The Nordic Kingdom of Sweden is part of Scandinavia in northern Europe. It is linked to Denmark by a 16km bridge across the Oresund Strait. This beautiful country is the third largest in the EU yet it is sparsely populated by its 9 million residents.
The northernmost parts of Lapland lie in the Arctic Circle where the Aurora Borealis can be seen in this Land of the Midnight sun. The country has plenty of wooded mountains but its lowest point at Lake Hammarsjon is actually 2.41metres (almost 8 feet) below sea level.
The capital city of Stockholm is actually spread over 14 islands which are part of the Stockholm archipelago at the mouth of Lake Malaren. Stockholm attracts more than a million visitors each year and you can see why through the webcams below.
Växjö Stortorget The main square (stortorget)in Växjö in southern Sweden. A market is held every Wed. and Sat. The twin spires of the cathedral are in the background. Good big picture and updates every minute.