Sweden

Sweden

Sweden tour Package – Sweden, a country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. The name Sweden originates from the Svear, also known as the Suiones, who were first mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus in 98 CE. Svithiod was an earlier name for the country. Stockholm has been the nation’s capital since 1523.

Sweden occupies the greater part of the Scandinavian Peninsula that it shares with Norway. Gentle slopes may be found from the high mountains near the Norwegian border all the way to the Baltic Sea to the east. Geologically speaking, this area of the planet’s crust is quite stable and has been around for a very long time. The area’s surface landforms and soils were modified by the retreating Pleistocene glaciers (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). More than 1,300 miles (2,100 km) of rocky, jagged shoreline is dotted with lakes, and these islands form archipelagos across the otherwise flat country. In spite of its northern latitude, Sweden has the same mild climate as the rest of northwest Europe thanks to the warm North Atlantic Current and the prevailing southwesterly winds.

A sovereign state spanning a whole millennium, the country’s geographical size saw several changes up until 1809. Constitutional monarchy with a lengthy history of parliamentary democracy, beginning in 1917. While recent immigration has increased cultural variety, ethnic and religious diversity remain low in Sweden. Historically, Sweden’s backwardness and poverty gave way to the country’s postindustrial civilization and advanced welfare state, which now boasts a quality of life and life expectancy that rank among the greatest in the world.

Best time to visit Sweden ?

The climate of Sweden varies greatly throughout the year, from freezing winters to pleasant summers. Here, nobody ever moans that the temperature is too high. The best time to take a trip is between the months of May and September. Summer has late night light even around 11 p.m. and long, beautiful days. Unfortunately, during the summer months, most of Sweden’s main cultural institutions close (this includes opera, dance, ballet, and theater, with the exception of specific festivals and folklore events). The first snowfall might happen in October, although accumulation often doesn’t start until November and lasts through March or early April, sometimes even into May in the northern parts. The Swedes have a saying that goes, “There is no bad weather, only awful clothes.” If you want to view the Midnight Sun, you should go in June or July, and if you want to see the Northern Lights, you should go in late September or early April. In southern Sweden, the longest day of December lasts approximately 7, whereas in the north it lasts around d.

Cities in Sweden tour package

  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmö
  • Lund
  • Umeå
  • Västerås
  • Helsingborg
  • Uppsala

Stockholm

Sweden’s capital and largest city, Stockholm is also its cultural and economic hub. Stockholm is located on an island in the Baltic Sea between Salt Bay (Saltsjön) and Lake Mälar (Mälaren), opposite the Gulf of Finland. Uppland and Södermanland are only two of the several mainland areas included in this metropolitan area. Because of its location as a global metropolis, Stockholm is often praised as a visual feast.

Birger Jarl, the Swedish king at the time, laid the groundwork for much of what would become Stockholm in 1252, the year it was officially recognized as a city. Its rapid growth can be attributed in large part to a trade agreement with Lübeck, Germany. In exchange for signing this pact, Lübeck merchants were allowed to set up shop in Sweden duty-free. The city officially became Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, in 1436. Stockholm was liberated from Danish dominance by Gustav I Vasa in 1523, after years of conflict between the Swedes and the Danes.Things to do in Stockholm during Sweden Tour Package.

  • Vasa Museum
  • The Royal Palace
  • Skansen
  • Fotografiska
  • Kungsträdgården
  • Moderna Museet
  • Swedish History Museum
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Nordiska museet
  • Gamla stan

Gothenburg

Gothenburg, often spelled Göteborg, is home to Sweden’s largest and busiest port. Located about 5 miles (8 km) from the mouth of the Göta River into the Kattegat, it borders the estuary of the river. Gothenburg is the biggest city in Sweden and is located on the southwest coast, about 240 miles (390 kilometres) from Stockholm. Location of the regional government for Västra Götaland län (county).

In 1603, King Charles IX founded the town on top of many medieval settlements. The estuary of the Göta River provided Sweden with its only connection to the Atlantic Ocean at that time, making its position crucial. Totally destroyed in the Kalmar War (1611–13) between Sweden and Denmark, Gothenburg was refounded by King Gustav II Adolf in 1619 and given its charter the following year. With such a large proportion of Dutch settlers, it seems sense that urban canals (Dutch-style) and the central grid of the city were both designed by the early inhabitants. The founding of the Swedish East India Company in the early 18th century boosted Gothenburg’s economy, and the city’s port was the main European outlet for British goods throughout Napoleon’s continental blockade. Finally, in 1832, transoceanic shipping could begin thanks to the completion of the Göta Canal, ushering in a second golden era.

  • Liseberg
  • Slottsskogen
  • Universeum
  • VOLVO Museum
  • Horticultural Society
  • Gothenburg Museum of Art
  • Skansen Kronan
  • Aeroseum
  • Maritiman
  • Gothenburg Botanical Garden
  • Museum of World Culture

Malmö

Malmö, the county capital of Skne län and a major city and harbor in southern Sweden, is an important economic and cultural hub. Across the Sound (resund) from the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The city was the county seat of Malmöhus County before its 1997 merger with Skne County.

Malmhaug was the city’s original name (which means “Sandpile”). It received its charter in the 1300s, and in the 1400s, German merchants moved there from Lübeck to take advantage of the booming herring trade. The location was given the name Elbogen (German for “Elbow”) because of the swooping shape of the coastline there. In part owing to the loss of economic privileges it enjoyed under Danish administration, the many disputes between Sweden and Denmark, and the lack of proper harbor facilities, the city’s economy collapsed when it merged with Sweden in 1658. A mere 282 people called the city home by the year 1730. Though the city’s fortunes improved slightly with the completion of the port in 1775, considerable industrial and population expansion did not occur until the railroad was introduced in the years following 1856. While on Sweden tour package, below are the things to do in Malmö.

  • Turning Torso
  • Kungsparken, Malmö
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Malmö Castle
  • Lilla Torg
  • Folkets Park
  • Pildammsparken
  • Malmö City Library
  • Slottsträdgården

Lund

Located in southern Sweden, just to the northeast of Malmö, lies the city of Lund, which is located in the county of Skne. It was founded in the year 990 and has been the seat of several different bishoprics (1060), an archbishopric (1103), and most recently a Lutheran bishopric (today). Behind only Sigtuna in age, Lund is one of Sweden’s most historic urban centers. It had a significant role in the evolution of medieval Danish politics. About the Swedish conquest in 1658 and the Reformation that followed, its importance waned until after 1850, when it exploded.

The Romanesque cathedral, built in the 12th century, is located in the downtown area of this city, which also boasts some well-preserved examples of buildings and streets from the Middle Ages. The city is home to a variety of cultural institutions, including museums and an exhibition hall. South Sweden’s cultural center, Lund is also home to Sweden’s second-oldest university, which was founded in 1666 by King Charles XI. Although many of the city’s residents find gainful employment in the city’s various educational institutions and healthcare facilities, the city is also home to a number of important industries, including the packaging, pharmaceutical, and food-processing equipment manufacturing sectors. The metropolitan region has a population of 102,257 as of the 2005 census.Things to see in Lund during Sweden tour package.

  • Stadsparken, Lund
  • Kulturen
  • Skissernas Museum
  • Lundagård
  • Lunds domkyrka
  • Lund University Historical Museum
  • Drottens Kyrkoruin
  • Sankt Hans Hills

Umeå

At a projected municipal population of 130,224 in 2020, Ume, a city on the Ume River, will be the largest locality in Norrland and the thirteenth largest in Sweden. In the 30 years between 1980 and 2010, the number of dwellings in Ume grew by more than four times. Ume University was established in 1965.  In 2018, Ume was adding over a thousand new people year, and by 2050, the municipality anticipates that the population would have risen to over 200 thousand. Another study, however, has cast doubt on the 2050 forecast of city size, saying that it is an exaggeration.

Ume, in northern Sweden, is home to several academic, scientific, and medical facilities. Approximately 40,000 people, or one-third of the city’s population, are enrolled in courses at Ume University or one of the three primary campuses of SLU. CRISPR gene editing was developed by scientists at Ume University, who will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020.   Umea and Riga, Latvia, were both named European Capitals of Culture in 2014.Here are places to see in Umea while in Sweden tour Package.

  • Västerbotten museum
  • Bildmuseet
  • Guitars the Museum
  • Kulturväven
  • Umeå City Church
  • Arboretum Norr
  • Norrlandsoperan AB
  • Umeå Energi Arena

Västerås

Västers, the capital of the län (county) of Västmanland in eastern Sweden. Towards the west of Stockholm, close to where the Svartn River enters Lake Mälar.

The electrical industry in Sweden is centered on Västers, which is also the largest inland port in Sweden. Under its former name, Aros, the region that later became known as Västra (“West”) Aros served as a significant Middle Ages commercial center and bishopric (“River Mouth”). For centuries, it served as a vital port for the Bergslagen mining district’s exports of iron and copper. It was there that the Swedish parliament publicly adopted the Reformation in 1527, and it was there that the Vasa dynasty’s title to the throne was guaranteed in 1544. The city’s Gothic cathedral is where King Eric XIV was laid to rest. On the banks of the Svartn River lies a 12th-century fortress that has been converted into a museum. As of recently, Västers has been home to a campus of Mälardalen University. There are an estimated 131,934 people living in the metro region as of the year 2005.Things to do in Uppsala while in your Sweden tour package.

  • Anundshög
  • Västerås Cathedral
  • Vallby Open Air Museum
  • Kungsbyn Animal Park
  • Kokpunkten Actionbad
  • Engsö Castle
  • Strömsholm Palace
  • Kyrkbacken

Helsingborg

Helsingborg, formerly known as Hälsingborg, is a city and port in the county of Skne in southern Sweden. The Sound’s (resund) narrowest point is near the Danish town of Helsingr (Elsinore), making it the easiest place for car traffic to enter and leave Europe. Helsingborg is known as “the Pearl of The Sound” because to its beautiful setting.

In 1085 it was first mentioned as a community, and because to its strong fortress it became a key political and military hub in the Middle Ages. Despite being transferred to Swedish control in 1658, Helsingborg was sacked and burned by the Danes on many occasions until hostilities finally ended in the early 18th century. After the Sound crossing toll was abolished in 1857, the town’s economy began to flourish.Places to see in Helsingborg during Sweden tour packages.

  • Tropikariet
  • Fredriksdal Museum & Gardens
  • Kärnan
  • Sofiero Palace
  • Dunkers
  • Pålsjö skog
  • St. Mary Parish
  • Landborgspromenaden

Uppsala

City of Uppsala, in eastern Sweden; county seat of Uppsala. It’s located north-northwest of Stockholm, 64 km (40 mi) away. Trade post Stri Aros was founded not far from Gamla (Former) Uppsala, the political and ecclesiastical heart of the old kingdom of Svea, at the mouth of the Fyris River. The new Uppsala became an important commercial center and royal capital by the 13th century.

As the seat of the Swedish archbishop, Uppsala has retained its prominence as a religious centre while relinquishing its political power to Stockholm. A Gothic cathedral, the largest ecclesiastical structure in the country, stands as a symbol of the city. The edifice was first envisioned in the late 13th century, but progress was so slow that it wasn’t consecrated as a church until 1435. The cathedral burned down several times, but it was reconstructed by the end of the 19th century. Across from the cathedral is the Gustavianum, a medieval structure that previously served as a palace for archbishops. The ancient buildings were incorporated into a new edifice that Uppsala University built in the 1620s to house a museum of archaeology and cultural history.

  • Uppsala Cathedral
  • Uppsala Castle
  • Gustavianum – Uppsala University Museum
  • Upplands Museum
  • Gamla Uppsala
  • Biotopia, Uppsala
  • UniQuest
  • Fyrishov

Frequently asked questions about Sweden tour package ?

What is the currency of Sweden ?
The Swedish krona (SEK) has been the country's official currency since 1873. It is printed by the Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden's central bank. The Swedish krona is represented by the currency symbol Kr. A krona is equal to one hundred öre. Since the word for "crown" in Swedish is "krona," the English term "Swedish crown" is commonly used to refer to the money.
Where northern lights is most visible in Sweden ?
Places where northern lights is most visible in Sweden- Kiruna Aurora Sky Station in Abisko National Park Jukkasjärvi Porjus
Is English spoken in Sweden ?
To the astonishment of many, English is extensively spoken and understood in Sweden. Ninety percent or so of the local population should be able to carry on a discussion with you in English. While knowledge of Swedish is not necessary for a pleasant trip, it will be warmly appreciated by the locals.