Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund.
The country has a population of about 9.7 million, living on 450 300 square kilometers. About 85% of the population lives in urban areas. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested.
The capital is Stockholm – the most populous city in the Nordic region, with 900 000 people living there. Stockholm spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Its grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.
A very popular tourist destination is Gothenburg and the West Coast, where you can find world-class seafood, restaurants and a coastline and archipelago to die for. Green travel, green accommodation, green attractions, eco-labeled adventures and green city tours have become more and more popular in the last few years. This country offers everything: from outdoor activities like golfing, fishing, skiing and biking to shopping, spas and many cultural attractions. It’s a perfect destination for a family vacation!
Swedish food is much more than just iconic meatballs and chewy fish-shaped sweets 🙂
Lingonberries are widely used to accompany a variety of dishes, from meatballs and pancakes to porridge and black pudding (blodpudding). Pickled herring is another Swedish staple: it comes in a variety of flavors – mustard, onion, garlic and dill and is often eaten with boiled potatoes, sour cream, chopped chives, sharp hard cheese, sometimes boiled eggs and, of course, the famous Swedish crispbread.