Welcome to Sweden

Sweden, is a country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. Sweden occupies the greater part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, which it shares with Norway. It has a land border to the east with Finland and to the west with Norway. A long coastline forms the country’s eastern border, which looks out over the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea; to the south, a narrow strait, known as The Sound, separates Sweden from Denmark. To the south-west there is a shorter coastline overlooking the Skagerrak and Kattegat straits.

The country slopes eastward and southward from the Mountains in Lapland. The north is very mountainous and has many lakes. The south and east are central lowlands and south of them are fertile areas of forest, valley, and plain.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the unspoiled forests, many lakes and see the herds of reindeer and elk, the heritage from the Viking Age and the 17th-century Swedish Imperial Empire, the glamour of the Nobel Prize, or dine on its famous herring cuisine.