Places To Visit in Sweden

Here are the top 1 tourist places in Sweden

1. Stockholm

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Stockholm is the hub of all of Sweden's activities, ranging from the political and the economic to the cultural. It is the most populous city in the country and also in the entire Nordic region. Stockholm is a proper metropolis, complete with world class public transport facilities, international sp...

Best Time: May to September

FAQs on Sweden

What is the currency of Sweden?

Swedish Krona is the currency accepted everywhere in Sweden. Pretty much all ATMS, stores, restaurants and bars accept major credit cards - MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron and American Express. One usually requires an ID card/passport when using a credit card to shop, regardless the billing amount.

What is the history of Sweden?

Swedes were Pagans until the year 1000 post which they were Christianized and obeyed the Roman Pope. This lasted until the 16th century when the church was reformed to Lutheran-Protestant. It became a strong military power that ruled over a huge area in the 17th century, which is in direct contrast to its position today as one of the two European nations that haveremained isolated from wars since 1815 (even during WW-II). In the 20th and 21st centuries, Sweden has emerged as a developed post-industrial society with a progressive welfare state. It joined the EU in 1995 but refrained from joining the European Monetary Union and adopting Euro as a currency. The Social Democratic Party continues to dominate the country's political landscape while the King holds no executive power. The country is largely a secular state now, known for its high peace profile, with very few church-goers.

What is unique about culture of Sweden?

Swedens culture is known to be egalitarian, tolerant and accepting. The country is largely progressive and holds an anti-racist, anti-fascist and feminist worldview. Homosexuality is also mandated legal. Both the culture and society are concerned with the welfare of others both citizens of Sweden and outsiders as well. Sweden is not necessarily a religious country and religion plays a very limited role here compared to the European average. In fact, atheism and agnosticism are widely-accepted in the country. Nevertheless, 6.2 million Swedish citizens are members of the Church of Sweden, subscribing to Lutheran Christianity. Practised by 5% of the population, Islam is the second largest religion.Swedish is the national language of Sweden, but majority people - about 89% of the population - can speak English fluently, making Sweden the best country in the world regarding English as a second language. Hej (hey) is the most common greeting; "please" (snlla say snell-LA) is hardly used, instead of the word tack (tack) or "thanks" is used widely. The word "urskta" ("excuse me") is used to get someone's attention.

How is Sweden divided into regions?

Norrland - Forms the northern part of the country, covering more than half of its total area. Sparsely populated, it is known for its wide expanse of wilderness - forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and marshes, making it great for trekking and other adventure sports. Main cities include Gvle, Sundsvall, Ume and Lule. Svealand - The central and most well-known part of the country. This is where most of the population lives. Important areas include Stockholm, Uppsala and the provinces of Dalarna, Nrke, Vrmland, Uppland and Vstmanland. Gtaland - It comprises of the 10 southern provinces including islands land and Gotland. Largest cities are Gothenburg in Vstergtland and Malm in Skne.
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