Kingdom of Sweden
Things to Know
A constitutional monarchy
A member of the European Union since 1995
Part of Scandinavia in the
northern part of Europe.
Banknotes of Sweden (Kronor)
Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities.
Live webcams from a stork breeding program in Sweden.
Reindeer: Reindeer and
the Sami People
Today, wild reindeer are no longer found in Sweden. All reindeer in Sweden are herded by the Sami people.
about reindeer and a reindeer quiz game.
Moose are one of the most common animals in Sweden. Sweden has the highest
population density of moose in the world.
Bears lives in the northern parts of Sweden.
Nature - An Overview of Swedish wildlife.
Mild weather in the summer and cold in the winter.
Subarctic in the north.
Sweden is mostly flat with mountains in the west. There are numerous
lakes and forest throughout Sweden.
The Viking period in history stretches from about 790 C.E.. to 1100 C.E. The Vikings originated from Scandinavia in what are now the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
BBC-History For Kids
With your guide Thorkel explore the Viking world and visit the Viking house to spot the items that don't belong.
A site by 3rd-5th graders on the Vikings.
Explore online a medieval Viking village that archeologists recently
excavated near modern-day Stockholm.
Name in Runes
Just type in your name and press go to see what your
name is in the Runic Alphabet.
invented the Celsius temperature scale.
invented dynamite and established the Nobel Institute.
Astrid Lindgren created the world famous "Pippi Longstocking."
Lagerlöf wrote The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (read
online). She is the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize
Move the mouse to guide your skier through trees, over land or
through a slalom course.
Folktales from Sweden
The Sami People,
the indigenous (native) people of the north of the Scandinavian peninsula.
without a Clock: Scandinavian Daymarks
Land of the Midnight Sun
In the area above the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets from
mid-May until mid-June.