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Sweden at a Glance

Sweden's snowy fjords, rocky coastline and and famous frozen north are only a few of the delights you can discover on a visit. 

Sweden is famous for its design, so after some people watching and visits to different buildings, you may feel compelled to shop til you drop. Beautiful clothes, bright colors and simple designs are all hallmarks of Sweden's national aesthetic. While many things in Sweden don't come cheap, you'll be happy to have the beautiful mementos that you do.

If you are an outdoor lover, Sweden has the threat of being so wonderful you won't want to leave. Ski under northern lights, hike in the mid-night sun, explore rocky islands covered in wildlife and birds. Swim in the warm coastal waters during the summertime. If you head up north, you may be able to try dog-sledding, white water rafting and down hill skiing.

In the city of Stockholm, eat New Nordic cuisine who's bright flavors and colorful vegetables will have you wondering what happened to the traditional white-colored Scandinavian meal. Afterwords, hit up museums, go to clubs, listen to music, drink beer. This energetic city is just waiting to welcome you.

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  • Stockholm Stockholm
  • Swedish Lapland Swedish Lapland
  • Umea Umea
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Sweden if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Sweden's winters range from coastal and mild to cold and snowy. Summertime is warm in the southern coastal regions and cooler northern or mountainous areas.

Safety Concerns Sweden is a safe nation, but it still pays to protect your valuables and your personal belongings. Leave luggage in the trunk of your car and avoid flashing cash. Stay in well lit areas at night adn stick with the crowd.

Health Concerns Sweden has clean water and good public health. In rural areas, mosquitoes and flies can be fierce so cover up or use insect repellent.

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