Scuba diving in Sweden will undoubtedly surprise you with its incredibly variety and abundance of color. Don’t be scared off by the cold water: A dry suit is designed to keep you warm and dry.
Some of the very best dives can be accomplished off the coasts of Grebbestad and Väderöarna, where you can come across unreal biodiversity. There are fluorescent octopi and astonishing sea creatures unlike any others on the planet.
Diving in the fjords of Sweden will introduce you to a completely different ecosystem. There are even small islands to tool around while exploring the region.
Because the water is cold, the visibility is often not so great. Sometimes, this can be a blessing in and of itself. Lower visibility makes you have to look more closely, granting you unexpected delights where you least expect them.
With so much water everywhere, it’s no wonder that Sweden has a wide variety of marine life. The Atlantic holds such creatures as the deep-water dwelling anglerfish and hagfish. Massive schools of flickering herring are often seen, a massive food source for many creatures that reside within these seas.
The endangered Basking sharks filter feed plankton from the fertile waters, and is a fascinating creature to behold. Basking sharks hold the title of the largest fish in these cold northern waters.
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Far, far north in Europe you will find Sweden, hugging closely to Norway in Scandinavia. Next door is Finland, attached just by the tail.
One of the largest countries in Europe, Sweden is as diverse as it is attractive. Forests and lakes dominate the landscapes, with gorgeous snow covered mountains, beyond.
People have inhabited these lands since 12,000 BC, prehistoric people who hunted reindeer and fished in the prolific waters. As time progressed onward, the people did as well, making tools and growing stronger.
From these resilient people were born the Vikings, who dominated these lands for more than 3 centuries. Skilled in war, they were a force to be reckoned with.
Today, Sweden is a prosperous country, though there have been hiccups along the way. The 1990’s brought a recession, and there have been disagreements over the immigrant influx over recent years.
Go on into Stockholm, a large city with plenty to see. There is an Old Town here with endless charm, and museums that are sure to blow you away.
Outside the cities you can ski, kayak, and hike to your heart’s content.
Also, don’t miss out on a bit of island hopping, making an appearance at the otherworldly island of Ven, near Landskrona.
Once you’ve flown in, there are plenty of ways to get around. Take taxis or busses within the cities, then rent a car or take the train while travelling through the countryside.