Facts about Sweden

IKEA, Minecraft, Skype and Spotify originate from Sweden

Amazingly enough 99% of the waste in Sweden is recycled

Gay relationships have been legalized since 1944

Around 450.000 moose roam around freely

The life expectancy is 82 years

More than 20.000 Sami people live in Sweden

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Things to do in beautiful Dalarna - Sweden - Family Travel Blog

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Things to do in beautiful Dalarna

Things to do in beautiful Dalarna

Sweden is a beautiful and diverse country in Europe's Scandinavia. Almost at the heart of Sweden, you'll find the beautiful Dalarna region. With Fulufjället National Park and cities like Mora and Sälen this is a great region to explore with kids.

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Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It is the largest country in the Nordic Region with the biggest population. Stockholm is its capital city. A little over 10 million people live here, but only less of half of them living in cities.

It is a constitutional monarchy that is a part of the European Union. However, it did keep its own currency, the Krona. Sweden is not a member of NATO.

Sweden is known to be a progressive country. They are driven to change the world for the better. As a result they are highly successful in reducing waste (by over 90%!), In the same way being great examples for other countries worldwide as for as equality for the Swedes that are part of the LGBTQI+ community is concerned. Sweden also offers great social welfare and parental leave for mothers as well as fathers.

Swedish music is well known all over the world. Acts like ABBA, Aqua, Roxette, Robyn and Avicii are the most famous acts. But the country is also home to music producers that have worked for global superstars. Like Max Martin who worked with artists like Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and Bryan Adams. And Shellback who produced songs for Pink, Usher, Britney Spears, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift.

63% of Sweden is forest, which makes it the ideal country for a quiet, outdoorsy holiday in the fresh air of the forests.