Sweden is officially known as the Kingdom of Sweden. This Scandinavian country borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Oresund. Urban Sweden tends to be stylish, modern, and sophisticated, while the countryside offers simpler pleasures for those in search of peace and tranquillity. Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area. It lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline. To the west is Skanderna, a Scandinavian mountain chain. This range separates Sweden from Norway.
Sweden has an export-oriented mixed economy. The main industries are timber, hydropower and iron ore. Sweden’s engineering sector, telecommunications, the automotive industry, and the pharmaceutical industries are also of great importance. This country ranks among the highest in telephone and Internet access penetration. The country of Sweden offers many opportunities for serviced offices throughout the urban and rural areas. Some of the largest companies registered in Sweden are Volvo, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Electrolux, Volvo Personvagnar, TeliaSonera, Scania, ICA and IKEA.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many entertainment options in Sweden that centre on the water. Start with the beaches. Sweden has hundreds of miles of beaches, particularly on the west coast, and there are 96,000 lakes. If swimming and sunbathing isn’t high energy enough for you head to one of the numerous waterskiing and windsurfing centres. Take a boat trip from Stockholm city centre among the islands to Drottningholm Palace, where the Palace Theatre opera house has been preserved in its original 18th-century form and there are productions in period costume using authentic instruments. Or try a canal cruise if you have a couple of days. The MS Ceres glides along the historic Göta Canal. Built in the early 19th century, the canal’s 614km (382 miles) length stretches from Gothenburg in the west to Söderköping on the Baltic Sea. These tours start in Stockholm and Gothenbur. Dining in Sweden includes fish, meat, and root vegetables. Traditional dishes such as pytt i panna – a bubble and squeak style blend of fried, diced meat mixed with potatoes and onions, is usually served with a fried egg and sliced, pickled beetroot. Swedish meatballs are often served as part of the smorgasbord. Swedish pea soup is another staple and is often followed by pancakes doused in Swedish punch – a very sweet (and very strong) local liqueur.
The largest airports include Stockholm-Arlanda Airport located 40 km (25 miles) north of Stockholm, Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport, and Stockholm-Skavsta Airport. The Stockholm metro is the only subway system in Sweden and serves the city of Stockholm via 100 stations. There are several motorways running through Sweden, Denmark, and over the Oresund Bridge to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Uppsala, and Uddevalla.