, history and culture.

North of the Arctic Circle you find some of the finest national parks, and here the Midnight Sun shines in summer, and the Northern Lights light up the night sky in the wintertime.

Stockholm, Sweden`s trendsetting capital, is a beautiful mix of intact medieval architecture and fine modern design. It is built on 14 islands, linked by bridges and ferries, so there is always water in view.  


Short facts about Sweden

Sweden is a long, narrow country and the countryside in Sweden varies from rocky beaches to lush forests, beautiful lakes and idyllic farmlands with little red cottages.

Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living like the other Nordic countries. It is because they have a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits and the labour force is highly skilled.

Resources like timber, hydropower, and iron are constitutes, and the economy is heavily oriented towards foreign trade. Most of the companies are private owned and many with a focus on engineering and communication technology.

Sweden is a member of the Schengen agreement.

The people in Sweden

Swedes are a formal people and, at all times, serious-minded. In many occasions, Sweden has been the conscience of the world. Swedes are proud of their country, its lakes and forest and natural beauty. A characteristic is "svårmod", a melancholia which perhaps derives from the long, dark winters. This perhaps also explains the Swedish enthusiasm for parties ex. Walpurgis Night the eve of 1 May, and they love to dance and sing - no surprise that the famous music group ABBA is from Sweden.

The Sami people living the north of Sweden are fun-loving people, and their approach to life is rational, an approach based on generations of life on a hard, unforgiving landscape.

 
The Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo

Every year in December the prestigious Nobel Prize is presented at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. In Konserthuset in Stockholm, the award ceremony takes place, and there is a prize in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and literature. Since 1969 Bank of Sweden has given a prize for economic sciences. In Oslo, The Nobel Peace Prize is presented at the same day.

Alfred Nobel (1833-96) was chemist and inventor, and he left a fortune, which is the reason to why it each year is possible to give many millions each year to the winners.


Allemansrätten - Right of Public Access

One of the unique joys of living in Sweden is allemansrätten, or the Right of Public Access. It is an unwritten right of access which permits the Swedes to hunt and fish, and to walk and camp for one night anywhere, provided they do no damage, do not fell live trees or allow fires to get out of control. Over the time these absolute rights have been restricted to accept the need for regulation in a civilised society. Hunting is regulated, fishing requires permits except on the coast and in the largest lakes. Camping is not allowed on obviously private land.

But the general rule is that visitors are allowed to walk across lands at a reasonable distance from houses, yards, gardens and fenced-in areas. With this right comes the responsibility to tread carefully and to show consideration for landowners and others. 


Sweden famous for:
  • Hennes & Mauritz 
  • Ikea
  • ABBA
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Vikings
     
Weather in Sweden

The climate in Sweden is milder than you might expect because of the warm Gulf Stream. From March to May it is spring, and the summer runs from June to August. The seasons in Sweden is quite different depending on where you visit the country. The country is divided into three major regions: Götaland (south), Svealand (middle) and Norrland in the north.

Most people think of winter when they hear of Sweden. But because of the warm Gulf Stream, the climate here can be much milder than you might expect. Spring, summer, fall and winter each have their unique personalities. Spring runs from March/April to May, summer from June to August, fall from September to October/November and winter from November/December to March/February.

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What to See and Do in Sweden

Most Popular Attractions

Most Popular Attractions

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Nature & Wildlife

Nature & Wildlife

Sweden is covered by the most beautiful landscapes, which include a rich wildlife

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Royal Attractions

Royal Attractions

Visit the biggest royal sights and treasures in Sweden

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Top 9 Museums

Top 9 Museums

Sweden is a country with a rich culture and history, offering a wide collection of interesting museums

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Top 9 Family Attractions

Top 9 Family Attractions

Sweden is a very popular family destination with a lot of excitements

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Popular Outdoor Activities

Popular Outdoor Activities

Sweden is famous for a tremendeous nature with a lot of exciting activities

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Heritage Sweden

Heritage Sweden

Regarding the dramatic history and beautiful nature in Sweden, the country has a lot of heritage attractions

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Best season

Best season

A lot of people believe Sweden has very low temperatures, but because of the warm Gulf Stream, the climate is milder than to expect in Sweden.

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Getting to Sweden

Getting to Sweden

Almost regardless where you come from in the world, Sweden today can be reached quite easily.

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Recommended Cities in Sweden

Stockholm

Stockholm

Sweden`s capital has chic shops and lively cultural attractions

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Visit Sweden`s second biggest city also known as the archipelago capital.

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Malmø

Malmø

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg. The city is close to the Øresund Bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.

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Recommended Castle & Manors

Sundbyholm Castle & Manor

Sundbyholm Castle & Manor

Stay at a historic castle from the 1640`s and discover the history and beautiful nature near the southern shore of Lake Mälaren.

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Wallby Manor

Wallby Manor

Far away from everyday life. Wallby Manor is a personal meeting place just outside Vetlanda in the area called Smålands Garden.

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Mauritzberg Castle

Mauritzberg Castle

The jewel of Mauritzberg Golf and Sea Resort is its manor hotel.

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Recommended Tours

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

Independent tour starts and ends in Copenhagen. Local transport included

Visit Denmark, Norway and Sweden in one incredible journey.

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Northern Lights Over Abisko

Northern Lights Over Abisko

Partially guided tour. Starts and ends in Kiruna, Sweden

Discover the beauty of the Aurora Borealis this winter.

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Lapland Aurora Break In Sweden

Lapland Aurora Break In Sweden

Partially guided tour. Stats and ends at Kiruna Airport, Sweden.

Discover the majesty and wonder of Swedish Lapland.

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Sweden



Seasons in Sweden

Facts - Sweden

Capital Stockholm
Currency Swedish krona (SEK)
Area 447,435 km2
Population 9,851,017 (2016)
Status Constitutional monarchy
Language Swedish
Time zone UTC +1
Internet .se
Reasons to Visit Sweden

Reasons to Visit Sweden

Sweden is famous for outdoor activities like skiing, sailing, canoeing, angling, golf and fell walking, but Sweden is a lot more...

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The Dynamic Swedes

The Dynamic Swedes

The Swedish people really know how to keep and take advantage of their gorgeous country, from its scenic nature beauty to its edible bounty.

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Shopping in Stockholm

Shopping in Stockholm

Stockholm is a mekka for shopping lovers covered with bargains

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Visit a Countryside Hotel in Sweden

Visit a Countryside Hotel in Sweden

Discover Sweden and get also an ultimate hotel experience.

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The Stockholm Archipelago

The Stockholm Archipelago

Don`t forget to take a break at the Stockholm Archipelago, one of the highlights of Stockholm.

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