Tell me about Sweden

A dear friend of mine asked me about Sweden. What is there to say? What is special about the country?
I like their high moral. The Swedish friends I have might say that the moral is hypocrisy but I like many of their views.
Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.8 million inhabitants.
Sweden has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre, with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas.
Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested.

We stayed for Christmas Eve in Sweden this year and had a very cosy Christmas. As usual we went for beautiful walks in the countryside and along the coast.

Sweden has great nature. There are many nature reserves and national parks. Furthermore is the establishment of Sweden’s first national tourist bicycle route – a 370-km-long bicycle route in a unique coastal setting. The route runs all the way through Halland, connecting Helsingborg in the south and Gothenburg in the North.

En af mine kære venner spurgte mig om Sverige. Hvad er der at sige? Det særlige ved landet?
Jeg kan godt lide deres høje moral. De svenske venner, jeg har, vil måske sige, at deres moralbegreber er noget hykleri, men jeg kan godt lide mange af deres synspunkter.

Sverige det tredje største land i EU efter størrelse, med en samlet befolkning på over 9,8 mio indbyggere.
Sverige har en lav befolkningstæthed, med den højeste koncentration i den sydlige halvdel af landet. Ca. 85% af befolkningen bor i byområder.
Sydsverige er overvejende landbrug, mens den nordlige del er stærkt repræsenteret af skov.

Vi holdt juleaften i Sverige i år, og havde en meget hyggelig jul. Som sædvanlig og med stor glæde gik vi enestående ture i Haverdal Naturreservat.

Sverige har stor natur. Der er mange naturreservater og nationalparker. Desuden er etableringen af Sveriges første nationale turist cykelrute en realitet – en 370 km lang cykelrute i et unikt kystnære omgivelser. Ruten løber hele vejen gennem Halland, der forbinder Helsingborg i syd og Göteborg i nord.

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17 thoughts on “Tell me about Sweden

  1. My personal experience of Sweden is limited to highways, from Stockholm to Malmö… so, if I was to tell about Sweden, I would say that there are more waves on their highways than on the Baltic sea =D (and that they have a very convenient conversion rate between SEK and euro 🙂 )

    That said… you have lovely pictures here, with a very special light. Remarkable!
    Happy new year!

    1. Hi Samuel. Thanks a lot. I’ve never been to Stockholm. It’s said to be a very beautiful city.
      The light that particular day was remarkable. It’s unbelievable how many light settings nature can provide ❤ Not one single day are alike and photographing on the beach is spectacular as you already know 🙂 🙂
      A very Happy New Year to you too,
      Hanna

  2. Hi Hanna! por culpa de mi viaje de vacaciones, no he visto tus ultimos posts. Impresionantes, todos! El mar y Hanna … inseparables. Magnífico territorio el tuyo. Hasta pronto y happy, happy 2016!

    1. Gracias por el buen complemento, Jacint. Espero que hayas tenido unas vacaciones agradables.
      Muchos buenos deseos para 2016!!!
      Hanna

    1. Thank you, Ash! Yes, it has been solstice, and I hope you had a party, but we should be happy for every single ray of sunlight that penetrates the leaden mist and lighten up our surroundings 🙂 🙂
      Wish you a bright and Happy New Year!!
      Hanna

    1. Hi Chrissie. Yes I read the continuing posts and I must say I hold my breath while you considered to cross the river.
      Your destination this summer is a very good choice or so I’ve heard. Friends of us flew with a chopper from Kiruna to Nikkaluokta, Sverige and then went for walks in the mountains. They enjoyed the flight very much.
      We went with chopper in the mountains in Norway tiny rescue operation one might say we got a lift out 🙂 ..and flying over the mountains and between them is awe striking. The sound the sight WOW!!! 🙂
      All the best and a very Happy New Year,
      Hanna

  3. Wow … what breathtaking images! Thank you for telling us about Sweden. Beautifully done, Hanna.

    1. It is such a pleasure with your response, thank you 🙂 🙂 It was a day to remember with sun, strong wind and beautiful light ❤
      All the best,
      Hanna

  4. Hi Hanna,
    I really like Sweden even I was only one time in Stockholm but met on other countries many nice Swedish people. I would love to have time to enjoy the nature, countryside. It must be amazing as well relaxing. Congratulations to your photo-series. Very well captured.
    Have a relaxing weekend,
    Stefan

    1. Hi Stefan. The Swedish people I know are very cosy. I have walked many kilometres in the countryside and it’s very idyllic and relaxing.
      You are lucky to have been in Stockholm. The city is on my short list for cities I have to visit very soon.
      Thank you for the nice compliment. The pictures are from Christmas day – a day with sunshine 🙂 Those days are easily counted.
      Hope you have a joyous Sunday.
      All the best,
      Hanna

  5. Sweden looks such a lovely country Hanna – maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to visit. In the meantime I will satisfy myself by looking at your beautiful photos 🙂

    1. Thank you, James. That was a nice thing to say 🙂
      The summer time in Sweden are so idyllic and we do look forward to summer I think 🙂 🙂

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