Sweden stretches from the Baltic Sea in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north, offering diverse climates and environments. The country’s geography is characterized by extensive forests, numerous lakes, and a long coastline with thousands of islands, especially in the Stockholm archipelago. The capital city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by over 50 bridges, earning it the nickname “Venice of the North.” Stockholm seamlessly blends modern urban design with historic architecture, including the well-preserved medieval Old Town, Gamla Stan.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is located on the west coast and is known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards. Gothenburg boasts a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and a renowned opera house. Additionally, Gothenburg is celebrated for its culinary scene, especially its seafood, influenced by its proximity to the North Sea. Culturally, Sweden has made significant contributions to art, music, and literature. Alongside being the Nobel Prize’s birthplace, Swedish design, known for its simplicity, minimalism, and functionality, is recognized globally. The country also has a strong tradition of coffee consumption, known as ‘fika,’ which is a significant part of Swedish social life.
No travel visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter Sweden, although a valid U.S. passport is required. Texas Tower can expedite the process of obtaining a U.S. passport, having it travel-ready in less than a week. Contact us at 713-874-1420 and begin the expediting process today!