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Travel agents & Tickets Sweden

Crossing Latitudes

Husky Holiday

Labyrinth

Malmö Aviation

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Sweden Fishing

Ticketmaster Sweden

The White Circle



Hotels/ Bed & Breakfast Sweden

Treehotel, Harads

Edens Garden B&B

EMventure

Grythyttan Inn

The Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi

Hotel Köpmansgården

Salbohed Garden

Skålleruds Gård



Villas/ Apartments/ Stugas

Apartment Sweden

Cocoon Stockholm

Edens Garden Cottages

Ellefors Swedish Holiday House

Girjás Adventure Lapland

Stuga in Snälleröd

Stugknuten

Sweden Home Rentals

Holidayhouse Stockh. Archipelago

Swedisch Dream House

Holidayhomes Sweden

Edens Garden Cottages

Jeppetorp Holidayhome

Skålleruds Gård


Camping sites Sweden

Byns Camping

Camp Ripan Igloo

Rådastrands Camping

Spilhammars Camping

Vimmerby Camping

Park wild camping








General information Sweden

Allemansrätten Swedish nature

B9 Zweden

Emigrate to Sweden

Yellow Pages

The weather in Sweden

Taking your dog to Sweden

Postal Codes

Provinces Sweden

Governmentkansliet

Riksdag

The Official Gateway to Sweden

Travel Advice Sweden

Visit Sweden

World Factbook Sweden

Sweden Info

Sweden Forum

Swedish royal family

Swedish Newspapers

What to see Sweden

Protected areas

The Swedish Hogh Coast

Castle Borgholm

Castle Kalmar

Parish Gammelstad

Royal Palaces

Landskrona Citadell

Laponia

Liseberg Sommerparken

Midnight Sun

National park Abisko

Nationalmuseum

Santaworld

Skansen museum

World Heritage Sweden




Restaurants/ Culinary Sweden

Bake your own knäckebröd

The best restaurants in Sweden

The Swedish kitchen

Den Gyldene Freden, Stockholm

Fiskekrogen, Göteborg

Lunchdinner

Restaurant Pelikan Stockholm

Swedish recipes


Events/ Going out Sweden

Cafés Södermalm Stockholm

Drottningholm Palace

Party in Sweden

Lucia procession

Icebar

Kortfilmfestival Uppsala

Metaltown Festival

Nightlife in Sweden

Going out in Stockholm

Photos/ Travelstories/ Blogs

Baardwijk's Worldview

Lost in Stockholm

Travelogue Sweden

Sweden photos

The Student Blog

Weekend Göteborg

Sweden

Zwedenblog 


History/ Culture Sweden

Abba

Astrid Lindgren

The History of Sweden

Kings of Sweden

Kulturhuset Stockholm

Marianne Fredriksson

Pippi Longstocking

Swedish literature

Swedish music

Winter sports Sweden

Riksgränsen

Skating in Sweden

Ski areas Sweden

SkiStar

Snow heights Sweden

Sweden Ski Resorts

Swedish Ski Federation



Transport Sweden

Car rental in Sweden

Jacobs International Removals

Airports Sweden

Metro Stockholm

Scandinavian Rail

Scandlines

Traffic rules in Sweden

Sweden drives right


Stockholm Sweden

Architecture museum

Beauty on Water

Destination Stockholm

Dramaten

Fotografiska

Gamla stan

Map of Stockholm

Kulturhuset

Musea Stockholm

Nordiska museum

Public Transport Stockholm

Opera Stockholm

Visit Stockholm

Göteborg Sweden

Göteborg Artsmuseum

Göteborg Kulturkalender

Göteborg City

Haga

Harbour Göteborg

Maritiman

Opera Göteborg

Trädgårdsföreningen

Universeum

Volvo Museum




Helsingborg Sweden

Busfabriken Helsingborg

Frederiksdal museum

Helsingborg

Helsingborgs IF

Koppi

Slot Kronborg

Tropikariet







Karlstad Sweden

Alsters herrgård

Destination Karlstad

House Alfred Nobel Björkborn

Karlstads Kommun

Mariebergsskogen

Värmlands Museum






Malmö Sweden

Sustainable Citytours

Eurovision 2013 Malmö

Malmö CityGuide

Malmö has it

Malmö Stad

Malmö Stadspas

Opera of Malmö





Northern Sweden/ Lapland

Aurora Sky Station

Colors of Swedish Lapland

Jokkmokk wintermarket

Kiruna

Luleå

Northern Light

See the northern light

Sami

Sarek National Park

Skellefteå

Swedish Lapland tranquility

Uppsala Sweden

Destination Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala Museum

Museum Gustavianum

Uppsala Domkyrka

Uppsala online

Uppsala Slott Rikssalen




Swedish Islands

All Swedish islands

Ekerö

Gotland

Hisingen

Koster islands

Öland

Stockholm Islands Archipelago



Swedish language/ Education

Eurydice

Göteborgs Universitet

Lunds Universitet

Dutch School Stockholm

Dutch Education

Speed course Swedish

Stockholms Universitet

Tips to learn Swedish

Dictionary Swedish-Dutch

Jobs/ Internships Sweden

Expats Sweden

Jobs in Stockholm

Internship on the farm

Internships Volvo Group

Home in Scandinavia

Preparation internship Sweden

Working abroad

Working and internship in Sweden


Shopping Sweden

Asplund

Hemköp

Ikea

Läkerol

Nordiska Kristall Shop

Östermalms Saluhall

Stockholm Quality Outlet

Sture Gallerian

Vlooienmarkt Vårberg

Healthcare Sweden

Fysiotherapy Stockholm

Healthcare in Sweden

Karolinksa University Hospital

Lapland Central Hospital

Skåne University Hospital

Dental care in Sweden

The Swedish Dental Association

Benefits sauna

Care monitoring in Sweden

Business Sweden

Administrative Help

Companies Sweden

Credit Management Sweden

Statistics Sweden

Swedbank

Doing business in Sweden


Religion Sweden

Ancient See of Uppsala

Buddhist Council Sweden

Hirtory and religion

Kopimism

Religions in Sweden

Religion in Sweden demography

Svenka Kyrkan

Travel guide Sweden A-Z

Area

Sweden is ​​449,964 km ² and is the largest country on the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Border formalities

For Sweden you need a valid passport or identity card. Because os the Schengen Agreementthere is in principle no passport control.

Capitol

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm, which is also the largest city of Sweden.

Children

Sweden is perfect for a holiday with the whole family. Swedish campsites and hotels are known as child friendly. Across the country are many activities that you and your children will give many moments of entertainment.

Climate/ Weather

Sweden has a temperate climate that in the east and north gradually turns into a continental climate. The average temperatures are in the southern half of Sweden hardly lower than in the Netherlands. Well starts the cold season earlier (September / October) and ends later (April / May). The warm season (May-September), however, has more sunshine with longer days, more stable temperatures and low humidity. In the higher regions of the far north is a polar climate with lots of snow and rain and often extremely low winter temperatures. 

Culinary

The Swedish kitchen has a lot of fish, venison and potato dishes. Known Swedish dishes are köttbullar (meatballs), kräftskiva (crayfish), pyttipanna (a stew with potatoes, onions and meat) smörgåsbord (a feast of four courses), ärtsoppa med pannkakor (pea soup with pancakes) and surströmming (pickled herring). Kanelbullar (cakes with cinnamon) are one of the most typical Swedish cookies.

Culture

The Swedish culture belongs to the Scandinavian cultures. The Swedish language is a major vehicle of culture, and also some typical Swedish midsummer traditions called kräftskivor. In popular culture, Sweden is abroad especially known for the children's books, like Pippi Langkous and Nils Holgersson, and various pop groups like ABBA, Roxette, Europe, The Cardigans and Ace of Base, but also house artists like Eric Prydz, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia.

Economy

In the economic area, Sweden is known for the Swedish design, multinational retailers such as IKEA, and wood production. In addition, there is export from steel, electronics, motor vehicles and machinery. In September 2003 there was a referendum on the introduction of the euro. A majority of 62% of the Swedish people rejected thev euro. Meanwhile, much legislation has been adapted so that the euro is equated with the crown in favor of European trade with Sweden.

Electricity

The voltage in Sweden is 230V/50Hz. The sockets are suitable for plugs with thick poles. An adapter is sometimes necessary.

Fauna

The most evocative animals in Sweden are the four large predators; the bear, the lynx, wolverine and wolf. These four are called the "Big Four of Scandinavia". In Värmland in the village Råda (at Hagfors) is the predators center "Rovdjurscenter The Big Four". In addition, Sweden has the moose and the reindeer.

Flora

The most common trees in Sweden are the pine, larch and spruce. The north of Sweden is part of Lapland. During the summer period the country has many flowers, including poppies and daisies. There are many national parks, including the Padjelanta National Park. Some natural phenomena are the midnight sun and the northern lights. In Sweden there is Allemansrätten. This means that one is free to move in nature wherever you want, provided that no damage or inconvenience are caused and nature is respected.

General

The official name of Sweden is Sverige Konungariket. The state Sweden originated in the Middle Ages and in the early modern period it became a superpower .

Geography

The forests in Sweden are mainly in the north. The south is flatter and has more relief. In addition, Sweden has many lakes. The two largest lakes Vättern and Vänern, are both located in the south. The Kebnekaise mountain is 2114 meters high, the highest point in Sweden. Sweden forms, together with Norway, Finland and Denmark, the Scandinavian country group. Sweden's east coast borders the Gulf of Bothnia and the southeast and south bordering the Baltic Sea. In the southwest borders Sweden Skagerrak and Kattegat. Furthermore, among the islands of Öland and Gotland Sweden, situated in the Baltic Sea.

Government

Sweden is a parliamentary monarchy. Administrative divisions: 21 provinces (County). Sweden is a member of the Nordic Council and since 1 January 1995 a member of the European Union.

Handicapped

In Sweden, the equality principle underlies the construction of society. Every human being has the same rights and responsibilities. Including Those with disabilities. Society must be arranged so That everyone can Contribute to the development of society and That everyone can fully participate in society.

Healthcare

Health care in Sweden is of good quality. No vaccinations are required. Recommended are vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis, when more than 4 weeks in the nature of Sweden hiking or camping in the months of March till November. The tap water is drinkable in Sweden.

Inhabitants

Sweden has 9,074,055 (2010) inhabitants. Besides Sweden there are Norwegians and Finns in the country.

Internet

In Sweden, most airports, train stations, hotels and public libraries give access to the Internet. In most cities there are also Internet cafes.

Language

The official language of Sweden is Swedish, over 90% of the population speaks also English. The Vikings spoke a common Germanic language Old Norse or Norrön. Swedish is only since 2009 the formal official language. Recognised minority languages ​​are the Sami, the Meänkieli, Finnish, Yiddish and Roma.

Money

The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). 10 SEK = € 1.03 (January 2011). The average price is high in comparison with the Netherlands.

National Anthem

Du gamla, Du fria is the anthem of Sweden. In addition, Sweden has a royal anthem (Ur svenska hjärtans Djup and corridor).

Pets

If you want to take your dog or cat to Sweden, the dog or cat must be registered and wear a clearly readable tattoo or microchip. When using a chip, it is important that this chip is conforming to ISO standards. The animal must be vaccinated against rabies before departure, by a licensed veterinarian. The vaccination must be at least 3 months old.

Religion

The predominant religion in Sweden, and until 2000 the state church, is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden. By the end of 2011 was 68.8% of the population (1.2% less than a year earlier) official member of the state church. Since 2000 Sweden birth does not automatically make people members of the state church and since that year, the percentage of members annually decrease by more than 1%. Other Christians are Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Baptists. In addition there are in Sweden smaller groups of Muslims, Jews and Buddhists.

Safety

The national emergency number is 112 in Sweden.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in Sweden in public areas. In restaurants, cafes and bars, smoking is only allowed in an enclosed smoking room.

Sports

In Sweden, winter sports such as ice hockey, bandy, innebandy, skating and skiing are very popular. In summer, the country has many water sports on the lakes. Also, football is a popular sport in Sweden. 

Telephony

The country code for Sweden is +46.

Tips

In Sweden hotel prices include additional costs for the service. The bill does not include gratuity; 10 percent tip is a normal amount. The tips for night services are higher. Taxi drivers expect around 10 per cent tip.

Working

EU citizens can live and work in Sweden without a work permit. If no EU passport you'll need a work permit or residence permit.

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