Sweden occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and is known as the fourth-largest country in Europe. It slopes eastward and southward from the Kjølen Mountains along the Norwegian border, with the highest point above sea level located in Kebnekaise at 2123 m in Lapland. Whereas mountainous landscapes and many lakes characterize the northern part, the southern and eastern parts are central lowlands with fertile areas of forests, valleys and plains. Along Sweden’s rocky coast, chopped up by bays and inlets, one can find a multitude of islands, with Gotland and Öland as the biggest among them. Sweden’s landscape with its beautiful mountains, national parks, lakes and architecture is the perfect location for a holiday both for active outdoor activities and cultural explorations.

Sweden’s capital Stockholm is the most populous city in the Nordic region and is spread across 14 islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic Sea.

Swedes are very open and welcoming people, most of whom speak English fluently. The best way to get in contact with Swedes is the through a tradition called fika – in which friends, family or colleagues meet for coffee or tea, often with something sweet on the side. Most Swedes will enjoy at least one fika a day as an opportunity to bond.

Overall, Sweden is a modern and open-minded country welcoming people from all over world with a smile and open arms.

More information on Sweden is available at the official site of Sweden.