A Modern Nordic Nation with Ancient Roots
Nestled between Norway, Finland and Denmark, Sweden sits at the heart of Scandinavia. It is a country with much to offer visitors, whether they arrive in search of cosmopolitan cities, wild landscapes or fascinating historical sites. To the north of Sweden lies Swedish Lapland with its stunning snowscapes and dancing Northern Lights, while to the south rolling hills and lush green scenery abound. Head west to explore beautiful archipelagos or into the cities to enjoy culture, fika (cake and coffee breaks) and the unmistakable Swedish style.
Sweden is part of the Baltic Sea EU macro-region (EUSBSR), whose strategy aims include saving the seas, increasing prosperity and boosting connections within the region. Following the cultural routes that link the region is a fascinating way to unearth the stories and influences of the past. From Viking ancestors to Megalithic monuments, Sweden’s rich history shapes the modern Nordic nation it is today.
How to get there?
Sweden can be reached by road, train, air and sea. There are four international airports in the vicinity of the Swedish capital. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the largest and busiest, with Stockholm Bromma, Skavsta and Västerås following suit. Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport and Malmö Airport also welcome international visitors and several smaller regional airports are dotted across the country.
Alternatively, you can easily reach southern Sweden by flying into Copenhagen Airport in Denmark and crossing the iconic Öresund Bridge linking the two countries. Once in Sweden, visitors can enjoy excellent cycling routes covering parts of EuroVelo 7 and 12.