Sweden is a Scandinavian country with thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, (more than 95,000), vast boreal forests that cover approximately seventy percent of the country, and glaciated mountains. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across Oresund.

Its largest city and charming capital Stockholm, with a population of over 900,000, accounting for one in five Swedes, is located in eastern Sweden on the Baltic Sea. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as the open-air Skansen.