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Uppsala

Sweden is located in northern Europe and is bordering by Norway in the west, Finland in the east and Denmark in the south west. These four countries are also known as Scandinavian countries or Nordic countries. Sweden is a member of European Union (EU). Stockholm is the largest city in Sweden. It is also the capital of Sweden with a population of approximately one million inhabitants. The total population of Sweden is approximately nine million inhabitants. Other large cities in Sweden include Gothenburg, Malmo and Uppsala. The total area of Sweden is approximately 450,000 square kilometres. It is in fact the fourth largest country in Europe.

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in Sweden:-

Boat cruise in Karlskrona

Cruise around the main island of Trossö by M/s Spättan is a very popular boat cruise provided by Affärsverken in the archipelago of Karkskrona, only approximately 80 kilometer south of Kalmar in southeastern Sweden. M/s Spättan can accommodate up to 50 paying passengers with a Swedish and English speaking tourist guide explaning the various interesting attractions around the island and the archipelago.

The boat is approximately 14 meter long and four meter wide and cruising at the speed of around eight knots. The fare for this cruise is SEK 75.00 per adult and SEK 35.00 for children and takes approximately one hour to complete the journey. Own food and drinks are allowed to be consumed on the boat. We certainly had a wonderful time in Karlskrona. You may e-mail to the following address for more information about this cruise and/or other transportation by boats around the beautiful archipelago of Karlskrona:- info@affarsverken.se

Uppsala Castle

Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) is located at the summit of Slottsbacken just 150 meters from Fyris River in the heart of the city of Uppsala. It was built during the reign of King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century to defend the city from enemy attack. Today it is the residence of the County Governor of Uppsala County. It is also home to Uppsala Museum of Art and the Hall of State. An interesting tourist attraction at the castle is the old Vasaborgen located beneath the castle towards the Botanical Garden.

Uppsalaslott is one of the landmarks of Uppsala and a popular tourist attraction. It dominates the landscape of Uppsala City together with the Uppsala Cathedral. The castle was almost entirely damaged by the big fire of 1702. It took many years to rebuild the castle. Nevertheless the restored facade was different from that of the original. The castle's present facade has two round spires on both sides of the main building. Gunilla Bell is located outside the castle together with several cannons as depicted on our photo to the right. It overlooks Uppsala Cathedral. Gunilla Bell was donated by the wife of King Johan III and is still in usable condition.

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Whose birthday is being celebrated now? Enjoy the noodles and peaches, not forgetting the bubbly ;-))) Happy Birthday !

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Nov 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      Hi Ken, We have joint birthday celebration on this day as our birthdays are just a few days apart. Thanks for your birthday wishes. Best regards from cold Sweden. ~ho & pang

    • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
      Nov 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      Then another Happy Birthday to you and that makes us all Sagittarians :-)))

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Ho and Pang, great updates on your Sweden pages since my last visit of the pages back in spring 2009. I am especially deligthed to read about the small town of Sigtuna, which I might explore this October as well. Also the viewing platform of Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall seems to be well worth visiting.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Sep 24, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      Hi Holger, Yes, we think you should visit Sigtuna - such a lovely old town with beautiful scenery. It is not far from Stockholm. Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall has the only viewing platform in Uppsala today. So it is a "must-visit" attraction to have bird-eyes view of the city. Furthermore it is free. ~ho & pang

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    Sep 1, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Greetings from Madrid!

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Sep 1, 2012 at 12:36 AM

      Hi Santi, Hope all is well with you. We just came back from a wonderful summer holiday in Mallorca. ~ho & pang

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    ~ Hello, my friends! You have created nice tips, and competed them with colourful photographs... Thanks a lot! ~ Take care ~

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Uppsala in Sweden looks like an exciting place. Hard to believe a place that gets so cold, looks so lush and green during summer. Lots of wonderful things to see and do here! Nice page!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    Is it Uppsala that you live? I had a wonderful week driving around a couple of yrs ago - didnt last long enough but greatly enjoyed getting to know the country and people more - nice page u have - I need to spend more time on mine!

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Very Nice tips on sweden Hopang!If you have time do visit my Sweden pages just completed.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    nice page, the gotheborg museum of art intrigues me somehow.

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2010 at 5:33 AM

    Your page was already interesting and rich of information, but I see you have added more tips. Great!

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Hi Ho&Pang, I had a wonderful virtual walk around Sweden through your page. Thanks for your interesting tips.

hopang

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