FerryTravels offers you ferry connections to Sweden through either UK, Denmark, Germany or Poland. The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia. It is bordered by Norway in the west, Finland in the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait in the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia in the east. It is connected to Denmark in the southwest by the Oresund Bridge.
In Sweden you can get a variety of events and experiences, ranging from a peaceful countryside of lakes and forests, and the long coastline of islands and archipelagoes to the tundra of Lapland. conditions during the winter months.At 449,964 km² (173,720 square miles), Sweden is the 55th largest country in the world and the 5th largest in Europe. The country is somewhat larger than the U.S. state of California, and in 2006 it had a population of 9 million people.
Sweden has a low population density except in its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests. The country has large natural resources of water, timber, and iron ore, therefore Sweden has been a major European exporter of iron, copper and timber since the Middle Ages. Here you are never far from water and sailboats for your summer activities or the Swedish mountains offering perfect skiing. Its citizens enjoy a high standard of living in a country that is generally perceived as modern and liberal.
Following the end of the Viking Age, Sweden became part of the Kalmar Union together with Denmark and Norway (Finland at this time was a part of the Swedish kingdom). Sweden left the union in the beginning of the 16th century, and more or less constantly battled its neighbours for many years.
In the 17th century Sweden extended its territory through warfare and became a Great Power, twice its current size, but by 1814 Sweden had lost its empire as well as Finland. Since 1814, Sweden has been at peace, adopting a non-aligned foreign policy in peacetime and neutrality in wartime.
Economic liberalization as well as universal schooling contributed to the rapid industrialization and by the 1890s the country had begun to develop an advanced manufacturing industry. In the 20th century a welfare state emerged. Today, the country is defined by social democratic tendencies, and usually ranks among the top nations in the UN Human Development Index.
East of Sweden lies the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and mellowing the climate. To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna), a range that separates Sweden from Norway. The Swedish capital city, Stockholm can be considered the Venice of Scandinavia as the city is spread on 14 different islands. For a further view of the Stockholm archipelago try the "1000 island's Cruise", a full day guided excursion.
Located to the North of Stockholm, the old town of Uppsala the 18th century buildings are the most modern in the city. Tourists will find the city has more than enough to enthral and amuse them. Old Uppsala is a must with its ancient burial mounds, heathen temple and Viking treasures. Attractions include the stunning Cathedral Treasure Chamber, Sweden's oldest university and the botanical gardens.
The southern part of the country is predominantly agricultural, with forests covering a larger percentage of the land the further north one goes. Population density is also higher in southern Sweden, with centres being in the valley of lake Mälaren and the Öresund region. In the Southwest, Sweden’s culinary capital of Gothenburg has a rich choice of gourmet restaurants.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s 2nd largest city and is also located on "culinary road" which offers wonderful meals from gourmet dinners at castles to the freshest fruits of the sea served in picturesque fishing villages on the West Coast of Sweden.
Sweden enjoys a mostly temperate climate despite its northern latitude, mainly because of the Gulf Stream. In the south of Sweden, leaf-bearing trees are prolific, further north pines, spruces and in the very north hardy birches dominate the landscape. In the mountains of northern Sweden a sub-Arctic climate predominates. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets for part of each summer, and in the winter, night is unending for a corresponding period.
You must try a stay at the Ice Hotel or the Sami people's reindeer roundups in Lapland if you prefer a different travel experience, or if you prefer something less adventurous travel south to visit the world-famous glassworks like Orrefors and Kosta.
There is no doubt that the attractions of Sweden will appeal to all members of the family, so don't hesitate and book a ferry to Sweden with FerryTravels.