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Sweden and Swedes

Updated on August 30, 2010

Sweden - Sverige

In northern Europe, in Scandinavia we find Sweden. In Swedish it is Sverige.

This Hub will tell you about Sweden, how it looks, what to expect and how to get here. I will guide you with tips and places that are uniqe and worth seeing. Of course my own opinion will show, but I know pretty well what you might like.

One really nice thing about Sweden is that you are allowed into the forrests and wild country to enjoy it withouth special permission. The law require that you are very careful in the nature and I advice that you read some information before you take off. I will post some of the do and don´ts here

My wonderful place in the sun

Abborr berget
Abborr berget


You have the right:

to take a walk, a bicycle, go horse riding, or to go skiing on all land not cultivated, and on such land that can not be damaged by your visit, this provided You do not cause any damage to crops, forest plantations och fences.

However, You are not entitled to cross or stay on a private plot without permission. The plot, which is not always hedged or fenced in, is the area closest to a dwelling house.

to take a walk, a bicycle, go horse riding, or to go skiing on private roads. Motor vehicles may be used if the owner has not forbidden such traffic.

to pick wild flowers (excluding those protected by law), berries, mushrooms, fallen cones, acorns and beechnuts on land that is not a building site, a garden or a plantation, to bathe or go by boat on most natural watercourses.

to take water from lakes and springs.

to put up a tent, or park your caravan, or trailer, for twenty-four hours. For a longer stay You have to have the permission of the owner.

You may make a fire, as long as You do not cause any damage, however there are restrictions during periods of drought when there is immediate liability for a forest fire. You may use fallen branches and or twigs as fire wood. Never light a fire on bare rocks as they will crack and split, resulting in ugly irreparable scars.

to bring Your dog and let it loose as long as You have full control. Restrictions are listed in local statutes and regulations.

You are prohibited: to cause damage to, and/or pollute the land.

to ride on a motor vehicle on private property, so that damage may be caused, or on a private road, when the owner has forbidden such a state. Restricted areas are also gardens, cultivated sites, or, constructions made by the owner.

to breach branches and twigs, to take the birch, bark, leaves, bass, acorns, nuts or resin from growing trees and bushes.

to pick wild flowers protected by law.

to park a caravan or trailer in such a place where the land could be damaged.

to make fire so that the environment could be damaged or endangered.

to let dogs run freely on private hunting-grounds.

Water colour painting

Me in the archepelago
Me in the archepelago

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      PauLynha 4 years ago

      Hey! I love your creative diircteon in creating such custom modifications as you post on your blog. Your creations have actually inspired me to take up such endeavors, yet I have no prior experience to wiring and programming, and I have a great determination to get started. Where would you direct me in creating such a foundation?Thanks in advance Blue

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      Karma 4 years ago

      Lauren Marcy - Oh I am so glad you enjoyed my betufiaul city!! Isn't Portland the best? LOVED your pics from this shoot!!! Makes me miss Portland SO much since I am still in Spokane. Thank God I will be back to my beloved city in just a few weeks! Next time you are there you better call me!! It is so fun looking at all your pics and your blog and just seeing your success and how much God has blessed you! And it is even more exciting to see that you are actually using your God-given-gifts and creating such wonderful and betufiaul things! I love you lots Andi! I am so proud of you! I know your gift has touched and blessed so many lives! Well done. xoxo

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      My aunt is living in Sweden. I would like to visit Sweden. It is a beautiful country.

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      naiza1986 7 years ago

      What a great glimpse of a beautiful country! Sure it was included in my travel wish list! I also loved your personal painting there! What a talent!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks sharing about Swedish. great hub.

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      naiza1986 8 years ago

      What a beautiful country! It is one in my dream travel destination someday. I loving more Hubs lately. :-)

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      mulberry1 8 years ago

      As an "american" I probably wouldn't sit next to anyone in the subway unless there were no other seats available either. On the other hand, I would hold the door for the next person unless I was unconscious of them being there... Looks like a beautiful country, I would love to visit sometime!