Sweden, a Scandinavian basket that bears iconic natural gems is also one of the happiest places on Earth. The European country is set to bewitch you with innumerable angelic coastal islands, dazzling inland lakes, dense boreal forests, and pleasing glaciated mountains. The glamorous surroundings of the paradisiacal richness recite poems about its placid appearances to the artistic souls. The first sight of Sweden feels like first love! The nation is perceived for its heart-pumping scenic extravagance that serves as an inspiration for the creators of art and literature. Many Swedish philosophers have carved their thoughts in the journals of stunning Swedish nature. Take astounding city breaks in Sweden's popular cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, and many others. Discover the Kingdom of Sweden's strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. Wander about the curvy lands and take twisty turns in its wondrous alleys and towns with the amazing Sweden tourism.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT SWEDEN
OFFICIAL NAME: KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: constitutional monarchy
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Stockholm
POPULATION: 10,333,456 (31 Jan est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Swedish
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Finnish, Meankieli, Sami, Romani, Yiddish
ETHNICITY: Sami people, Swedes, Sweden Finns, Turks in Sweden, Swedish Americans, and many more
CURRENCY: Swedish Krona (SEK) (KR)
AREA: 450,295 km sq. (Water: 8.7 %)
MAP REFERRED: Europe
REGION: Scandinavia (sub-region in Northern Europe)
COASTLINE: 3,218 km
Highest point: Kebnekaise 2,097 m (6,880 ft)
Lowest Point: Kristianstad - 2.41 m (-7.9 ft)
NEIGHBORING PLACES: Finland (552.2 km) | Norway (563 km) | Germany (571 km)| Denmark (510 km)
NATIONAL SYMBOL: Three Crowns
National COLOURS: Blue and Yellow (gold) (as in Sweden's Flag)
FAMOUS FOR: Gamla Stan| Vasa Museum| The Royal Palace| Skansen| Drottningholm Palace| Stockholm City Hall| Djurgarden| Nobel Museum| Oresund Bridge| The Royal Palace| Drottningholm Palace| Gothenburg Museum of Art| Kalmar Castle
TIME ZONE: UTC+1 (Summer (DST) UTC+2)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 99.00%
AIRPORTS IN SWEDEN: 41 Airports
Malmo Sturup Airport
Vaxjo Kronoberg Airport
are ostersund Airport
Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Kramfors Solleftea Airport
Linkoping City Airport
AVG. COST PER DAY: 100 USD approximately
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
94% of the population in Sweden use the internet. In fact, Sweden is the fourth-highest internet user. In terms of the percentage of its fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions, Sweden ranks 18th and 5th in the world. It has the second fastest average internet connection speed on the globe.
The internet in Sweden is a bit costlier than the other countries and it is highly recommended to use public Wi-Fi spots like bus stops, railway stations, public squares, airports, city centers and many more. Buying a sim is not an option if you are on budget traveling.
The various services providers of Sweden are VSAT Satellite Broadband, Dedicated Servers, Bredbandsbolaget AB - Broadband 250, C-Band Packages and many others. Signal ranges of the internet services are good but might not work well in the hilly areas. In recent times, towers have been set up in rural areas, towns, and villages to improve the connectivity of the broadband services.
Instead of using the local sim cards or the calling booths which might cost you more than the expected rate, you can use the online application to stay connected with your friends and families. Post your travel memories online and let people know about your escapades.
The offices, industries, and many houses in Sweden have a Wi-Fi connection for unlimited internet. It is a growing nation and digitalization has made it easier to stay put with the tends of the world and get renowned globally.
Country Calling Code: +46
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Police : 112 Fire :112 Ambulance : 112
Iran country code: 98
** Drop the 0 when dialing an area code from outside the country.
Official Sweden's currency name is the krona (Swedish krona). The krona means crown in English. In Sweden krona is also known as the "spann" or "kosing". The e-krona is a digital version of the krona, used via an app.
1 kr = 100 ore
Sweden currency to AED:
1 Swedish krona (SEK)= 0.37 United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) (as on 8 April 2020)
Kr notes can be found in denominations of 20kr, 50kr, 100kr, 200kr, and 500kr.
Kr coins can be found in denominations of 1kr, 5kr, and 10kr.
Sweden's currency conversions:
Sweden's currency to INR: 7.63 INR
Sweden's currency to USD: 0.10 USD
Sweden's currency to naira: 36.93 Nigerian Naira
Sweden's currency to the Euro: 0.092 Euro
**Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
The history of Sweden can be followed back to 12,000 BC. Most of the evidence of the early history of Sweden is found in the written scripts of outsiders. The documents of Sweden before 1,000 AD are rare and short. From the period of the 14th century, longer historical texts were produced in Sweden.
It took a long time to form the Swedish state over the topic of unification and consolidation. The power was concentrated on one monarchical dynasty. The late 14th century was the time when Sweden became intertwined with Denmark and Norway and eventually united in the Kalmar Union (a personal Union in Scandinavia).
Gustav Vasa was crowned king in 1523 and was the most powerful noble families. Furthermore, he established the Lutheran Church, a movement within Western Christianity in 16th-century Europe. At the time of the 17th century, Sweden developed as a great power, hence took direct control of the Baltic region after winning the war against several European territories like Denmark-Norway, Russia, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Modern Sweden had a monopoly on foreign trade, and it led to the rise of its economic timeline. Sweden became renowned internationally for main resources like grain, iron, copper, timber, tar, hemp, and fur. The trade market was growing and therefore later in time, foreigners came and settled, and it led to an influence on the culture and traditions of Sweden. From here, Sweden became a multicultural state.
Sweden is the Nordic country of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The country is well located in the Northern part of Europe. Sweden's geography mainly comprises of flat and rolling lowlands. The Western parts of Sweden near Norway are mainly mountainous.
The bordering countries of Sweden are Norway to the West, Finland to the Northeast, Baltic region to the South and Gulf of Bothnia to the east. With an area of 450,295 km2 (173,860 sq. mi), the north European country is the 55th largest country in the world. The length of Sweden's coastline is 3,218 km (2,000 mi) long. Also, 39,960 km2 of Sweden is the water area, constituting around 95,700 lakes.
The mountain ranges of Scandinavia on the western border separates Sweden from Norway. Sweden also shares a maritime border with the other European gems like Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. 69% of Sweden is a forested area, it is also known as the 'woodland and forest' area.
Most of northern and western-central Sweden consists of Norrland terrain (vast tracts of hilly and mountainous land). South of the Norrland terrain lies the Central Swedish lowland, to the south of the Central Swedish lowland lies the South Swedish highlands. A characteristic chain of elongated hills runs across Scania from northwest to southeast in Southernmost Sweden.
Sweden's culture has been influenced by various periods. The prehistoric time was the era of Norse Culture. The culture and customs were practiced for more than 100 years all over Scandinavia. Then, came the time of modern Sweden and the culture of art, literature, poetry, music flourished on a wide scale.
At times of war, music became a major source of entertainment and the culture of storytelling in the family gatherings took place. There are various cultures practiced in different regions due to the predominance of past influences. In today's date, music festivals are celebrated, theatrical performances are held, and fashion culture has become a new thing.
Varied Genres of Melody
Sweden has always cherished music in its heart and the fact that music is in its history and culture its role is more prominent than ever. In fact, the Internationally famed music band "ABBA" is from Sweden and after its popularity, a bigger music industry started budding in Sweden.
One of Sweden's attractions is the huge number of art centers that exhibit creativity, innovative mind, and talent that is communicated through its mastery. The colors, crafts, and the unique approach used to project one's mind and heart are quite impressive.
Sweden's nature seems to have its own literature. It is initially traced back to several ages. The first words gave birth to its poetic side and since then it has been an inspirational birthplace for many writers, poets, and storytellers.
Following fashion trends is prominent amongst people. It is a way to express their sense of style, updated clothing, and comfort. The use of atypical prints and mosaics has always been a major part of Swedish fashion.
FOOD & DRINK
Sweden, the Scandinavian nation has always been a fan of seafood and fish dishes. The food, flavors, and recipes are worth exploring. Sweden's large north-to-south expanse leads to the conclusion of regional diversities between cuisines and food habits.
There is a major intake of meat in Swedish food. Earlier reindeer and other animals as a part of the hunting games were set as a meal on the table. Hunting rituals and family dinners were major ways of bonding with friends and families.
Swedes have always been progressive in welcoming foreign influences. You can certainly witness the impact of France and Russia on the cooking traditions or main meals in some typical areas of Sweden that are still in touch with their authentic roots. Swedes also enjoy a heavy intake of dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and many others.
In Swedish food, there is a major intake of dairy products, crisp and soft (often sugared) bread, berries, stone fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and eggs. Breakfasts are usually American style like jammed sandwiches with bacon and as for lunch it is mainly greens, with beans on the side and if not greens, then meat cutlets. Dinners mostly include soups, meat, followed by a dessert.
As for light beverages, coffee is a major part of Swedish drinks, then comes the hot chocolate and then it is juices squeezed from the freshest of the fruits. Hard beverages include dark beer and farm wine.
Must-Try Delicacies: Artsoppa, BlabArspalt, Blodpudding, Gravlax, Fiskbullar, FlAskpannkaka, GotlAndsk saffranspannkaka, Kalvdans, Ostkaka, Wienerbrod, Budapestbakelse and many other things.
Must-Try Drinks: Coffee, Milk, Lemonade, Fresh Juices, Dark Beer, Light Beer, Port Wine, and many other things
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT SWEDEN?
Explore the monarchy and the tradition of royalty in Europe.
Explore the grand places of the rich Swedish history.
Explore the extravagance of the museums with amazing architectural crafts.
Explore the serene snow-covered land of one of the happiest places on earth.
Taste the authentic traditional Scandinavian delicacies.
Sweden is one of the safest places to explore to earth, so you can enjoy your expedition tension free.
Visit the atypical National parks that are the holders of the scenic views of Sweden.
The glacial land of Sweden is perfect for winter sports.
The best place in Sweden to see northern lights is the village of Abisko. It is the prominent Aurora Sky Station of the Nordic countries.
The locals are friendly, hospitable and know very well how to lend a helping hand to the person in need.
Doubtlessly, you should visit Sweden to explore its natural magnificence.
To explore the midnight sun that can only be witnessed in Sweden, the condition is one-of-a-kind.
Be a part of the world-renowned music festivals and parades and enjoy a melodic experience.
BEST TIME TO VISIT UBUD
UBUD CLIMATE | WEATHER
Sweden experiences mild to extreme weather conditions. You can witness tourists throughout the year as each season has a special charm. There are many places to visit in Sweden at different times of the year, summers have its charm, springs form colorful scenery in every landscape, autumns are rainy and windy, and the winters are perfect for thrilling activities.
Although the strategic location is a treat for Sweden, Sweden tourism is heavy in the coastal towns due to its great appearance highlighted in various contrasts of nature. From the boreal forests to the buzzing metropolis city of Stockholm, there's no bad time to visit Sweden.
Sweden's tourist attractions are crowded with local and foreign people all over the place as people step out to enjoy the beauty and mild temperatures. The end month of summer and the welcoming month of winter. Specifically, the most appropriate time for visual treats.
Sweden's best time to visit are: -
These are the warm months in Sweden. The weather is mild and sunny, in fact, it is one of the best seasons to go around. This is also the time of the cherry season and many cities celebrate it. The average high in Sweden during the month of May is 16℃.
Wintertime in Sweden means Northern lights time! The best time to visit Sweden for Northern lights is November. December is the peak month to witness the grandeur of Swedish mother nature. Abisko is the best place to visit and one of Sweden's top points of interest along with Lapland. Enjoy the brilliant light show that nature presents in the form of Aurora Borealis. The average winter weather is approximately -20℃. So pack thermals along.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN SWEDEN
Visit Sweden with Family
Visit Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm with Royal palaces and Nordic eateries eatery point and surrounding colorful buildings.
Vasa Museum, a maritime museum with preserves of the 17th century.
The Royal Palace-turned-museum for the public with architectural importance.
Explore the Tyresta National Park, a national park with a surrounding nature reserve in Sweden.
Visit Sweden as a Couple
Visit Stockholm City Hall, the monolithic National romantic building on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island.
Visit Djurgarden, an island in central Stockholm and home to historical buildings, monuments, museums, and galleries.
Drive across Oresund Bridge, an approximately 16 km long road and rail link between Sweden and Denmark.
Spend time at Sarek National Park, one of the oldest national parks in Europe.
Visit Sweden with Friends
Visit the Nobel Museum. It contains all the essential information about the most prestigious prize in the world.
Royal Swedish Opera, Sweden's national stage for opera and ballet.
Artipelag, Contemporary cultural center, including photography & art installations, with waterside dining.
are Ski Resort, the snow-covered area with amazing snow activities for fun and enthusiasm.
Visit Sweden with Kids
Kolmarden Zoo, the hub of numerous animal encounters.
Grona Lund, an amusement park with thrilling rides.
AB Furuviksparken, an amusement park, and a zoo with recreational facilities and services.
What to Buy?
Chunky Knitted woolens
Skincare products made with organic essence
Dalecarlian Horse (Dala horse or Sweden carved on wooden pieces)
It is a maritime museum and one of the top Stockholm attractions. The museum displays a fully intact 17th-century ship. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and it is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. The museum is a Swedish delight and the water surrounding the museum is atypical and astounding. Timing:
Summer (1 June - 31 August): 08:30 - 18:00
Winter (1 September - 31 May): 10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00 on Wednesdays Price: Adults (including senior citizens)-SEK 150 (15.09 USD), Young visitors 0-18 years-free of charge
It is a 16 km long bridge, constructed in the year of 1999. The bridge provides a rail link between Sweden and Denmark. The Oresund Bridge is a marvel of modern engineering. The creation is one of the best things to see in Sweden. Witness the mind-blowing presence of the bridge over the blue surface and go for an offbeat scenic drive along the beach. Timing: 24 hours Price: *Not mentioned!
The island is truly amazing as it is surrounded by the Swedish archipelago and the natural beauty is simply ravishing. It is one of the best places to see in Sweden due to its varied colorful contracts and mind-blowing scenic appearances. Take a ferry ride and stroll along the island. Timing: *Not mentioned Price: 13.05 USD (it includes a return ticket too)
Fulufjallet National Park
It is a National Park in central Sweden surrounded by an entire range of beauty, serenity, and magnificence. The spot stands on top in the list of Sweden's tourist places. The park offers an exceptional alpine experience. Sight the vast mountain as well as explore ancient forests. Timing: 24 hours Price: *Not mentioned
Other Popular Places to Visit in Sweden
Carlstens Fastning HB
S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae
Klappen Ski Resort
Gustavsvik..... and many more
Most Popular Regions to Visit in Sweden
Stockholm is one of the best places to visit in Sweden as the capital city encompasses 14 and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea Archipelago. The best to do in Stockholm is to witness the colored buildings and cobblestoned streets of the old town as they speak a lot about the rich history of Sweden. The best time to visit Stockholm is in the summer season as the weather is warm and favorable.
Stockholm Attractions: Stockholm City Hall, ABBA the Museum, Stortorget, Storkyrkan, Moderna Museet, Sodermalm and many other tourist attractions.
Gothenburg is one of the major cities in Sweden. The place has a vital part in storing the historical magnificence of Sweden. One of the best things to do in Gothenburg is to roam and explore its narrow alleys and to take a fun ferry ride in its water areas. The city's main thoroughfare, lined with many cafes and shops, it is one of the most beautiful places in Sweden, doubtlessly! The best time to visit Gothenburg is the month of late summer when it is welcoming warm days and cool nights.
Gothenburg Attractions: Archipelago of Gothenburg, Universeum, Gothenburg Artmuseum, Styrso, Museum of Gothenburg, Bohus Fortress, Gunnebo House and many other places
It is a Southern coastal city of Sweden. The cobblestone square is filled with many other cafes and hanging spots. The half-timbered houses and shops selling local handicrafts have a touch of authenticity ion them and it is a perfect place to grab your hands on the amazing souvenirs for your friends and families. The best thing to do in Malmo is to sight the age-old grand castles, opulent palaces, and artistic art exhibit or simply sit on a beach and witness the varied contrasts of the sky.
Malma Attractions: Oresund Bridge, Malmo Castle, St. Peter's Church, Malmo City Library, Moderna Museet Malmo, Kungsparken, Pildammsparken, Ribersborgsstranden and many other places.
If you can make time....
More Places to Explore in Sweden
Boras, Sweden....and many other cities, towns and villages
Major Festivals and Events in Sweden
Kivik Apple Market Festival
The festival is dedicated to Sweden's food industry. The unique approach to promote the productivity of food products is often witnessed in Sweden and it is one of the major parts of enjoying its harvest season. Apple is one of the major products used in apple desserts, pies, cider and much more. Location: Kivik, Sweden Date: End of the harvesting season (28 Sept to 13 Oct)
Peace and Love Festival
The name says it all and the festival is celebrated for the unity of diverse communities of Sweden. The main reason to introduce and promote this festival is to build a good relation, harmony, love, peace, and unity in the various communities of Sweden. The music festival was founded in the year 1999. Location: Borlange, Sweden Date: July
Gothenburg Culture Festival
The festival is celebrated to promote art and culture in Sweden. This festival gives the feel of a giant street party with music, drama, and dance performances. One of the best things to do in Sweden at this celebration is to enjoy the dramatic Street Theatre, Ballet performances, melodic Jazz Music, upbeat Hip-Hop Music, and Symphonic Works of the creative artists. Location: Gothenburg Date: August
Stockholm Early Music Festival
It is one of the renowned music festivals in Sweden. The participants of this festival are biggies from the music industry, majorly the artists of Scandinavia. Music has always been a prominent part of Swedish history and the festival also gives lifetime chances to the growing creative musicians from around the globe. Witness the display of talents! Location: Stockholm Date: June
The importance of this festival for Swedish is just like Christmas. It is a traditional festival celebrated amongst most Swedish families. The main criteria for celebrating this festival are to dress up, do your hair and sing or dance under the bright sunlight with the fellow people of diverse communities. Location: Several parts of Sweden Date: 20th June 2020
The major concern of this festival is to celebrate art, music, and dance through the stage of dramatic theatre. Visitors enjoy the festival with their hands full of delectable and eyes filled with a happy smile while witnessing art and creativity live. Location: All over Sweden Date: *Not mentioned
The visa requirements for Sweden have become much less complicated over the years. In order to travel to Sweden, your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. The Swedish passport gives us entry without a visa to 117 countries. The citizens of the Swedish passport also get access to 31 e-visas or 14 visas on arrival.
List of Countries that can travel visa-free to Sweden (Entry under European treaties):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Visa-free entry/Visa-on-arrival (3 months)
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, El Salvador, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Senegal, and Uruguay.
Visa-free entry/Visa-on-arrival (90 days)
Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malawi, Moldova, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zambia.
Visa-free entry/Visa-on-arrival (1 month)
Belize and Lebanon.
Visa-free entry/Visa-on-arrival (30 days)
Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.
Visa-free entry/Visa-on-arrival (15 days)
A visa is not required to transit through Sweden on the way to another destination. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and an onward ticket.
Get more information on 'How to get a visa to Sweden' through the Official website of Sweden.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
GETTING AROUND THE PLACE
Renting-a-car or take-a-taxi is the best way to move around Sweden. The roads are well developed, and it is the best means of transport to explore the remote areas and smaller towns. It can be a bit expensive, but the comfort is impeccable.
Ride a bus
Buses are cheaper than any other means of transportation in Sweden. There is frequent availability of buses to almost every part of Sweden from towns to cities to villages.
Trains are affordable, comfortable and mainly used by the locals to go to distant places. Many trains depart from time to time and the schedule of the train can be availed beforehand to plan a perfect trip.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Via Road Route
Visitors can reach Sweden by the road route. Take a bus ride or simply book a car. In fact, Sweden caters to a perfect getaway to the neighboring European countries. The connectivity with nations via road is perfect for an amazing tour experience.
Via Water Route
Due to the coastal areas, Sweden can be reached by waterways too. Take a ferry ride and reach the major ports after which you can book a taxi and reach the mainland or the central part of Sweden.
Via Air Route
As a fun fact, Sweden has more than 40 airports and the frequent availability of the flights is convenient. The flights serve approximately 90 destinations and are a bit expensive but convenient.
Keep your pronunciation tab always open while traveling as it might be hard to hard to pronounce several names of the places.
Hop on several islands as Sweden is renowned for its scenic mountains and nature in its appealing islands.
Floating saunas are the sensational spots that are a once in a lifetime experience.
Tap water is totally drinkable in Sweden.
Pack weather favorable clothes.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Do always carry some local currency.
Make sure to visit the top tourist locations of Sweden as the nation is renowned for its amazing city breaks.
Do make a note of the traffic rules and regulations of Sweden before self-driving.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
It is recommended to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible for better connectivity.
It is highly recommended to use public transport for an amazing travel experience.
Make sure to taste the traditional cuisines of Sweden like the delectable seafood and much more.
Make sure to buy the handmade home decors.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishap.
DO install the translation app of the Swedish language.
Be cautious in the mountains while hiking.
DO NOT reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
DO keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
DO NOT click pictures of the restricted areas.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Sweden on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Sweden to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Avoid getting scammed in bars, drink accordingly.
Must carry a first aid.
Do take mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.
Get a vaccination for:
mumps and rubella (MMR)
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Get medical insurance before traveling to Sweden.
Obtain an eye-cooling drop to protect the eyes from being strained.
It is recommended to keep face masks to avoid tiny dust particles.
Always keep hand sanitizers, wet tissues, and germ-kill sprays.
Carry your medications for a considerable period.
Do keep valid prescriptions in case of emergencies.
Do carry painkillers and pain relief sprays.
WHAT TO PACK?
Tank tops and t-shirts
Shorts or a skirt
Pair of gloves
Pair of goggles
Battery charger and power bank
Camera with extra batteries
A light jacket or pullovers
Waterproof jackets or umbrella
Passport and Visa
Printed travel documents and tickets
Sport shoes or hiking shoes
Small backpack to carry essentials
DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE
Sweden does not have any specific dress code.
Dress as per the weather conditions.
Keep a jacket with you for the evening as it might get cool.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR SWEDEN
Finland (433 km)
Finland is one of the neighboring countries of Sweden and is an extravagant place to witness the rich environs. The place is filled with dense green spaces, 18th-century creations and vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.
Norway (563 km)
Norway, the Scandinavian counter, encompasses many natural gems like mountains, glaciers, and deep coastal fjords. The historical Vikings ships can be seen in its museums that tell about the money heists and loots which were done by the pirates.
Denmark (1026 km)
Denmark comprises numerous islands that project serenity, beauty, and solace to the mind of its viewers. The capital city is an amazing place to explore, sight the royal palaces, colorful Nyhavn harbor, Tivoli amusement park, and the iconic "Little Mermaid" statue.
Distance Between Places of Importance In And Around Sweden
Stockholm to Gothenburg: 468.8 km
Gothenburg to Malmo: 276 km
Malmo to Stockholm: 613.4 km
Stockholm to Helsingborg: 556.6 km
Stockholm to Lund: 604.1 km
Sweden to Germany: 1424.7 km
Sweden to Poland: 1449.3 km
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SWEDEN
Two-third of Sweden's area is covered with forest.
North Korea is indebted to Sweden.
Sweden is the fifth-biggest country in Europe area-wise.
There is 3,00,000+ moose freely roaming in its forested territories.
Swedish passport is one of the world's best passports.
Swedish music is renowned all over the world (ABBA is an internationally recognized band).
Sweden is the world's first country to ban hitting kids.
One of the highest VAT (25%) all over the world.
Holder of the highest number of McDonald's restaurants all over Europe.
Swedish people are generous when it comes to donations.
Sweden is good at recycling its waste, in fact, the country imports waste from other countries.
The oldest limited company in the world is in Sweden.
The sprawling landmass of Sweden is availed without any war.
Swedes work an average of 1611 hours per year.
86% of the Swedes live in cities.
Swedes have 480 paid parental days.
52% of the energy is renewable.
Gay Relationships have been legalized here since 1944.
There are 95,700 lakes in the country.
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