Destination Information for Sweden
Sweden is a country of rich and diverse landscapes, with dense forests, majestic lakes and rolling hills. There are seven major cities in this largest of the Nordic countries, of which the capital, Stockholm, with its 14 islands, is the largest. There’s a certain charm and beauty to Stockholm, with elegant harbours, 57 bridges, excellent shopping, superb restaurants and pretty parks. There is an old town with characteristic cobbled streets and picturesque buildings, as well as a modern city centre with all the tourist amenities you could wish for.
Sweden is a peaceful country, having remained outside of any military alliance, and has not been part of any war since 1815. The North of the country is known as Norrland, and is ideal for adventure sports, being filled with forests, lakes, mountains, rivers and wilderness, perfect for hiking. The central area of Sweden, Svealand, includes Stockholm, while another significant city, Gothenburg, is in the South, known as Götaland.
The best time to visit Sweden will depend on the nature of your trip. For Christmas markets, winter sports and the Northern Lights, November – May is ideal, though check your accommodations options carefully as you may not be able to camp during the winter. The warmer weather and the peak tourist season is during the summer months of June to August.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Sweden.