Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the 3rd-largest country in the European Union by area. Sweden has a total population of 10 million of which 2.3 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi); the highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.
Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. It has the world's 11th-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development.
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The IKEA Museum is the story of IKEA. In the past, in the present and into the future. Join us on our journey from our beginnings in Älmhult and out into the world. Take a break with a tasty meal in our restaurant and browse among the unique products in our museum shop. We look forward to meet you in the building that was the very first IKEA store.View destination
Kristianstad is a city and the seat of Kristianstad municipality, Skåne county, Sweden. The city was founded in 1614 by King Christian IV of Denmark, the city's name literally means 'Town of Christian'. During the last 15 years, it has gone from a garrison town to a developed commercial city, today attracting visitors in the summertime mainly from Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands.View destination
The city of Lund has great traditions within education, and the well-known Lund University, established 1666, is today one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university and its buildings dominate much of the centre of the city, and have led to Lund becoming a centre for high-tech industry in the south of Sweden. The city is so old that its origins are unclear, but it was presumably existing by the end of the Viking age.View destination
Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the fifth largest city in Scandinavia. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania county. Since the construction of the Øresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998.View destination
Ystad is a town and the seat of Ystad municipality in Skåne county, Sweden. The settlement dates back to the 11th century and the town has become a busy ferryport, local administrative centre and tourist attraction. It is associated with the fictional detective Kurt Wallander whose stories, by Henning Mankell, are set primarily in Ystad and nearby communities. One of Sweden's most well-preserved medieval monasteries, the Greyfriars Abbey, lies in Ystad.View destination
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries; 942,370 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across 14 islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden.View destination
Fjällbacka is a town situated in Tanum municipality, Västra Götaland county, Sweden. Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history. Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka. Fjällbacka is located 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.View destination
Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. It is situated by Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden. Gothenburg was founded as a heavily fortified, primarily Dutch, trading colony, by royal charter in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. The sea, trade, and industrial history of the city is evident in the cultural life of Gothenburg. It is also a popular destination for tourists on the Swedish west coast.View destination
The Saab Car Museum collections comprise around 120 cars and approximately 70 of them are on show. Most of the cars have their history in the company after being produced and they are divided into different categories, for example prototypes, test cars, company cars, racing cars etc. The Saab Car Museum contains many milestones concerning the 4.4 million or so cars that have been produced over the years. Everything from the Swedish welfare state’s Saab 92 to the Saab 9-4X and Saab 9-5 prestige vehicles. From two-stroke to turbo.View destination
Trollhättan is located 75 km north of Sweden's second-largest city, Gothenburg. In the late 19th century, hydropower was developed in Trollhättan. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall ('waterfall' in Swedish) took its name from the falls in Trollhättan. Today the city has 2 operational hydropower stations. The hydropower has helped the city in its industrial revolution. Trollhättan formerly housed the headquarters and main production plant of Saab Automobile and now houses the headquarters and production plant of NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden).View destination
Vänersborg is located on the southern shores of lake Vänern, close to where the river Göta älv leaves the lake. Handicraft, trade, shipping and its former status as the county seat of Älvsborgs County has benefited Vänersborg's development. Ever since the 1600s, the city's inhabitants consisted of a dynamic mix of administrators, businessmen, artisans and skilled craftsmen. Today the municipality is characterized by more high-tech engineering companies, IT and electronics, education and skilled service.View destination
Vitlycke Museum is a knowledge and experience center in Tanum world heritage site - an area of about 600 rock art sites. Here you can experience world class rock art and explore the bronze age world. Join a guide or walk by yourself among the carvings and reconstructed bronze age buildings. At the museum you will find a cafe, shop and an exhibition that is a dramatic story for the whole family.View destination
At Volvo Museum you can take a trip through Volvo's history and heritage, all the way from the start in 1927. The collection encompasses a wide range of passenger cars, buses and heavy trucks as well as marine engines and construction equipment. There's lots for everybody to experience - whether you want to learn about a unique piece of Swedish 20th century history or just want to be nostalgic about the good old times.View destination