If you flipped Sweden upside down somewhere around Trelleborg on the country’s south coast, your inverted Sweden would reach to the bottom of Italy’s boot. Sweden’s a big place and yet more people live in London than in the whole of the Scandinavian country. The land of blond hair, harmonious society and catchy pop music is one of a kind: the model that other nations look to for social guidance and yet somehow incredibly modest about it. Are you ready for a uniquely Swedish experience?
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There are a couple of things that you will find throughout the country, from the arctic north to the flat, beautiful south. Firstly, a friendly and welcoming nature. Swedes are very direct people and say what’s on their mind – when you ask “how are you?” expect a fairly detailed report – and are delighted to welcome visitors. Secondly, a devotion to simplicity. Whether in the simple pleasure of a meal shared with family or the simple design of a lakeside stuga (traditional Swedish cottage), simple is best. Finally, tolerance and equality are cornerstones of modern Swedish life.
In the north of Sweden, land of the midnight sun, the aurora borealis and spectacular untouched Nordic forests await visitors. In contrast, Skåne in the south is home to stunning sandy beaches within a short hop from Copenhagen in Demark (the countries are now connected by a road and rail bridge). Between the two lie a huge number of lakes, ranging from tiny to sea-sized, to which city folk escape in the summertime to enjoy long, tranquil evenings. Well, maybe “escape” is the wrong word... Sweden’s cities have an elusive mix of energy and calm that you can only find in Scandinavia. Capital city Stockholm is one of the most exciting European capitals for food and design.
Come and find out for yourself why the Swedes are such happy people. Return to introduction...