Currency: Swedish krona
Size: 173,745 square miles (449,964 square kilometers) - roughly the size of California
Border countries: Norway and Finland
National tourist office: www.visitsweden.com
At a glance
Sweden is known for its distinctive style and offers some of the most singular and original architecture and design in the world, while remaining a center for winter sports lovers from around the world. But while Sweden is known for its frigid winters, its weather is surprisingly temperate in the summer and allows for a variety of outdoor activities that don’t include a pair of skis or a snowmobile.
Stockholm is a cultural hub, home of great art, design, theater, and nightlife – all scattered over a series of small islands that comprise the city. But it's Sweden's natural sites that attract the most visitors. Many travel to witness the Northern Lights in the skies or enjoy active pursuits like skiing and snowboarding. The beautiful mountains, hills, and canyons offer visitors lots of hiking and walking opportunities as well.
Why cyclists love it
Sweden bicycle tours are impressive with the excellent infrastructure the country offers to cyclists. Paved roads through rural areas, rest stations, and marked path signs make a bike tour in Sweden a relaxing pleasure. Much of Sweden's natural beauty can be accessed on the well-maintained and flat roads and cycling paths throughout the countryside. Unspoiled nature of northern Europe is on its best view with a bike tour in Sweden.
Cycle the Gota Canal, Sweden’s most beautiful waterway! You'll ride through green forests, along sparkling lakes to picturesque homesteads. Enjoy yourself on well-marked bikeways, cycle past typical red frame houses, and relish the silence of untouched nature on this Sweden bike tour.
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