Sweden

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Sweden is mostly visited by tourists from its neighbouring countries Denmark, Norway and Finland. Thereafter follow tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom.

Visas

Nationals of EU countries don’t need a visa for a stay up to three months. Also those from Canada, New Zealand, the USA and Australia can stay for up to 90 days without a visa.

For more information visit www.migrationsverket.se

Major cities

 Stockholm, Goteborg, Malmo, Uppsala, Vasteras

Top tourist attractions

  • Stockholm
  • Falun
  • Gothenburg
  • Helsingborg
  • Kalmar
  • Karlstad
  • Lund
  • Malmo
  • Uppsala

Activities

Tourist attractions in Sweden are numerous but the country’s main attraction is its landscape.

Surface

Norrland is the largest and most sparsely populated of the regions, covering some three-fifths of the country. The region features an undulating surface of rounded hills and mountains, large lakes, and extensive river valleys. To the west lie the Kölen Mountains, through which runs the border demarcating Sweden and Norway.

Climate

Although at a very northern latitude, Sweden has a moderate climate. It has rainfall in spring, summer and fall, but never very much. In winter there is always snowfall. It is freezing cold then, especially in the northern parts of the country. The summers are sunny with an average temperature of 22°C (71°F).

Taxes

Standard Rate 25%. Reduced Rate 6%, 12%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  • 6 January - Epiphany  
  • Good Friday - The Friday before Easter Sunday.
  • Easter Sunday - The Sunday closest after the full moon that occurs on or closest after 21 March.
  • Easter Monday - The day after Easter Sunday.
  • 1 May - International Workers' Day
  • Ascension Day - Sixth Thursday after Easter Sunday.
  • June 6 - National Day of Sweden
  • Midsummer's Day - The Saturday during the period 20–26 June.
  • All Saints' Day - The Saturday during the period 31 October–6 November.
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Boxing Day

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Source: www.wikipedia.org