Flight deals to Sweden
- Capital: Stockholm
- Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
- State member of the European Union and the Schengen Area
- Population: 10 million
- Official Language: Swedish
- Currency: Swedish Crown (SEK)
- Time Zone: UTC+1, Summer Time: UTC + 2
- Sweden is 1 hour behind Romania
- Phone Prefix: +46, Internet Domain: .se
Situated in the northern part of Europe, Sweden borders Norway, Finland, the Northern Sea and the Baltic Sea, while on the latter having numerous islands.
Near Stockholm, you have access to the largest archipelago in all of Sweden, offering visitors a wonderful experience. On some of the islands you will notice different types of species of birds, you can rent kayaks or go on hikes, while others greet you with chic restaurants and delicious food. If you go to Stockholm, this is an experience you can’t miss. Other zones you can explore starting from Stockholm are Djurgården Island and the historical city of Sigtuna, the oldest in all of Sweden, founded in the Viking period.
In the southern part of the country, another type of landscape with farms, fertile lands, plains filled with flowers, forests, lakes and castles await you. Skane city is the optimal southern destination and if you go to the north, Laponia is worth the cross-country road trip.
There you will find a fairy tale city, Jokkmokk, where you can explore the local Sami culture, treat yourself to some traditional cuisine, see raindeers and, starting September and ending in March, you can assist at the fascinating show created by the Aurora Borealis. Also in Laponia, the Abisko National Park can be found.
During the summer time, you can swim or go snorkeling in the Marin Kosterhavet National Park, which contains over 200 species of animals and plants, and in some periods of the year, you can get into a caiac to observe seals and other marine animals.
Good to know
Patriotism is important to Swedes, who are very proud of their nation, towns and regions.
Shake hands with everyone present -- men, women, and children -- at business and social meetings. This also applies when leaving. Younger people generally do not shake hands when meeting friends. Older people expect a handshake when being greeted or when leaving.
Swedes wear fashionable, but often casual, European style warm clothing. It is important to be well dressed in public always.
Respect the city you are in
Do not praise another city or area in Sweden over the one you are presently visiting. Swedes are very proud of their own town or region.
Do not compliment lightly. Insincere comments are considered rude.