Sweden Travel Overview
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 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.
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.
Official language: Swedish
Crown (100 ore)
ISO 4217 code
SEK / 752
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)
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%
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
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
UN / LOCODE: SE
Telephone connections: 6,843,000
Cell Phones: 9,337,000
Internet users: 5,700,000
Railway lines: 11,481 km
Paved roads: 135,873 km
of which expressways: 1,607 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 198
Number of doctors: 27,080
Daily food intake: 3.190 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 43,000
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
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.
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
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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.