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Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.
Sweden’s three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are all great for a city break. All three have culture and history in abundance, great restaurants and bars, cosy cafes for a Swedish Fika and they are small enough to walk around.
Northern Sweden and Swedish Lapland are unique. There is nowhere else in the world where you can visit the ICEHOTEL and Treehotel. Or sit around the campfire with a Sami guide, sharing stories of the day’s dog sledding adventure.
Central Sweden is home to capital city Stockholm, the provinces of Dalarna and Värmland, as well as the beautiful city of Uppsala.
Southern Sweden probably gives you pleasant surprise since the landscapes and scenery here probably differ from the image you have in your head. Here you can visit Småland, Öland, Malmö in Skåne, and the amazing summer island destination Gotland. On the west coast of Sweden you find Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg and the region of West Sweden.
Winter and summer temperature differences in Sweden are extreme, but generally the country enjoys a temperate climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream.

Above the Arctic Circle, winter is severe with temperatures going below -30C, while summer temperatures here, and in the rest of the country, regularly hit +20C. In the south, winter is generally mild with an average temperature above 0C/32F degrees.Sweden’s northerly position has a definite summer advantage in that temperatures are rarely extreme and humidity levels are not high.

You can divide the country into three regions; central and southern Sweden, the northeast, and the northwest, or far north to describe the weather in Sweden.

In central and southern Sweden the winters are short and quite cold, and summer temperatures are similar to those in southern England, but with a lot more hours of sunshine and daylight. In the northeast meanwhile the winters are severe, the more so as you travel further north, while the summers can be surprisingly warm. In the far north the winters are also severe, with snow lying the year-round on elevated areas, and the summers are short and changeable. And because Sweden lies at a high latitude much of the country has very long hours of daylight in summer and very long nights in winter.



Video courtesy of Visit Sweden Tourism

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