Welcome to Sweden! Välkommen till Sverige! a country that is rich in culture, history and often referred to as the centre of Scandinavia. Sweden boasts the most visited country in Scandinavia and in addition to its natural beauty, is home to some of the most beautiful heritage sites in Europe. Sweden can be divided up into a few main areas and each of these unique portions are what make Sweden the 21 most visited country in the world and tourism, Sweden’s fastest growing sector.
Over 8 million people visited Sweden in 2010 and in numbers, this accounted for a generation of over 87 billion Crowns. Some of the famous cites that drive people to visit Sweden are its capital city of Stockholm, which is set in an area that is on an archipelago, a home to 30,000 islands and inlets as well as the high coast of Ångermanland and the naval port at Karlskrona. In addition to these sites, Sweden is also home to the Ice Hotel, which is located in Jukkasjärvi and for the first time in its history, due to demand was open for the summer season.
Sweden has seen 7 consecutive years of growth in the tourism sector and this year will be the 8th and the Swedish Tourism Board is hoping to set a record for 2011. An increase in tourists from not only in Europe, but also The United States and China has been able to help inject millions of Kronor into the Swedish economy.