Located west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, in the Scandinavian Peninsula, Sweden (Sverige) is a northern European country with a long coastline and great natural variety, including forests, islands and thousands of lakes. It shares its borders with Finland (east) and Norway (west), being connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel, Öresund Bridge (southwest). Don’t miss the opportunity to check the live webcams in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Population: Around 10 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala, Sollentuna och Upplands Väsby, Västerås, Örebro, Linköping, Helsingborg, Jönköping
Religion: Lutheran Christianity (6.1 million citizens are members of the Church of Sweden)
Climate: subarctic (north); temperate (south) with partly cloudy, cool summers (average temperature in July between 13 and 17°C) and cloudy, cold winters (February is the coldest month: - 22 to -3°C)
Main attractions: Fairytale Drottningholm Palace (Lovö island); Vikingaliv (Viking museum); Vasa Museum; Lund Cathedral (Skåne); Djurgården Park; Liseberg Theme Park; Sigtuna; Kiruna (Sweden's northernmost town), Lapland; Abisko National Park, Lapland.