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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
    Sep 27, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    Decades have passed by since my previous visits, nostalgic reminders, time to visit IKEA for a few meatballs and bottle of herring ;-)))

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Oct 2, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      Hi Ken, Thanks for stopping by. Meatballs in IKEA have been our favourite too! ~ho & pang

    • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2015 at 1:14 AM

      Chocs here are 99c but the breakfast gas had inflation raking it's toll. On the other side of yawn, but I visit often with my friend for the huge coffee pot ;-)))

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    I have now returned and read the remainder of your tips on Sweden which I have greatly enjoy. Overall a very informative and usepage. Thank you.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Jun 10, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      Hi Albert, Thanks for visiting the remainder of our Sweden travel pages, your comments and ratings. We have been staying in Sweden for more than 20 years and we can consider Sweden as our first home now. The country certainly has lots of things to see and do easpecially in large cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Uppsala. ~ho & pang

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:59 AM

    I have greatly enjoyed the first 20 Things to Do on this page- will return soon to read some more. Great work.

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Mar 5, 2015 at 6:42 PM

      Thank you for writing it. I have now finished your things to do section and look frward to reading more later.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Mar 7, 2015 at 6:17 AM

      Hi Albert, Thanks again for your visit, your generous ratings and comments. We hope you ever make it to Stockholm later this year. ~ho & pang

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    What a fantastic page! The sight and sounds there must have been fantastic! I enjoyed the lovely tour!

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Sep 12, 2014 at 1:32 AM

      Hi Dee, Thanks for your visit to our Sweden travel pages. Glad to know that you enjoyed this virtual tour. We hope to update more tips, photos and videos to our Sweden travel pages soon. Best regards from Sweden. ~ho & pang

  • 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

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    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!


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