Sweden is a beautiful northern European country, bordered by Norway in the west and Finland to the north-east. The largest city and the national capital is Stockholm. The northern parts of the country lie above the Arctic Circle, but the climate is effectively tempered by the Gulf Stream. This gives Sweden a varied climate with cold winters and mild summers.
Although Sweden is perhaps most-famed for its extensive Viking history, the country is also known for its safety and human rights policies, so it is a good place for people from all over the world who wish to study, work and live in a stable and prosperous northern European country.
The top tourist attractions in Sweden include:
- Drottningholm Palace. This is the permanent residence of the Swedish royal family. It is also one of the top tourist destinations. It was built in the late 16th century and it is the most well preserved castle in Sweden.
- Kalmar Castle. Its history can be traced back for over 800 years. It was first built as a protection against pirates and was named the “Key to the Kingdom”. It played an important role for the country during its long history.
- This is the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. It dates back to the 12th century.
- The Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm is one of the largest museums in Stockholm and presents more than 10,000 years of country’s history. It’s best known for its Gold Room and an extensive collection of the Viking artifacts.
- Boat trips to numerous Swedish islands, as well as cruises along the historic Göta Canal. Sweden has 96,000 lakes and they offer plenty of opportunities for tourists and students who wish to spend some relaxing time or enjoy nature.