Sweden Travel Overview

Sweden Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Stockholm (See more on ITYPEJOB.COM)

Official language: Swedish

Currency: Crown 1SEK = 0.09EUR

Continent: Northern Europe

Vacation in Sweden

According to Countryaah, Sweden is located in northern Europe and comprises the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula as well as the islands of Öland and Gotland. Sweden is known for its beautiful landscape and extreme climate. The landscape is extremely diverse due to its elongated, narrow shape.

The capital of Sweden

The lively capital of Sweden Stockholm is spread over 12 islands that are connected by bridges. In the center is the historic old town of Sweden Gamla Stam with very well-preserved buildings that are up to 300-400 years old. The changing of the guard in front of the castle can be visited regularly. In the castle itself you can see the royal armory and the treasury, among other things. Other sights include the 150 meter high television tower, the Nobel Museum on the historic Sortorget main square and Stockholm’s landmark, the Stadshuseta brick tower with three crowns on top. Stockholm is considered the ecologically cleanest city in the world.

Swedish cuisine

About the unusual Swedish dishes such as B. fermented herring (surstromming). Moose and reindeer meat, fish dishes and the typical Swedish buffet Smörgåsbord should definitely be trusted on a trip. The national drink of the Swedes is coffee and fresh waffles with fruit are consumed.

Pure nature in northern Sweden

Northern Sweden is best known for the midnight sun and the northern lights (aurora borealis). The area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, cycling, fishing, snowmobiling and dog sledding. Hälsingland is located in the southernmost part of the north and is known for its blue mountains and countless lakes.


Currency (sub-unit)

Crown (100 ore)

ISO 4217 code

SEK / 752


Continent: Europe

Region: North

Geo coordinates: N 60 ° 7 ‘41.4 “E 18 ° 38’ 36.6”

Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,111 m)

Total area: 449,964 km²

Mainland: 410,934 km²

National border: 2,205 km

Coastline: 3,218 km


Dependency: Denmark until 1523

Formerly dependent states: Norway until 1905

UN member since: 1946

Other political affiliation: European Union since 1995

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

Houses of Parliament: unikameral

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: centralized

Political culture: Civic culture

Particularities: Party bloc formation, pragmatic consensus democracy, welfare state (Swedish model)


Sweden GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machines, pulp, paper, wood

BSP: $ 366.737 billion

GDP: $ 374,671,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 283 billion

Economic growth: 2.9%

GDP share of agriculture: 1.4%

GDP share of industry: 28.6%

GDP share of services: 70%

Inflation rate: 0.4%

Unemployment: 6.1%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 49.2%

Export: $ 132.5 billion

Import: $ 107.8 billion

Foreign debt: $ 537.9 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 23.74 billion

Electricity consumption: 135,700 million KWh

Gas consumption: 1,100 million m³

Oil consumption: 354,900 million m³

Cultivation area: 5.91%

Bovine: 1,543,000 pieces

Pigs: 1,852,000 pieces

Sheep: 416,000 pieces

Fishing: 298,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 9,016,600

Residents in cities: 7,337,000

Minorities: Sami (rag), Finns

Average age: 40.9 years

0-14 years: 16.7%

15-64 years: 65.7%

> 65 years: 17.6%

Population growth: 0.16%

Birth rate: 10.27 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 10.31 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 1.66 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.98

Fertility: 1.66 children / woman

Infant mortality: 2.76 ‰

Life expectancy men: 78.29 years

Life expectancy women: 82.87 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: SE

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SWE

ISO 3166 numeric: 752

Top Level Domain: se

IOC country code: SWE


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 6,843,000

Cell Phones: 9,337,000

Radios: 8,280,000

TV: 5,560,000

Computer: 6,410,000

Internet users: 5,700,000


Railway lines: 11,481 km

Paved roads: 135,873 km

of which expressways: 1,607 km

Cars: 4,634,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 198

Pipelines: 798


Number of doctors: 27,080

Daily food intake: 3.190 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 43,000



Foundation: 995

Last sovereign since: 1523


Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: evangelical


Prison inmates: 6,900


Armed forces (troop strength): 26,000

Main battle tank: 280

Submarines: 7

Warplanes: 210

Helicopter: 110

Defense Spending: $ 5,483,000,000


Arriving by plane

The national airline is called SAS Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) (Internet: www.sas.se). SAS (SK) connects Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich with Stockholm, among others. Lufthansa (LH), Germanwings (4U), Swiss International (LX) and Austrian Airlines (OS) fly several times a day from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne / Bonn, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Zurich and Geneva, among others. Swiss International (LX) also flies from Geneva to Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Air Berlin (AB) flies twice a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends from Berlin-Tegel to Gothenburg. Air Berlin flies every Saturdayfrom Berlin to Visby on the island of Gotland.

Charter flights to Jönköping in southern Sweden are available from June to August from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Münster / Osnabrück and Stuttgart. More information at www.visitsweden.com.

Flight times

Frankfurt – Stockholm: 2 hours; Frankfurt – Gothenburg: 1 hour 40 minutes; Hamburg – Stockholm: 1 hour 35 minutes; Hamburg – Gothenburg: 1 hour 10 minutes; Vienna – Stockholm: 2 hours 30 minutes; Zurich – Stockholm: 2 hours 40 minutes; Zurich – Gothenburg: 2 hours; Geneva – Stockholm: 2 hours 35 min.

Arrival by car

Car: The Öresund Bridge connects Zealand in Denmark and Skåne in Sweden by motorway and rail. The Öresund connection is subject to a toll. There is a continuous motorway connection from Copenhagen in Denmark via Stockholm and Uppsala to Gävle on the Gulf of Bothnia.

It is advisable to reserve a space for the car on the ferries for the desired ferry route in advance (ferry connections see above). Long-

distance bus:
Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.de) and Eurolines buses (Internet: www.eurolines.com) travel from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Sweden.

Arriving by train

Arrival is possible from Hamburg via the Vogelfluglinie and Copenhagen via the Öresund Bridge to Malmö. Trains from Copenhagen to Malmö leave every 20 minutes. In Malmö there is a connection to Gothenburg and Stockholm. With the Swedish railway company SJ (Internet: www.sj.se) there are 14 direct connections from Copenhagen over the Öresund Bridge to Sweden.

From Berlin there is a train connection via Sassnitz and Trelleborg to Malmö. There is also a night train from Berlin Central Station to Malmö (Internet: www.snalltaget.se/de/destinationen/malmo-und-stockholm).

From Vienna and Zurich via Hamburg and Malmö with the ÖBB (Internet: www.oebb.at) and SBB (Internet: www.sbb.ch). Car

trains (Internet: bahntouristikexpress.de/) run from Lörrach to Hamburg.

InterRail passes are also valid in Sweden.

Arrival by ship

From Germany:

Finnlines (Internet: www.finnlines.com) Travemünde – Malmö, departure two to four times a day, travel time: 9 hours.

Stena Line (Internet: www.stenaline.de). Kiel – Gothenburg, departure once a day, travel time: 14 hours.

Scandlines (Internet: www.english.scandlines.se):
– Rostock – Trelleborg, departure 3 times a day, travel time: 5 hours 45;
– Sassnitz (Rügen) – Trelleborg, departure 5 times a day, travel time: 3 hours 45 minutes

TT-Line (Internet: www.ttline.de):
– Travemünde – Trelleborg, departure 2 to 6 times a day (depending on the season ), Travel time: 7-9 hours;
– Rostock – Trelleborg, travel time: 5-7 hours 30.

Superfast Ferries, together with Scandlines and Viking Line, offers a round trip ticket for Denmark, Sweden and Finland from Rostock or Puttgarden.

From Germany via Denmark:

– Puttgarden – Rødby, departure: every 30 minutes, travel time: 45 minutes or
– Rostock – Gedser (several times a day, travel time 1 hour 45 minutes) and on with the ferry Helsingør – Helsingborg, Departure: every 30 minutes, travel time: 20 minutes.

From Denmark:

Stena Line:
– Grenå -Varberg (departure twice a day, travel time: 4 hours 30) and
– Fredrikshavn – Gothenburg (departure several times a day).

Malmo Harbor Hoverport (HMA),200 m from the main train station is the landing stage for the SAS- operated hovercraft service to Denmark with a connection to Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup). Duty-free shops and taxi rank.

From Finland:

The main connection is Stockholm – Helsinki with Viking Line (Internet: www.vikingline.se) and Silja Line (Internet: www.silja.com) . Departure several times a week, travel time 14-15 hours). Also z. Sometimes seasonal ferry traffic with Eckerölinjen (Internet: www.eckerolinjen.fi) and Viking Linefrom Eckerö, Marienhamn and Turku to Grisslehamn, Stockholm and Kappelskär.

From Poland:

Stena Line: Gdynia – Karlskrona, departure once a day, travel time: 10 hours 30 minutes.

Unity Line (Internet: www.unityline.pl): Swinoujscie (Usedom) – Ystad, departure once a day, travel time: 6-9 hours

Polferries (Internet: www.polferries.pl): Swinoujscie (Usedom) – Ystad; Gdansk – Nynäshamm.
From Norway:

Fjord Line connects Sandefjord in Norway with Strömstad in Sweden.

Further information from the website of Schweden-Werbung (see addresses ; Internet: www.visitsweden.com).

Note on arrival by ship

Öresund Rundt Card: This round trip ticket allows you to travel by ferry and train through the Öresund region (Denmark and Sweden). It is available from the tourist information office at Malmö Central Station. More information at www.skanetrafik.se.